Snowbird haunts: “Burro” Schmidt’s tunnel

By Bob Difley Editor’s note: As summer draws to a close, the RV snowbirds are beginning to think about their winter getaways. Need a little help with stops along the way to broaden your horizons? Here’s the first of our occasional posts of places to see, things to do in the warmer-during-winter areas of the country.  William Henry Schmidt, born in…

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Seven brutally honest truths about full-time travel

  By Melissa Dohmen Editor’s note: Carson Vaughan and Melissa Dohmen are two full-timers formerly from Nebraska. After renovating their 18′ travel trailer, “Elsie,” they hit the road with their dog, Costello,  for adventures to come. Here is a set of reflections penned by Melissa. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do…

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Alternative locations to view the August eclipse

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With the August 21 eclipse getting closer, state and national parks in the path of the solar event’s totality are ramping up for huge crowds. Planning on watching the eclipse but unsure of where to go? Here’s a resource that you may not have thought of: U.S. National Wildlife Refuges. More than a…

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Find the perfect viewing spot for the Total Solar Eclipse

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com Those of us who travel by RV have the enviable opportunity to be in the perfect spot for the historic total solar eclipse that crosses the United States on August 21, 2017. But how do you find that perfect spot? With an app on your smartphone of course! App Name: Eclipse2017.org Author: Eclipse 2017 Price: Free…

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RV through the parks that built America

  As the weather gets cooler and daytime exploring becomes possible, point your RV’s GPS towards some of America’s lesser-known national parks, national monuments and other sites that tell a story of what it means to be “made in America.” Each of the 417 parks and other sites administered by the National Park Service tells a story of America’s history,…

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