Why coyotes pose a threat to your pet in campgrounds

By Chuck Woodbury National parks require pets to be leashed to protect the local wildlife. But where coyotes roam it’s the pets that need protection. As in many expanding suburbs, coyotes in national parks have become so accustomed to people that they often forage in plain view. Cats and small dogs are easy prey for the quick, powerful predators when left... Read More

Fulltime RVing – What’s the best kind of RV for you?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A poll running on the fulltime RVers’ club, Escapees, website asks: What type of RV do you fulltime in? We found the results rather interesting. In order of use: 50.56 percent do so in a fifth wheel. 23.6 call a Class A diesel pusher home. 12.36 a Class A “gasser” unit. 5.62 percent an... Read More

Test your eyes on M45 aka Pleiades or Seven Sisters

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory As winter approaches, a beautiful star cluster called the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, is coming into view in the early eastern night sky. This open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus, is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to... Read More

Rusty’s RV Ranch will keep you in the dark – perfect for stargazing

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Visit a truly dark sky location in southwest New Mexico. If you own an RV, and a telescope, you must visit Rusty’s RV Ranch, a Bortle 2, “truly dark sky” location. This park is located in the boot heel of New Mexico, at GPS coordinates N 31*55’43.30 W 109*02’10.02, or address 854 State Highway... Read More

Slow cellular internet: When will carriers catch on?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re in Quartzsite, Arizona, you don’t need turkeys or fat guys in red suits to mark the season. Just try and fire up your internet service using one of the largest providers in the area and you’ll know the winter season has arrived. Springtime in the Northwest may be characterized by slow-moving slugs,... Read More

Allstays Camp & RV – the Best App – is Not on Google Play Store?

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com If you’ve attended any of Geeks on Tour’s seminars at RV rallies, you know that our favorite app for RVers is Allstays Camp & RV. It is simply the most complete collection of information about places for RVs to park in North America. You don’t need separate apps for Campground reviews, Rest Areas, Walmarts, Passport America... Read More

RVing will not make you happy

By Tammy Williams How do you like my attention-grabbing title? As Ricky Ricardo said, “Let me ‘splain.” Two and a half years ago, I completely dismantled my perfectly good life. I exited the Rat Race, downsized drastically, and embarked on a journey of travel and discovery. In the months leading up to the metamorphosis, I imagined my new life; there... Read More

Camphosts needed for Michigan state parks, other areas

(November 27, 2017) — Volunteer campground host opportunities are available in Michigan state parks, recreation areas and rustic state forest campgrounds for the 2018 season. Both individuals and couples may apply for the positions that begin as early as April and last through October.  Volunteers are responsible for 30 hours of service per week, including duties such as helping campers find their... 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