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Travels In Canada: Nicola Lake BC

Travels In Canada: Nicola Lake BC After staying near Kamloops for 4 days, it was time to pack up camp. We’re heading towards Princeton, where I’ll visit with 2 old friends who moved there. After travelling from Drayton Valley, we were all ready to take a break and find a great dog park. And so …

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Travels in Canada: Winnipeg Is All About Friendly Fun And Great Food

Travels in Canada: Friendly Winnipeg Is All About Fun And Great Food Summer seems to go by faster each year. The trees in Drayton Valley are quickly changing color and for the first time in my R-pod adventure, the furnace is warming definitely chilly air before October. It’s time to head back to the island …

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The Winnipeg Tattoo Convention

The Winnipeg Tattoo Convention Last night I went to the Winnipeg Tattoo Convention. This place is an obvious mecca for hardcore tattoo enthusiasts. It has the air of a carnival. As we enter through a huge tent that serves as the entrance to the actual tattooers booths, the air is scented with the greasy smell …

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RV Travel On Canada’s Secondary Highways

RV Travel On Canada’s Secondary Highways Well, I admit it: I’ve been a crappy prairie travel blogger this year. I only hope you’ve been keeping too busy with your own summer adventures to notice. Haha.. Anyway, I want to start this post off by telling you why I love travelling the many secondary highways around …

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Saskatchewan Camping: 3 Amazing RV Campgrounds

Saskatchewan is probably the last province you think of when it comes to truly great RV camping. This is probably thanks to the flat, endless, boring views afforded from the main routes across the province. Saskatchewan actually has some of the most amazing campgrounds I have stayed at. A lot of these are regional campgrounds, …

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3 pointers in forest river r-pod

RV LIVING WITH DOGS: 7 tips to make life easy

The Truth about RV Living With Dogs When I first started on this journey, I was warned “those dogs will wreck your trailer”. I thought “what a ridiculous statement”, as I looked at my 4 amazing dogs who had never before shown any aptitude for destroying anything, except maybe breaking some hearts. I realized I …

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Stuff: A Paradox In Drayton Valley

“The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” William Shakespeare, Othello Stuff: A paradox in Drayton Valley When I started this journey a year and a half ago, I did so with the idea that RV living would be a temporary adventure until I found a …

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Wapiti Campground Jasper National Park

Too Hot: Out Of the frying pan, And into Jasper

“When even shadows need shadows to cool off, you must know that the weather is incredibly hot!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Heat Wave The record heat wave the West was experiencing brought blistering heat here and everywhere else in the Western region of Canada. We had narrowly escaped the 42-degree heat of Blue River, and continued …

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BC Highway 1-Juniper Beach

Juniper Beach: An oasis for Travellers in troubled Times

The joys of travelling on Highway 1 through BC This year, I decided to travel an easier highway than the Coquihalla. We traveled through the start of a heat wave on scenic BC Highway 1, through the beautiful Marble Canyon provincial park. I loved this route. It was gorgeous in it’s barren landscapes dotted with …

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Travel Planning: Preparing for take-off

Travel between health districts is banned in BC for now. With Covid cases rocketing across the prairies, and only a handful here on the island, it seems prudent to stay put. Here in the sun. On a beach. On the East coast of Vancouver Island. While I miss little George, wee Stella, and the kids, …

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RV Kitchen Gadgets that make camp meals wonderful

RV Kitchen Gadgets That Make Camp Meals Wonderful

RV Kitchen Gadgets that Make Camp Meals Wonderful: My 3 Favourites Not gonna lie: Cooking in the small space of the Arfpod can be a challenge at times. I think with the propane stove top in the closed position, I have all of 3 feet of counter space to prepare meals. Plus the table. But …

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RV Nomad: A Home, Wherever I Roam

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,Gang aft agley. Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns When I began this blog, I was planning to live in the Arfpod for 6 months. Maybe even 8 months. RV nomad? Nah, I would just have fun for a few months. I would dabble in the full …

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Full time RV living: Small Spaces, Big Plans

“The rose Dawn might have found them weeping still had not grey-eyed Athena slowed the night when night was most profound, and held the Dawn under the Ocean of the East. That glossy team, Firebright and Daybright, the Dawn’s horses that draw her heavenward for men- Athena stayed their harnessing.” ― Homer, The Odyssey So, before I …

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