Memorial Day -- A humble thank you

Memorial Day — A humble thank you

For all the men and women who have served our country in the military--a profound thank you. We are grateful for your service and your family's sacrifices. On Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, we honor all Americans who died while serving in the military ... and extend our acknowledgement to those who died later as a result of their military service-related injuries or illnesses. A special remembrance to Major Ronald E. Crane, USMC,  Ret., (1941-2000), veteran of
Canadian RV+Camping Week helps kids, Make-A-Wish

Canadian RV+Camping Week helps kids, Make-A-Wish

Kick-off the camping season with 'Canadian RVing and Camping Week' (May 24-29, 2016) and help make wishes come true. Go RVing Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council and select campgrounds across Canada are celebrating with activities, events and special fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Canada (help make the hopes and dreams of children with life-threatening medical conditions). "On Saturday, May 28, campgrounds across Canada will come together to sell Wish la
'Take Me Fishing' trailer travels Idaho angling for kids

‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer travels Idaho angling for kids

Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailer travels to local ponds across the state "to get kids excited about fishing and help build a new generation of anglers. The only thing kids and their parents have to do is show up," according to the Idaho Fish and Game officials. All fishing equipment can be checked out for free during the scheduled event. Reservations are not needed and equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the sta
Memorial Day Weekend -- the unofficial beginning of the family RV camping season

Memorial Day Weekend — the unofficial beginning of the family RV camping season

Many Americans are deep into planning their first big family RV trip of the 2016 camping season. In just a few days, thousands of RVs, many towing boats and ORVs, will be heading to mountain, coast and lakeside campgrounds. It is said that over the long Memorial Day weekend, more than 30 million travelers will be taking a getaway from home, marking the unofficial beginning of the 2016 summer season. Estimates project the vast majority of travelers--more than 80
Watching YouTube videos using very little bandwidth

Watching YouTube videos using very little bandwidth

"For many RVers who travel a lot or even full-time, Internet access is hit and miss," writes Chuck Woodbury, editor, RVtravel.com. "For RVers who want to be online whenever they want to, the choice is often a cell phone used as a WiFi hotspot, a mobile hotspot, or the Wifi at an RV park or other public place, like McDonald’s or Starbucks. "At an RV park, the access speed is often very slow, making it difficult and frustrating to watch a YouTube video. Many
Memorial Day -- A humble thank you
For all the men and women who have served our country in the military--a profound thank you. We are grateful for your service and your family's sacrifices. On Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, we honor all Americans who died while serving in the military ... and extend our
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Canadian RV+Camping Week helps kids, Make-A-Wish
Kick-off the camping season with 'Canadian RVing and Camping Week' (May 24-29, 2016) and help make wishes come true. Go RVing Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council and select campgrounds across Canada are celebrating with activities, events and special fundrais
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'Take Me Fishing' trailer travels Idaho angling for kids
Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailer travels to local ponds across the state "to get kids excited about fishing and help build a new generation of anglers. The only thing kids and their parents have to do is show up," according to the Idaho Fish and Game offi
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Memorial Day Weekend -- the unofficial beginning of the family RV camping season
Many Americans are deep into planning their first big family RV trip of the 2016 camping season. In just a few days, thousands of RVs, many towing boats and ORVs, will be heading to mountain, coast and lakeside campgrounds. It is said that over the long Memorial Day
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Watching YouTube videos using very little bandwidth
"For many RVers who travel a lot or even full-time, Internet access is hit and miss," writes Chuck Woodbury, editor, RVtravel.com. "For RVers who want to be online whenever they want to, the choice is often a cell phone used as a WiFi hotspot, a mobile hotspot, or t
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Yippee -- National 'Kids to Parks Day’ (May 21) celebrates family outdoor fun
The sixth annual National Kids to Parks Day is set for Saturday, May 21, the week before the official start of summer. There are hundreds of special events planned at local, state and national parks, and other public lands across the country. Sponsored by the Nat
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Shore Acres State Park is an Oregon blooming treasure ... for family fun, whale watching, romantic walks
Shore Acres State Park is a jewel in the crown of the Oregon State Park system. Each year more than a quarter-million visitors drive 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay to visit the former palatial estate and gardens of timber tycoon Louis J. Simpson. After a fire and f
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Petrified Forest National Park amazing spring, autumn RV Short Stop in desert southwest
Spring and autumn are the times to visit the Petrified Forest National Park--especially for RVers who are moseying along on their way through the southwest desert and love taking stunning photographs. Here are a few opportunities: - Sat., Sept. 17, 2016: "Pedal
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Cape Arago Light near Sunset Beach State Park
Cape Arago Light is perched on a small three-acre island a few hundred feet off Oregon's mainland, roughly 10 miles southwest of Coos Bay on the Cape Arago Highway. The lighthouse and the land it sits on are not currently open to the public. And, there are only a
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Fascinating millennials RV camping, cycling Pacific Coast Highway
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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