Thursday, July 30, 2015

RV Bloggers Everywhere


Titusville, FL

I enjoy writing. I'm not sure why, I just do. Since we started fulltime RVing and WorKamping I believe I have more interesting stuff to write about. Through a long convoluted process, I found myself migrated from writing to the world of blogging. Once there I soon realized that most of my time and energy is spent editing pictures and fussing with html formating rather than writing. I have discovered that blogging has become a popular art form. Along with everyone else, I have gotten better at it as has Google Blogger. The number of bloggers is staggering.

Today was like many others. I had things I should do, things I could do, things I wanted to do, and something not even on my radar that I wound up doing. Namely this.

I started the day by turning on the computer just to check my email. Somehow I wound up on the RV Village site in the Blogging Group, reading the introductory posts by those folks who do this as a hobby. I decided to capture all the blog addresses to check out "at a later time when I could go through them at my leisure". Yea. We all know how that goes. There are twenty pages of introductory posts with about ten posts per page. Some very lengthy, some very short. Some went beyond introductions and became a message board dialog that should have been carried out in another thread.

I decided to just copy/paste the web addresses. No names or commentary. When I finished, the unedited list was 132 items long. That's a lot of RV bloggers. Who knows how many there are who are not included in RV Village ... and how about those blogging on subjects other than blogging?

With 132 listings to deal with (a self imposed chore), I changed my plan. I am going to list them all for you to see with no comment or description. Later as I go through them, I'll try to add a few words. I have done the first few just to display my scheme. Why am I doing this? Beats the h**l out of me. This list of blogs is in approximately alphabetical order (by link name) – at least it started out that way. Now as I'm going through the process, I'm finding more blogs, more lists of blogs, and more websites hosting blogs. So now the list is bigger than just those on RV Village. OMG! What have I started.

Volunteers accepted. Feel free to tackle the list yourself. Then I would appreciate your comments on what you see. Comments that I can copy/paste into the body of the post would be greatly appreciated. Especially let me know about non-working links if you find them before I do. Also check out the blogs shown in the banner at the top of this page. Those are all excellent RV related blogs. So, here goes ...

RV TRAVEL BLOGS


Blog Name: HitchItch.com
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Not in alphabetical order but this one has to come first. It is a website of RV travel blogs. Their Mission: To be the best site to find RV Travel Adventures and Journals. Check it out.
http://www.hitchitch.com


Blog Name: 4Gs Living The Dream
Blog Owner: Steve and Patti
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Blog built on Wordpress. Travel chronicles of two fulltimers (plus two pets) in their second year of fulltiming.
http://www.4gslivingthedream.wordpress.com


Blog Name: Adam & Chris Koeppel's Travels
Blog Owner: Chris Koeppel
Description/Comments: Website with travel journal built on Shutterfly. Sixteen year fulltimers.
http://www.adamchriskoeppelstravels.shutterfly.com


Blog Name: Adventure Hounds ... on the scent to new adventure
Blog Owner: Dorothy McDaniel
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Website with commentary on a variety of subjects and a travel journal included. Started fulltiming in autumn 2013. McDaniels are dog lovers so their dogs figure prominently in their words and pictures.
http://www.adventure-hounds.com


Blog Name: Ahrens' Adventures
Blog Owner: John & Nikki Ahrens
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Website with a travel journal included.
http://www.ahrensadventures.com


Blog Name: Airstream Moho-A-Go-Go
Blog Owner: Mark and Nancy
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Website covering many subjects with an RV travel blog buried deep inside. Lots of fun stuff and an interesting writing style. Nice work with pictures. (Nancy is a photographer)
http://www.airstreammohoagogo.com


Blog Name: the Amazing Vanstones
Blog Owner: Marilyn and Larry Vanstone
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Very nice website. The category 'RV Adventures' has 1,125 postings
http://www.amazingvanstones.com


Blog Name: Gypsy Gibberish
Blog Owner: Wendy
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Not so much a travel blog but some nice RV Park reviews and an awesome list of 'Great RV Blogs'
http://www.AmericanGypsyGibberish.com


Blog Name: We Are The Carneys!
Blog Owner: Amy Carney
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Well constructerd website. Family oriented. Nice stories by a mother of one daughter and triplet sons. Not a travelog.
http://www.amycarney.com


Blog Name: RVing Adventures of the O'Keeffes
Blog Owner: Barb and Dave O'Keeffe
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Travel postings back to 2007 by fulltimers for eight years. Also pages on favorite wineries and breakfast restaurants. One page on geocaching.
http://www.barbanddave.net


Blog Name: bkamericanodyssey ... Bill and Kelly taking on America
Blog Owner: Bill and Kelly
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Blog on Wordpress. New bloggers and probably new RVers. First post May 2014. Off to a good start. Nice pictures, well written, interesting stories.
http://www.bkamericanodyssey.com


Blog Name: On the Road Again ... Travels with Linda and Jim
Blog Owner: Linda Goudelock
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Nice travel diary. Posting going back to Oct 2008
http://www.booshumans.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Camp and Cache ... Bringing Camping and Geocaching Together
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A small blog where the members of the Virginia Campers document their rallys. Not a travel blog but it looks like they have a good time. No posts for about a year.
http://www.campandcache.com


Blog Name: Casa Rodante – Our House On Wheels
Blog Owner: Roger
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Husband and wife doing their thing in an Airstream and counting the days to retirement. Literally the web page has a countdown clock.
http://www.casarodante.org


Blog Name: Casita in the Desert, Casita in the Mountains
Blog Owner: Can't identify
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Adventures of the Chatta-Egg! Travels of one couple and their 16ft Casita trailer. Posts back to 2011.
http://www.casitandesert.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Chalet Camping
Blog Owner: Juim and Vickie
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Camping adventures in a Chalet XL1935 A–Frame RV
http://www.chaletcamping.us


Blog Name: Chinookers Journey
Blog Owner: Andrew and Jane
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Chronicle of travels and RV Ownership in a Chinook Class C motorhome starting in 2011.
http://www.chinookers.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Follow the Tumble Lees!
Blog Owner: Debbie Lees
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Fulltime RVers looking for adventure.
http://www.dalees107.wordpress.com


Blog Name: Dal and Kal's Journey
Blog Owner: Karen and Don Laws
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Very few posts with large gaps
http://www.dalnkal.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Dave'n'Kathy's Vagabond Blog
Blog Owner: Dave and Kathy
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Popular site. Many followers, many posts, many page views dating back to Septemebr 2010.
http://www.davenkathy.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Ready to Roam ... Retirement Living On The Road
Blog Owner: Kathy Mutchler
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Nicc blog. Started in Oct 2013. Well written. Excellent use and placement of pictures – a skill in itself that I have yet to master.
http://www.daysaregifts.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Dirtpatch and Boo ... Adventures On Wheels
Blog Owner: Can't identify
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Author is great photographer. Many pictures. Minimum text. No organization. Must just scroll through the whole blog.
http://www.dirtpatchandboo.tumblr.com


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Just starting. Needs a name. An "About" page would be good.
http://www.doubledrvchronicles.blogspot.com


Blog Name: The Explore North Blog ... Living in the North, Exploring the World
Blog Owner: Murray Lundberg
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Blog on Wordpress. Part of the website "Explore North" (http://www.explorenorth.com). Devoted to the real north.
http://www.explorenorthblog.com


Blog Name: Flying the Koop ... from realestate to wheelestate
Blog Owner: Mike and Donna Kuper
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Excellent writing, good pictures, well organized, interesting material.
http://www.flyingthekoop.com


Blog Name: Fuga We Tribe
Blog Owner: John and Carolyn Hicks
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Lots of material and pictures. Well organized.
http://www.fugawetribe.com


Blog Name: Going RV Way ... our journeys to see the majestic wonders of God
Blog Owner: Dave and Marcia Burdick
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Masterful use of Google Maps to organize adventures. I'm jealous.
http://www.GoingRvWay.com


Blog Name: Gone By RV
Blog Owner: Karen and Steve
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Use Google Maps to track locations. Lots of labels to organize. Many links. Good writing.
http://www.gonebyrv.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Gone RVing!
Blog Owner: Daryl White
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Organize by topic and chronology
http://www.gonerving.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Goza's Wanderings and Wonderings
Blog Owner: Darrell Goza
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Truck named "Freedom": Fifth Wheel named "Liberty" (gotta love it)
Many interesting posts. Uses extensive picture captions to tell stories.
http://www.gozatravels.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Lone Ranger's Blog ... Russ and Terri Ranger Wandering About
Blog Owner: Russ & Terri Ranger
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Blogging since Mar 2013 (292 posts). Fulltimers. Winter in Mazatlan, Mexico. Well written stories, excellent pictures with good captions on many subjects. Blog is well organized.
http://www.grandbanksruss.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Great Escape from NJ ... Sweet Asylum living in TN
Blog Owner: Debbie and Scott
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Fulltimers for three years. Now settled. Campground reviews organized by date not location.
http://www.greatescapefromnj.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Greyt RV Living ... journey of RV living with four greyhounds
Blog Owner: Terri Malloy
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Travels the US attending greyhound and animal rescue events. Nice stories with abundant pictures.
http://www.GreytRVadventures.com


Blog Name: Gypsy Jane's Blog
Blog Owner: Jane
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279 posts back to 2006. Good stories about people, places, and adventures while fulltiming.
http://www.gypsy-jane.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Heirs' Dream Travel ... couple ... and Labradors ... on the road in a 25' Airstream
Blog Owner: Can't identify
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33 posts between 2012 and 2014. A few stories archived chronologically. Very dogcentric.
http://www.HeirsDreamTravel.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Highways and Blue Skies
Blog Owner: Jeff and Janet
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Fulltiming in a 22' travel trailer since 2014. Concentrating on National Parks.
http://www.highwaysandblueskies.com


Blog Name: Hectic Short Trip RVing
Blog Owner: Can't identify
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Tips about RVs and equipment. Not a travel blog.
http://www.hshoem1rving.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Incargonito ... fulltime travel in a cargo trailer and conversion van
Blog Owner: Sharon and John Abert
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Devoted to building the Tow 'er' (1997 conversion van) and the Tow 'ee' (?? travel trailer). No pictures.
http://www.incargonito.blogspot.com


Blog Name: It's A RV Life
Blog Owner: Judd and Jennifer Weaver
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New bloggers, new blog. Experienced RVers. Looks good so far. Good luck.
http://www.its-a-rvlife.com


Blog Name: Jammin' Along
Blog Owner: Merri & Steve
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New blog by couple who lost all previous in some form of computer crash. Primarily Vlog (video) on YouTube.
http://www.jamminalong.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Jay's & Stella's Travels
Blog Owner: Jay & Stella Coffman
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Record of travels and adventures dating back to 2008. Well written, well organized by date, no index by location, many pictures. A real travel blog.
http://www.jayandstellasadventures.blogspot.com


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http://www.johnandjanicervadventures.blogspot.com


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http://www.jolene-and-toad.blogspot.com


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http://www.kamelotrose.com


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http://www.LaCasitaBus.wordpress.com


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http://www.learntorv.com


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http://www.LifeRebooted.net


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http://www.livingtheartistsdream.com


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http://www.lorndavi.wordpress.com


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http://www.loveyourrv.com


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http://www.lundy5.com


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http://www.maliasmiles.com


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http://www.maloufsrvtour.blogspot.com


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http://www.marsbern.wordpress.com


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http://www.moreau.us


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http://www.MovingOnWithMargo.com


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http://www.mycamperkitchen.com


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http://www.myownhighwaysinmymind.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Trailer Travel Tales with Reggi and Michael
Blog Owner: Reggi and Michael Wallace
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Travel Blog at MyTripJournal.com
http://www.mytripjournal.com/reggimichaelwallace

Blog Name: Nealy's On Wheels ... Two people, three dogs, and one RV
Blog Owner: Deas and Jennifer Nealy
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Fulltimers who winter in Florida. Many posts with plenty of pictures. However, the links to the posts are unmarked thumbnails. Can't tell where or when without opening the post. Locations are identified by pins on the map but the pins do not connect to the posts. I found the blog hard to use.
http://www.nealysonwheels.wordpress.com


Blog Name: Noble RV Tales (but no title or header on the blog)
Blog Owner: Can't identify
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Starts on 31 Mar 2014. Scroll through whole blog chronologically. No date or location tags. Blog address is wrong on RV Village post – should be "blogspot" not "blogsite"
http://www.NobleRVTales.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Noshbus
Blog Owner: Can't identify
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Reviews of restaurants, bars, and campgrounds; along with some recipes for easy preparation on the road. Posts are tagged by category, city, state. There is also a list of the most recent stops. Not a travel blog but a good way to locate restaurants, bars, and campgrounds. Not easy to search. So far all activity is in Florida and the gulf coast.
http://www.noshbus.com


Blog Name: Not Your Granny's RV ... for everything RV from recipes to pet tips
Blog Owner: Mike & Nora Crandall
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Different. Creative with many pictures. Not a travel blog.
http://www.NotYourGrannysRV.com


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http://www.omnibus-mi.us


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http://www.ontheroadabode.blogspot.com


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http://www.ontheroadwithjanet.blogspot.com


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http://www.ontheroadwithrickandkaren.com


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http://www.openroad365.com


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http://www.ourbusandus.blogspot.com


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http://www.our-rv-journey.com


Blog Name: Pacific NW Travels and Tails
Blog Owner: Guy and Vickie
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Full-time RVers since September 2014. Travel adventures in the Pacific Northwest. Emphasis on dog-friendly places.
http://www.pacific-nw-travels-and-tails.blogspot.com/


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http://www.Parkerrver.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Phaeth to Full-Time
Blog Owner: Robert Alexander
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The adventures of a couple of full-timers. "Phaeth"for Phaeton. Nice blog with frequent postings and lots of pictures on travels.
http://www.phaethtofulltime.com


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http://www.pindroppers.com


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http://www.postcardsfromtheroad.us


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http://www.quiltingcamper.blogspot.com


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http://www.readytogofulltimerving.blogspot.com


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http://www.reflectionsfromthefence.blogspot.com


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http://www.residentialvehicleliving.blogspot.com


Blog Name: Ride, Dive and Be Murray
Blog Owner: Bob and Michelle Murray
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Fulltime, retired RVers. Harley motorcycle, Mini Cooper, SCUBA. Index is large picture of each adventure. No location index or chronology index. Mostly photos, little text.
http://www.Ridediveandbemurray.com


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http://www.rnrontheroad.blogspot.com


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http://www.roadslesstraveled.us


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http://www.Rocknrollinblog.wordpress.com


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http://www.rogerandpatty.wordpress.com


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http://www.rollinginarv-wheelchairtraveling.blogspot.com


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http://www.rosalynandroy.com


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http://www.rvawesomness.com


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http://www.rvbloggers.wordpress.com


Blog Name: RV Travel Tales (within RV Life ... a lifestyle magazine)
Blog Owner: Arlene Chandler
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Arline's postings include destinations, interesting people in the RVing world, and information about Workamping.
http://rvlife.com/author/rv-travel-tales/


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http://www.rvnomads2too.blogspot.com


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http://www.RVTexasYall.com


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http://www.rvthereyetchronicles.com


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http://www.rvwanderlust.com


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http://www.scrapsofagypsylife.blogspot.com


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http://www.searchthehorizon.blogspot.com


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http://www.seizethedayrvadventure.com


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http://www.sheepforceone.blogspot.com


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http://www.shellonwheels.net/about/


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http://www.snowmads.com


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http://www.sock monkey trekkers.blogspot.com


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http://www.southerncomfortrv.com


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http://southernladiesadventures.com


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http://www.soylamar.blogspot.com


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http://www.spotthescotts.com


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http://www.TalesFromTheScenicRoute.com


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http://www.teamadventurers.com


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http://www.techno-viking.com


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http://www.thatonerestaurant.blogspot.com


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http://www.thefergs.com


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http://www.thefitrv.com


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http://www.thefoulkfamilytravels.blogspot.com


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http://www.TheSatyr.webs.com


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http://www.thespiritoffreedom.us


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http://www.thisawayz.blogspot.com


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http://www.thompsontravels.weebly.com


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http://www.ticknortribe.com


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http://www.timothyflanigan.blogspot.com


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http://www.tom-and-donna.blogspot.com


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http://www.TORIngAmerica.com


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http://www.travelbug-susan.blogspot.com


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http://www.Travelinas.com


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http://www.travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com


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http://www.travelingtearoom.blogspot.com


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http://www.travelinleah.blogspot.com


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http://www.travelwithtobeyandsue.blogspot.com


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http://www.treasuretrailtails.com


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http://www.twofertheroad.blogspot.com


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http://www.twogreyhoundtown.blogspot.com


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http://www.twosporks.com


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http://www.warnerrvnews.blogspot.com


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http://www.watsonswander.com


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http://www.WhereRURVingnow.blogspot.com


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http://www.whereRVnow.us


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http://www.winnieviews.blogspot.com


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http://www.zeetraveler.blogspot.com