Visit the home of the Simpsons

  By Chuck Woodbury Springfield, Ore., next door neighbor to Eugene, is the home of the TV cartoon series the Simpson’s. That’s according to cartoon series creator Matt Groening. “The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show ‘Father Knows Best’ took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the... Read More

Want to print your photos while traveling?

by Chris Guld, If you want to get prints of your photos, and you don’t want them mailed home when you’re on the road, Walgreens has your answer.  It’s an App called Printicular and it allows you to select photos from your phone, OR from Google+, Instagram,  Facebook, Dropbox, Google Photos, or Flickr. It’s the only app I’ve found... Read More

Trailer flips over on highway: dash cam captures it

  If you own a travel trailer, watching this video might hurt. Motorists traveling behind a travel trailer watch in horror as the RV gets slammed by a gust of wind and flips on its side out of control, whipping its tow vehicle 180 degrees. The message here: If the wind is strong, pull over and wait for it to calm. And... Read More

Full-time RV travels — Medical care on the road

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many RVers swear the lifestyle actually improves their health. And there is something to be said about less stress, a change of scenery, fresh air and sunshine — all of which are associated with RVing. Nevertheless, RVing is not a magic elixir of life and, face it, something is pretty likely to happen... Read More

Is it really safe to boondock?

  By Bob Difley I’ve noticed that people who live in metropolitan areas have more uncertainty about their personal safety when boondocking than those who live in rural areas. I’m guessing that city dwellers feel more unsafe because boondocking away from any signs of civilization is a new and unknown experience. It is especially so when the sun goes down... Read More

Here’s the Quartzsite show calendar — so far

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With Labor Day behind us, the snowbirds are beginning to shiver in their skivvies and plan for their winter travels. While this is not a complete list, already many of the big Quartzsite happenings are posting up their dates. Here’s a partial calendar of activities – and remember, if you’re a boondocker, September... Read More

Gas pains: Debit card holds at the fuel pump

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris As more RVing snowbirds hit the road, turning the season into “tour time,” there can be an unexpected bit of financial reckoning. Even as gas prices are still pretty reasonable, there’s still a possible snake-in-the-grass waiting for you at the fuel pump: Debit card holds. It works this way: You pull up to... Read More