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History Meets Wine: Fantastic Overnight RV Parking In Gettysburg, PA

After spending time at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (more about our visit to Gettysburg in our next article), we headed to Adams County Winery to relax, enjoy some wine, and to park our RV for the night.  Adams County Winery is a Harvest Hosts destination, a part of a nationwide network of wineries and farms that allow RVers to stay on their property overnight at no cost (when you pay the $40-$44 annual membership fee).

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Travel Reflections From An Armchair Wanderluster

I am delighted introduce you to Glynis Valenti, who has graciously agreed to share this wonderful article as my very first Guest Post (it’s purely coincidence that I’m also mentioned in the article).  Glynis has a way with words.  Her writing, in combination with her photographs, work together to weave beautiful, introspective stories that invoke emotion, yearning and connection.  This powerful combination is beautifully illustrated in the article below about Wanderlust, something that resonates with me, and I suspect will be meaningful to many of my fellow RVers.  This article originally appeared in Times Leader on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

 

Maybe it’s the winter. Maybe it’s that I feel so isolated where I live. Maybe it’s in my blood, but I seem to have a case of wanderlust. Continue Reading

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Taughannock-ing on Heaven’s Door

This is the fourth article in a series about The Roadster’s travels to New York’s Finger Lakes Region. 

After visiting Niagara Falls, NY, we enjoyed all that Watkins Glen has to offer, including a stay at Watkins Glen State Park, an incredible visit to The Gorge, and a lovely afternoon at Seneca Lake’s waterfront.  The fourth day of our Finger Lakes Journey found us departing from Chateau LaFayette Reneau Winery, our gorgeous Harvest Host destination, and headed over rolling country roads toward Cayuga Lake, the longest of the eleven Finger Lakes in New York. Continue Reading

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7 Good, Bad & Surprising Lessons For New Bloggers

Almost three years ago, I got bit by the RV Travel bug.  What began as a curiosity turned into a wonderful hobby and I now count myself as one of the many “RV Enthusiasts” in this big world.  I never envisioned my newly discovered passion for RVs would lead me to another new hobby- Blogging.  But as I began recording our RV adventures and musings, I started to see the advantages of creating a blog to chronicle these experiences and to connect with other RVers.  My very first blog, www.cuontheroad.net was born.

Sounds pretty effortless, right?  Uh… no.  Continue Reading

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Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen, NY & Harvest Hosts

This is the third article in a series about The Roadster’s travels to New York’s Finger Lakes Region.  

After an incredible visit to The Gorge and enjoying all that Watkins Glen State Park has to offer, the third day our Finger Lakes journey was spent enjoying Seneca Lake and the town of Watkins Glen.  Our evening ended with being wowed by the lakefront views at a winery in Hector, NY.

A Small Village With Big Attractions

The Village of Watkins Glen has a population of about 1,860 people.  As small as this town is, it’s quite famous for several things.  In addition to The Gorge, the town also has a  NASCAR racetrack, called Watkins Glen International.  The town is steeped in racing history, including the famous street race, Watkins Glen Grand Prix, which takes place on the hilly roads of the State Park and in the town of Watkins Glen. Continue Reading

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Free Winery & Farm Overnight RV Parking

RVing BEFORE Harvest Hosts

Picture this.  You are on vacation.  For several days, you hopscotch to various destinations so you can thoroughly explore an area. Or maybe you’ve been driving for hours and need a break. Out of necessity, you are grateful to come across the parking lot of a rest area, Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club to rest your weary head.

RVing AFTER Harvest Hosts

Now picture this… at the end of a long day of traveling, you pull into a winery or a farm.  An incredible landscape unfolds before you with beautiful flowers, trees, a vineyard, and sometimes, animals.  You step out of your RV, take a deep breath, pull up a chair and slow down for the night in lovely, peaceful surroundings.

Sounds perfect, right?  Speaking from experience, it is as perfect as it sounds.  Continue Reading

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Balancing the “Go-Go-Go” With The “Aaaahhh”

We live in Ohio and usually travel and camp in Bessie the RV regionally. When possible, we bring our car along, and it allows us to run errands, zoom all over the park and the city, etc.  Our Niagara Falls/Finger Lakes journey was our first big trip in the RV and we decided that Bessie would serve as both our home and our mode of transportation as we visited the region. Afterall, we told ourselves, portability and flexibility was one of the main reasons we bought a Class C RV.  Continue Reading

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“Why Do You RV?”

We are asked versions of this question regularly. Usually, it’s asked from a place of genuine curiosity. Every once in a while it’s asked sarcastically, and followed by the humming of “Dueling Banjos” (that creepy music from the movie “Deliverance”), or better yet, with an enthusiastic, “Shitter’s Full!” (an ode to Randy Quaid’s motorhome-driving character in the movie “Christmas Vacation”).  Continue Reading

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