Save dollars with PennySavers

By Bob Difley In just about every large- or medium-sized urban area you can find locally printed giveaway publications called the PennySaver or something similar that lists coupons and ads for local restaurants, services, and retailers. Often you can find two-for-one or early bird discount restaurant coupons or businesses offering a discount or free gift for visiting their establishment. Look... Read More

Snag some Burger King loot — cheap!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Fall has to be one of our favorite times of the year. Daytime nice, nighttime cool air. Fall leaves. Burger King coupon book specials! That’s right, come October, Burger King rolls out its coupon books in support of high school students who want to get more education. The company has a little foundation that... 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

Find boondocking sites in British Columbia

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many U.S. boondockers are familiar enough with some of the alternative sources of finding boondocking sites in the Lower 48. Forest Service maps and BLM-provided information can yield a wealth of spots to check out. But if you’re traveling north of the border and into Canada, things can get a little sketchy. If... Read More

Alternatives to expensive RV resorts and campgrounds

By Bob Difley It’s easy to find a campground when traveling, even in unfamiliar territory. You simply pull out your Trailer Life or Woodall’s Campground Directory and find one. You can also use the Campground Owners of America directories to find the fanciest of amenity-filled RV resorts or a near-the-freeway overnight mom-and-pop campgrounds with easy in and quick entry back... Read More

Two magic ingredients that can handle all your cleaning chores

By Bob Difley Before you go out and buy high-priced, fancy-packaged, specialized cleaning supplies, try these two items you probably already have in your rig. If you don’t already have them, they are readily available in any grocery store — and you may be pleasantly surprised at their versatility. What are these magic ingredients? White vinegar and baking soda! Don’t... Read More

Slide-outs “out” okay at Walmart?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Walmart “overnighting,” has its attractions. Low costs, easy in and out, handy to shopping, the list goes on. Of course, it’s not without its detractors. And not everyone who looks down on “Camp Walmart” owns or manages an RV park in the same town as a Walmart. There are RVers who think that RVers... Read More