Trip Home, Day #1

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 132019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. I have to keep reminding myself, with Terry’s help, that we are no longer working on the […]

Jan 092019
 

It’s no secret that I love books. I love reading them and I love writing them. Even with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there are still a lot of great RVing books that should be on your bookshelf, or in your Kindle. And even with a gazillion apps for RVers, there are […]

It’s Not Gonna Work

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032017
 

We made our entire living on the road for over 17 years, publishing the Gypsy Journal and our RV related guidebooks, vending at RV rallies, doing speaking gigs at RV events, blogging, and writing and self-publishing books. So I know little bit about what it takes to make the kind of money required to live […]

May 102017
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that Terry and I started fulltiming in our mid-40s, a couple of people who are in that age range now wrote to ask me how we could afford to do that. They wanted to know if we sold a business or got rich in the stock market or something […]

I See The Light!

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212017
 

After writing about the couple who were offered a workcamping position in Branson, Missouri that was far from equitable, I received some questions from blog readers about workamping. One was how hard is it to find workcamping jobs, and where do you look for them? One of the best resources around is Workamper News. In […]

More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112017
 

Last month I shared ten questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers that I have received Q. Do you and Terry plan to do any traveling this year, and if so, where will you go? A. Yes, we will definitely be traveling, though we don’t have any set schedule at this point. We will […]

Always Listen To Nick

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032016
 

I got emails from two different readers yesterday thanking me for mentioning several times that we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full, and whenever I park the motorhome for more than an overnight stay, I like to go into a campground with a full tank of fuel. One couple is somewhere […]

Apr 082016
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I’m in the process of arranging to get some tests here at the VA in Bradenton that my doctor back in Tucson wants me to have done. Yesterday morning started with a phone call from the Traveling Vet coordinator telling me they’ve set me up for the lab work next week, […]

Life Is Good

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? Because I think he went around the block and came back and did it again! It’s not enough that my back has been hurting for quite a while now, but Saturday evening my throat started feeling scratchy and by bedtime a cold was […]

Giving Something Back

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102015
 

We’ve known many fulltime RVers who work or run small businesses on the road, others who workamp at RV parks, and plenty who keep busy exploring new territory, visiting with friends, following their hobbies, or just relaxing under the awning with a cold drink. We also know many fulltimers and snowbirds who don’t need the […]

May 112015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Professional boxers and fulltime […]

Jan 312015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Fulltime RVers are resilient […]

Dec 032014
 

I’ve never made it a secret of the fact that I am no fan of the tactics of a great many RV dealers and RV salespeople. There are a lot of honest, ethical people in the RV industry. But we seldom hear about them, because the sad truth is that there are also a lot […]

That’s 92!

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192014
 

Last night I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and I will upload it to our printer’s web server this morning. This is issue 92, and that’s a lot of travel stories! And there’s still so much that we want to see and do, and tell you about. Overheard yesterday morning at the […]

A Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092014
 

After fifteen years of fulltiming we still love it as much as we did the first day, if not more. How could we not love a lifestyle that allows us the freedom ours does? But I have decided that if I ever do stop traveling I will live in the Florida Keys, write half a […]

Today’s The Day!

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
May 192014
 

Today’s the day I kick off my first day-long self-publishing workshop and I must admit to being a bit nervous. I’ve presented hundreds of seminars over the years on everything from working on the road to how to buy an RV to seminars on self-publishing. But this is the first time I’ve attempted a day-long […]

Two In A Row!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 052014
 

We actually had two days with blue sky in a row here in Elkhart over the weekend! Could this be the beginning of a trend? Unfortunately, even though the sky was clear the wind still blew hard all day long and the temperature never got above the low 50s. And today the forecast is for […]

All Work And No Play

 Posted by at 4:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212014
 

I lost a lot of time while we were with our friends Jim and Shar during her last days, so I’m behind schedule on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. So the last few days I’ve been pretty much chained to my desk, making up for lost time. But you know what they say […]

Jan 242014
 

I get a lot of e-mail. Not counting the forwarded jokes, cartoons and conspiracy theories, missives from hot horny college girls who want my portly posterior, and that nice man in Africa who wants to share his $20 million dollars with me, I get at between 30 and 50 e-mails on an average day. Sometimes […]

That Other Russell

 Posted by at 3:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222013
 

It’s bad enough having me at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park, but yesterday things got worse when Russell and Debbie Davis arrived in their truck conversion. Dealing with me is a challenge for anyone to have to contend with, but when you throw that other Russell into the mix things can only turn out […]