Three RV parks near historic town of Oakland, Oregon

Three RV parks near historic town of Oakland, Oregon

Three full-service RV parks are within a short drive (3-4 miles) of the historic small town of Oakland, Ore., recently featured on the RV Short Stops website. Timber Valley RV Park is an Escapees RV Club members-only facility.  The 206-site park is nestled in a valley between tree-covered hills of Douglas fir, cedar, alder and cottonwoods. The nearby Cooper Creek Reservoir is a beautiful destination for fishing and boating year long. Daily and weekly rental r
Brite Lake Park in California's Tehachapi Valley, great place for RV snowbirds to rest on migration

Brite Lake Park in California’s Tehachapi Valley, great place for RV snowbirds to rest on migration

RVer Ron Tyrrell of Oregon writes: "Brite Lake is a park to put on your list of places in California to stay." The park "is in the Tehachapi Valley and is one of the nicer parks we have stayed in our travels." It is a convenient location for snowbird RVers making their way to-or-from Arizona and southern California using Hwy 58, between I-5 and I-15.  "I thought it worth a mention because of the locale," writes Tyrrell. Operated by the Tehachapi Valley Re
'Extreme Motorhome Racing' video from BBC's 'Top Gear' -- more than a few laughs

‘Extreme Motorhome Racing’ video from BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ — more than a few laughs

'Extreme Motorhome Racing' is a hoot in this video shown on BBC's 'Top Gear,' a hugely popular television series about motor vehicles that is one of the most widely watched 'reality' programs on the planet. In the video (below) motorsports reporter Richard Hammond ventures to the Essex Raceway in Essex, England, to pit his motorhome against a variety of other RV's, including one driven by another Top Gear presenter, James May. Richard explains the theory of li
Australian Millennials tour USA in DIY 'Skoolie'

Australian Millennials tour USA in DIY ‘Skoolie’

This is a great story about how six young Australians "threw caution to the wind, and made a remarkable choice to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure," according to an article on Do It Yourself RV. It seems the friends quit their jobs in Australia, moved to Canada, found a 1986 Chevy Bluebird school bus, and, while working at a ski resort in Banff, Alberta, transformed the bus into a "skoolie" (school bus-turned-RV) over three months. Then in the summer of
When searching for Bluebonnets in Texas Hill Country, stop by LBJ Ranch, stay at Lady Bird RV Campground

When searching for Bluebonnets in Texas Hill Country, stop by LBJ Ranch, stay at Lady Bird RV Campground

Amazingly beautiful Bluebonnets are blanketing Texas this Spring. And, according to recent reports: "Experts Expect Great Wildflower Season in Texas." I have embarked on numerous outings over the years searching for those dazzling Bluebonnets (dating back to my college days decades ago at the University of Texas, Austin), and, more recently, one sweet search with my sister, Nancy Jean Butler, in 2008. While wandering the back roads of the Texas Hill Country,
Three RV parks near historic town of Oakland, Oregon
Three full-service RV parks are within a short drive (3-4 miles) of the historic small town of Oakland, Ore., recently featured on the RV Short Stops website. Timber Valley RV Park is an Escapees RV Club members-only facility.  The 206-site park is nestled in a vall
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Brite Lake Park in California's Tehachapi Valley, great place for RV snowbirds to rest on migration
RVer Ron Tyrrell of Oregon writes: "Brite Lake is a park to put on your list of places in California to stay." The park "is in the Tehachapi Valley and is one of the nicer parks we have stayed in our travels." It is a convenient location for snowbird RVers making
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'Extreme Motorhome Racing' video from BBC's 'Top Gear' -- more than a few laughs
'Extreme Motorhome Racing' is a hoot in this video shown on BBC's 'Top Gear,' a hugely popular television series about motor vehicles that is one of the most widely watched 'reality' programs on the planet. In the video (below) motorsports reporter Richard Hammond ve
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Australian Millennials tour USA in DIY 'Skoolie'
This is a great story about how six young Australians "threw caution to the wind, and made a remarkable choice to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure," according to an article on Do It Yourself RV. It seems the friends quit their jobs in Australia, moved to Can
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When searching for Bluebonnets in Texas Hill Country, stop by LBJ Ranch, stay at Lady Bird RV Campground
Amazingly beautiful Bluebonnets are blanketing Texas this Spring. And, according to recent reports: "Experts Expect Great Wildflower Season in Texas." I have embarked on numerous outings over the years searching for those dazzling Bluebonnets (dating back to my col
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Carlsbad Caverns' free 2015 Night Sky Parties
The popular Free Night Sky events continue this summer at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. The 2015 Star Party dates are:  June 13,  July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 12,  and Oct. 10. “The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night
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End to free overnight parking at Wal-Mart?
Recent posts on two leading RV online sites bring attention to how the actions of a family of traveling musicians temporarily living in their car at an Arizona Wal-Mart can potentially take away a huge convenience of free overnight parking for thousands of responsible R
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Two weeks in Yuma, new RV friends Pat & Nancy
After our month along the Texas Coastal Bend, we pointed our truck and Northern Lite camper west ... eventually stopping for two weeks in Yuma at the Escapee RV Club's Kofa Ko-op RV Park. Across the lane from us, we noticed a 2013 30-foot Arctic Fox travel trailer wi
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National Park's 'free entrance days' on April 18-19
There is no bad time to visit America's National Parks including the breathtaking hoodoos of Bryce Canyon (Sunset Point pictured at right).  And, it's definitely not too early to start planning for April 18-19--the opening weekend of National Park Week--because these a
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2015 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 67th edition
With the lower fuel prices, if this is THE year for your lifetime adventure RV trip to Alaska, chances are you already know about "The 2015 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This almost 800-page guidebook has been mandatory reading for everyone headed t
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