After 30 years of RVing across North America, Wayne Davidson and his wife were ready to give up travel, but not the RV lifestyle, and they found a way to do that at Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, California. The Davidsons, from Alberta, Canada, purchased a 400-square-foot park model and placed it on a leased site at the resort so that they could continue enjoying the resort’s amenities, even though they no longer have an RV.
Archives for November 2010
Ski industry organizations have launched a new website, skiandsnowboardmonth.org, to provide useful information to people who are new to skiing and snowboarding. The site has links to resorts and ski associations that will host instructional programs during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January. It includes information on skiing and snowboarding equipment, explanations of […]
Paul Bambei, who has a background in marketing and business development for Time Inc., Comcast Corporation and other companies, has been named president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. He will succeed Linda Profazier, who is retiring at the end of this year after leading the organization for the past […]
Thor Motor Coach, formed through the consolidation of the Damon and Four Winds divisions of Thor Industries, has unveiled the new logo and shield that will be used on both its gas and diesel brands.
When you boondock in the desert southwest, you expect to meet your share of critters.Javelinas, coyotes, roadrunners, lizards and an occasional snake are all strong possibilities. Being abruptly awaken from a deep sleep by a braying burro at two in the morning was the last adventure I expected when boondocking near Imperial Dam, California. When […]
Located in Arizona’s sunny Verde Valley about 50 miles south of Flagstaff, Tuzigoot National Monument is one of the best-preserved hilltop pueblos in the Southwest. These ruins were once the home of the prehistoric Southern Sinaguan Indians, which is Spanish for “without water.” This 110-room pueblo sits atop a long limestone ridge 150 feet above […]
Day Two: Let’s take it back a couple hours to night one …. Did I tell you the furnace quit and it got down to 29°? The furnace ran 1 full cycle raised the temperature about 6 to 7 degrees and came to a normal stop. After this 1 cycle the furnace would run for […]
We departed Conway and made our way up 501 and out to the I-95. The engine ran great but somehow the paranoia snuck in and I was unusually listening with attentive ears and always scanning and watching the instruments. Nothing to report, except it was running hot, straight and normal. Passing Florence, SC we fueled […]
“Toyland…” my mother repeated. “We’re going to Toyland!” My five-year-old imagination danced with wonder—magic—fantasy. Christmas—and I was going to Toyland. The year was 1944, but I was a visionary, picturing a store as grand as Toys “R” Us. Or perhaps the movie, “Toy Story.” Holding my mother’s hand, but barely containing my excitement, we […]
There has been a lot of talk these days about how going vegetarian or vegan one day per week can improve your health, while also decreasing your environmental impact. Celebs like Paul McCartney are champions of the cause, and eco-minded sites like TreeHugger (www.treehugger.com) and The Daily Green (www.thedailygreen.com) have helped spread the word about […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. –- The nation’s largest boat owners group wants every American to enjoy some festive holiday cheer on the waterfront with the offering of a new online Holiday Boat Parade Finder at BoatUS.com/Events. The website lets anyone easily seek out local lighted boat parades by state or specific date, and includes website links and contact information. There’s also an easy way to add a listing for a boat parade that’s not already included.