Archive for category: This & That

Journey in Search of America

  Many RVers dream of the day they can chuck the house and job to embrace full-time RVing. It’s just that not everyone actually gets around to it. Meet Bill Brown and Susan Dona, a couple living the dream. Two years ago, Brown and Dona were playing it safe. Both were in their 50s, had established careers, and were working […]

(Geo)Caching’ in on the Fun

Geocaching helps RVers turn their GPS Systems into a Global Treasure Hunt Sue and Ken Pace still remember the day when they first noticed them – a group of people wandering the landscape, eyes scouring the ground as if they’d lost something. “We asked what they were looking for and they began to tell us about geocaching,” recalled Sue. “We […]

Journey with a Purpose Building Habitat Homes

Habitat for Humanity helps RVers contribute back to communities through their time, talents When Linda Walden and her husband decided to become full-time RVers, they knew they would love the freedom, the ability to roam wherever they chose – that wonderful rootless feeling. What they didn’t anticipate missing was feeling connected to a community, the ability to make a difference […]

Campers DO-SI-DO Down the Road – for Square Dancers, RVs are the Way to Go

To Al and Charlene Fahsbender, square dancing and RVing fit together like, well, like good dance partners – a neat, easy pairing of two favorite, family-friendly pastimes. “I grew up around old-fashioned square dancing, and Al and I have always camped,” explained Charlene Fahsbender, of Illinois. So the Fahsbenders blended their interests, joining the National Square Dance Campers Association in […]

Call of the Wild

Writers Turn RVs, Trailers Into Rolling Research Rigs When Sue Henry packs up a motorhome to hit the open road, it’s all in a day’s work – more a vocation than a vacation. Henry, a mystery writer based in Anchorage, Alaska, has a professional connection with motorhomes that began while researching her book, Dead North (Harpercollins, 2001), a north country […]

Hosting at Humbug Mountain State Park- Enjoying the Camp Host Experience

It’s one thing to go camping for a week, another thing when a camping trip stretches into a month-long adventure. That’s what Kenn and Betty Kennedy experienced earlier this year when they agreed to become “park hosts” at Humbug Mountain State Park, located just south of Port Orford off U.S. 101 on the southern Oregon coast. At 1,756 feet tall, […]

The Ride of His Life

Rolling Family Reunion Reaps Lessons of Life, Love and Legacy Journalist Mike Leonard packed up his parents, Jack and Marge, his wife, and their grown kids for the trip of a lifetime – a rolling, cross-country RV adventure that brought everyone closer together. His book documents the bigger life lessons learned along the way. What was he thinking? Mike Leonard […]

South American RV Adventure

Leading International RV Caravan Expeditions Can Be an Education in Itself Norman Yelland never saw himself as a South American wagon-master. But for the last decade, the paramedic from Texas has been just that, leading an annual RV caravan expedition – dubbed “Trek of the Americas” – deep into Central and South America The South American tour covers 23,000 miles, […]