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How much of your holiday shopping are you doing online?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL After two years of full-timing, Gail and I recently bought a home just north of Seattle, in the "burbs." My home...

A change in how we camp not always easy for old folks

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Sooner or later you show your age whether you want to or not. I just watched the video below that was produced...

What have you found along the road?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Here is a question for you: What is the best thing you have ever found along a road — something that...

Don’t call me Pal

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Calm down, Chuck, just calm down! That is what I am telling myself at this very moment. The reason is because...

Why RVing is not as much fun today

  By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com For people like me, who have traveled by RV for decades, RVing today is not as much fun. I was reminded...

Another reason to travel with an RV

By Chuck Woodbury I just returned to Seattle from the big Hershey RV Show in Pennsylvania. This  year, I flew; I didn't drive the motorhome....

Flying buses: The future is (not) here!

This is the top half of a full page magazine ad for Sinclair Oil. I don't know the date it appeared. What do you...

KOA ad: Really? Ya gotta be kiddin’ me!

By Chuck Woodbury Early in my career, when I was an aspiring capitalist, I subscribed to the weekly bible of the advertising industry, Advertising Age.  I...

ROADSIDE JOURNAL: My parents pay a visit. . . sort of

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL After I drifted off to sleep last night, my parents paid me a visit. They died 10 years ago, so they...

My meeting, in awe, with a 97-year-old World War II hero

By Chuck Woodbury Harvey E. Gann, age 97, was sitting at a table at the Fredricksburg, Texas Trade Days, a monthly event that's basically...

Stinky cow poop around Yuma

  By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Gail and I were driving on old highway 80 east of Wellton, Arizona. It's a service road these days along I-8. Yuma...

‘Robots’ now taking orders at McDonald’s

By Chuck Woodbury Look what I found in a McDonald's in central California. It's an automated cashier – just insert your credit card, punch...
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