Washington State Parks getting ready for summer, family RV camping, canoeing, fishing
Back in 2011, because of steep reductions in general tax support for parks and other recreation lands and facilities operated by the state, the Washington State Legislature and Governor created the Discover Pass Revenues from this pass helps the Washington State Park
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'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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Car, truck, van wrap-around camping tents
Often when an outdoors person doesn't want to sleep on the ground--but does not, for one reason or another, want to acquire a recreation vehicle--will opt for a compact and lightweight vehicle camping tent to have access to interior space for sleeping. Here are three
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'Mobile ski condo: Ins and outs of RV skiing'
Recently a fun, up-beat article about using a vintage Kit Kamper truck camper as a "mobile ski condo" appeared in The Inlander, a weekly newspaper out of Spokane, Wash. RVing skier Nick Pontarolo wrote a humerous essay, 'Parking-Lot Life: The ins and outs of RV skii
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RVer Jimmy Smith writes -- 'Finally. We're on the road again ... Let the wild rumpus start'
"We slipped out of our little creek bottom at first light Sunday morning and are on our way. Let the wild rumpus start," writes full-time RVer Jimmy Smith. "We’re trundling along with enough frozen elk and fresh canned tuna to sustain us through many a trial and tr
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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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Perfect RV Short Stop for RV travelers along Hwy 101
Jimmy and I are not traditional tourists. We do not have a checklist for visiting every state capitol or presidential library in America. We are, however, suckers for lighthouses. And, to our delight, the Pacific Northwest coast has quite a few. While the one in Cre
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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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RVs for Autumn, part 2: For back country dry camping, Ron & Sharon Vail go for small travel trailer
For cool autumn camping, RVers Ron and Sharon Vail of Powell Butte, Ore., opted for a 2014 Lance travel trailer 1985 that they tow with a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4 WD diesel. The Lance has “everything we were looking for in size, convenience and features,” said Ron
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