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We consider ourselves lucky to have the option to travel at any time of year. It’s September now and we’re currently traveling in Newfoundland and plan to be here until mid-October. We chose this time of year so we could finish our tour of the province at a time when we could catch the Celtic Colors Festival as we pass through Cape Breton Island before returning home to Ontario.
“Thoughts of a good meal can brighten your day” -Richard Rybka, RV Epicurean
Are you a planner? Or do you prefer to blow with the wind? There are pros and cons to each travel style and, as we learned this week, things can go wrong, no matter which you choose.
“Fixin’” is a real word here in the South! It’s a word that conveys intentionality and serious purpose with a commitment to follow through. Don’t confuse it with “fixins”, which means the dozens of side dishes you plan on serving with Thanksgiving dinner.
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico is probably one of the most popular festival destinations for RVers every year. If you’ve not been to it, I’m sure it’s on your bucket list. If not, it should be! It also provides the perfect excuse to spend a few extra weeks exploring New Mexico. They call it the land of enchantment for a reason. New Mexico is possibly the most colorful and interesting state in the union.
Grand Canyon National Park is 100 years old this year! With all the added publicity, it may be even more difficult than usual to land a campsite in the park or a permit to hike and camp in the canyon. Straight from the pages of my Frugal Shunpiker’s Guide for RV Boondocking in Arizona, here are some tips that are sure to help.
A few months ago, Bob Nelson (host extraordinaire) told us he would be attending his local RV Owners Association rally in June, and that he planned to give a presentation about the joys of being a Boondockers Welcome host. From Bob’s report, it was quite a success!
Boondockers Welcome is only part of the puzzle. There are many other ways to keep your camping costs in line with your budget.
We have been living full-time in our RV for over a year now and, though we are retired, we must still work to maintain our lifestyle (someone has to pay for all the maintenance and repairs).