Free Camping near Route 66 – Elk City, Oklahoma

  This is a two-part series while exploring Elk City, Oklahoma this summer.  Great free camping right off of I-40 in Oklahoma!  So many roadside attractions to see along the entire length of Route 66.  It is a great summer road trip idea… especially in your RV! Please check out the new videos and subscribe directly […]

Exploring Mammoth Cave National Park KY

After a failed attempt work camping at Amazon in Campbellsville, KY in August 2016. (I hurt my foot and decided to leave – longish story but not that interesting)  We moved to the closest Thousand Trails campground and that happened to be this one to regroup and decide where our RVing adventures would lead us […]

RV Living – How to make a heated Water Hose

The temperatures in Western Washington have been really cold.  We decided it was time to start thinking about making a heated hose to prevent frozen pipes in our RV.  We had problems last year in Albuquerque when the hose bib itself froze and we luckily had enough in our fresh water tank until that unfroze […]

Exploring Cape Cod

  Well, it has been a long time coming, but here it is.  The very first in a series of Fireside Traveler YouTube videos.  This one was taken in June 2016 while we were camping in southern Massachusetts at the thousand trails campground called:  Gateway to Cape Cod.  What an obvious name 🙂  It really […]

Our 11 RV Essentials – Fireside Traveler

We just passed our 4 month anniversary of full timing in our Motorhome. woo hoo!  I thought it might be time to share some our essential items for living full-time on the road in an RV.  This is by no way a comprehensive list and your mileage may certainly vary depending on your needs.   Water […]

CF Martin Guitars – Pennsylvania

            We are big fans of free factory tours…so when we had the opportunity to take a side trip to Pennsylvania to see how Martin Guitars were made,  we jumped at the idea. (Besides we got to stay in the beauty of the Poconos)  We decided to stay  at the […]

Jersey Shore

I must admit I did not know what to expect from New Jersey.  I had only been in the Newark airport a few times.  My perception of this area was very industrial almost rust belt.  I know it is named the garden state, but my preconceived ideas were totally off.  It is green with views […]

Artisans and Adventures – Williamsburg, VA

My last post was all about the settlement of Jamestown, VA in 1607. The City of Williamsburg was founded as the capital of the Virginia Colony in 1699. At the time Colonial leaders requested to relocate the capital from Jamestown to Middle Plantation, five miles inland between the James and the York Rivers. The new city was renamed […]

No one lives here right? – Jamestown, VA

Original lines of the Jamestown Fort Virginia Nestled on a small island on the James river near the Chesapeake Bay… lies the original English Settlement of Jamestown, Virginia.  Why was this spot chosen?  Well, they thought it was a pretty secure location.  It was mostly an island separated by just an isthmus made of a […]