Free very special family evening events at Carlsbad Caverns -- 'Bat Flight' programs, 'Night Sky Parties'

Free very special family evening events at Carlsbad Caverns — ‘Bat Flight’ programs, ‘Night Sky Parties’

Each summer Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosts very special free family programs. Between now and late October--there are daily Bat Flight Programs presented free by park rangers immediately before sunset when thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats will exit Carlsbad Cavern in search of dinner. In addition to these nightly events, there are three free amazing Star Parties (Sept. 3, Oct. 1  and Oct. 29, 2016) where children and older folks have an opportun
The nostalgic American Road Magazine

The nostalgic American Road Magazine

I love the "romance-of-the-open-road" feel of American Road magazine that celebrates "our two-lane highways of yesteryear ... and the joys of driving them today." American Road ($4.95) is a quarterly, all-color, 84-page magazine that you can actually hold in your hands. The folks at American Road say they are "taking the ultimate road trip, and we'd like to take you along. Whether you tend to burn rubber, or you prefer to stop and smell the coffee, we'll show
Harris Beach State Park, just north of California, is one of Oregon's most popular public campgrounds

Harris Beach State Park, just north of California, is one of Oregon’s most popular public campgrounds

We have camped at Harris Beach State Park twice. The first visit was in 2010 when we hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm that was blowing along the Oregon coast. Then, maybe, three other campers where in the park. Our second visit was recently in the middle of a summer wave heat and all of the 156 sites were occupied, many with the maximum of 8 people. Our semi-private tent site was sheltered by evergreen trees. Potable water, accessible flush bath
2016 Autumn RV Shows - California to Detroit

2016 Autumn RV Shows – California to Detroit

Autumn RV shows often prove to be the best times to make end-of-season deals on this year’s recreation vehicle models.  Check out the following locations -- Utah RV Supershow September 8-11 South Town Expo Center 9575 South State St., Sandy, Utah America's Largest RV Show September 14-18 Giant Center 550 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, Pennsylvania Fall Maryland RV Show September 15-18 Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, Maryland Fall RV &am
Still the perfect season to RV southern Oregon

Still the perfect season to RV southern Oregon

Some of our favorite memories were created in southern Oregon ... along the sweeping Pacific coast, in the lush Rogue River National Forest, exploring the damp Oregon Caves. Late summer is the perfect time of the year to head your RV toward that part of the world. To help you get familiar with all there is to discover, is the easy to navigate, free online version of Travel Southern Oregon, with its outstanding graphics. The resource includes links to parks and
Free very special family evening events at Carlsbad Caverns -- 'Bat Flight' programs, 'Night Sky Parties'
Each summer Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosts very special free family programs. Between now and late October--there are daily Bat Flight Programs presented free by park rangers immediately before sunset when thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats will exit Carls
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The nostalgic American Road Magazine
I love the "romance-of-the-open-road" feel of American Road magazine that celebrates "our two-lane highways of yesteryear ... and the joys of driving them today." American Road ($4.95) is a quarterly, all-color, 84-page magazine that you can actually hold in your ha
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Harris Beach State Park, just north of California, is one of Oregon's most popular public campgrounds
We have camped at Harris Beach State Park twice. The first visit was in 2010 when we hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm that was blowing along the Oregon coast. Then, maybe, three other campers where in the park. Our second visit was recently in the midd
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2016 Autumn RV Shows - California to Detroit
Autumn RV shows often prove to be the best times to make end-of-season deals on this year’s recreation vehicle models.  Check out the following locations -- Utah RV Supershow September 8-11 South Town Expo Center 9575 South State St., Sandy, Utah America's
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Still the perfect season to RV southern Oregon
Some of our favorite memories were created in southern Oregon ... along the sweeping Pacific coast, in the lush Rogue River National Forest, exploring the damp Oregon Caves. Late summer is the perfect time of the year to head your RV toward that part of the world.
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Wacky 'RV Short Stops' for kids, grownups
A recent item in USA Today featured a perfect family book geared to keeping kids entertained during a long RV road trip. '125 Wacky Roadside Attractions: See All the Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around the World!' (National Geographic Kids)
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Time for the crazy 'Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby' in Orange County
One of the great all-time silly RV events of the year happens this coming week at the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., when the Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby takes place on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7
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Celebrate America's National Parks' 100th Birthday, with 'get in free' days: Aug. 25-28
The perfect reason for a family camping trip is to celebrate National Parks' 100th birthday, during Founders Day weekend Aug. 25-28. Especially since it is all part of NPS's annual *free entrance days. History shows that the United States was "the first country in t
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RVing Millennials, part 5: Filmmakers Heath & Alyssa Padgett, 25, live full-time on the road
Another young couple, Heath and Alyssa Padgett, both 25, started RVing full-time two years ago. Just four days after their wedding, they struck off in a 1994 Leprechaun Coachmen motorhome, purchased for $11,500 off Craigslist. They both quit their traditional job
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RVing Millennials, part 4: Media savvy Jay & Liz de la Cruz work remote from their RV
Many of the newer model recreation vehicles feature cutting-edge technology demanded by millennials, including wireless capabilities, solar panels, LED lighting, and office space. It is said that more than three million employees now work remote. Virtual position
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