'50 States, 5,000 Ideas' ... worth a look
Spotted recently in the RV Travel weekly newsletter was a small item on a book full of places to go and things to see that would appeal to most active RVers: '50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do'. "This richly illustrated book fro
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Biking, birding Port Aransas Nature Preserve
Whenever RV snowbirds hover along the Coastal Bend of Texas, they often take advantage of sunny days to jump on bicycles and see the sites. One relatively safe place to take out the bicycles is Port Aransas on Mustang Island. It is just a short free ferry ride across th
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Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching
Brazos Bend State Park is an outstanding family 'destination' park within easy reach of downtown Houston, Texas. We stayed here for 12 days recently and commuted (about an hour) into the city to visit relatives. On the days we did not go into Houston, we explore
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Beginning with MLK Day, 10 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2017
Kicking off its second century, the National Park Services opens its doors free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16.  All together there will be 10 *free entrance days to more than 2,000 National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other fede
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South Llano (Texas) State Park for the umpteenth time
We have camped at the South Llano River State Park on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country more times than I can readily remember--it's either 5, 6 or 7 times. Another time we were planning on stopping but the campground was closed because of a public deer hun
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RV birder families--it's time for Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count
About 35 years ago, one of the first news stories I covered for a television station in Omaha, Neb., was the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  I was a fresh young(er) reporter and I vividly remember interviewing a young lad who was very earnest about the work his f
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RVer Jimmy Smith bags his first bull elk -- one more item checked off his Bucket List
After a lifetime of hunting deer, Jimmy Smith of RV Wheel Life bagged his first elk in early November--fulfilling a top item on his Bucket List. Jimmy reports he shot the five-point bull at 275 yards through its heart. "It dropped on the spot," he said. The bull was
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Wildlife Safari: Family RV Short Stop or overnight stay
Whether you are an RV Snowbird traveling south for the winter ... or simply driving along I-5 in southern Oregon, Wildlife Safari is an excellent destination for a family to spend a few hours ... or consider staying overnight in the RV Campground on the property. Sin
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(Some of the) Best destinations for snowbird travelers
"When the mercury drops, some Americans welcome the cold while others follow the sun," writes Richie Bernardo  in a posting on WalletHub.com about "2016’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations." To help travelers plan, WalletHub’s analysts crunched data to find the m
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Roadtrippers' great planning tool for your ultimate RV road trip to America's iconic national parks
I've loved America's National Parks since I was 12 years old and my family visited the magnificent Grand Canyon on our cross-country trip (towing a 35-foot travel trailer). As a youngster, standing near the rail on the South Rim, my jaw dropped as I took in that vast
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