Lynne Benjamin

Lynne Benjamin

My name is Lynne Benjamin and my partner’s name is Fred. We’ve been RVing since the early ’70s and have literally been on the road since 2001. We call ourselves turtles. Even though we are most-timers (as opposed to full-timers) we think of the RV as our home while our condo in Lethbridge, Alberta, is the place we go when we're not at home (that turns out to be maybe two to three months a year).

The months between 2007 and 2008 proved to be our big travel year. When I completed my book about our seven years spent on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, we were furnished with a wonderful excuse to travel back to Cape Breton—and we thought we might as well follow the changing of the fall leaves down through the eastern states and we’ve never been to Texas and so on and so on.

We invite you to join us on our eight-month adventure. Our first installment highlights our experience in Quebec City, Quebec.

All Articles by Lynne Benjamin

Southern Alberta has a wealth of historical attractions.
Alberta South

A historical trip through southern Alberta

Tour through the province and see some of Alberta's most intriguing historical attractions.

October 2016 by
Be prepared in case of a disaster.
Snowbirding 101

What you are left with when everything else is gone

After this last summer and the total disaster in Fort McMurray, I started thinking about what we would do if we met with a disaster in the motorhome.

August 2016 by
Lynne Benjamin's motorhome at it's spot in Nanaimo, B.C.
Snowbirding 101

A Western Canadian Winter

When the Canadian dollar is low but you still want to avoid a harsh winter, a Canadian option is Vancouver Island.

May 2016 by
A fifth wheel displayed at the Lethbridge RV show.
Snowbirding 101

Lethbridge RV Show - things that caught my eye

Find all the new trends models and trends at the Lethbridge RV show.

March 2016 by
A restaurant in Old Town San Diego.
San Diego

Visit San Diego’s charming Old Town

Old Town San Diego is a California State Historic Park where visitors can stroll back to the 1850s.

August 2015 by
Picture of the entrance of 'Old Town' in San Diego.
RV News

Visit San Diego’s charming Old Town

Old Town is right in the heart of San Diego and is often called the birthplace of California. 

August 2015 by
An elderly man sitting in a wooden beach chair talking on his cell phone.
Snowbirding 101

Finding the best cellphone plan

Keeping in touch is important for snowbirds. Here's how to choose a cellphone plan that will work for your travels.

August 2014 by
Returning from snowbirding to snow.
Snowbirding 101

It’s still winter here

Returning from snowbirding to wintery Canada, where do you fill water? or dump waste water? or camp?

May 2014 by
A sign giving at a Canada/USA border crossing.
Snowbirding 101

Snowbirds: be aware of new residency tracking

Snowbirds need to be aware of more stringent tracking and enforcement of rules on residency.

April 2014 by
Trip receipts envelope.
Snowbirding 101

“Welcome home”

Things to remember before starting the long trek northward.

March 2014 by
RV ladder
Snowbirding 101

Stowing things safely

Have you seen an RVs going down the road with its TV antennas up or an electrical cord dragging behind?

February 2014 by
big green RV
Snowbirding 101

Keeping the rig on the road

Making sure your RV and its tires are in good repair is a necessary part of the snowbird lifestyle.

February 2014 by
RV camping
Snowbirding 101

Cost cutting for fulltimers

How to cut expenses when you're committed to life on the road.

January 2014 by
electric and water supply at campsite
Snowbirding 101

Advice on power sources, water hoses and more

Snowbirds weigh in on where to spend and where to save when you're a full-time RVer. 

December 2013 by
Snowbirding 101

Good ideas from RVers

Experienced RVers share some words of advice that make life on the road easier and better.

December 2013 by
desert at dusk
Snowbirding 101

Stay warm and safe in your RV

What are the safest, most economical options for snowbirds who feel a little chilly on those desert nights?

November 2013 by
The entrance of Beaver Canyon Campground has an old wooden wagon full of flowers.

The unusual treasure is the Beaver Canyon Campground as well as the Love the Art gallery.

November 2013 by
Waterfall in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Snowbirding 101

An autumn trip to Yellowstone National Park

Lynne and Fred explore the famous park that sits on an underground volcano.

October 2013 by
senior couple holding hands
Snowbirding 101

What will we do all day?

Those new to snowbirding may wonder what they will do with their time. Here are some ideas.

September 2013 by
Don't leave your medical care to chance while you're RVing.
Snowbirding 101

Do you really need travel medical insurance?

Snowbirds keep up an endless quest for the best policy at the best rate. Here's what you need to know.

August 2013 by