Tags : rv life

Why are so many fulltime RVers calling it quits in 2020?

We're hearing about it almost every day now: fulltime RVers who calling it quits, coming off the road, and moving back into sticks and bricks houses. What's going on these days? The answer is complicated.  Because there are lots of reasons, all made worse by the realities of the 2020 pandemic. Most recently and perhaps […]Read More

3 Critical RV Bad Weather Tips

RVers need to follow these bad weather tips when severe storms are in the forecast As I am writing this blog, tropical storm Isaias is heading for the East Coast.   RVers along the Eastern Coast of the United States are bracing and wondering what steps to take during impending bad weather.  Watching the weather and the […]Read More

Essential Newbie RV Advice: Just For Men

Time for some Essential Newbie RV Advice For Men aimed at smoothing out the bumps of RV travel and getting along with your wife or significant other in your RV  This is Mike, writing some newbie RV advice just for men. Jennifer offered her newbie RV advice for women in a previous post. Now it's […]Read More

Warm Weather? On the road again

Jennifer and I are back on the road looking for warm weather on another long trip – 3 months this time around! But boy, is it cold out! We were in Arizona two weeks ago and it dropped down to 28 degrees one night in the desert. We feel like we're bringing the cold weather. […]Read More

RV Podcast #281: A reality check about the fulltime RV life

It’s time for a reality check about fulltime RV Living. This week you’ll meet Kevin and Laura of Chapter3Travels.com, who have been fulltime RVers for nearly five years now and are known for telling it as it is. We’ll have a great discussion and talk candidly about why so many fulltimers come off the road, […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Homestead National Monument

Driving across Nebraska on highway 4, it’s hard to miss the big building sitting at the top of the hill.  From below, it looks like a plow blade cutting through the prairie soil.  And, of course, that’s exactly what the architect intended.  The visitor center at the Homestead National Monument brings together stories and artifacts from across the continent […]Read More

Three Totally Awesome Harvest Host Overnights

We've really been using our Harvest Hosts membership this summer. We had to share the last three spots we overnighted in a video. The video recounts our experience at a winery in New York, a farm and brew house in Pennsylvania and a golf course in Michigan. We had phenomenal views and had total peace […]Read More

Getting around big city traffic

If there's one thing I dislike about RV traveling it's getting stuck in traffic jams around big cities. Back in my working journalist days for newspapers and TV stations, that was the bane of my existence. Each morning, it was an hour commute to get to work. Returning, it was often longer. And if the […]Read More

Small towns off the beaten path enrich us all

By Tom & Patti Burkett Off the beaten path travel is all about small towns. The last generation highways and two-lane roads that wind through every state go right down the main street of every county seat, shipping terminal, and stringtown strip built since we began to travel on four wheels. Transportation, too, has had […]Read More

Ask Us Anything: We answer your questions live

We had lots of fun questions on our weekly Ask Us Anything live YouTube broadcast last night. We talked about: The results of Mike's healthy living program and weight loss so far Our plans to visit RV Open House in Elkhart, IN this week Rumors of a cool new piece of technology being introduced by […]Read More

Our Top 10 Favorite National Parks of the West

We love National Parks ! We love them so much we can’t begin to rate them because they are so diverse and so wild and beautiful . But we do want to share some of our favorites and we we enjoy them so much. So here is our Top 10 National Parks of the West, […]Read More

RV Quick Tip: A Single K-Cup French Press

I love coffee at camp. Love to start my day with a couple of cups and watch the world wake up. Love to end it with a cup around the campfire. Over the years, we’ve tried three different coffee makers. Because of the constant jarring and bumps in RV travel, they all eventually broke. Plus, […]Read More

Trail and Hiking apps for the RVer

We’ll all be out there RVing and spending more time soon with Mother Nature – hiking, biking, and running the warmer weather days away. The last thing anyone wants to do, however, is get lost. Here are three apps to take with you when hitting the trails to avoid trouble. Click on my PC Mike […]Read More

Episode 175: Straight Talk for RV Wives

Among a host of topics, today’s episode features a “For Women Only” advice section from Jennifer for RV wives. Now I think husbands will also benefit to this but what she’s done is address a bunch of concerns that RV women have raised with her as she has met them in our travels across North […]Read More

The 2018 Calendar for Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Gatherings

We don't call our events “rallies.” We call them gatherings. There's no membership requirements. Any and all types of RVs are welcomed. Tenters are welcome. Even people who camp in the pack of their car are welcomed. There are no dues. No nametags. No agenda. It's all about the RV Lifestyle. The only requirements we […]Read More

Episode 155: How to Make Your Fulltime RV Dreams Come True

Have you ever dreamed about fulltiming in an RV? Quitting your job, moving from a sticks and bricks house to an RV, taking your family on the road and becoming location independent? It’s happening every day. In fact, our guest in the interview segment this week estimates that 200,000 families are doing that across the […]Read More