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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #470 ~ January 21, 2012
January 21, 2012

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #470 ~ January 21, 2012

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

We're making plans for our trip to Cancun, Mexico! It's not until March, but I've been studying the travel brochures and looking at the attractions and tours we'll be taking. This isn't an RVing trip, but rather a stay at a beachfront resort. You probably know that we are Independent Watkins Associates. Each year they have a rewards program and the grand prize is an all-expense paid trip. Well, we did well enough to earn the trip. To say I'm excited about going is a bit of an understatement.

If you are in the dreaming and planning stages, you may think that full-time RV living is full-time vacationing. But, that really isn't the case. True, RVing lets us take our homes to wonderful destinations with beautiful views and exciting things to see and do. But, even in our RV homes, beds need making, clothes need washing, bills need paying, and dishes need doing. So, just as those living in traditional homes leave them to go on vacations, so do those living in RVs leave them to go on vacation.

A variety of questions and discussions come up in this issue. It's a good time for you to comment and voice your opinion.

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


P.S. I love that fact that we could spend last winter RVing in the south, this spring RVing in the Black Hills, and this summer RVing in Alaska, all the while growing our Watkins business. Might you be interested?

~ Learn about Being an RVing Watkins Associate

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RVing Discussions

RVers are sharing their opinions, some agreeing and some disagreeing, but all contributing some things to think about. Here are a couple that I think you'll especially interesting.

Have the attitudes of RVers changes or are they just preoccupied?

~ Attitudes of RVers

Why are you a full-time RVer?

~ Why Full-timing?

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RV Life and Travel Tip

You'll likely enjoy your RV trip more and arrive less stressed if you don't travel more than 300 - 350 miles a day.

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

WiFi while Fulltime RVing

~~ Al asks: What is the best way to get WiFi for my laptop while traveling?

~~ I answered in part: The short answer is a combination RV park service and public Wi-Fi hotspots (such as restaurants and rest areas), with a tethered smart-phone as another option.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and offer additional advice on Mi-Fi and antennas and more -- on the RV Life and Travel website.

~ Wi-Fi for RVers

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

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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RVing Tip

Wall pockets from office supply stores, the kind designed to put file folders in, are great RV organizers. We keep one by the door with three folders in it. One folder for outgoing mail (we send a lot of postcards), one as a catch-all for receipts, and one for local information. In the local information folder, we put campground maps, brochures, info about community events, the weekly paper, and etc.

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~ Workers On Wheels

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Driving the AlCan or Taking the Alaska Marine Highway

~~ Mike asks: I have some questions about going to Alaska. How hard was it to got thru the border? Do you need a passport?

~~ I answered in part: You need a passport. When driving between Canada and the USA, you can use either the traditional passport book or the new passport card. If you aren't familiar with the card, they're the size of a credit card, and are good for crossing the Canadian and Mexican borders, but not other countries and not for flying.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and share your opinions -- on the RV Life and Travel website.

~ Alaska

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

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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Facebook RVing Groups

If you are into Facebook groups, here are a couple RVing ones you might like.

There's a discussion on one about the importance of using surge protectors. Coincidentally, I found out that importance today first hand. While working on my laptop, our lights pulsed, I heard a pop, and smelled something burned. While my computer and printer are fine, my surge protector is fried.

~ Full time RVers

~ Home is Where You Park It

~ Become My Facebook Friend

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Full Time RVer Tip

You can cut down the time it takes you to get ready to relocate, and prevent accidents caused by forgetting, if you semi-permanently attach things in place within the RV. For example, I keep a bungee cord around my printer all the time, so it rides securely on my desk, with no need to put it away before we take off.

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RV Life and Travel Blog

Be sure to check our blog frequently for website updates and between newsletter announcements. Bookmark it, or add it to your list of favorites.

~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Your state of mind is your state of life. ~ Unknown

To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. ~ Peter McWilliams

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