Jan 272020
 

It seems like some days fuel prices are climbing even faster than the mercury in an Arizona thermometer in July. RVers only have two choices, pay it or park it. Most have no intention of getting off the road, but with a little effort and planning, hopefully, we can lessen the impact of today’s outrageous […]

It’s Not Camping

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Dec 112018
 

I get a lot of email from RVers as well as from campers. And I get a lot of emails from people who believe they are one and the same. They’re not. At least not by my definition, for what that’s worth. In my mind, RVers are people who live or travel in an RV […]

Dec 042018
 

A while back I did a blog post titled 10 Gift Ideas For RVers, and judging by the feedback I got from them, I thought I would post some more. So here you go, 10 more Christmas gift ideas, and each of these costs under $15. We use, or have used, all of the products […]

Dec 242017
 

On a visit to Cape Cod we came across a windmill that most RVers could identify with, because it seems to have a bit of gypsy in its soul. The historic Jonathan Young Windmill, located just off busy Highway 6A in Orleans, has done some traveling since it was built in the early 1700s. The […]

Size Matters

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012017
 

Note: This is a reprint from a 2014 blog post. One of the most frequent questions I get from wannabe RVers, whether they are considering a motorhome, fifth wheel, or travel trailer, is what size to get. And there is no way I can answer that question because no one size fits all RV has […]

Potty Talk

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102016
 

RVers are adventurous people, there’s no question about that. After all, they’re willing to jump into a box made of metal or fiberglass and take off down the highway spending days, weeks, months, or even years in strange places, surrounded by people they’ve never seen before. They don’t let little things like bad weather, rough […]

Party Time!

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102016
 

RVers are always fun people to hang out with, and the most fun of them all of the members of the Escapees RV Club. Those folks know how to have a good time! Yesterday afternoon I happened to look out the window and saw a large crowd gathering in front of the office here at […]

Jan 282016
 

I get a lot of e-mails from RVers and wannabe RVers. Most of the time they are nice folks with legitimate questions and I try my best to answer them with advice, or if I don’t know the answer I try to point them in the direction of somebody who does. But sometimes I just […]

Blythe Intaglios

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102016
 

With so many RVers going to the big campout in the desert at Quartzsite, Arizona, I thought I’d share a story from the January-February 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal about an interesting day trip you can take from there. A few miles north of Blythe, California, off U.S. Highway 95, we discovered a series […]

Dec 222015
 

Well, I planned to get some writing done yesterday, and Miss Terry planned to get some weaving done. But as they taught us in the Army, you can plan as much as you want to, and everything still goes to hell when boots hit the ground. Such was the case yesterday. It started out with […]

Dec 052015
 

I like to save a buck as much as the next guy, and anytime I can get a discount on something I’m happy to do so. But I also realize that a business has to make a profit to keep its doors open. But for some reason, a lot of RVers I hear from don’t […]

And The Madness Begins

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272015
 

It’s Black Friday, let the madness begin! This is the official start of the Christmas shopping season, and my official boycott of all big box stores until all of the nonsense is over. Until January 1st I do everything I can to avoid the crowds and insanity driven by American consumerism. It has nothing to […]

Hanging Out At Jojoba

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Nov 142015
 

We had a lot of little chores to do around the motorhome so we spent yesterday hanging out here at Jojoba Hills getting some of them done. And I actually made some headway on whittling down my To Do list. I started out by calling our mail forwarding service to have our mail sent to […]

I Worked For It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232015
 

With 770,000 visitors last year, this blog generates a lot of e-mail. Usually around 100 a day. Much of it is from readers with comments and questions, which is always fun. But there is also a lot of trash. Besides the spam that slips through in spite of my filters, the never-ending forwards that I […]

RV Washing

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172015
 

Every week, both by e-mail and on Facebook, I get a lot of questions from new and wannabe RVers, and many of them are the same ones over and over. “How do I get my mail when I’m on the road?” “What’s the best state for my domicile?” “Which is better, a motorhome, fifth wheel, […]

We’re Connected!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132015
 

As I’ve said many times, there is no more beautiful place on earth than the Oregon coast. But one big drawback for a lot of RVers is the difficulty of getting online in many places. The combination of having few cell towers outside of the larger towns and the rough terrain makes getting a signal […]

Mar 292015
 

There has been a lot of talk about the recent brawl at the Cottonwood, Arizona WalMart, where a family living in a vehicle attacked a store employee and then police officers who responded to the store’s calls for help. By the time it was over, a policeman had been shot, one of the suspects was […]

Mar 182015
 

In our first year on the road, we made a pilgrimage to Slab City in Niland, California. If you’re not familiar with this outpost of individuality, Slab City is located on the site of an abandoned World War II Marine training base. It is home to a motley collection of people that most would call […]

Mar 092015
 

Yesterday was our first vending day at the Escapade rally, and though it was a short day, we were very busy. From the moment the Market area opened it seemed like every vendor had people standing at their booths, and many had a crowd. All day long we had friends stopping by to say hello, […]

Dec 212014
 

No I wasn’t at Disney World, but I had the words to that old song running through my head yesterday. While we were having lunch with Don and Sharon Del Rosario the other day, we had a conversation about the small world encounters we all have from time to time. You know the ones I’m […]