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Portable Scanner and Printer for RV Living and Working

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Quite often we hear the questions, “What portable scanner have you found that works in your RV?” and “What printer do you use for working on your rig?” We’ve been working and traveling full-time for over a year now on board our 42′ RV in our custom two-person office, we need reliable office equipment. Compact equipment that we […]

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Inexpensive Travel Souvenirs – Smashed Pennies!

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Squished pennies! Smashed pennies! Whatever you call them, coins run through a smashing machine is both a fun and inexpensive way to get a souvenir from most any touristy type place you visit these days. Simply pump in 50 cents to a dollar and a penny and choose your design. Crank the handle and out […]

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10 Things To Do in Savannah, GA with Kids

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Founded in 1733, there’s plenty of history to keep you busy in Savannah, but there’s also plenty of culture and fun to be had! This coastal city has the distinction of being the United States’ oldest planned city and was designed and built by James Oglethorpe, the founder of the Georgia Colony. Savannah is a great walking […]

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An Afternoon of Fun in Richmond, VA

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The capital city of Richmond, VA, in the center of the state where I-95 and I-64 converge, is a metro area with a ton of opportunities for fun-filled afternoons. We spent 10 months living here and have picked three of our favorite spots in Richmond that together make for one special day, plus a bonus for any overtaxed parents […]

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10 Tips for Living with Cats on an RV

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  Cats. Cats on board RVs? Cats on board RVs are fine…really. We’ve been living on board with four people and two felines for over a year and no one’s dead just yet. We’ve learned a few things along the way, discovered some tips and tricks and found ways to make our travel with cats […]

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4 Vending Machines RVers Will Love

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Little did I know when we set out on this journey how much vending machines and automated machines would become our friends and saving grace at times. Most of these can be found at your average big box store or even a local grocery. I’ll bet you’ll be surprised at how useful vending machines can […]

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Maymont – A Children’s Farm, Garden and Mansion

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When in Richmond, VA even if just for an afternoon, you can’t miss a visit to Maymont. Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the James River, the 100 acre grounds and mansion were bequeathed to the people of Richmond by a wealthy Richmond lawyer and philanthropist and his wife. In the decades since, […]

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RV Kitchen Storage Solutions

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For a relatively small kitchen by household standards at only 8′ wide by 9′ 9″ long, our RV galley is seriously functional – all the major components lined up on one side, and all the prep space on the other – literally, a galley-style kitchen. It has a surprising amount of storage space, which for our family […]

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Afternoons Full of Fun in Fredericksburg, VA

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Lovely Fredericksburg, Virginia is a bedroom community along the i-95 corridor about 50 miles south of Washington D.C. The city itself and neighboring Spotsylvania county share a population of fewer than 30,000 which helps maintain a certain small town feel despite rapid commercial growth in the last few decades. For the past 15 years, it’s […]

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Fun in an Afternoon in Baltimore, MD

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In November 2014, our first travel destination on our journey to full-time RV living was Baltimore, Maryland for a single overnight before flying out on early morning one-way tickets to Texas to look for The RV that would take us on our new adventure. We didn’t let our short stay stop us from having a good time […]

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Passport Program Opens Doors to Science and Technology

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If you are traveling with kids and you enjoy exploring science and technology centers like we do, you’re going to kick yourself if you don’t already have an American Science and Technology Center (ASTC) Passport. Through a reciprocity program, the Passport program allows you to utilize your science center membership at over 300 other science and […]

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Replacing an RV Fridge with a Marine Model

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When we purchased our 1998 Foretravel U320, the fridge was the original Dometic model 7832 side by side unit, which uses ammonia, hydrogen gas and water for the absorption refrigeration cycle. Given what we’d read about the potential for this type of refrigerator on an RV to spontaneously catch on fire, we decided that replacing it would be […]

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