Don't overlook this county park treasure ... Boice Cope, Curry County, on southern Oregon Coast

Don’t overlook this county park treasure … Boice Cope, Curry County, on southern Oregon Coast

We stumbled onto this gem of a public campground as we were making our way south along Hwy. 101 north of Camp Blanco in Oregon. We had fled the record-setting temperatures inland (without reservations) for a cool couple of days on the Oregon Coast. It was mid-week and we were optimistic one of the many great state parks would have an opening. No such luck. Along with the heat wave, this is the height of the summer season and just about every little coastal town w
Help celebrate America's National Park Service 99th Birthday on Aug. 25, & get in free

Help celebrate America’s National Park Service 99th Birthday on Aug. 25, & get in free

Plan to celebrate National Park Services' 99th birthday, on Founder's Day Aug. 25, as part of NPS's annual *free entrance days. The United States was "the first country in the world to set aside its most treasured places as national parks so that they could be enjoyed by all." Founders' Day is the perfect opportunity to take an active role in preserving these special places and to explore and enjoy them. Hundreds of NPS birthday celebrations take place nation
2015 'Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory'

2015 ‘Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory’

“Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory” by Ken and Ellie Hamill (K & E Big Rigs Publishing, 15th edition, 2015, 512 pages, spiral-bound [lays flat], $24.95, plus shipping and handling). The ‘Big Rigs’ directory includes more than 1,200 parks in 49 USA states and 8 Canadian provinces. There are also 710 acceptable fuel stops and 305 restaurant tips included. There is now an online version with the extremely helpful added feature of  satellite vie
Oregon's Silver Falls State Park favorite family spot

Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park favorite family spot

Silver Falls State Park, known as the 'crown jewel' of the Oregon State Parks system, attracts more than a million visitors each year--most of them in family groups. Set in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Silver Falls is less than an hour's drive east of Salem, the Oregon capital, and is an easy day trip of Portland to the north and Eugene to the south. Visitors escape to this 9,200-acre scenic public park for its natural beauty and variety of r
2015's 'Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips'

2015′s ‘Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips’

It is not a surprise that 85 percent of Americans are planning a getaway this summer, or that 90 percent of us will be traveling by car or recreation vehicle. But, where to go?  With busy schedules and limited vacation time, some of us can use a little help in deciding exactly where to point our RV for the very best fun, scenic and economic escape. One place to start your research is with the recent report -- 2015's Best & Worst States for Summer Road
Don't overlook this county park treasure ... Boice Cope, Curry County, on southern Oregon Coast
We stumbled onto this gem of a public campground as we were making our way south along Hwy. 101 north of Camp Blanco in Oregon. We had fled the record-setting temperatures inland (without reservations) for a cool couple of days on the Oregon Coast. It was mid-week an
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Help celebrate America's National Park Service 99th Birthday on Aug. 25, & get in free
Plan to celebrate National Park Services' 99th birthday, on Founder's Day Aug. 25, as part of NPS's annual *free entrance days. The United States was "the first country in the world to set aside its most treasured places as national parks so that they could be enjoy
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2015 'Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory'
“Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory” by Ken and Ellie Hamill (K & E Big Rigs Publishing, 15th edition, 2015, 512 pages, spiral-bound [lays flat], $24.95, plus shipping and handling). The ‘Big Rigs’ directory includes more than 1,200 parks in 49 USA s
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Oregon's Silver Falls State Park favorite family spot
Silver Falls State Park, known as the 'crown jewel' of the Oregon State Parks system, attracts more than a million visitors each year--most of them in family groups. Set in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Silver Falls is less than an hour's drive east
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2015's 'Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips'
It is not a surprise that 85 percent of Americans are planning a getaway this summer, or that 90 percent of us will be traveling by car or recreation vehicle. But, where to go?  With busy schedules and limited vacation time, some of us can use a little help in d
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Fun, fun, fun and funky DIY hybrid RV
This item by Cat DeStasio posted on Inhabitat.com appeared in my in-box one day recently and the whimsey of this do-it-yourself project brought a huge smile to my face. It seems a young guy named James Lawler, a landscaper from Torquay, Australia,  "enjoys traveling
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RVers Diana & Jim Garot's summer journey centers on family, friends & unplanned stop at a Cummins shop
Longtime friends Diana and Jim Garot veered their 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor off I-5 in Southern Oregon to say hello to Jimmy and me, share some simple food, and visit for a short spell. Up until May the Garots of Oceanside, Calif., had no travel plans for the su
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FMCA 2015′s 92nd Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase in Madison, Wisconsin, July 29-Aug. 1
The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for motorhome owners, is hosting its ”Escape to Wisconsin” 92nd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, July 29-Aug. 1, 2015 Organizers report that t
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'Road Trip USA' part of our RV traveling library
One of the fun books in our traveling library is "Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways," by Jamie Jensen. This latest edition (Moon Travel Guide, 2015, almost 1,000 pages, paperback, lots of photos) has updated information for indepe
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RV film quiz
Test your knowledge of RV film lore .... try your memory on this quiz based on one originally created by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. When it came time for the recently widowed Jack Nicholson to hit the road in “About Schmidt” (2002), he does it i
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