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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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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Pack old-fashion road games for next long RV trip with younger children
Thinking of how to entertain the youngest of RVers on your first long RV road trip? There are hundreds of old fashion games older RVers can pack in their emergency toy kit. Here are just four fun games that can be found easily online or at your local bookstore. Many
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A romance with 'Little Big Trailers'
Kristopher Bunker profiles ten nifty small tow-behind recreation vehicles on CampingLife.com. Sometimes, a smaller, easy-to-maneuver trailer is all that’s needed to enjoy your favorite outdoor recreation, writes Bunker. "We've selected a number of outside-the-bo
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