Category Archives: RV Lifestyles

Conquering the Blue Ridge

Back in the day, before we had our RV, when the idea traveling the Red Roads was just a faint germ of a possibility, we used to drive from Long Island to South Carolina on a regular basis.   No

Conquering the Blue Ridge

Back in the day, before we had our RV, when the idea traveling the Red Roads was just a faint germ of a possibility, we used to drive from Long Island to South Carolina on a regular basis.   No

If we are near Atlanta we must be in traffic

Hubby usually avoids driving the RV anywhere near a major city. Get on a major highway, near a city, and you face unfamiliar interchanges,  rush hour traffic, and frenzied drivers. It’s one of the reasons we stick to the back

If we are near Atlanta we must be in traffic

Hubby usually avoids driving the RV anywhere near a major city. Get on a major highway, near a city, and you face unfamiliar interchanges,  rush hour traffic, and frenzied drivers. It’s one of the reasons we stick to the back

Kayaking lake superior

R and R in Iron River, Wisconsin

I know what you’re thinking. “They travel all over in an RV. Why do they need R and R?” (Rest and Recuperation for you non military types.) “Their life is R and R.”  I’ll explain. We had just spent a

Kayaking lake superior

R and R in Iron River, Wisconsin

I know what you’re thinking. “They travel all over in an RV. Why do they need R and R?” (Rest and Recuperation for you non military types.) “Their life is R and R.”  I’ll explain. We had just spent a

Up the U.P.

The U.P., short for the Upper Peninsula, in case you are unfamiliar with the area, is the northern most stretch of Michigan.  Wisconsin forms the southwest border of the Peninsula, the rest of it is surrounded by Great Lakes. Superior

Up the U.P.

The U.P., short for the Upper Peninsula, in case you are unfamiliar with the area, is the northern most stretch of Michigan.  Wisconsin forms the southwest border of the Peninsula, the rest of it is surrounded by Great Lakes. Superior

Where to Next? Planning a trip

Planning our RV trips is not rocket science.  Our starting approach varies but it usually entails the use of a map. Sometimes it is a specific event we want to attend, like when we went to the Memphis in May

Where to Next? Planning a trip

Planning our RV trips is not rocket science.  Our starting approach varies but it usually entails the use of a map. Sometimes it is a specific event we want to attend, like when we went to the Memphis in May

Road Oddities

Traveling the back roads in the RV we have seen some odd sights. There’s no accounting for peoples taste when it comes to  how they dress, or the color they paint their home, or the items they choose to “decorate”

Road Oddities

Traveling the back roads in the RV we have seen some odd sights. There’s no accounting for peoples taste when it comes to  how they dress, or the color they paint their home, or the items they choose to “decorate”

Relaxing at camp

Living the Viva Loca in an RV

So you think living in a motorhome, wandering the backroads sounds adventuresome. Dreams of places to visit dance in your head. You drive down the road and see that RV pass you by and you itch to get out there

Relaxing at camp

Living the Viva Loca in an RV

So you think living in a motorhome, wandering the backroads sounds adventuresome. Dreams of places to visit dance in your head. You drive down the road and see that RV pass you by and you itch to get out there

Living the viking life style

Discovering America in Newfoundland

Let me start with a caveat. You can’t credit Columbus, or anyone else, with “discovering” America when he encountered millions of indigenous people already living here. (and then generously introduced them to all sorts of germs and diseases that just

Living the viking life style

Discovering America in Newfoundland

Let me start with a caveat. You can’t credit Columbus, or anyone else, with “discovering” America when he encountered millions of indigenous people already living here. (and then generously introduced them to all sorts of germs and diseases that just

GPS – Globally Positioned Somewhere?

There are two things you need to know about driving a motorhome towing a car, it can’t stop quickly and it can’t make a U or K-turn. This always creates some interesting (read that tense) moments in the cockpit when

GPS – Globally Positioned Somewhere?

There are two things you need to know about driving a motorhome towing a car, it can’t stop quickly and it can’t make a U or K-turn. This always creates some interesting (read that tense) moments in the cockpit when

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Enjoy Them

Our National Parks are a treasure, one we try to  enjoy at every opportunity. From the Everglades to Yosemite and everywhere in between you are guaranteed beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and park personnel who are well informed and helpful.

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Enjoy Them

Our National Parks are a treasure, one we try to  enjoy at every opportunity. From the Everglades to Yosemite and everywhere in between you are guaranteed beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and park personnel who are well informed and helpful.

On Surviving Nor’easters in 300 Square Feet

Our Summer in New Hampshire has started with a Nor’easter. Three days of driving rain, cool temperatures, and flooded roads have pretty much confined us to the motorhome, and challenged our self-entertainment skills. As always the internet is a portal

On Surviving Nor’easters in 300 Square Feet

Our Summer in New Hampshire has started with a Nor’easter. Three days of driving rain, cool temperatures, and flooded roads have pretty much confined us to the motorhome, and challenged our self-entertainment skills. As always the internet is a portal

Road Food: The Healthy Kind

There are all kinds of road food. Driving across the country we try and sample as much of it as we can. From out of the way Taco stands to diners, drive-in’s and dives, we love to find great food at

Road Food: The Healthy Kind

There are all kinds of road food. Driving across the country we try and sample as much of it as we can. From out of the way Taco stands to diners, drive-in’s and dives, we love to find great food at

Life’s a Beach in Fire Island, NY

We left the rain of upstate New York, drove 3 hours onto Long Island and caught the ferry to Ocean Beach, Fire Island. No Rv. We left it parked on the farm. It’s always a roll of the dice driving

Life’s a Beach in Fire Island, NY

We left the rain of upstate New York, drove 3 hours onto Long Island and caught the ferry to Ocean Beach, Fire Island. No Rv. We left it parked on the farm. It’s always a roll of the dice driving

On Being an RV Newbie

Positive reinforcement. Give someone a reward in response to doing something and they will do it again. They will salivate just thinking about it. (Pavlov’s dogs come to mind.)  That’s how we feel about taking off in our motorhome. Seven

On Being an RV Newbie

Positive reinforcement. Give someone a reward in response to doing something and they will do it again. They will salivate just thinking about it. (Pavlov’s dogs come to mind.)  That’s how we feel about taking off in our motorhome. Seven

Interstate Insanity

We left Dale Hollow Reservoir early on Sunday morning. We are on a mission: get to upstate New York early in the week. Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend  and there is one thing we know from living on

Interstate Insanity

We left Dale Hollow Reservoir early on Sunday morning. We are on a mission: get to upstate New York early in the week. Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend  and there is one thing we know from living on

“Born on a Mountaintop in Tennessee…”

Sorry, I can’t think about Tennessee without recalling Davy Crockett and coonskin caps. A youth wasted watching too much Disney, I guess. Or, perhaps it’s the result of a week in Lillydale Campground on Dale Hollow Reservoir. We are thirty

“Born on a Mountaintop in Tennessee…”

Sorry, I can’t think about Tennessee without recalling Davy Crockett and coonskin caps. A youth wasted watching too much Disney, I guess. Or, perhaps it’s the result of a week in Lillydale Campground on Dale Hollow Reservoir. We are thirty

A House Divided

It’s 150 years since the civil war tore this country, and in some cases, whole families apart. Not something that is in the forefront of my mind on a normal day, but we have stopped in Chattanooga and Chattanooga is

A House Divided

It’s 150 years since the civil war tore this country, and in some cases, whole families apart. Not something that is in the forefront of my mind on a normal day, but we have stopped in Chattanooga and Chattanooga is

Nova Scotia: Scarecrows and Thunderstorms

Yesterday we were finally starting our five month road trip to New England, heading north through Georgia, happy to be on the move again. As we approached Valdosta the sky darkened ominously,  lightening flashed all around  and thunder cracked above.

Nova Scotia: Scarecrows and Thunderstorms

Yesterday we were finally starting our five month road trip to New England, heading north through Georgia, happy to be on the move again. As we approached Valdosta the sky darkened ominously,  lightening flashed all around  and thunder cracked above.

Off the grid

We are moving north today and will be spending a week to ten days on the Tennessee-Kentucky boarder. We’ll be on Dale Hollow Reservoir. No internet, probably no cell service, guaranteed beautiful scenery, a lake for fishing and lots of

Off the grid

We are moving north today and will be spending a week to ten days on the Tennessee-Kentucky boarder. We’ll be on Dale Hollow Reservoir. No internet, probably no cell service, guaranteed beautiful scenery, a lake for fishing and lots of

Cherokee, NC: Gambling, Pow Wows and Pick ups

We’ve had pot luck dinners and country music in Flagstaff, Arizona. We’ve  enjoyed Canadian bag pipers and a parade lead by a goat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But our most memorable 4th of July was in Cherokee, North

Cherokee, NC: Gambling, Pow Wows and Pick ups

We’ve had pot luck dinners and country music in Flagstaff, Arizona. We’ve  enjoyed Canadian bag pipers and a parade lead by a goat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But our most memorable 4th of July was in Cherokee, North