Volunteering While RVing

By Charyn Pfeuffer

In 2010, Paul and Nina piled their two cats and dog into a 40-foot RV and hit the highways to explore the U.S. on wheels. "The Beast," the couples' trusty Holiday Rambler Endeavor, has since covered more than 15,000 miles coast to coast. As the couple soaks up some of our country's best sites with their four-legged sidekicks, volunteering plays a big role in their adventures.

Farmers' Markets Bounties: the Dirt on Local Food

With farm to table cuisine a popular concept, frequenting farmers' markets while on vacation is a logical extension. Many cities support more than one market, so you can usually find one nearby if you are only in town for a couple of days.

Turning an Eye Toward Fall

August is back to school for most of us with kids, and even if you don't have children, this is the time of year that you usually associate with buying your fall wardrobe and reading weightier books than those you can flip through at the beach.

And yes, you may still have a week planned at the shore, or a spa getaway on tap, but you can combine both relaxation and an eye towards fall.

My Volunteer Travel Packing Style

By Charyn Pfeuffer

My packing style: Carry on whenever possible and prepare like a Girl Scout (I didn't earn my nickname, Global Girl Scout, for nothin'). In my former lux travel writer life, there was rarely a situation where my every whim wasn't within a phone call's reach. As I've embraced a more rough, tumble and lowbrow lifestyle as a volunteer and adventure traveler in recent years, I've learned to make the most of every square inch of my luggage.

Wanna Volunteer? Check out GiveGab

So you want to volunteer, but you don't know where to start? I get it. The landscape of potential volunteer opportunities can be overwhelming and tricky to navigate. GiveGab, a new social network for volunteers makes it easy.

New Disney Ride Will Make You Happy, Not Grumpy

On a recent visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, I discovered many fabulous, new features that will make vacation experiences even better.

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