For those who enjoy boondocking in the backcountry away from the crowds, or drive through sections of the country where cell coverage isn’t always reliable, investing in a satellite messenger may allow some peace of mind for your family and friends in the event of an emergency or unexpected problem. There are several satellite messengers […]
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Learn overlanding basics in a small, newbie-friendly setting at the Overland Rallies in British Columbia, Washington and Canada.
My wife and I were set to rendezvous with our RVing friends on the way to North Dakota recently. Our friends were several hours ahead of us with the plans that they would find a boondocking spot along our route for the night and we would meet them there. However, things didn’t go quite as […]
Highway 101 follows the Pacific Ocean for the entire stretch of the Oregon Coast, passing several small towns, state parks, RV campgrounds and resorts. There’s a little something for everyone whether you just want to relax by the beach, browse the local ocean-themed shops, or simply grab some binoculars and watch for gray whales. Every […]
Vermont may be one of the smallest states in the country, but its history and charm are huge draws year-round. Though Montpelier, with a population of less than 10,000, is the state capital, Burlington is the largest city with just under 50,000 residents. North Beach Campground in Burlington is a popular RV park for many […]
Maintenance is something every RV owner should keep track of for several reasons. Most importantly, it will keep your RV in safe working condition and prevent expensive problems later on down the road. It also helps to have your maintenance records organized if you ever wish to rent or sell your motorhome, truck, or toad. […]
If you’ve always wanted to work in national parks, here’s what I learned about how to get a National Park camp host job in the U.S.
Several times I have shared tips on how to keep you and your RV safe from criminals while on the road and in the boondocks. As I shared, statistically, you are very unlikely to have an issue while RVing. Unless you are a full-time RVer, the next concern is how safe is your home while […]
Shortly after the Old Dominion State created the now-famous “Virginia is For Lovers” slogan in 1969, Massanutten Resort opened in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Located just 40 miles north of Charlottesville, Massanutten is a dream setting for a vacation any time of year. Back in the early 1970s when development of Massanutten Resort was getting […]
Since we are right in the middle of lightning season—between May and September—it’s worth remembering that 92 percent of lightning injuries and deaths occur during these months. It’s also worth noting that 45 percent of the deaths and 80 percent of injuries occurred between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. According to the National Weather Service […]
For years, RVers have relied on expensive RV-specific GPS devices to get us to our destination safely. Whether built-in to the RV or purchased aftermarket, base model or elaborate tablet design, RV-specific GPS units have some real downsides. Units from Garmin and Rand McNally are great right out of the box, assuming you don’t have […]