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My grandfather and me: both authors!

By Chuck Woodbury I was surprised, no, make that shocked, when I learned just recently that my grandfather, James Ralph Montigel, who died when I...

RV industry media does lousy job of reporting

By Chuck Woodbury Something is on my mind that I must get off my chest. It's about a major incident in the RV industry that...
You better believe it

Is this the world’s longest travel trailer?

This amazing travel trailer was built by the man posing by it, Albert R. Beglar, in his back yard using surplus airplane wings, a...

My new space age boxer shorts

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Bless her heart, my significant other's kindness. I'm only an hour away from wrapping up this week's RVtravel.com newsletter but I...

Oh, I am humbled. I meet my “look-a-likes”

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNALMany times I've heard that somewhere in the world there is someone who looks just like you. My brother once ran...

Why I suddenly feel smaller than ever

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I suddenly feel smaller. A lot smaller. A new "sky map" as measured by a low frequency radio telescope has revealed...

Mail Pouch barns a reminder of another time

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I found this Mail Pouch Tobacco barn along Highway 322 in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. You don’t see these signs much anymore. At...

Me and an ugly tent trailer a long time ago

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL This is me camped at Death Valley in the 1950s. I'm the little speck of kid in the middle of the...

The fish that should have kept its big mouth shut!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNALI snapped this photo a few years ago at Glimmerglass State Park on Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, NY. The bass had...

What happened to the blue mailboxes?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNALHave you noticed that mailboxes like the one below have disappeared from most street corners? They were once all over the...

Who is this old man?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNALI photographed this old man in Quartzsite, Ariz. But as you have probably figured out, he's not real. He's a weathered...

How a pig nearly sent the U.S. and Britain to war

One of the America's most unusual wars involved only one casualty – a pig – and yet it could have changed the course of...