Many state, local outdoor groups join with National Public Lands Day effort - so can we
The number one reason most of us bought our RVs was to spend more time in the outdoors. Coming up soon is a wonderful opportunity for families to give back a little to that special public campground or mountain top or secret fishing hole that we love ... and need.
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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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The nostalgic American Road Magazine
I love the "romance-of-the-open-road" feel of American Road magazine that celebrates "our two-lane highways of yesteryear ... and the joys of driving them today." American Road ($4.95) is a quarterly, all-color, 84-page magazine that you can actually hold in your ha
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Harris Beach State Park, just north of California, is one of Oregon's most popular public campgrounds
We have camped at Harris Beach State Park twice. The first visit was in 2010 when we hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm that was blowing along the Oregon coast. Then, maybe, three other campers where in the park. Our second visit was recently in the midd
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2016 early Autumn RV Shows - California to Maryland
Autumn RV shows often prove to be the best times to make end-of-season deals on this year’s recreation vehicle models.  Check out the following locations -- Utah RV Supershow September 8-11 South Town Expo Center 9575 South State St., Sandy, Utah America's
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Still the perfect season to RV southern Oregon
Some of our favorite memories were created in southern Oregon ... along the sweeping Pacific coast, in the lush Rogue River National Forest, exploring the damp Oregon Caves. Late summer is the perfect time of the year to head your RV toward that part of the world.
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Wacky 'RV Short Stops' for kids, grownups
A recent item in USA Today featured a perfect family book geared to keeping kids entertained during a long RV road trip. '125 Wacky Roadside Attractions: See All the Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around the World!' (National Geographic Kids)
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Time for the crazy 'Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby' in Orange County
One of the great all-time silly RV events of the year happens this coming week at the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., when the Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby takes place on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7
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Celebrate America's National Parks' 100th Birthday, with 'get in free' days: Aug. 25-28
The perfect reason for a family camping trip is to celebrate National Parks' 100th birthday, during Founders Day weekend Aug. 25-28. Especially since it is all part of NPS's annual *free entrance days. History shows that the United States was "the first country in t
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