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Hiking Stone Mountain State Park –  Roaring Gap NC

Hiking Stone Mountain State Park – Roaring Gap NC

In mine and Joan’s RV travels, I’m the kiker out of the bunch. On this stunning October morning, I had two gifts – the opportunity to hike Stone Mountain State Park located in Roaring Gap, NC and our son Joel came up for a few days to enjoy the vineyards and of course...

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Too Many Vineyards to Count – Yadkin Valley NC

Too Many Vineyards to Count – Yadkin Valley NC

If you’ve been a viewer of our YouTube channel for a while, you’ve noticed we like to visit wineries. Vineyards, wineries and cellars have been a favorite stop since my corporate days working on the west coast with trips to the Napa Valley and Sonoma vineyards. Our RV...

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Currahee Military Museum – Taccoa GA

Currahee Military Museum – Taccoa GA

I had the fortunate opportunity to tour the Currahee Military Museum located in historic Toccoa, Georgia. This has been a bucket list stop for some time. I’m a huge fan of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and have wanted to visit Taccoa to learn more about these...

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Leisure Acres Campground – Cleveland GA

Leisure Acres Campground – Cleveland GA

When Joan and I started RV life, our second destination was Leisure Acres Campground in Cleveland, GA located the foothills of North Georgia. This has become one of our favorite campgrounds and locations where we try to return every year. The town of Cleveland, GA has...

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Accent Cellars – The Art of Winemaking

Accent Cellars – The Art of Winemaking

If you’ve been following Joan and me for any period of time, you know how much we enjoying visiting vineyards and sampling the wines made within a local area. Before iLoveRVlife, I traveled often to the Napa and Sonoma wine regions and I fell in love with those who...

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Mount Yonah Trail – Cleveland GA

Mount Yonah Trail – Cleveland GA

When our RV travel takes us into an area that has hiking trails I’ll try to clear the schedule to see as many as possible. On this cool September morning, our son Joel came up to the North Georgia foothills for a few days and hiking was at the top of our agenda. We...

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North Georgia Foothills – Our Happy Place

North Georgia Foothills – Our Happy Place

With Covid still having an impact on our RV travel, we decided to return to the North Georgia foothills; an area we’ve traveled to before and know much of the surroundings. Before we arrived, we called a number of locations in the area and felt very comfortable in...

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Panther Creek Falls Trail – Turnerville, GA

Panther Creek Falls Trail – Turnerville, GA

Hiking Panther Creek Falls made a perfect day on this crisp September fall morning. The trail to the falls is around a 3.5 mile hike (one-way) over moderate terrain. The tail is a a mix of hills and flat area. There are a few difficult areas along the trail with creek...

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Tugaloo State Park Campground – Lavonia, GA

Tugaloo State Park Campground – Lavonia, GA

Joan and I have started our late summer, early fall RV trip. We can’t express how excited we are to be back out again after months of sheltering in place. Our first stop is Tugaloo State Park Campground located on the edge of Lavonia, GA. The campground is about 10...

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The J’s Takeover St Augustine Beach – Part 3

The J’s Takeover St Augustine Beach – Part 3

This was our last week at St. Augustine Beach and Ocean Grove RV Resort, and this was one special. All the kids came this week and the J’s took over the beach. That’s right the J’s – Along with me (Jerry) and Joan, we had Joel, Julie, Josh, Jake, Jaymi Kate and Jilli...

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More Fun at St Augustine Beach FL – Part 2

More Fun at St Augustine Beach FL – Part 2

The fun continues at St. Augustine Beach, FL. We’re still making adjustments due to covid, but there are plenty of things to see and do. The beach is great and we’re seeing a large number of vacationers coming out for the day. There’s no shortage of tents, coolers,...

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Chillin in St Augustine Beach FL – Part 1

Chillin in St Augustine Beach FL – Part 1

We’re back in St. Augustine, FL for 2020. With hope RV life will start to return to normal, we are back at Ocean Grove RV Resort for the month of June. The good news, the places we like to visit are open including most our favorite beach restaurants. The downtown area...

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Ocean Lakes Family Campground – Myrtle Beach SC

Ocean Lakes Family Campground – Myrtle Beach SC

One of the things that Joan and I appreciate about the RV lifestyle is the wide variety of places to camp and sites to see. From small to large, we’ve have yet to stay in two places that were alike. On this stop, we wanted to experience one of the larger “family...

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Elkin NC Vineyards and Fun Continues – Part 3

Elkin NC Vineyards and Fun Continues – Part 3

This was our last day in Elkin, NC. For eight days in early March, we visited a number of the Elkin NC vineyards in this area, hiked a number of great trails and overall, had a great time seeing the sites and meeting the people in this area of North Carolina. Our trip...

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Grassy Creek Trails in Elkin NC With a Surprise

Grassy Creek Trails in Elkin NC With a Surprise

One of the fun things that I enjoy about our RV travels are the trails and hiking areas we often find. That was definitely the case when Joan and I visited Elkin, NC and stayed at Byrd’s Branch Campground. There were several trails near the edge of the campground and...

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More Fun and Vineyards in Elkin NC – PART 2

More Fun and Vineyards in Elkin NC – PART 2

We continue our travels around North Carolina and visited two more vineyards in Elkin NC along with a really interesting stop at an Amish general store. This was a very pretty day to tour, a little chilly and windy, but that didn’t stop Joan and me. Aside from the...

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5 Tips for Working From Home or RV

5 Tips for Working From Home or RV

If you are new to working at home or RV, I want to share 5 tips to help you establish your new workplace and make your work time productive. I started mobile working over 30 years ago in my corporate travel. Constant travel, millions of air miles, and thousands of...

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Using the Haloview RD7

Using the Haloview RD7

We've been using the Halowview RD7 for over a 1,000 miles of travel and we've been pleased with the operation. We've written blogs and created videos over the past several months of the Haloview RD7 Backup Camera installation and Haloview RD7 Front and Side RV Cameras...

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Hiking Carter Falls – Elkin NC

Hiking Carter Falls – Elkin NC

More fun to share from our recent visit in Elkin, NC. Minutes from Byrds Branch Campground are a number of hike and bike trails. Hiking Carter Falls is just a short walk from the campground, I found a great 1.5 mile trek an easy walk along a well-marked trail. This...

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Elkin NC Vineyard Tours – PART 1

Elkin NC Vineyard Tours – PART 1

One of the main reasons for this visit was the Elkin NC vineyard tours in this thriving wine region. We discovered this area last year when we stopped at Mt Airy, NC to take in all the Andy and Mayberry sites. Having an extra day, we drove 20 minutes south on I-77 and...

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Coronavirus and RV Travel

Coronavirus and RV Travel

Hi everyone. So many who watch our YouTube channel or follow the ilovervlife.com blog have contacted us about the Coronavirus and RV travel, wishing Joan and I well and sharing prayers for our health and safety. We have met so many of you in our travels along with...

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Byrds Branch Campground – Elkin NC

Byrds Branch Campground – Elkin NC

We discovered Elkin, NC last year when we visited Mt. Airy with all things Andy and Mayberry. A day before we left the area, we learned there were a number of award winning vineyards in the area. At one of the vineyards, we meet a couple who were staying at Byrds...

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Muscle Car Museum – Sevierville TN

Muscle Car Museum – Sevierville TN

There’s so much to see and do in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN. We have traveled to the area for years and I was in search for something different. And something different I certainly found - Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, TN. What an amazing...

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Chillin’ Out in Pigeon Forge TN

Chillin’ Out in Pigeon Forge TN

We started our winter trip. Joan wanted to see some snow before Spring. How can I say no! So off we went to Tennessee for a few days. We stopped in Pigeon Forge, TN. This was going to be a budget stop. The week was not going to be filled with the music and variety...

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Museum of Aviation

Museum of Aviation

As you travel along I-75 through Middle Georgia, there is a treat for anyone who enjoys military history and aircraft. The Museum of Aviation is located on the edge of Robins Air Force Base and is open to the public free of charge. The museum is located on 51 acres...

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Making RV Trip Planning Easy

Making RV Trip Planning Easy

When it comes to the topic of RV trip planning, this is the single most requested topic we receive from our website contact page and our I Love RV Life YouTube channel. We understand the unknowns so many face when dealing with long distance RV travel – the miles to...

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The Hermitage Nashville TN

The Hermitage Nashville TN

We had the opportunity to visit The Hermitage, the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville TN. Andrew Jackson purchased the land in the early 1800's completing the first home between 1819 and 1821. The current structure is the 3rd...

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Merry Christmas from I Love RV Life

Merry Christmas from I Love RV Life

Merry Christmas from I Love RV Life! We're home for Christmas. We so enjoy this time of year - fun with family and friends. This time is a mixture of Christmas school musicals and church plays with our talented granddaughter Jaymi Kate, big meals with family and of...

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Amicalola Falls State Park – North Georgia Mountains

Amicalola Falls State Park – North Georgia Mountains

While recently visiting the North Georgia Mountains, we took a day trip to Amicalola Falls State Park. It has been a number of years since our last visit. The park is a beautiful place to hike, see the amazing sites nature has to offer, along with a wide variety of...

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Brasstown Bald – North Georgia Mountains

Brasstown Bald – North Georgia Mountains

We took a couple of days to tour a few of the North Georgia sites from our recent trip. Our first stop was Brasstown Bald located around a 15 minute drive south of Blairsville, GA or 60 minutes from our favorite campground in Cleveland, GA. This is the highest peak in...

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RV Travel – 3000 Miles, 7 States, 6 Weeks

RV Travel – 3000 Miles, 7 States, 6 Weeks

We just completed 3 months of RV travel. But, the beginning was not our best planning effort. And to top it off, we had more travel issues with truck problems, bad roads, hurricanes, wreck delays and damage to our 5th wheel. Regardless of how well you can plan a trip...

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Memphis TN – Blues, R&B and The Pyramid

Memphis TN – Blues, R&B and The Pyramid

This is the second trip Joan and I made to Memphis TN over the last 4 years. Our first visit was all about Elvis and a night on Beale St. But this time we want history of Memphis music with a daytime visit of Beale St along with stops at the Rock n Soul Museum, Sun...

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Tom Sawyers RV Park – West Memphis AR

Tom Sawyers RV Park – West Memphis AR

If you plan to travel to Memphis, TN, there's a few campgrounds close to the center of town to consider. We thought we’d seek a different experience on this stop with a weeks stay at Tom Sawyers RV Park located in West Memphis, AR. The campground is minutes from the...

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Hot Spring AR – Bathhouses, Gangsters & The Tower

Hot Spring AR – Bathhouses, Gangsters & The Tower

Hot Springs, AR is a very interesting town with an equally noteworthy past. Joan and I have had Hot Springs on our destination list for several years. Fortunately, we were able to stop for a week to enjoy a tour of the historic bathhouses, the amazing views offered by...

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Catherines Landing – Hot Springs AR

Catherines Landing – Hot Springs AR

Joan and I are in the middle of a 3,000 mile trip. We’ve wanted to visit Hot Springs, AR for some time. There are a wide range of campground options in and around Hot Springs, but on this leg of the trip and after some very long towing miles, we thought we would treat...

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Lower Mississippi River Museum – Vicksburg MS

Lower Mississippi River Museum – Vicksburg MS

Joan and I took some time to walk around the historic district of Vicksburg, MS. Close to the river and minutes from the old train station we found the Lower Mississippi River Museum. The museum has been created by the US Army Corps of Engineers and access is free....

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Old Court House Museum – Vicksburg MS

Old Court House Museum – Vicksburg MS

There is so much history in Vicksburg, MS that we had difficulty picking those few locations to fit into our short visit. Our second stop in town features the Old Court House Museum located in heart of the historic district of Vicksburg. The court house is an amazing...

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National Military Park Vicksburg

National Military Park Vicksburg

Our trip to Vicksburg, MS included a visit to the National Military Park Vicksburg also known as the Vicksburg Civil War Battlefield. I’ve always been interested in Civil War History for a number of reasons. It’s hard to grasp the scale of the war in this day and age...

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Ameristar Casino RV Park  – Vicksburg MS

Ameristar Casino RV Park – Vicksburg MS

We have wanted to travel to Vicksburg, MS for some time to experience this city’s rich history. Wanting a comfortable campground close by, we found the Ameristar Casino RV Park to be perfect for our needs. Located minutes from Exit 1-A off I-20, the campground is next...

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

I love American history. From those who lived on this land before the settlers arrive and throughout the history of the amazing country. On this trip, we have experience so much from historic homes, a lighthouse and forts, but this stop was different. Joan and I had...

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Fort Morgan Alabama Historical Site

Fort Morgan Alabama Historical Site

While visiting Gulf Shores, AL we discovered the Fort Morgan Alabama Historic Site located on the point of Fort Morgan Peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. This fort has an extensive history starting as Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812 then as Fort...

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Escapees Rainbow Plantation RV Park – Summerdale AL

Escapees Rainbow Plantation RV Park – Summerdale AL

Joan and I travel on a budget. Every now and then we will splurge on a campground that may be at the higher end of our budget, but then we’re looking for places along our travel route that may be a little more affordable. One such place is Rainbow Plantation...

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Eastbank COE Campground – Bainbridge GA

Eastbank COE Campground – Bainbridge GA

Our campground travel formula is pretty simple. We have a budget we need to manage for each trip since we may be on the road for over three months at a time. On this trip, we started off with a splurge that was at the top of our expense list which meant we had to find...

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St Simons GA – The Fort and Lighthouse

St Simons GA – The Fort and Lighthouse

On a recent trip to the Georgia coast, we took a day to see the sites at St. Simons Island. St. Simons Island is the largest of the Golden Isles barrier Islands. The Poet Sidney Lanier immortalized this island in his poem Marshes of the Glynn. “Affable live-oak,...

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Fort King George Historic Site – Darien GA

Fort King George Historic Site – Darien GA

If you have been following our travels, you know we enjoy visiting historical sites. We like to find places off the beaten path and enjoy sharing the sites with others. And the older, the better. That was the case with our recent tour of Fort King George Historical...

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Inland Harbor RV Park – Darien GA

Inland Harbor RV Park – Darien GA

Just minutes off I-95 at exit 49 is Inland Harbor RV Park in Darien, GA. The campground is located about 60 miles south of Savannah and 20 miles north of St. Simons. The campground is big rig friendly offering easy access, large pull-thorough spaces, full hook-ups...

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Atalaya Castle – Huntington Beach State Park

Atalaya Castle – Huntington Beach State Park

While camping at Huntington State Park near Murrells Inlet, SC, we discovered Atalaya Castle located between the campground’s north and south loops. If you are a follower of my past blogs and YouTube videos, you know that I am a huge history fan. I’m equally intrigued...

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Huntington Beach State Park Campground

Huntington Beach State Park Campground

We were going to skip the beach this year. After a number of years traveling throughout Florida, we wanted new places to visit and sites to see. I had a friend share about a camping trip to Huntington State Park Campground between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet,...

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Searching for Georgia Gold

Searching for Georgia Gold

I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of searching for Georgia gold. Prior to the 1849 California Gold rush, Georgia had its own starting in the early 1830’s. While the Georgia gold boom was short lived, it’s still known today as having the purest gold ever found....

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Bavarian Fun in Georgia – Helen GA

Bavarian Fun in Georgia – Helen GA

If you’ve ever been to Helen, GA, then you know it’s one of those special places. Joan and I first visited Helen in the mid 80’s. Much has changed since then, but the town hasn’t lost the quaintness that has made this Bavarian inspired town so special. Helen is best...

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North Georgia Waterfalls

North Georgia Waterfalls

We were a few miles south of Blairsville, GA and took the afternoon to see some of the beautiful North Georgia waterfalls in the area. All along Highway 19, we started at Vogel State Park, next on to Helton Creek Falls and finished the day at DeSoto Falls. All are...

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Fun in the Smoky Mountains

Fun in the Smoky Mountains

Having fun in the Smoky Mountains is exactly what Joan and I experienced spending a fun week with the kids, grandkids running around the Smoky Mountain National Park, Bryson City, Cherokee and camping in the community of Deep Creek, NC. This is our first return to...

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Smoky Mountain Campground

Smoky Mountain Campground

Smoky Mountain Campground is located in Deep Creek, NC just minutes outside of Bryson City, NC. The campground is less than 100 feet from the Deep Creek entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Deep Creek, NC area is well know of tubing the creek from...

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North Carolina Wineries – Yadkin County NC

North Carolina Wineries – Yadkin County NC

Joan and I always look forward to discovering new vineyards and wineries in our RV travels. While staying in Mt. Airy, NC we discovered there were over 30 vineyards within a 30 minute drive from our location at Mayberry Campground. We took an afternoon to explore the...

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Cavender Creek Vineyards

Cavender Creek Vineyards

We continue our tour of the North Georgia Wine country and discovered Cavender Creek Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. We were fortunate to meet Claire Livingston, the owner of Cavender Creek and we immediately felt like we had come home. We are especially fond of vineyards...

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Mayberry Campground – Mt Airy NC

Mayberry Campground – Mt Airy NC

Joan and I were looking for a fun place to visit in the upper part of North Carolina. We found Mayberry Campground located in Mt. Airy, NC. Mayberry Campground is located minutes from the interchange of I-77 and I-74 a few miles from the Virginia State line. We found...

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We Went To Mayberry – Mt Airy NC

We Went To Mayberry – Mt Airy NC

Joan and I are huge Andy Griffith fans. We watch the old reruns with Andy, Barney, Opie and the rest of the gang on a regular basis. We were looking for some summer time in the North Carolina Mountains and found a number of nice campgrounds near Mt. Airy, NC - the...

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Lake Hartwell State Park SC

Lake Hartwell State Park SC

Joan and I are fond of state and federal parks. Sometimes we’re looking for a quiet place to escape where others are located in areas that feed our tour desires. Lake Hartwell State Park gave us one of those great places to escape. A beautiful campground found in...

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Our Tips For RV Trip Planning

Our Tips For RV Trip Planning

We are often asked, “How do you find such great campgrounds and places to visit?” After a number of years of RV travel, we have found a number of website and phone apps that are invaluable in our RV trip planning. We break the video into two sections - the first...

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Working From Your RV

Working From Your RV

Working from your RV. For Joan and I, this provides the livelihood needed to finance our travels. In the video we discuss the differences between workcamping and working from your RV. We typically think of workcamping as those temporary jobs requiring some form a...

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FDR State Park and Campground

FDR State Park and Campground

FDR State Park and Campground is a located in Pine Mountain, GA, just minutes for I-185 and Columbus, GA. The camping area are made up of a number of loops with camp site ranging from spacious wooded lots to those with a great view of Lake Delanor. Spacious Wood and...

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Callaway Gardens – Pine Mountain GA

Callaway Gardens – Pine Mountain GA

Joan and I have been on a nature kick recently. Usually happens every year with everything in bloom and the desire to experience all Spring has to offer after a cold Winter. We visited Callaway Gardens located in Pine Mountain GA after stopping for a week in nearby...

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Noccalula Falls Park – Gadsten AL

Noccalula Falls Park – Gadsten AL

One of the great things about RV life is the adventure. When Joan and I plan to visit a new area for the first time, we Google and TripAdvisor to see if there are places of interest we may enjoy. You may find a few pictures or a blog, but sometimes, it's hard to...

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River Country RV Campground – Gadsden AL

River Country RV Campground – Gadsden AL

Ever so often in one's RV travels, you stumble upon a campground that leaves a lasting impression. This was the case with River Country RV Campground located in Gadsden AL. Joan and I were heading south from Nashville and decided to take a new route through Alabama....

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Nashville Nightlife

Nashville Nightlife

Nashville Nashville! What a town. This is one of our favorite places to visit. There's so much history that we've shown from our previous visits from the Carnton House, Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation. Then there's the music. Steeped in country...

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Two Rivers Campground – Nashville TN

Two Rivers Campground – Nashville TN

We love coming to Nashville TN and have done so since we started RV travel 5 years ago. There is so much to see and do. We've tried several campgrounds in the area, but our favorites has been Two Rivers Campground located off Music Valley Dr. Two Rivers is a very...

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1855 Hay House – Macon GA

1855 Hay House – Macon GA

We had the very fortunate opportunity the visit the Hay House located in Macon, GA. We were provided a private tour and were able to visit 7 floors of this amazing house. The Jonston-Felton-Hay House was constructed between 1855 and 1859 and declared a National...

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My Hometown – Macon GA

My Hometown – Macon GA

As RV travelers, Joan and I really enjoy sharing the places we visit and tour. We have traveled thousands of miles with many more thousands planned. But, with our tours and stops from these travels, we realized something was missing! Our hometown of Macon GA. This is...

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RV Checklist

RV Checklist

Before we leave home or a campground, we always run through our RV checklist. Prior to creating the RV checklist, we often overlooked something important that could have resulted in a dangerous or costly mistake. We all have stories to share - forgetting to latch the...

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Vlogging Camera for RV Travel

Vlogging Camera for RV Travel

We have had so many ask us: “What do you use to create your I Love RV Life YouTube videos?” As with most of the video creators I watch on YouTube as well as video creators we come in contact with, our video tool kits vary widely as well as evolve over time. It’s not...

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Hiking Stone Mountain

Hiking Stone Mountain

It's one of those fun things Hiking Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain, GA has been on my bucket list for sometime. Is this one of those monumental milestones in life? Nah! But, it is one of those fun things that I have wanted to accomplish for a very long time. The...

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Stone Mountain Campground

Stone Mountain Campground

Stone Mountain Campground located in the Stone Mountain Park is an absolute oasis in the middle of metro Atlanta, GA. This campground is so nice. It's similar in age to many of the Georgia State campground, offering a rustic feel. This is a very large campground with...

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Goats on the Roof

Goats on the Roof

Goats on the Roof. Seriously, we went to Goats on the Roof in Tiger, GA located in the northeast Georgia mountains. We've driven past this place a dozen times and today I just had to stop. It was popular, we barely got the last parking place in the lot. I didn't know...

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Gem Panning in North Georgia

Gem Panning in North Georgia

Gem panning in North Georgia was one of those activities I've never considered. More so, I never heard of it until we stayed in the mountains this year. A couple friends suggested, sharing they pan for gems, it's a fun escape and encouraged me to give it a try. Home...

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CeNita Vineyards

CeNita Vineyards

CeNita Vineyards is another very interesting North Georgia Vineyard just minutes from Cleveland, GA. Joan and I mistakenly took the wrong entrance into the vineyard and arrived in the middle of the vineyard where their event space is located. Great move Jerry! This is...

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Flyover Leisure Acres Campground

Flyover Leisure Acres Campground

Enjoying the new drone and wanted to share a flyover of Leisure Acres Campground. We're ending our October stay in the North Georgia Mountains. Joan and I are finding that after 4 years of RV travel, we have a couple of favorite locations we enjoy returning to where...

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Frogtown Cellars – Dahlonega GA

Frogtown Cellars – Dahlonega GA

There are a number of vineyards throughout Georgia. Several have been a staple for the area and Frogtown Cellars is one of these. Entering this well established winemaker, you are struck by the beauty, both the vast vineyards as well as its amazing tasting room and...

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Riverbend Campground Pigeon Forge TN

Riverbend Campground Pigeon Forge TN

We took a last minute trip to leave the middle Georgia heat and head towards the mountains. No particular destination had been set and were so happy we found Riverbend Campground Pigeon Forge. We had no idea the entire area of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN would be...

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Three Sisters Vineyards

Three Sisters Vineyards

We have created this series after all of the fun we had last year touring the North Georgia Wine Region. Joan and I are not wine connoisseurs and our formula for wine is very simple - if we like it, we'll drink it. And one thing is for sure, we love the wines in North...

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Camping and Travel Baseball

Camping and Travel Baseball

You never know where the RV adventure will take you. Sometimes to beautiful mountains, maybe a historic location or just a place of peace and quite to get away. But, this weekend was different. This was a packed, 3-day weekend of camping and travel baseball in Dublin,...

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Ocean Grove RV Resort – 2018 UPDATE

Ocean Grove RV Resort – 2018 UPDATE

YoutubeFacebookJoan and I returned to Ocean Grove RV Resort in St. Augustine, one of our favorite RV resorts in Florida, and we were excited to find all of the upgrades recently made to the campground. So much, we did something we rarely do, we created this second...

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St Augustine Lighthouse

St Augustine Lighthouse

The St Augustine Lighthouse, the surrounding grounds and buildings were amazing. The lighthouse was built in 1874 and the Keeper's house followed in 1876. After many years of neglect and a fire that heavily damaged the Keepers' House, the Junior Service League of St....

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Fun as a St Augustine Beach Bum

Fun as a St Augustine Beach Bum

We are back again this spring and it is so much fun as a St Augustine beach bum. We're here four a couple of months. Bike rides on the beach have become my favorite. Most of the video was shot days before and a few days after Memorial Day weekend. We had great sun,...

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Fort Matanzas National Monument – St.  Augustine FL

Fort Matanzas National Monument – St. Augustine FL

It was a beautiful Saturday morning in St. Augustine, FL. After several days of heavy rain, Joan and I escaped to have a little fun and tour something new. We've visited St. Augustine for years and never toured Fort Matanzas National Monument. There's no cost and...

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Hensley TrailerSaver – Our 5th Wheel Hitch

Hensley TrailerSaver – Our 5th Wheel Hitch

The Hensley TrailerSaver, as the name implies, has been a trailer saver for our 5th wheel camper. Our hitch is now 3 years old. I can confidently state that over the period owning this hitch and after traveling many thousands of miles, the Hensley TrailerSaver has...

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10 RV Travel Preparation Tips

10 RV Travel Preparation Tips

We've created our top 10 RV travel preparation tips. Over the past several years, we've discovered these tips go a long way to ensure we not only have a better opportunity for safe travel, but these few extra steps before we hit the road prepare the RV camper for a...

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Bristol VA

Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Bristol VA

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum located in Bristol TN-VA was simply an amazing stop on our recent RV adventure. Stopping in Bristol for just a few days, I visited the museum after hearing so much that this was simply a jewel of American music history. Beyond...

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Whispering Hills RV Park – Georgetown KY

Whispering Hills RV Park – Georgetown KY

We traveled to Georgetown, KY for some late winter touring. Our stop for the week took us to Whispering Hills RV Park, located off exit 129 and I-75. This is a very nice destination RV park and one of the few in the area. It's a large campground that's big rig...

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Cave Country RV Campground – Cave City KY

Cave Country RV Campground – Cave City KY

Cave Country RV Campground is located in Cave City KY just minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park. This RV campground is big rig friendly and all sites 100% full hookup with cable TV and very good wifi. Very nice owners with easy access from I-65. Receive the latest...

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National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum

We had a great tour of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The museum has over 80 classic Corvettes, beautifully restored. If your are a car person and more so, a fan of this Corvette, this tour is pure sensory overload. Entering the museum, you first...

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Kentucky RV Snow Day in March

Kentucky RV Snow Day in March

You never know what waits around the corner in your travels and Joan and I never expected an RV snow day! We made it to the campground yesterday around 1:00PM, the sun was bright and not a cloud in the sky. Famished, Joan and I found a great Mexican restaurant, a...

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

If you have never visited Mammoth Cave National Park, then make sure you add this to your next RV trip. Mammoth Cave National Park is located in mid-central Kentucky just minutes from I-65 just outside of the town of Cave City. Joan and I took 2 tours, the Frozen...

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Carnton House Nashville TN

Carnton House Nashville TN

Still having fun with another Nashville history tour. The Carnton House was of interest due to the fact this was the last major battle of the Civil War leading to Lee's surrender a few months later. The Carnton House located in Franklin, TN just a few minutes south of...

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RV Apps – 6 Essential RV Apps for Travel

RV Apps – 6 Essential RV Apps for Travel

We love RV travel. Part of our formula to make RV travel easier is trip planning along with a number of valuable travel tools we use to reach our destination. We have 6 essential RV apps for travel we use on a regular basis to find campgrounds, map our travel, locate...

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Chaptacular 2017 – Chainsaw Carving Event

Chaptacular 2017 – Chainsaw Carving Event

Chaptacular is a yearly event held in Jones County just a few miles northeast of Gray, GA. This event is off the beaten path, but well worth the day to travel and see these incredible chainsaw carving artist perform and show their works. Chaptacular is touted as the...

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Big Pig Jig – Vienna GA

Big Pig Jig – Vienna GA

We traveled to the Big Pig Jig in Vienna, GA. The 36th Annual event was held the weekend of November 3-4 and is the southeast's largest and Georgia oldest barbecue cooking contest. This was my first time visiting the Big Pig Jig and we had a blast. We visited and yes...

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Dahlonega GA

Dahlonega GA

There's so much to do in North Georgia. We took 2 trips to the town of Dahlonega GA. Over the years, we've been here many times and never tire of the scenery, food, the many and varied wine tasting rooms and for Joan, the eclectic group of shops. On this trip, we...

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Serenity Vineyard and Winery

Serenity Vineyard and Winery

Serenity Vineyards and Winery was another great stop on our North Georgia tour of vineyards. This vineyard was in a quite little valley and was a bit unassuming as drove in. One of the other vineyards in Cleveland, GA mention Serenity Vineyard and Winery as a must...

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Yohnah Vineyards and Winery

Yohnah Vineyards and Winery

On this cloudy October, Joan, I, our son Joel and his girlfriend Amanda, continued our North Georgia winery tour. We traveled to Yohnah Vineyards and Winery just a few miles north east of Cleveland, GA. Yohnah means bear in the Cherokee language and the vineyard not...

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