HaRVey’s RV Updates: Issues I’ve Discovered on the Street in December


Host Spotlight: Barberville Pioneer Settlement, Barberville, FL

Good day to thee my pals. I’m coming to you from a pioneer village in Barberville, Florida, and couldn’t work out a greater strategy to say whats up from this place. This Pioneer Settlement is a really distinctive expertise. When you haven’t had the chance to take a look at this Host location, you may wish to make it a cease in your journey from right here to there. It’s situated an hour north of Orland and 45 minutes west of Daytona Seaside. 

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When you select to make this a cease, you’ll be greeted with a captivating historic village with each information and self-guided excursions of what Florida was like earlier than Disney World. Experiencing this Host location is nice! They’ve lots to see and do from boiling cane sugar to blacksmiths in motion to reside peacocks and donkeys on website. They’ll even have people music festivals and different occasions price testing. Right here is a bit more data from the Barberville Pioneer Settlement to you.  

The function of this Host Location is to coach and entrust the general public and future generations with the information of the pioneer life-style. And while you select to cease right here, you’ll get these experiences firsthand—after which return to your twenty first century RV. An ideal mixture! 

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Locations: Blue Spring State Park

When you do make your strategy to the Barberville Pioneer Settlement—or one of many different wonderful Florida Host places—you can also make a brief 22-mile drive to Blue Spring State Park. With all the joy of the seashores and amusement parks in Florida, little gems like this have a tendency to get neglected. 

Blue Spring State Park attracts 700+ manatees—sometimes called sea cows—every winter. Moreover these light, large sea cows, you’ll see kingfishers, ospreys, eagles, and lots of different birds wintering right here. This state park consists of two,600 acres of land and has some climbing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing accessible. The water stays a constant 72 levels many of the yr—making it an excellent place to chill off! There are many locations to go in 2023, however catching a glimpse of a sea cow appears fairly wonderful. 

When you do select to take a look at this lovely state park, you may wish to plan forward. This park does get to capability at occasions—and infrequently closes actions to guard manatee migration patterns. 

Blue Spring State Park is open from 8 AM till sunset twelve months a yr. There’s a six greenback price per automobile, or you possibly can go for an annual Florida State Park go. This go prices $60 and will get you into the entire Florida State Parks with out the every day price. When you plan on being in Florida for an prolonged time period, that is positively well worth the cash! 

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A Highlighted Coach: 2022 Winnebago Ekko

When you aren’t positive whether or not you need a motorhome or a camper, can we entice you with this new rig? The Winnebago Ekko has been out for some time now, however there aren’t a ton on the street. If you’re somebody on the lookout for the van life-style—however you need some extra space this—could possibly be a pleasant mixture for you. Let’s take a look at some options it possesses that make it a horny possibility for lots of RVers. 

This RV is an AWD (all wheel drive) mannequin that will get 16-17 MPG. It has heated pass-through storage that may match bicycles, iSUPs (inflatable standup paddleboards), and loads of different out of doors gear. It comes with an off-grid prepared system together with photo voltaic panels, a second alternator, lithium batteries, and 50 gallons of contemporary water. When you mix all of that with the consolation of residence inside, you’ll be prepared for any of the 7,000+ places that include the All-Entry Memberships via Harvest Hosts. 

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Noteworthy Information: Is There Such A Factor As The Excellent Forest?

Entry to inexperienced house has grow to be more and more necessary for cities throughout the globe. Our pals throughout the pond in the UK are taking issues to a brand new stage. Not solely are they seeing inexperienced areas as a vital a part of a wholesome life for people, they’re making an attempt to design forests at the moment for people flourishing 50 years into the longer term. 

By the Go Jauntly app, volunteers are recording their emotions earlier than and after eight totally different walks. The hope is the outcomes of this investigation will assist design the simplest forms of forests for a thriving human inhabitants. 

Earlier research have implied the extra numerous the setting, the extra useful it has been to human beings’ physiological and psychological well being. The variety in wildlife, timber, and even panorama has impacted our total well being for the higher! However can mankind recreate what nature has mastered? Maybe time will inform. 

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HaRVey’s RV Hack from the Harvest Hosts Neighborhood

Whereas in Georgia, I bumped into Jacqueline who informed me about this month’s HarRVey’s RV hack. This isn’t a hack in your RV as a lot as it’s a hack for you. As you arrange and go an increasing number of, it’s straightforward in your mind to play methods on you—or go foggy. Which makes it onerous to recollect what you’ve got or haven’t accomplished to arrange for travels. This hack helps you bear in mind every part you might want to do earlier than you hit the street. 

RVminders are just like these slap bracelets children used to put on within the 80s and 90s. However these let you write your personal record of issues you might want to full earlier than hitting the street. It will probably assist you to bear in mind to place up the steps, lock the basement, make sure that every part is latched, and a lot extra. They’re tremendous easy, and extremely useful. 


Till Subsequent Time, Harvest Hosts Members!

Every month I will probably be providing you with an replace with my travels, some RV information and locations, and naturally, highlighting a few of the greatest farms, wineries, breweries, golf programs, and extra round North America—all accessible via your Harvest Hosts Membership! Within the meantime, you possibly can keep in contact with me via our Harvest Hosts chat system at HarvestHosts.com. Discuss to you quickly! 


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