What's new on RV-Life-and-Travel.com ... Updates on our RV travels, articles we write about full-time RVing, articles we write about RVs and RV maintenance, recreational vehicle industry news, our RVing life blog updates…when we post something new on the RV Life and Travel website, we post a notice of it here and link to it, so it is easy for you to find.
We also post some tips about living in an RV and some tidbits about RVing and camping here. We also post notices here to let you know when we send out a new issue of either of our RVing newsletters -- the Workers On Wheels Newsletter (the one for working RVers) and our RV Life and Travel E-zine.
Earn while you play! RV and make a living at the same time. Here's the link to another issue of the Workers On Wheels Newsletter.
My personal planner is my portable filing cabinet. I use it for keeping track of basic vehicle, medical, banking, and other important information. It's my journal to track our RV life and travels.
We are winter RVing in cold climate. This year (winter of 2001-2002) we are semi-settled near Seward, Alaska. Folks here tell us that if we managed RVing in SD last winter that we will do fine here.
Metal detecting has turned into my new hobby. It started when an RV park friend took me with him and let me use his metal detector. I've since bought a Garrett Ace 350 and Pro Pointer AT.
If you are thinking about joining Passport America, you can get three free months added to your membership if you give them my name and ID number--Coleen Sykora, ID# C-19408. Passport America is a half-price (50% off) camping club that's been around a long time. The membership fee is only $44, so as soon as you use it a couple nights or so, you are probably ahead on the deal. Their website is https://passportamerica.com/
Our special newsletter for campers and RVers who work is called Workers On Wheels Newsletter. Here's the link to this week's edition.
RVers who want to volunteer for a site or work jobs for pay -- Workers On Wheels is the resource you need to help you. Here's the link to this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter.
Here's the link to our weekly newsletter for working RVers -- Workers On Wheels
Stock your RV for emergencies so you can use it for temporary shelter. Part 2 of Preparing Your RV for Emergencies article. Keeping your RV well stocked can reduce stress during an emergency.
Read this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter for RVers who want or need to work while enjoying the RV lifestyle.
Here's the link to this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletters for campers and RVers who work while RVing.
Electricity costs for campground owners are constantly rising. It is not unusual to find that they are installing individual electric meters at each site. There are ways you can keep your costs down.
My Sea Eagle boat saved me from being boatless. It's an inflatable, so it packs up to fit in our RV. It's safe and stable. I have a lot of fun with it, fishing, or just being out on the water.
There are two things that I've never had too much of … fishing equipment and tools. When it comes to fixing, building, or remodeling something in the RV, I have what I need to get the project done.
Restaurants in Galveston, Texas, offer RVers and vacationers a mix of local seafood, Cajun gumbo, barbeque, Asian, Italian, Mexican, German, and more with cafes, fast food, and upscale eateries.
Easier RV living…isn't that what we all want? Here are four tips that we use every day in our motorhome. They solve little, but annoying problems, and help us keep an RV home neat and organized.
This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who need to work while enjoying the full-time (or snowbird or Winter Texan) life.
Free electricity from the sun! It was 25 years ago this month that we got our first solar system. It went on the first travel trailer we used for full-time RVing. We are still using most of those components today.
A metal detector may soon find its way into my cache of RVing tools and toys. While visiting southern Texas for this winter, my friend, Everett, offered to take me along with him metal detecting.
Observations of southern Georgia…here are a few things I noticed while Coleen and I were RVing outside a small town in southern Georgia. We were there for several months, so had a chance to get to know the people and learn about southern customs, especially in rural Georgia.
Exercising on the road…don’t get the wrong impression. I’m not a fitness guru, or a health fanatic. I’m just a regular guy, who is trying to keep ahead of old age, which is coming up on me from behind, awful quickly.
The NexGen batteries we bought for our motorhome are working well. We are finding these lithium ion batteries have advantages over deep cycle, 12-volt lead-acid batteries commonly used in RVs.
My Little Giant Ladder is a tool I bought about 15 years ago at the Florida RV Super Show. I came across a dealer in the commercial area selling folding ladder systems.
No need to wait until you can afford to retire before you hit the road to enjoy full-time RVing. Workers On Wheels Newsletter each week gives you ideas and info on earning a living while you RVing. Read this week's WOW E-zine.
Restaurants in Texas. BBQ, seafood, Mexican, German, Cajun, buffets, bakeries, and.... You've heard that song, "Waltz Across Texas". Well, we are eating our way across Texas as we are RVing.
The winners of the Watkins prize package for October were...Karen P. from Lore City, Ohio, and Ciara K. from Hopewell, Virginia! Each received an assortment of Watkins food products valued at about $100.00. If you'd like to be in the drawing this month, be sure to enter!
Read this week's issue of the Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who need to earn an income or who want to work for an RV site.
Subscribe to the RV Life and Travel Newsletter. It lets you know about new website pages, RVing and camping tips, the recreational vehicle lifestyle, our travels, etc. It's emailed to you free.
Here's the link to the Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who need--or want--to work while enjoying RV living.
RVing In Cold Weather: Spending the winter in a recreational vehicle in places where it gets down to 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (or colder!) is not everyone's idea of a good time. But, for some of us, the beauty and other benefits of it make it worthwhile. We've done it more than once.
If you are traveling with pets who routinely take a prescription medicine, your primary veterinarian may be able to mail you the prescriptions on a regular basis. It may be easier and less costly than going to a new vet each time.
Every so often, flush out your RV galley sink drain. Bring the hose into the RV and give the drain a good flooding. It washes down particles of crud that collects, especially if you do a lot of boondocking and sometimes skimp on how much water you use.
Coordinate your wardrobe around one or two main colors. You can then mix and match them more easily so you don't need as many clothes -- nor as much closet space.
Bob and I will be discussing something, and we’ll try to remember where we were on a particular date. Example: Was that Pennsylvania bean soup festival we worked in June or July? Well, it was back in 1994, and I don’t remember for sure. But, thanks to a simple log I keep, I can easily look it up, to find out the date and the name of the town. If you aren’t already doing something similar, you may want to start. As the years go by, it gets more difficult to remember all the places our RVs have taken us.
Bayview R-V Park sits in Port Mansfield, TX, a small fishing community on the Gulf Coast. I love finding inexpensive, quiet campgrounds like this, where we share the park with local wildlife.
One thing the pioneers had in their favor when they moved west was that they didn't have to figure out a bunch of clover-leaf intersections. ~ Bill Ziegler
If you are among those without electricity this week, I hope you had your RV ready to use. Thanks to your RV’s self-contained features is can be a real life-saver during any number of emergencies. With propane appliances, batteries and a solar system, and a generator, heat, lights, cooking, and refrigeration aren't a problem.
Up to date Help Wanted ads, articles about working while RVing, tips for working RVers, and resources for the working RVer are all part of this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter.
Acadiana Park draws us in because of its calm and quietness. We first went to this city campground because it was easy to find and fairly inexpensive. We return because the RV park is peaceful, not cr
Everyone receives free entry to our national parks November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Some state parks also have free admission on Veteran's Day.
RV maintenance goes a long way in keeping your recreational vehicle running smoothly. These articles share what we do to prevent problems and keep our RVs safe. They also discuss RV repairs.
This week's Workers On Wheels, the newsletter for RVers who work for a living, work in exchange for an RV site, or do volunteer work.
This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter. We're not the oldest, biggest, flashiest, or most high tech. But, we bring you practical jobs, work that is suitable for RVers. We've been out there doing it--still are--so we give you useful info that's proven to work.
This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter!
"Winter Texans," are people who go to Texas for the winter, but live somewhere else during the rest of the year. Many, but not all, Winter Texans are RVers; some Winter Texans rent traditional homes or apartments, or live in motels.
Nomads is a fictitious book where the main characters are RVers. It is not a book about RVing. I’d describe it more as a book about preppers, survivalists, and extreme activism. The book is politically charged, and filled with violence. Keep in mind that it is fiction.
Be a Considerate Camper: Okay, this may come across as grumpy and negative, but some folks need to be told, so here goes--keep off other occupied RV sites. Use sidewalks and established walkways, or the edge of the roads, to get from one place to another within the campground. Do not take short-cuts across another camper's site. Similarly, your kids should play on the site you rented, not on your neighbor's site.
This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter for working campers is here!
Questions arise about what makes a full-time RVer a full-time RVer. The only requirement is that you live in an RV full-time. It doesn't matter what kind of RV. It doesn't matter how often you move the RV. It doesn't matter if the RV is parked on private land, in a campground, or in an RV resort.