Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My RV Travel Checklist

Getting an RV ready for a trip.  I'm sure everyone has their own routine that they follow to get an RV ready to roll.  Some may have a very detailed and documented list and others might just wing it.  I'm in between with some repetitive actions that are now built into my memory based on years of practice.  But, I'm also an old Boy Scout and the "Be Prepared" motto has stuck with me, so my RV travel prep is broad based.  I figured it might to be good to write this down and share it so others might benefit from it.  So, here it is.  Its in the sequence that I do them. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How I Drive Through the New York City Area

Web photo
If you're in New England and want to get south or if you're in the south and want to get to New England, you most likely have to pass somewhere near the New York City area.  If you have an RV, it's inevitable that someday you'll have to drive through this area on some journey.  Its a congested and confusing area to drive through with a maze of highways that crisscross each other.  It can be very stressful and intimidating for someone driving for the first time through this area.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Assateague Island - Wind, Waves, and Wild Horses

Assateague Island web photo
Assateague Island is a barrier island on Maryland's eastern sea shore. Its one of ten protected National Seashores in the US.  Its got miles and miles of unspoiled beaches.  Its also known for its wild feral horses that roam the island.  The horses have their origins back to colonial times when colonists released horses for grazing on the island. Its also a great destination to visit and camp by the ocean.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ocean City, MD - Worth a Return Visit

I really like taking a seashore RV trip during the fall.  In most places, there's still summer weather without the summer crowds.  This years fall trip took us down the tip of the Delmarva peninsula to the Maryland seashore.  From our home, its about 300 miles down the I-95 corridor to Wilmington, DE and then south on Rt 1 for another 100 miles through Delaware to the ocean.  We arrived at Rehoboth Beach and then followed Rt 1 along the coast going through Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and then to Ocean City, MD.

Friday, October 10, 2014

RV Travel Tips - J. Dawg's Not-To-Do List

Yoda, the Jedi Master, once said - "Always pass on what you have learned".  I've read a few RV blog articles that attempt to do this.  They've got titles such as - "Lessons From the Road", "Things I Learned Along the Way", and "RV Travel Tips".  Some offer very practical advice.  I believe we can all learn something from each other.  It's in that spirit that I share some of my learned RVing wisdom  But its not on what to do or how to do, but instead on what not to do.  These are things that I do to keep me from RVing's "dark side" (e.g., being in a hurry or being afraid).  It's J. Dawg channeling my inner Yoda.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Historic St. Augustine

One of my favorite places in Florida is St. Augustine.  Its a very historic place.  Its a compact city that's easy to get around either by walking or biking  Its got several historical attractions and is very close to some great beaches and coastal waterfronts.  But, I really love all the history.  It was originally founded in 1565 by the Spanish and remained mostly under Spanish control until 1821.  For almost 250 years it was a Spanish city.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What To Do With All Those Travel Photos

You've probably got thousands of them stored on your computer, just sitting there, filed away.  They're your travel photos and the images contain your fun moments, great experiences, and good memories. 

Your parents probably used to paste them into albums or had slides made and showed them on special occasions.  I used to do that up until about 15 years ago when digital photography made things so much easier.  And now with technology, there's so much more you can do with your photographs to preserve and enjoy them. So, in this post I'll share some of the things I do with my travel photos. The links are there to show the products I use, not to try and sell anything.