Fresh Off The Farm, Rockport, ME
Greetings from this specialty store with over 400 native distributors in Rockport, Maine.
After a while with my mates in Canada, I made a decision to start out heading south. I crossed into the United States close to Calais, Maine—the border crossing brokers gave me some humorous appears, however I had no actual issues.
I used to be in a position to make use of a number of Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome areas between Halifax and Bar Harbor, Maine. There was no scarcity of choices both—over 30 areas on that quick seven hour journey.
On one other notice, let’s take a couple of minutes and get some updates taking place round North America and the RV world.
Destinations: Ocracoke, NC
While I’m nonetheless targeted on leaf chasing, I needed to share one of many many nice locations in North Carolina this time of 12 months. Ocracoke, NC is off the crushed path, and a tremendous place to expertise these island vibes.
Ocracoke is part of the outer banks of North Carolina, however isn’t as touristy as different islands. It has 16 miles of undeveloped shoreline, and a campground that provides you all of the feels of distant seaside life.
The Ocracoke Campground is operated by the National Park Service, and has 136 campsites accessible for tenting three hundred and sixty five days a 12 months. There are restrooms, operating water, and quick strolling paths to the seaside. The campground doesn’t have hook ups at their websites, however as a Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome Member, you already know how one can boondock!
The city of Ocracoke has that village really feel that takes you again to quainter instances. There are eating places, outlets, dwell music venues, and extra so that you can get pleasure from—while you don’t have your toes or hooves within the sand.
When you make your method to Ocracoke, you’ll understand there isn’t numerous parking to be discovered within the peak season, however throughout the shoulder seasons you may need higher luck. Or you may simply stroll the island, bike, and even use your golf cart. The pace restrict on the town is 20 mph, and which works completely for a UTV or golf cart.
If you need a spot to decelerate, take heed to the waves, and neglect about your worries, Ocracoke, NC is the spot for you!
News: Patagonia Is Demonstrating Compassionate Capitalism
Compassionate Capitalism is the thought or perception that companies have to be held accountable for his or her affect on the setting, the therapy of their staff, and have to be equally accountable to their customers. While there’s a robust debate on whether or not or not these ideas are right here to remain, corporations within the out of doors trade have an added stress to behave accordingly.
Patagonia has at all times been a pacesetter of this thought by giving 1% of its income to environmental causes, and utilizing 100% renewable power for his or her owned and operated shops.
In September 2022, they shocked the world by transferring the possession of the corporate to 2 different non-profits that assist combat local weather change. With this transfer, Patagonia is giving $100 million yearly to guard what all of us love. “Instead of extracting value from nature and transforming it into wealth, we are using the wealth Patagonia creates to protect the source.” says Chouinard—Patagonia founder.
Whether Compassionate Capitalism works or not, it is a daring assertion—and one which must be admired.
Lifestyle: 10,000 Steps a Day May Reduce Specific Health Risks
Your well being is one thing you shouldn’t take with no consideration. We have shared some ideas for staying wholesome whereas on the street, nevertheless it looks like there’s something magical about strolling 10,000 steps a day—20,000 for Alpacas as a result of we now have twice as many ft! Recent research have proven that strolling can dramatically lower your possibilities of creating dementia. And whereas taking 9,800 steps a day confirmed the best advantages with a 50% discount, there are different benchmarks price noting.
If you don’t really feel like 9,800 steps a day is lifelike for you, the identical examine confirmed a 25% discount in dementia with simply 3,826 steps. I really feel like I take this many each time I arrange my RV.
But it isn’t simply the variety of steps—the intentionality of these steps issues too. The tempo at which you stroll issues with round 40 steps per minute being an sufficient tempo. So if you happen to can go for a day by day stroll, you might be doing extra than simply taking within the lovely surroundings.
Is this one thing you are able to do for your self? Start out small, and regularly improve your day by day variety of steps. You can try the complete examine under.
Rigs: Do You Want a Boat or an RV? Why Not Both?
For the free spirit, having no exterior limits is the dream state of affairs. This German-built RV is pushing the bounds not typically pushed. A leisure car (RV) that takes on the ocean, lakes, and land—whereas providing an opulent really feel—appears far-fetched. But in Heidelberg, Germany, they’re getting near bringing this actuality to market.
Its design is masterful. The revolutionary pontoons that transition from a tucked place whereas driving—to prolonged whereas within the water—flip right into a wrap-around deck. The plans are to have an increasing roof that will provide coated seating. Inside, you’ll have granite finishes, flat-screen TVs, and a solar-powered fridge and wine cooler.
This may very well be the last word freedom for individuals who at all times wrestle to resolve between land or sea. Check out the complete article under.
The E-bike Craze Might Be Cheaper than You Think
In February 2022, the US House and Senate handed a proposed regulation which may incentivize you—and lots of different RVers—to go forward and pull the set off on buying a brand new electrical bike. The proposed regulation—that also wants the main points ironed out, and to be signed by the President—would give a tax refund of as much as 30% of the worth of the e-bike bought, with a $1,500 cap.
One of the principle causes the e-bike craze hasn’t hit that tipping level but is due to the additional $1,000 price ticket, and the dearth of expertise that most individuals have with them. But with the 30% refund simply ready to be signed into regulation, we would see this tipping level sooner somewhat than later.
With e-bike mania on the horizon, there are some belongings you should find out about them:
- First, they’re amazingly enjoyable! You get 5x the outcomes for 1x the trouble. And who doesn’t love that feeling?
- Second, research have proven 15% of automotive journeys made on an e-bike might cut back carbon emissions by 12%.
- Third, the e-bike legal guidelines aren’t constant throughout the states. Here is a map that might assist you begin to see the variations.
To see extra about this potential tax financial savings, try the hyperlink under.
Harvey’s New Hack from the Harvest Hosts Community
Have you ever been scrolling by means of your favourite social media platform and seen some RVer with muddle throughout their counter tops? When I see that, I immediately take into consideration having to place these issues away each time I need to go away—particularly potted crops. Well, a Harvest Hosts Member I met in Rockport, ME spilled the beans to me about how they do that.
If you need to go away potted crops within the window sill, a container of espresso or sugar on the counter, or anything out on a regular basis, simply use Museum Putty. Museum Putty is reusable, detachable, and simple to make use of.
Originally designed as a protectant towards earthquakes, Museum Putty has change into the usual for worthwhile items to be displayed, transported, and guarded in RVs. Give it a attempt to tell us what you suppose.
Until Next Time, Harvest Hosts Members!
Each month I will probably be supplying you with an replace with my travels, some RV information and locations, and naturally, highlighting among the finest farms, wineries, breweries, golf programs, and extra round North America—all accessible by means of your Harvest Hosts Membership. In the meantime, you may keep in contact with me by means of our Harvest Hosts chat system at HarvestHosts.com. Talk to you quickly!