‘Live Rattlesnakes,’ read the sign by the lonely road. A vanishing America

Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com I love this photo. I snapped it a long time ago somewhere in New Mexico. It was along a rural highway. Just down the road was the small, tacky souvenir shop with the snakes. The store sold the regular stuff — jackalopes, toy Indian drums, assorted tee-shirts, snow globes, and scorpions preserved for eternity in clear... Read More

RV park owners say: ‘Wal-Mart campers are cheapskates’

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in July, 2011  My original essay back in 2011 sparked more than 100 comments from readers. The idea was this: Why don’t some RV parks offer $10 a night “no-frills” camping for self-contained RVers (only) who just want a place to sleep — no hookups, no use of the restrooms, pool or WiFi,... Read More

Campground doesn’t furnish toilet paper: ‘The rest of the story. . .”

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in July, 2011 I received a message last week from a woman named Louise Schlosser who was horrified that a New York RV park did not supply toilet paper or paper towels in its restrooms. “The greeting on the restroom door was No toilet paper supplied,” she wrote, adding “Camping has reached a... Read More