'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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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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Joshua Tree National Park - Black Rock Canyon
Another night hovering at 4000-feet elevation -- this one dry camping at the Black Rock Canyon Campground at Joshua Tree National Park in the mountains north of Palm Springs, Calif. The Joshua Tree NP website states: "Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and th
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Last chance to take advantange of final 'fee free day' this year at National Parks
The National Park Service winds down this year's "fee free days*" on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2016. According to the National Park Service, many of the more than 400 national parks never charge an entrance fee. The fee-free days apply at the 124 national parks that usua
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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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National Park's final free entrance day in 2016 on Veterans Day, Nov. 11
Veterans Day  Friday, Nov. 11, is 2016's last National Park Service's *free entrance day. This is a meaningful opportunity to take your children and grandchildren to one of the National Park Service's battlefields, military parks, or historic sites that commemora
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RVs for Autumn, part 5: Locating campgrounds near hunting, fishing destinations
Recreation.gov: one-stop site for trip planning, information sharing and reservations on 12 federal agencies. The Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nationa
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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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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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