Southwest snowbirds — Beware the wind of many names

By Bob Difley When snowbirding in the Southwestern deserts this winter, be careful not to allow yourself to be lulled into complacency when you take off for a day of exploration and the desert is calm with nary a breeze. Desert winds (also called chubascos, Santa Anas and dust devils) can come up quickly and unexpectedly – and blow strongly... Read More

Pop-up trash can keeps campsite tidy

  It can be frustrating keeping the campsite, RV or cabin neat and tidy. The small trash cans you use in your RV are hardly adequate around the campsite, and carrying full-sized trash cans is not possible. But with Coghlan’s pop-up trash and recycle containers, containing messes has never been easier. Also use off-season for storage, around the house or garage,... Read More

Device helps keep your batteries charged

Though some would find a depleted battery on their cell phone or laptop annoying, finding a dead battery in the car, truck or RV – your transportation – is more than annoying. The makers of the AdventureJumpStart Power Bank from myCharge would like to help resolve all those dead battery problems. The AdventureJumpStart will not only recharge your devices but... Read More

What hikers and others need to know in mountain lion country

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Two of our greatest pleasures that my wife and I enjoy now that we are fulltiming is hiking and camping (boondocking) in the national forests and deserts. We seldom see other RVers or hikers. We’re used to bears, but are apprehensive about meeting a mountain lion when so... Read More

Boondocking threatened at two Utah National Monuments?

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I read in the news that Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments will be downsized. We haven’t visited them, but are thinking we might visit before their size is reduced. Is boondocking allowed on either one? —Howard and Grace Hi Howard and Grace, As of right now... Read More

Coleman RoadTrip Propane Portable Grill folds for easy storage

  Stop manhandling those heavy, bulky backyard beasts and show off as the grill master with the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill. It’s easy to tote around and set up. Just fold it up, roll it with one hand to your favorite cooking spot and set it up in a matter of seconds with the lift and lock system. The... Read More

Arizona’s Old West featured at Prescott museum

By Bob Difley The Wild West was typified in the settling of Arizona as migrants, Civil War veterans, gamblers, gold seekers, missionaries, and flim-flammers headed west to seek their fortune. The town of Prescott – if you can call a hodgepodge of tents and crude cabins a town – became the first territorial capital, and the first governor’s mansion was... Read More

Protect RV and dinghy seats with PetSafe’s Premium Seat Covers

  More and more RVers are deciding that their canine best friends are an important part of their RV lifestyle and intend to take them along on their camping trips. This makes the RVers happier, the canine friends happier, but the person charged with cleanup of dog hair, tracked in dirt and sand, not to mention the occasional driftwood stick... Read More