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How to Make Time Slow Down

By |2021-07-02T14:04:28-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Hiking-Backpacking|

One of the most striking things about aging is how one’s perception of time changes over the years. When you’re a kid, time seems like it stretches on forever: A week can feel like a year, and a year can feel like a lifetime. But as you age, time seems to speed up. Sure, a particularly draining workday might drag on, but years pass by seemingly in seconds, and you might find yourself tearing through a decade as fast as a lunch break. Why does time pass so quickly as […]

Know the Difference Between a Child’s Immaturity and Developmental Delays

By |2021-07-02T10:52:01-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Tech Tips|

Photo: Maja Marjanovic (Shutterstock) When it comes to growing up, some children need a little more time. Maturing slower than their peers can be hard for a kid though, especially once they start school. If all their friends are moving on to different activities and interests while their own schoolwork is getting progressively harder, it can leave them feeling lonely and left-out, with their friends teasing them for still doing “babyish” things. If your child is struggling with growing up and seems to be developing at a slower pace than […]

How To Get The Best RV Loan Rates

By |2021-06-30T19:51:45-05:00June 30th, 2021|Adventure Outdoors|

How To Get The Best RV Loan Rates If you qualify, RV loan rates will depend on the lender, your credit worthiness, the age and type of vehicle you are trying to purchase, how you intend to use the RV, whether the loan is secured or unsecured, and a host of other variables. Currently, interest rates range between 4% to 10% but the actual annual percentage rate (APR) is determined by all these variables calculated together. Qualifying for RV loans Every lender has their own standards of what they will […]

Scientists unearth oldest known plague victim, a 5,000-year-old man

By |2021-06-29T13:52:29-05:00June 29th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

The skull bones of a man buried in Latvia around 5,000 years ago. Scientists have determined he had an early version of the plague. A hunter-gatherer who lived 5,000 years ago may have died from an ancient strain of the gruesome bubonic plague that killed millions in Europe, Asia and Africa thousands of years later, say scientists who extracted DNA from the man’s teeth and bones. The researchers believe that man, known as "RV 2039," harbored the oldest known strain of Yersinia pestis , the bacteria that causes the plague. […]

Fibrenew Now Launched in Saudi Arabia

By |2021-06-28T10:51:57-05:00June 28th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

BLACK DIAMOND, AB, June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fibrenew – the mobile leather, vinyl, plastic, fabric and upholstery repair service franchise now officially operating in Saudi Arabia. This month, entrepreneurs Ibrahim Alyahya and Fahad Aljuraibah introduced Fibrenew’s superior service to meet the vast residential and commercial furniture needs of the Middle East. Day In The Life of a Fibrenew Franchisee – Mark Chasteen This international expansion comes on the heels of a successful first half of the year adding 20 new franchise partners so far in 2021 across numerous U.S. […]

Need help with a mobile wifi solution

By |2021-06-27T16:52:02-05:00June 27th, 2021|Tech Tips|

I have yet to visit a state park with WiFi. State parks tend to be better than private. More space and surrounded by nature. Private campgrounds often, but not always, have WiFi. The speeds may not be good enough for streaming. Sometimes you can pay extra for faster speeds. The above is to point out that a park WiFi solution is only going to work if they go to the right parks. Your travel router idea is correct but their trailer may not be close enough to the to the […]

WHO urges vaccinated people to keep practicing COVID precautions

By |2021-06-27T13:52:10-05:00June 27th, 2021|Tech Tips|

The World Health Organization has encouraged fully vaccinated people to keep practicing COVID precautions as the Delta variant spreads rapidly . In Springfield, MO, there has been a 225% increase in hospitalizations since June 1, in large part thanks to the new Delta variant . The Delta variant, a more infectious variant of COVID-19, is infecting a rising number of people in rural Kansas and Missouri . The spread of the variant likely stems from the regions low vaccination rates. The Delta variant has also been found in Arizona . […]

22 History Facts You Didn’t Learn in School, According to Reddit

By |2021-06-25T13:51:52-05:00June 25th, 2021|Tech Tips|

Why did muskets replace archery? How did vanilla become the standard ice cream flavor? What’s up with Grimm’s grisly fairy tales? Photo: Triff (Shutterstock) Where do you go to find surprising true facts from history, backed up by solid sources and told with nuance? You may be shocked to hear the answer is: Reddit. The sub called r/AskHistorians specializes in exactly this, with experts writing in-depth answers to questions about any area of history. Some answers are straightforward, but often we learn that history is more complicated than we thought, […]

Colombia COVID deaths top 100,000

By |2021-06-24T14:08:28-05:00June 24th, 2021|Hiking-Backpacking|

Colombia has seen more than 100,000 COVID deaths as cases surg e. Only some 10% of the Colombian population are vaccinated. “Lambada,” a COVID variant of interest, now accounts for the vast majority of COVID cases in Peru, and is spreading throughout South America. The strain is believed to have emerged in South America and has been known since last August. In southeast Asia, one of the highly infectious COVID variants from India has been found in Vietnam, spreading alarm of a new surge . India has recorded its lowest […]

Vaccine hesitancy in India raises fears of next surge

By |2021-06-22T10:52:40-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Tech Tips|

Vaccine hesitancy in India––especially among rural Indians, who believe the virus is only in cities––is paving the way for another potential surge, worrying health officials both domestic and international . Reminders of the damage done by past surges are all too plentiful. Hundreds of death shrouds appeared when rains washed away the top layer of sands along the Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . Unaccounted for dead spread across the sands. Meanwhile in Bihar, the death toll for April and May was revised from about 5,500 to […]

GIVEAWAY- BEAT THE HEAT!! Comment Below: #Heat For a Chance to Win a Fan, Aluminet and a Chill Pal!

By |2021-06-20T17:00:49-05:00June 20th, 2021|Hiking-Backpacking|

We want to continue to give back and give thanks so we are doing another Giveaway! This giveaway will run from Sunday, June 6, 2021 until Wednesday, June 16 , 2021 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time- when we will be picking our winners on the next Live Feed! The next Giveaway items are: A Beat the Heat Kit which includes: Opolar USB Fan Aluminet Shade Cloth Chill Pal Neck Gator! How to Enter the Giveaway – You must be subscribed to CRVL on YouTube and/or Instagram. Leave a comment below […]

Woman charged after reckless RV chase

By |2021-06-20T05:00:39-05:00June 20th, 2021|Boating Activities|

Two women were arrested and one was arraigned in Montcalm County District Court Monday after they led police on a chase in this RV last Saturday, which was stopped just west of 17 Mile and US131. A 49-year-old woman was charged in Montcalm County District Court Monday after recklessly fleeing Michigan State Police in an RV Saturday. According Spl./Lt. Michelle Robinson, with the MSP, troopers from the MSP Lakeview Post responded to the area of M-91 and M-46 on a report of a tan Winnebago driving erratically about 1:34 p.m. […]

Tips for Renting an RV This Summer Vacation

By |2021-06-19T23:00:11-05:00June 19th, 2021|Boating Activities|

We can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than to hit the road and explore the outdoors after months of home isolation. Whether a minimalist camper that is searching for a small campsite in the mountains or a glamper that prefers parking your RV at parks with plenty of amenities, it’s easy to find your ideal outdoor destination and the right rig! Summer is just around the corner as the U.S. is getting back to regular operations, and people are extra antsy. More than ever, it’s important […]

How to Manage Extra-Oily Skin During Hot Weather

By |2021-06-19T13:59:49-05:00June 19th, 2021|Boating Activities|

Photo: Zay Nyi Nyi (Shutterstock) Summer hasn’t even officially started, but many parts of the country have already seen soaring temperatures and extreme heat. Hot weather is annoying—and potentially dangerous—for many reasons, and one of the irritating parts is what it does to your skin. Maybe you’ve been blessed with superior pores, but for most people, when it gets warm outside, their skin takes on a natural sheen, thanks to the production of what seems like way too much oil. But why does this happen, and can we do anything […]

The Interstate 80 Road Trip Guide

By |2021-06-18T19:59:57-05:00June 18th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

Other cross-country routes are more famous, but Interstate 80 is one of our most vital east-west arteries. As a matter of fact, it stretches from San Francisco almost to New York City as a smooth, continuous connection through 11 different states. So buckle up and settle in for a tour of one of the longest thruways in the United States. Let’s explore! The History of Interstate 80 Interstate 80 was part of the original plans for the Interstate Highway System when it was established in the 1950s. Construction of I-80 […]

How to Introduce a New Partner to Your Parents

By |2021-06-04T16:51:48-05:00June 4th, 2021|Tech Tips|

Introducing a new love interest to your mom and dad is nerve-wracking, whether it’s the first or ninth time you’ve done it. What if they don’t like your new boyfriend? What if your new girlfriend doesn’t like them? We can’t stop you from bringing home a stinker, but we can try to help make this meeting go smoother—and keep the peace if it doesn’t. Orchestrate a few mini-meetups If you live far from your parents, FaceTime them while you’re hanging out with your boo. Swivel the phone a little and […]

The Pros And Cons Of Living In A Camper Full-Time

By |2021-06-02T20:08:40-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Tech Tips|

The Pros And Cons Of Living In A Camper Full-Time Living in any RV requires a commitment to a more minimalistic lifestyle whether you’re in a 45-foot diesel pusher or a small truck camper or camper van. There are a couple of reasons a trailer or camper might not be the best choice for full-time living, but it’s worth noting that NO recreational vehicle is built and sold for the purpose of becoming a full-time residence. If you talk to the manufacturers and dealers, they all affirm that RVs are […]

Why Pitbulls Can’t Swim, and Other Things to Know Before Taking Your Dog in the Water

By |2021-06-02T16:52:17-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Tech Tips|

Photo: stodolskaya2 (Shutterstock) Everyone loves a dog in a pool. Watching a pup paddle around, snout just above the surface, is a pastime so adored we’ve even named a swimming stroke in its honor. However, that doesn’t mean you should assume you can toss any dog into a pool without a life jacket, thinking natural instincts will take over—it turns out not all dogs swim easily, and there are a number of things you have to consider before lounging with your pooch by the pool, choreographing a summer photo op […]

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