Emergency medical transport plan? Watch the fine print!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s your dream trip – traveling across the country in your RV, seeing those places you’ve thought about for years. And it’s all good – until that little pump in the middle of your chest decides to start acting up in the middle of nowhere. After the paramedics get you to the isolated “regional”…

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RVers: Can you get the lead out?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris On August 30, all Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to elevated levels of copper and/or lead. Prior to that, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis spotlighted the dangers of lead in drinking water. Even though the city’s water supply has now been declared safe, some residents may still be stuck getting their…

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First, Lyme-carrying deer ticks – Now Asian long-horned ticks are coming

This week health officials scared the wits out of us on the country-wide invasion of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks that are now found in all 50 states. Now they tell us we need to be concerned about a new tick, possibly as dangerous as the deer variety, threatening to follow on the heels of the deer tick, reports News Channel 5 Network.…

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A wave of deer ticks spreads across the country

Hikers and campers need to be on the alert for ticks this summer because of an invasion of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks that is sweeping across the nation. The CDC says rising temperatures are to blame for the tripling of mosquito-, tick- and flea-borne illnesses from 2004 to 2016. In Maine, people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed…

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Malia’s Miles: Do I have the right to die with dignity?

Malia is a full-time RVer and was recently diagnosed with cancer. She is graciously sharing her journey with us. See her previous post HERE. by Malia Lane, Malia’s Miles Blog Who gets to make that decision? And what exactly does “die with dignity” mean? Is there really any such thing as dignity in death? Isn’t it something we’re supposed to fight…

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Getting high in your RV – without altitude sickness

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A recent survey asked RVtravel.com readers, “Are you affected by altitude sickness?” The largest response, an amazing 67 percent, affirmed that no, altitude sickness didn’t affect them. Perhaps we should have asked, “Have you ever traveled to a high elevation and been affected by altitude sickness?” We put it that way, because the American…

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