These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta
After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from
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RVs for Autumn, part 3: SUV set embrace tiny, rugged pull-behind teardrop trailer for off-grid camping
There is growing interest in smaller, rugged pull-behind teardrop trailers by urban anglers who want to get away to a secluded lake, cast a fishing line and catch a memory. “You don't have to own a huge truck to pull a TerraDrop. It is perfectly happy behind a smal
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Autumn camping destination #4: Sherando Lake, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
This is the fourth and final post in a series that has been featuring lesser-know public campgrounds where you can discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. For many autumns Carole Paulett, a retired university adminis
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Autumn camping destination #3: Bessey Campground, Nebraska National Forest
This is the third in a series of posts that are exploring lesser-know public campgrounds to discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. In the midst of the central Nebraska Sandhills is the largest hand-planted national
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Autumn camping destination #2: Colwell Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest, UP Michigan
This is the second in a series of four posts that are exploring lesser-know public campgrounds to discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Michigan's entire Upper Peninsula explodes in dazzling, almost blinding, color
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Autumn camping destination #1: Bear Paw Mountains, a picturesque place in northeast Montana
Pack your recreation vehicle, throw in an extra layer of clothing and explore a few lesser-know public campgrounds this autumn to discover amazing scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The first of four colorful campground desti
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'Helping hands' for National Public Lands Day on 9/24/16 + free entrance day in all National Parks
If you are looking for a perfect outdoor service project for you and your family--and want a bargain at the same time -- consider planning an RV camping trip the last weekend in September to America's Public Lands. The 23rd National Public Lands Day  is  Satur
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Pennsylvania's Ohiopyle State Park, a treasure of a place for camping, bicycling, autumn color
We have camped twice in  Ohiopyle State Park during the autumn and have relished the fall colors. Be advised however that once the rain arrives, the leaves drop fast. Kentuck Campground is part of this expansive park located in southwest Pennsylvania that "encompas
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Free very special family evening events at Carlsbad Caverns -- 'Bat Flight' programs, 'Night Sky Parties'
Each summer through early autumn, Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosts very special free family programs. Go on a New Moon starlit hiking adventure with a ranger into the Chihuahuan Desert on Sept. 30 and Oct. 30. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water and a light snack. Li
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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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