Fascinating young people RV camping, cycling Pacific coast

Fascinating young people RV camping, cycling Pacific coast

Like many RVers,  Jimmy and I love meeting other campers and sharing stories around a campfire.  The best way we find to meet people is by walking around the campground and simply saying "hello." While camping on the Oregon coast at Sunset Bay State Park, we met two young, independent wanderers within a couple of camp sites of each other. The first to cross our path was David McKitrich, 30, taking a break from the family business in North Dakota whe
Oregon's Sunset Bay State Park with longtime friends, Sharon and Ron Vail

Oregon’s Sunset Bay State Park with longtime friends, Sharon and Ron Vail

Definitely one of the most scenic and easily accessible areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features an amazing sandy beach protected by towering sea cliffs. The extremely popular (an estimated 1.3 million people visit annually) day-use and picnic area along the bay  for family beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and surfing. ($5 day use parking fee.) Jimmy and I stayed several days at the nearby Sunset Bay campground, only a short walk from the
'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical

‘Synchronous fireflies’ displays are magical

Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and me, I spent my first decade in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid intersections of lush woodlands and powerful waterways. We carry many fond memories of chasing fireflies on hot, muggy summer nights. On our joint Bucket List of major RV trips is one where we wou
Blue Ridge Parkway -- camping, meandering along “America’s Favorite Drive

Blue Ridge Parkway — camping, meandering along “America’s Favorite Drive”

Over the course of my life, every time I traveled anywhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway ... I made certain I hopped onto it for at least a few of the 469 slow, meandering miles through Virginia and North Carolina. It is a mythical drive. This "most visited" unit of the U.S. National Park Service is gearing up for the spring rush of camping visitors, according to a recent news release. The Parkway's eight campgrounds will be open by early May through late O
RV volunteers needed for Oregon state campgrounds

RV volunteers needed for Oregon state campgrounds

With the major budget cuts in public campground, more and more state and federal parks across the U.S.A. are depending on volunteers, especially those who bring along their own housing. If you long to visit the Pacific Northwest, check out the Oregon State Parks volunteer page ... where it lists all the possibilities for active RVers who want to help with the summer season. You can also email [email protected] or call (877) 225-9803. -- Julianne G. Cra
Fascinating young people RV camping, cycling Pacific coast
Like many RVers,  Jimmy and I love meeting other campers and sharing stories around a campfire.  The best way we find to meet people is by walking around the campground and simply saying "hello." While camping on the Oregon coast at Sunset Bay State Park, we
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Oregon's Sunset Bay State Park with longtime friends, Sharon and Ron Vail
Definitely one of the most scenic and easily accessible areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features an amazing sandy beach protected by towering sea cliffs. The extremely popular (an estimated 1.3 million people visit annually) day-use and picnic area
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and me, I spent my first decade in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid
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Blue Ridge Parkway -- camping, meandering along “America’s Favorite Drive
Over the course of my life, every time I traveled anywhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway ... I made certain I hopped onto it for at least a few of the 469 slow, meandering miles through Virginia and North Carolina. It is a mythical drive. This "most visited" unit
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RV volunteers needed for Oregon state campgrounds
With the major budget cuts in public campground, more and more state and federal parks across the U.S.A. are depending on volunteers, especially those who bring along their own housing. If you long to visit the Pacific Northwest, check out the Oregon State Parks volu
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Go Green RVing -- have fun and save the planet
RVers know how to be light on the earth, conserving their water, their power and living in small spaces. With a nod toward Earth Day, April 22, consider picking up a copy of 'The Green Book: The everyday guide to saving the planet one simple step at a time," to read
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Up-to-date information on that ‘Ultimate RV Road Trip’ from the people at North to Alaska
"With winter in the rear view mirror and summer on the horizon, it's a perfect time to start selecting the bucket-list destinations you want to see "on your ultimate road,” say the folks at North to Alaska. This informative website offers numerous suggestions for ca
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2016 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 68th edition
With fuel prices still relatively low, if this is THE year for your lifetime adventure RV road trip to Alaska, chances are you already know about "The 2016 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This more than 700-page guidebook has been mandatory reading fo
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Visiting RV friends in Susanville, Calif.= pavement camping, helping with moving chores, Lassen Ale
A favorite highway of RVers traveling the ‘alternative' route to and from Arizona and the Pacific Northwest or Canada, is US 395.  In northeast California the route passes near Susanville, a small historic town nestled in a mountain valley at 4,400-feet. Jimmy an
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Live Condor Cam ... reality TV at its best
While the endangered California Condors may never win the ‘cutest chicks’ award -- they can be fascinating live viewing and listening. Although much of the time it could appear rather dull viewing when Mom or Dad is covering their white fluffy chick with their bo
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