We’re still enjoying a peaceful few weeks near the KOFA wildlife refuge south of Quartzsite. With not a lot going on (aside from one HUGE project that I hope to share with you soon), I seem to be lacking in blog material. So instead of an entire post filled with sunset photos, I thought I would share some winter reading material with you.
Some of you already know that I write articles for the website Do It Yourself RV.com. In fact, over the past few years I written almost 60 articles for this awesome site! The articles range in topic from the places I’ve been, lessons I’ve learned on the road, and the people I’ve met. Since these are all the things I write about here, I thought it would be fun to share some of the articles with all of you.
I choose 12 articles for your reading enjoyment. To read the full article either click on the title or the word continued at the end. If you want to read all of my articles simply go to the tab at the top of the page that says More, click on Authors and then click on my name. Also, while you’re over there be sure to scroll around the thousands of articles about unique RVs, DIY projects, cool travel destinations, and so much more.
6 Tips for Successful Baking in Your RV Oven
Yes, I use my RV oven. In fact, I use it a lot. On average I crank up the oven a few times a week, and I cook everything that I used to make back when I lived in a house with a normal sized oven.
I’m constantly surprised by how many people find this astonishing. There’s a weird stigma surrounding RV ovens. From the notion that they burn everything, to the opinion that they’re only good for extra storage, many people view the RV oven as an intimidating and worthless appliance…. (continued)
Natchez Trace Parkway Guide – RV For Cheap And Visit Historical Sites
National Scenic Parkways like the Natchez Trace are a dream come true for RV travel. With an abundance of natural scenery and historic sites, light traffic, well-maintained roads, an RV friendly speed limit, and several free campgrounds, the only possible downside is that after driving the Trace all other roads will pale in comparison…(Continued)
10 Hunger-Busting (And Cheap) Healthy Road Trip Snacks
There’s something about a road trip that makes me hungry. It makes no difference whether I’ve eaten recently or not. Inevitably an hour or so into any road trip I’m craving something to snack on. As full-time RVers we do a lot of road tripping, which means for the sake of my health and waist line it’s important that I find a way to satisfy my snacking urge with simple, healthy road trip snacks.
Over the years, I’ve developed a collection of go-to heathy snacks that I make sure we always have on hand before setting out on a drive…(Continued)
3 National Monuments Of The Southwest You’ll Want To Visit. Less People And More Dinosaurs.
Boasting all the beauty and wonder we’ve come to expect from national parks, national monuments are generally smaller in size (making them perfect for a one day or weekend trip) and don’t have crowded parking lots and clogged roadways.
You can find them all over the U.S., but to get you started here are three excellent options in the Southwest… (Continued)
7 Lifesaving Tips For RVing As A Couple – Do You Have What it Takes?
There’s nothing that tests a relationship more than spending 24 hours a day together in a small space. Add in the inevitable stressful moments that come from breakdowns, wrong turns, and constantly adjusting to new places, and even the most compatible couples are bound to encounter some challenges when traveling together in an RV for an extended amount of time. But that doesn’t mean it can’t work, and work well…(Continued)
This Woman Uses Her Trailer As A Mobile Quilting Studio
It sounds less like the tale of a successful entrepreneur and more like a dream come true.
In a lovingly restored 1986 Airstream named Loretta, a talented woman spends her days designing and creating handmade quilts to share with the people she loves. Along the way she decides to turn her passion into a business…(Continued)
Boondocking Checklist: 10 Essential Items For Off-Grid Camping
There are lots of ways to camp in an RV. You can stay at a fancy resort with a heated pool and an onsite golf course, a state park with wooded sites and easy access to hiking trails, a KOA with lots of activities for the kids, or you could leave all that behind and strike out on your own for the ultimate RV experience — boondocking… (Continued)
That’s quite a list. Just what I was looking for – Thanks!
You’re welcome :)
What a great list and body of work. Some good reading here for sure.
Thanks so much Nina!
Looks like a very interesting list. With all the rain we’ve been having, I have more time to read than usual so thanks! KOFA just got added to my list as well. It was visiting NWRs that got me started full timing. Thanks a second time.
I plan to write a whole post on KOFA soon. It’s such a beautiful and wild place. We will definitely be seeking out more NWRs!
Oh my, you have been busy! I had no idea that you’ve written so much for publication (in addition to your blog). Loved your 10 Confessions and your Tips for RVing Couples. Thanks for being so refreshingly honest! Now I feel better about those times that I’ve wanted to drive away and leave you-know-who behind. :-)
I think all of us full-timing couples have a few stories about wanting to leave the other person behind. As long as you go back for him eventually I think you’re in good shape ;)
We met at Fall Creek Falls in November. I wound up going to the DIY website you mentioned and scrolling through and read just about all of the articles you wrote. Really enjoyed reading your work, thank you for sharing! Your winter in the SW is sounding like a pretty relaxing (warmer than us) winter. I look forward to hearing about your “HUGE” project!!
Hi Barbara, I remember you guys and your awesome Lazy Daze well. Glad you enjoyed the articles. Hoping to finish up the big project this week so I can finally share the details!
Your Tips For RVing As A Couple are great reminders that Linda and I will certainly use when we hit the road full-time later this year. In order to provide individual space for separate interests and ‘me time’, we plan to tow our travel trailer with a converted shuttle bus. I agree with you that “doing your thing” is important. You can’t be joined at the hip 24/7.