All posts by Gord B.

Rv Travel – fall, winter & spring

 Skiing anyone? Your RV is much more than a summer toy or just for a snowbird escape. It can be used all year long, a four season toy. You say," no way its too cold and what are we gonna do when it rains." Many people use their RVs in the winter, for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting or  to attend an out of town convention, or a weekend tournament their grand child is participating in. It's a hotel on wheels that enables you to do things that otherwise may be too costly.   City Read more [...]

Snowbirds – the route home.

    Its February and some snowbirds from the central states have either left their winter home in the south or are thinking about the trek north. When you head out don't forget about road side assistance coverage click here to check out Good Sam, they saved our bacon. I am not sure why they leave so early, the best weather in the south doesn't start till March. That's when we head for an RV resort for some pool time, as the temperature creeps into the 80'sF, 30'sC, and the Read more [...]

RV Retirement Travel – buying a US RV

So this is quite a subject, bring stuff across the US border doesn't normally seem to be a problem if you follow all the rules. The length of time you are out of the country along with the value of the goods you want to bring back to Canada. Heads Up There is a little known fact that the CBSA (the guy in the booth can pull), if you have bought something that is worth more than your allowable limit, you cannot combine it with your wife's, or who ever is with you. You have to pay duty on Read more [...]

RV Travel – Taking your Big Boy Toys

  RV traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences that a couple can do in their golden years. Lynda and I  have been RV  traveling for several years now, we can hardly wait for our next adventure. Our favorite is our annual early spring trek south to the warm sunshine of the southwest desert.  Christmas is done and all our children and grand children have left to go back to school and work, too bad for them.......LOL. The house seems a little quiet after the holiday so we Read more [...]

RV Travel – desert boating & fishing

Boating  and fishing in the desert..............I know..... what have I been smokin. Well believe it or not during the winter months there is some excellent boating and great fishing in the southwest desert. Many "lakes" most are man made reservoirs. Dams have been built to redirect the water for irrigation or for flood control and the result is some good size bodies of water. Some of the reservoirs water levels are down in the fall but are pumped full in the spring to allow for irrigation Read more [...]

RV Travel – ATV Adventures

This just one of the activities that you can enjoy on your RV adventures, because it is still winter I will concentrate on the US southwest.  This mostly desert area offers many opportunities, hiking and even boating and fishing, but more about that in the next article. I recommend a detailed atlas for RV traveling click here to check out atlases. The Colorado river basin seems to offer all of these activities but be aware most require a licence of some kind. ATV, UTV, OHV, & boats Read more [...]

RV Destinations – Colorado River

As I am writing this article there is snow on the ground and the thermometer is registering some silly temperature way below the freezing mark and to top it off there is about three feet of snow on the ground, brrrrrrrrrrrrr. It’s early January and for some RVer’s; time to head to warmer climates. Lynda (my wife) and I live in the northwest so the southwest is usually our RV destination at least for part of the winter and early spring. Southern California or Arizona are our preferred destinations. Read more [...]

If you travel and most of us do, you will need good maps. I have found that almost all over the counter maps are not adequate for RV travel. have thousands of maps of all the countries of the world, the states, provinces and territories as well. My favorite are the soft covered atlas. Each atlas covers one state in great detail, with different types of maps including recreation and landscape. Click here to check out Read more [...]

Retired RV Travel – the when = the where.

"RETIRED"....... wow........... what a fantastic word. Now add the other two "RV TRAVEL" These three words mean so much, a generation ago this was an unattainable dream. My parents would not even think of doing something so magnificent. But in this day and age it is not only possible but attainable for most of us who have worked all our lives and saved a bit. My wife and I have been enjoying retired RV travel for 10 years and have only scratched the surface of the places we want Read more [...]