STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

Van Gogh’s “Starry, Starry Night was surely inspired by the darkest of skies with the brightest of stars. When it was painted in June of 1889 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, there wasn’t such a thing as light pollution or the ‘Bortle Scale’ which rates evening skies on a scale of 1 to 9 for optimal star gazing darkness. The whole East Coast lights that can be seen from space, scores a dismal 7 with the exception of northern Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains with an impressive darkness rating of 2!

 

Northwestern Pennsylvania night skies have been rated among the darkest in the Northeast. PC Tioga County CVB

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MY RV STORY

I’m 46, and a few years ago I had a midlife crisis; not the stereotypical buy a sports car, have an affair, get some plastic surgery to hold on to my youth kind. But a sense of restlessness, a deep gnawing at you – there has to be more to life, how do I really want to spend the time I have left kind. I was taught to succeed, go to college, get a good job, save for retirement only to climb the corporate ladder to find what at the top?  I found I was disillusioned with the system. We are so filled with future worry, putting our adventures and dreams on hold; waiting for retirement or the next ‘thing’ to set us free.

 

 

I have wonderful family & friends, the Chiweenies (my dogs), a beautiful home, the opportunity to travel a few weeks a year, and am fortunate to have a well paying job. But I felt like something was missing. I was so tired of feeling stressed and burnt out and my health reflected it . As a business consultant, I felt I was always on alert, waiting for an emergency call or email to triage the next crisis. I wanted to trade the lifestyle of “more” for a lifestyle of freedom, creativity and adventure. What would I do if I wasn’t afraid, or worried about all the what ifs, especially money…?

 

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HOW TO PLAN A ROAD TRIP USING PINTEREST

When it comes to planning a road trip, Pinterest isn’t the number one source that comes to mind. Aside from the fact that Pinterest is a great place to get lost in a sea of copycat recipes and makeshift tutorials, it also can be an incredible resource for planning your next road trip adventure.

Some of the most beautiful places we’ve visited in the past three years of RVing I’ve found because of Pinterest, like this awesome sight on the coast of Oregon called Thor’s Well.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Or this awesome view of the Grand Tetons:

 

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10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING THE PERFECT RV FOR YOUR FAMILY

A soft bed to sleep on after the day spent playing at the lake. A kitchen to easily prepare your family’s favorite meals. A shower to clean up in after a long day on a dusty trail. A home away from home in all your favorite places.

 

You’ve decided you want to experience the RV life. Or maybe you’ve been hooked for some time, but your family’s needs have changed and it’s time for an upgrade. With so many RVs to choose from it can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, ask yourself these ten questions to help make the decision easier.

 

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RV LIVING ON 30 AMPS

Today I want to discuss a topic I think is important for all RV owners to understand – RV living on 30 amps.

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