Thursday, January 23, 2020

Man puts RV on cruise control, walks back to make coffee

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I likely "got you" with that headline, but rest assured you are not the first to fall for this urban legend....

Why I never liked camping in a tent

Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JORNAL Originally posted on an early version of this website on Feb. 2, 2003 A reporter asked me recently why I enjoy RVing so...

Most RVers keep to themselves

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL It occurred to me recently that people in RV parks act a lot like they do at home: They keep to...

My childhood hometown morphed into someplace else

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I grew up to my mid-teens in the last half of the 20th century in a suburb of Los Angeles. My...

Some thoughts from the road

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Here are a few of the many short observations I've written through the years. Back when I traveled alone, when a...

Chipmunk Wars: Man battles rodents, rodents win!

By Chuck Woodbury WRITTEN IN 1987 Note: Before I became politically correct and nature-smart, I fed wild animals. I fed bears as a kid in Yellowstone....

Hard to believe an RV park hookup could be so stupid!

By Chuck Woodbury Here's the water-hookup situation at my campsite at an RV park in Springfield, Illinois. I just found this photo. I took it...

The wordiest parking lot sign in America

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL In days of old, a parking lot sign might say that unauthorized cars would be towed, then offer a phone number...

If only life were like it’s portrayed in commercials

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL When you think about it, you realize that if life were like how it's portrayed in advertisements and commercials, it would...

Small town newspapers – ya gotta love ’em

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL You can always tell you are in a town without a local Craigslist website because the local newspapers still have good-sized...

A semi-off-color joke with a great punchline

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I came across this joke the other day and cannot resist passing it along. If you are a fuddy-duddy and are...

Where Harry Potter was born and the man with the 10-minute memory

The other day, at the bookstore/coffee house where we hold our regular RVtravel.com staff meetings, I overheard a woman asking a clerk if a...

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