Jun 112019
 

With winter behind us and the busy travel season here, I know a lot of RVers are starting to think about where they are going to go this summer. So today I thought I would talk a little bit about RV trip planning. There are many ways to plan your RV travels. Some people I […]

Info RVers Can Use

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282018
 

Do you have an extra key stashed somewhere outside of your RV, maybe one of those magnetic Hide-A-Key gizmos, so you can get in if you are ever locked out? I know a lot of RVers who do, and we had one for our motorhome, too. Of course, it can be a problem if you […]

We Need A Calendar

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292017
 

Somebody told me once that you start becoming old the day you buy one of those little plastic boxes with the days of the week numbered on them so you know when to take your pills. I don’t think we are quite there yet, but we seem to have reached the point where we need […]

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 […]

A Schedule (Of Sorts)

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052017
 

Miss Terry and I spent too many years of our lives on a schedule, both before we became fulltime RVers, and then for most of our 17+ years as working RVers. It seemed like we were always on our way to some rally or speaking gig or something. In the last few years we have […]

Apr 192017
 

With winter behind us and the busy travel season fast approaching, I know a lot of RVers are starting to think about where they are going to go this summer. So today I thought I would talk a little bit about RV trip planning. There are many ways to plan your RV travels. Some people […]

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 […]

We Got Boosted!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062016
 

Being working RVers and with a daily blog that gets a high readership, being able to get online is very important to us. In fact, we have avoided going some places because we could not get a reliable signal. We don’t just surf the internet, it’s an important tool to get our jobs done. Over […]

May 172016
 

Terry and I love animals and always have. I’m partial to German shepherds and have been owned by several fine ones over the years. When we got together Terry had two dogs, an Australian Shepherd and a Siberian Husky, as well as several cats. When we hit the road we found new homes for all […]

Sunday = Fun Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 162016
 

Have I mentioned lately how nice and laid-back life is now that we’re not chasing the RV rally scene as vendors, teaching at Life on Wheels, holding our own rallies, and mailing out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal? There was a time when we put an average of 15,000 or more miles per […]

A Short Move

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062015
 

Yesterday we had one of the shortest moves ever in our sixteen years as fulltime RVers, just 7 1/2 miles. But oh what a difference that short distance made! Since we didn’t have far to go we didn’t get up until 8:30 a.m., which is later than usual for us on a traveling day. Then […]

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 […]

Working RVers

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 032013
 

In our fifteen years on the road we have met thousands of working RVers, and I think the numbers are growing, based upon the e-mails I get from people who want to earn money as they travel. Many newbies to the mobile lifestyle immediately think of working in an RV park, commonly called workamping, when […]

Oct 012013
 

It seems like the worst of the storms that have hammered the Pacific Northwest coastal region have passed on out of the region, and we’re ready to do the same thing. We plan to start heading south today. We’re going to take Interstate 5 to Mount Shasta, California, where we’ll pick up State Route 89 […]

Feb 262012
 

We hit the ground running yesterday morning, and never stopped until late at night. And the pace isn’t going to ease up until after the rally is over. Our day started with a telephone call from the screen printer in Casa Grande who makes our rally T-shirts. We had not been able to connect earlier, […]

Feb 022012
 

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said that we would be leaving Bay View RV Resort in Rockport a day early because we weren’t happy with the poor condition of the campground, the lack of Verizon service, and the noise from the nearby pile driving machine, somebody commented to me that they couldn’t believe […]

Alaska Is Not For Us

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032011
 

Several of our good friends, including Dennis and Carol Hill, Don and Sharon Del Rosario, Larry and Marilyn Forbes, and Luke and Cool Judy Rinehimer, are all traveling in Alaska this summer, and we’ve been following their adventures through their blogs. Their photographs are spectacular, the scenery is beautiful, they have seen some neat wildlife, […]

May 092011
 

There are so many great RV blogs out there that it is hard to keep up with them all. And every week, somebody turns me on to yet another blog I never knew about. I enjoy reading RV blogs for several reasons. They help me keep up with my friends, they take me to new […]

Mar 102011
 

The fun at the Gypsy Journal rally never stops, from sunup to long past sundown. If you come to one of these events and are bored, it’s your own fault. You must be hiding in your RV, or something! The first seminar I gave yesterday was called Laugh Your Way Across The USA, which is […]

Watch Your Step

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072011
 

Please watch where you step today, the butts of our entire rally parking crew are dragging, and I don’t want you to step on them! 🙂 Compared to the Early Bird parking day last year, yesterday was a breeze. Yes, everybody worked very hard, but the weather cooperated, we had a good plan of attack, […]