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Working While Traveling in an RV

June 5, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Working While Traveling in an RV

As RVers seek ways to enjoy their lifestyle many have turned to working while traveling as a way to support their lifestyle and as a means to supplement their pensions. Being a work-camper is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle, one that is actively pursued by more than 80,000 RVers throughout the U.S. and Canada. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved There are many ways for RVers to use their skills and talents to earn an income while living in an RV. Working while traveling in an RV can offset the cost of the RV lifestyle by exchanging their knowledge, skills, and labor for a free camping site and occasional minimum wage pay. Work-campers are typically employed by RV parks and destination resorts. Opportunities for work-camping are also available at amusement and theme parks, museums and art galleries, and other outdoor recreation facilities and attractions. Many RVers working while traveling are on the road full-time, moving from place to place. Others stay long-term in one location or... [Read more...]

Dealing With Noisy Neighbors

June 3, 2014 by · 11 Comments 

Dealing With Noisy Neighbors

At some point in your RVing life, you will encounter noisy neighbors on the campground. They play their TV too loud, their dog barks at everything that moves, and they stay up late into the night around a ginormous campfire talking and laughing. Whatever your noisy neighbors do, the one thing you don’t want them to do is spoil your camping trip. So, dealing with noisy neighbors directly, as undesirable as that prospect might be, can be the more desirable of alternate options – like calling the cops, complaining to management, or storming around your RV with a reddening face and smoke coming out your ears. The most effective method for dealing with noisy neighbors, is to not park your rig next to them in the first place. This requires a bit of profiling of your potential neighbors before you pull into a campsite. If you are an older, retired couple that goes to bed by 10 o’clock, you might want to choose a campsite between other similar RVers who are unlikely to party around the... [Read more...]

RVing Vancouver Island

May 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RVing Vancouver Island

RVing on Vancouver Island, the Pacific Jewel of British Columbia, Canada can offer something for everyone.  Heavily forested mountains, rugged sea coasts and quaint villages await.  It can be accessed with your RV only by ferries that operate from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver), Tsawwassen (South of Vancouver),Anacortes , Washington or Port Angeles, Washington.  While it is not a cheap fare, the island offers less travelled land to explore. If you prefer a lot of activity, Westbay Marine Village RV Park is where you may want to be.  Located on the shores of the city of Victoria Harbour, this downtown park provides front row seats to watch floatplanes landing and taking off while ships and boats sail by.  All of this with the beautiful backdrop of Victoria, the capital city of B.C., with its illuminated iconic Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel and skyline. Perhaps you like RVing Vancouver Island a bit more laid back.  There are several oceanfront RV parks located in the Campbell... [Read more...]

Sun RV Resorts: Wine Country

May 28, 2014 by · 4 Comments 

Sun RV Resorts: Wine Country

For a wine enthusiast, Sun RV Resorts in Paso Robles, California, is heaven on earth.  As we visit in May, the countryside is covered in multiple shades of green created by rows of beautifully manicured grapevines climbing the rolling hills.  Abundant tasting rooms include everything from wine to must-have-gifts to history on wine production that will capture anyone’s interest.  You can even visit a beautifully landscaped sculpture garden at one of the beautiful tasting venues called, Sculpterra. We are staying this week at Sun Community’s The Vines RV Resort, which is conveniently situated just north of Paso Robles off Historic Highway 101.  Not far away, another option is Sun RV Resorts, Wine Country RV Resort just off Highway 46E.  Both resorts give travelers easy access to more than 200 nearby vineyards.   You can relax in a heated pool or spa before enjoying a glass of wine or beer in the stylish lounge at The Vines.  There you can play a game of billiards or wander outside... [Read more...]

Campground Etiquette

May 23, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Campground Etiquette

Common sense and campground etiquette aren’t always mutually exclusive, even though they should be. One person’s “common sense” might be another person annoyance. That’s why we’re going to quickly discuss correct campground etiquette. Younger RVers laughing and talking around the campfire until after midnight is a natural and frequent occurrence. For some, common sense would say you might want to keep the volume down at that hour. But is there a rule about that? In most cases, there is. Most campgrounds have a 10 o’clock pm rule when all activities that can be heard beyond your immediate campsite must be terminated – that’s campground etiquette. Pet fences can come in handy to keep Fido under control. So, what if your going to sleep at 9pm? Do you have the right to demand quiet from those neighbors just because of your schedule? The answer is no, unless the noise and activities are excessive (not as defined by you, but as defined by the... [Read more...]

Need Help Choosing An RV Destination?

May 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Need Help Choosing An RV Destination?

A visit from yogi at Jellystone Niagara If asked to name the five best RV destinations, I bet you would have a hard time narrowing the list down to only five. That’s one of the beauties of the RV lifestyle. You could narrow the list down to categories, like Most Scenic RV Parks, or Best Family RV Vacations and you would still struggle. The choices become even more difficult when you include both RV destinations you’ve visited and those you haven’t. Or trying to select from a list of the best family RV vacations when you haven’t visited them. So many choices. While we can’t make your list for you, we can help by providing options for some of our top RV destinations and vacations to add to your list of possibilities. A good place to start is with the list of Top Destination RV Parks as chosen by the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. It includes 38 RV resorts in 20 states. From the kid-friendly Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp-Resort... [Read more...]

Tips for Family Camping

May 5, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Tips for Family Camping

You’ve completed the planning and preparation for your family camping vacation and are ready to embark on the road trip―one you will remember for a long time.  Cajun Palms RV Resort in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, boasts a water slide, fully stocked arcade, and pool with inflatable toys, and a recently added Prehistoric Park. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Family campground amenities vary greatly, as do the prices campers pay to use them. Remember, the most visited places tend to be more comfortable, more sought after, and more expensive. Whether you plan to stay one night, a weekend, or longer, there are many family campgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada to meet your needs. All are unique. No two parks are exactly the same. There are numerous ways to locate and research the best family campgrounds. A good place to begin is the online Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. The easiest way to choose a destination is to reference our Top Family RV Parks for 2014. This... [Read more...]

Family Camping Destination – the Adventure District in OKC!

April 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We have spent the last 2 weeks in Oklahoma City.  Even though we spent 3 weeks here last spring, we were volunteering with tornado cleanup efforts, and didn’t have a chance to explore the city much.  This year we have scoped out the best in family friendly stops here, and have found that OKC is a great place for a family camping destination! OKC has an area in town called the Adventure District, which is full of fun stops, all within a few blocks of each other. We had a great time visiting the OKC Zoo, where we spent 4 hours discovering the extensive grounds that house nearly 1900 animals.  In addition to large animal exhibits, the zoo offers several aviaries, butterfly and botanical gardens, and has great play areas as well as offering train rides and a carousel. The kids really enjoyed participating in a simple scavenger hunt which netted them some fun treats! Right next to the OKC Zoo, is Science Museum Oklahoma.  This incredible science museum is fun for all ages, and has... [Read more...]

Camping on the (Taos) Mesa

April 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping on the (Taos) Mesa

When looking for a place to camp in northern New Mexico, think about Taos Monte Bello RV Park and Convenience Store. Located on five acres of the beautiful Taos Mesa, Monte Bello is conveniently located for access to Taos, the many activities and attractions of the Taos Ski Valley or southern Colorado. The views can’t be beat as the part sits at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There is much to do in Taos, NM. Visitors are entranced by the 1000 year old Taos Pueblo, home of the Pueblo Native Americans. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is a short five-minute drive from the park. Built in 1965, it is the second highest suspension bridge in the country. Another option is a hot air balloon ride to view the gorge in all its glory. In addition, Taos is filled with art galleries and museums to help you while away your vacation time. The park has something for everyone. In addition to security gates and a 24 hour host, the park boasts clean restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There... [Read more...]

Food Lover Trips of a Lifetime

April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Food Lover Trips of a Lifetime

Make your next RV journey a moveable feast. The following RV Trips of a Lifetime for Food Lovers will truly make you appreciate the culinary diversity of North America. From succulent Maine lobster to great steaks on Oklahoma’s Chisholm Trail, the dishes found on these trips will make you want to turn around and go back for seconds. For more Trips of a Lifetime, check out our Explore Tab. Arkansas What’s better than good, down-home barbecue cooking in the Natural State? Take a trip to the best barbecue in the region. Read more… Florida Kick your heels up on the Florida panhandle and enjoy shellfish under azure skies. Read more…                                        Illinois Deep-dish pizza, Polish hot dogs, apple pie, Italian beef sandwiches and more are served with gusto in the Prairie State. Read more… Iowa The Hawkeye State serves up hearty, filling Midwestern food influenced by the German and French cultures that settled here. Read... [Read more...]

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