Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Upside Down House

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If you’re planning on visiting Niagara Falls this summer, don’t forget that the area has more to offer than the waterfall itself. The Upside Down House is one such attraction; it’s relatively new and was built from the ground up (or the sky down in this case) to impress.

Built by two Polish architects, Marek Cyran and Daniel Czapiewski, it was Czapiewski’s second time building an upside down house. He’d built one in Poland as well that had become a popular tourist attraction, and so he brought the idea to Niagara Falls.

As you can see from the photo above, the house looks like it was literally picked up and placed upside down on its roof. Inside it’s quite disorienting with everything hanging from the ceil- err, floor. While you’re exploring the house, don’t forget to take some pictures of your family hanging off the ceiling!

The Upside Down House is open every day and can be found when you’re driving down Clifton Hill.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Before you hit the road this summer for any destination, be sure to stop by and see us at Woody’s RV World so that an RV technician can give your rig an inspection. It’s important that your RV is in good shape before you embark on any long journey, as it reduces the chances that you’ll encounter an issue that can derail your entire trip. If you’re looking to get into the RV lifestyle, come by and tour any unit at Woody’s RV World and find one that’s right for you.

Apps to Take on the Road With You This Summer

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Cruising in your RV may make want you want to disconnect from the stresses of phone calls, voicemails, emails and the internet, but don’t turn of your smartphone just yet. A number of inexpensive (and often 100-percent free) apps can help you find the perfect campsite, get there without having to make any U-turns and help you enjoy your time there more than ever.

GasBuddy

When you’re living life on the road, fuel prices become one of your top priorities. The GasBuddy app helps you find the cheapest fuel prices (gas or diesel) just about anywhere in the United States. When you’re filling up a 50-gallon fuel tank, a 30-cent savings per gallon can make a big difference in your travel budget.

GPS CoPilot

If you have a smartphone, you probably already have some sort of GPS or mapping app downloaded, but that doesn’t mean you should pass on the GPS CoPilot app. Let’s face it — cellphone service isn’t always perfect no matter where you are in the country, and if you’re crossing borders in your RV, using data can get outrageously expensive. This is where the GPS CoPilot app comes in incredibly handy. The free version of this app offers you offline maps for the United States, but if you’re willing to pay for some add-ons you can gain access to offline maps in a wide variety of countries with turn-by-turn navigation and live traffic updates.

Camp and RV — Campgrounds Plus

Many full-time RV travelers swear that spending $9.99 for the Campgrounds Plus app is the best money they’ve spent on the road. Not only does it help you locate everything from top-end RV resorts to parking lots for one night stays, the app’s filters help you tailor where you stay and what you do to your specific travel interests.

Before You Go

Woody’s RV World is your one-stop shop for all of your RV needs from new and used RV sales, to RV service, parts, accessories and more. So before you hit the roads this summer, be sure to stop by Woody’s RV World for the best customer service in the industry.

Easy Lobster Recipe for the Road

Posted by | RV Cooking

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You don’t have to put a lot of effort into making a delicious lobster recipe. This easy to make recipe allows you to have lobster for a simple lunch or dinner in your RV.

Classic Lobster Rolls

Ingredients

  • 3 1-1 1/2 pound lobsters, steamed and meat removed (about 3 cups lobster meat)
  • 2 tablespoons good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 New England Style hot dog rolls
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. Chop the tail into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl with the claw and leg meat. Whisk the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss the dressing with the lobster meat and set aside.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add two tablespoons of butter. Toast the outside of the hot dog roll in the skillet until golden brown. Flip and toast the reverse side. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  3. Open each roll and fill with 1/4 of the lobster salad. Drizzle 1 tablespoon melted butter over each roll and top with 1 tablespoon chives. Serve immediately.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Stop by Woody’s RV World in Alberta this summer before you embark on any road trip. Whether you need help with RV maintenance or would like to shop for a new or used motorhome, Woody’s RV World can help.

Canada’s Most Beautiful Villages

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When we hit the road in our RVs, most of the time it’s with a destination in mind. Usually these destinations are either National Parks or big cities, like Vancouver, Montreal, or Banff National Park. But this neglects an entire countryside full of deserving destinations: the innumerable smaller towns and villages that dot Canada.

While not every village is a compelling draw, there are some that certainly deserve attention. If you’re planning a road trip in your RV this summer, consider checking out one of Canada’s most beautiful villages.

Waterton, Alberta

Okay, so this one is technically within a National Park, but the village itself is still charming and the surroundings are obviously gorgeous. A tiny mountain village located in the midst of the mountain and lake strewn landscape of Waterton Lakes National Park, Waterton township has its fair share of scenery. Set on the Canadian-USA border across from Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park is adjacent to Glacier National Park and shares the same type of environment.

Entering the village, you’ll see the historic Prince of Wales Hotel and enjoy local hospitality in a laid-back manner. There are restaurants and shops to explore when you’re not out enjoying the surrounding park.

Tadoussac, Quebec

Located a mere three hours from Quebec City, Tadoussac’s main draw are the excellent whale watching opportunities in the summer. Situated where the Saguenay Fjord meets the St. Lawrence Estuary, whales enjoy lingering in the area before they migrate to the Atlantic Ocean in the autumn. Whale watching tour boats regularly leave from the village, but some whales can be spotted from shore.

The village of Tadoussac itself offers fantastic shopping opportunities at its eccentric stores and quirky boutiques. Tadoussac also possesses an ineffable artsy atmosphere that’s sure to charm any tourist.

Merrickville, Ontario

Considered by some polls and surveys to be Canada’s most beautiful village, Merrickville is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Rideau.” Home to a disproportionate amount of heritage sites, you’ll encounter Gothic churches, historic stone houses, and exceptionally well-maintained Victorian-era mansions.

The village attracts a large number of creatives, likes artists and musicians, and lends the village a charming quality. Add to this the shops and cafes, and you’ve got days worth of fun and exploration. The Rideau Canal runs through the town, adding to this charm.

Visit Woody’s RV World

When you’re exploring Canada this summer, from the big cities and national parks to the smallest villages and campgrounds, don’t forget to stop by Woody’s RV World in Alberta to make sure that your RV is in good shape for travel. If it’s time to retire the old RV and find a new one, Woody’s RV World has the selection necessary to find the perfect RV for you.