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RV Navigator Episode 165
01-01-2019 17:36
The beginning of 2019 finds us once again in Florida for a couple of months. We will be making some side trips (like to Antartica) we will enjoying the fine weather in the area. Since our last podcast, in December we traveled from our main home in Chicago via our toad to Florida. Uneventful but 2 full days of rain slowed our journey. As usual, we made this episode on the last day or the year after enjoying a bit of bubbly along with way. We feel good about the 13 years of making the podcast and our opportunity to meet so many interesting RVers because of the podcast. We hope this trend continues. After waxing eloquent about the past we delve into the latest in RV topics.including defining full timers, the potential of 5G cellular service, OTA TV, free camping, and solar powered RVs.
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RV Navigator Episode 164
12-01-2018 14:29
Once again we are on the road away from our motorhome so we don't have alot of RVing news. Back from our 3 cruise itinerary to Spain with a sail back to Miami. We sailed on a small 100 passenger ship within Spain and Portugal, then a super cruiser with 5500 passengers for 12 days to Miami and finally a 3100 passenger ship to Bahamas. We share our impressions of these very different cruising experiences in this episode. We’ve now driven to Chicago to be at home for family time during holidays. Oh, yes, the cold has hit us hard with snow and cold in our northern home. We have cruising/travel ideas to share plus our annual holiday RV gift guide. What new gizmos should you buy your RVer? Ken knows!
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RV Navigator Episode 163
11-01-2018 03:10
We’re off on a 39 day trip to Portugal, Spain and a transAtlantic sailing to Miami. Leaving from our winter home in Florida, first flying to Lisbon for an 11 day small ship cruise to Barcelona. This itinerary would have easily been done via a bus tour - so why would you do it by cruise ship? The world of cruising is quickly changing and we note many of those as we explain how a small ship experience is different from a large ship cruise. We had a chance to try out various ebikes on this trip - have you given them a try? We also tried cell phone service in Europe, and it worked for phone and data. The world is shrinking with digital media keeping everyone connected. We have lots of comments about this experience and even some RVing ideas and tips.
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RV Navigator Episode 162
10-01-2018 15:24
Rvers need to be flexible and mobile. We planned to be in SC this month, but the hurricane had other plans so we headed to FL early. After stopping in Gaffney SC for a quick check up of the MH, we were planning to visit relatives near the coast of SC. However, this was just as the hurricane was scheduled to make landfall, so we packed and spent most of the month on our new lot at The Great Outdoors in Titusville. Unfortunately, once again mother nature surprised us. The weather in FL was very hot and humid. September in FL is warm, but this was record breaking heat. Combined with high humidity, it was very uncomfortable. So much for seeking the 70s (our usual mantra). We are here early so that we can leave in October and head to Europe on a 3 cruise package ending back in Miami in November. Topics include fall itineraries, looking beyond the floor plan, basics of E,W, & S, when buying an RV. What’s happening with RV buyers this year. We find that they are younger and buying smaller.
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RV Navigator Episode 161
09-01-2018 08:59
R’n’R - you know rants and raves.This month once again, we have been in Chicagoland area, at home. Quite a wide range of topics in this Episode - from digital cameras to diesel vs gas to credit card use. We have replaced or added to our digital camera collection. We are always looking to improve our photographs via new hardware. We don’t take many photos with our cell phones but we like the current crop of digital cameras. Small, light, and excellent quality. We also upgraded our major credit card this month. After quite alot of comparison shopping, we’ve settled on the Chase Reserve - expensive, yes, but worth the month with our lifestyle.We share our views of the gas vs diesel debate in the form another rant. Sorry.Yes we have some strong views and as always we share. Because we are not encombered with advertisers, we can give you the straight scoop but always from our point of view. Please feel free to share back to us, we want to hear from you via the email or Google plus.
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