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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #456 ~ August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011

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RV Life and Travel News, Updates, and Tips
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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #456 ~ August 27, 2011

Life As We Live It ... on the road with Coleen and Bob

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Where In the World Are Coleen and Bob?
(And Just What Are They Doing?)

We're in Alaska, where I'm on jury duty this month.

Meanwhile, Bob's thinking of fishing. One of the things he likes best about Alaska and about RVing is fishing. Living in Alaska, taking the RV on a fishing trip, and then catching fish … he's a happy camper. His article in this issue is one he wrote before, when we were silver salmon fishing in Seward.

What is there about fishing that makes an elderly woman ask a soaking wet fisherman to dance?

I'm trying something new with this issue, in hopes that it makes clicking through to the website articles easier. I'm running the address links through a service that shortens the URL. That should make the link fit on one line, so you don't need to copy and paste it. Let me know if it works better for you.

Wherever you are in your travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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RVing Tip

Put paper plates between your pans to keep them from scratching at you travel.

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RV Life and Travel Blog

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~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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Bob's Article

The Silver Dance - Silver Salmon Fishing on Seward's Resurrection Bay

The lure of silver salmon beckoned me. It was a beautiful late summer day on the beach in Seward, Alaska. The sun was shining, there was little or no wind, and it was a pleasant sixtyish degrees.

~~ Read the rest of Bob's article -- and find out about the dancing -- on the AK Life and Travel website.

~ The Silver Dance

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Build shelves in your closets to hold Rubbermaid tubs, baskets, or other storage containers, to keep things contained.

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Featured Website Article

Frugal RVing Tips For Thrifty RV Travel And Economical Full-time RVing

Frugal RVing can be among the least costly ways to live and travel. Living in an RV full-time can be very economical. Here are ten assorted ways to cut your RVing costs.

Take advantage of your mobile status in looking for unconventional places to make purchases. Rental stores frequently have appliances, tools, and a large assortment of various merchandise for sale. Shop warehouse or discount outlets in areas where those stores are present. Prescriptions and health care items may be considerably less costly in some states than others. Check prices on items closest to their point of origin, whether it is produce, other foods, or manufactured goods.

~~ Go to the website to read the rest of the article with the other nine cost cutting RV tips.

~ Frugal RVing

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~ Workers On Wheels

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Full-time RVers' Stories

The Toot Family Band with Ooty, Pooty, and Sister Cutie Had the Crowd in Tears

The Toot Family band members Ooty Toot, Pooty Toot, and Sister Cutie Toot took turns telling jokes and singing. The crowd was in tears, laughing at this week's entertainment at the RV park.

~~ Read more about the RVing Toots and their family band on the website

~ The Toot Family

If you are an RVer, tell us about yourself and your RV life and travels.

~ Submit Your RVing Story

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Florida Mail Processing Centers

~~ An RV Life and Travel website visitor asks: What is a good mail service in Florida, to use to not only to process mail while on the road, but also to help with establishing Florida residency?

~~ I answered in part: I don't have personal experience using a mail forwarding service in Florida. However, I can pass along some possibilities for Commercial Mail Receiving Agents (CMRA). CMRAs are registered with the United States Postal Service to receive mail for their customers. As you can see, mail handling and re-mail service is big business in FL.

~~ Read the rest of my answer, which includes info on seven Florida mail forwarding services and my personal recommendation -- and offer your commnets -- on the website.

~ FL Mail Forwarders

~~ More RVing questions with my replies -- and add your comments.

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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RVing Tip

Rolling your clothes, instead of folding them, helps prevent wrinkles and can make it so they fit in RV overhead cabinets better.

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

We need to earn a living, even while we are RVing. Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. You could be one, too.

~ Special Offer for Starting Now

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Featured Website Section

Tax Help for RVers, from a Tax Lawyer and Accountant, and the IRS

Your Tax Domicile Doesn't Change Just Because Your Address and RV Registration Do Your tax domicile might not be where you think it is. Tax expert CPA Martin Shenkman shows where changing your address, registering your RV, and registering to vote may not change your home state domicile.

RVing CPA and Tax Attorney Martin M. Shenkman Shares His Expertise and Advice A CPA and tax lawyer can be a huge help to RVers. Writing for us is tax expert and legal authority, Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD. He is an accountant and attorney who also enjoys traveling in his recreational vehicle. Many of his articles are geared towards working RVers, so we have them on our Workers On Wheels website.

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Our Readers Share

You Can Do It! Encouragement from an Almost Full-time RVer

~ by Gloria

Just wanted to tell all of you out there who are contemplating selling and gong on the road full-time, that it can be done. We are doing it! We are almost full-time RV'ers. We have spent about six months getting 40 years of stuff cleaned out of our house. We had an auction to get rid of the stuff, and we are very close to selling our house.

~~ Read more about this full-time RVer on the website -- or ask her questions.

~ Almost Full-time RVers - You Can Do It

If you are an RVer, tell us about yourself and your RV life and travels.

~ Submit Your RVing Story

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Positive RVing Attitudes

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. ~ Samuel Grafton

A man should know something of his own country before he goes abroad. ~ Laurence Sterne

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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