'The Wright Guides' to public campgrounds
My absolute favorite 'go to' resource book when we are traveling is The (Don) Wright to "Free and Low-Cost Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States". It has a permanent place between Jimmy and me in the front seat of the truck. My dog-eare
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Three favorite print directories for RV camping on national public lands
As we were wrapping up our recent 'Winter Texans' visit to the Lone Star State, it was time to start lining up possible places to camp along the nearly 3,000-mile journey between Rockport, Tex. and our homebase in the Pacific Northwest. We favor national public land
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Larry and Susan Dach host at Dragoon Creek public campground near Spokane, Wash.
We were looking for a place to camp near Spokane, Wash., and heard that a local favorite, Dragoon Creek Campground, had recently reopened after being closed for most of four years because of funding issues and lack of camp hosts. Operated by the State of  Washingt
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Casino guides to low cost, free RV-friendly camping
The "2013 American Casino Guide,"  provides detailed information about every casino/resort, riverboat, and Indian casino in the United States. Money-saving coupons are included plus recreation vehicle parking rules. The 2013 edition has 496 pages of information and se
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RVer Jimmy Smith dreams of warmer weather, gardens, hot springs
Can a generic mole stand in for the infamous Punxsutawney Phil? (The answer is 'No' if one is to believe the official  Groundhog Day Web site.) "According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not
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'Boondocking' part 3 -- Fulltime RVers Paul and Becky Bates are 'independent' campers
This is the third and final installment of a three-part series on 'Boondocking.' Full-time RVers Becky and Paul Bates do both pavement camping and boondocking and prefer to call it “independent camping.” “It means that we are prepared to dry camp but make us
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'Boondocking' part 2 -- Marianne Edwards of Frugal RV Travel.com
This is the second of three postings on Boondocking. Frugal-rv-travel.com blogger Marianne Edwards and her partner Randy Sturrock travel in a 2002 Roadtrek class B van camper and are big dry-camping fans. “We bought an RV so that we could have all the comforts w
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4th night out and first with electricity -- Buffalo Bill State Park, near Cody, Wyoming
This is our first night with electricity--mainly to give us the opportunity to download hundreds of pictures, answer a few dozen e-mails, recharge cell phones and write a post or two. We stopped at the Buffalo Bill State Park nine miles west of Cody, Wyoming, on US H
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Don Wright's new 'Free Campgrounds' 15th edition
(Update: there is now a 15th edition.) I love this book and have been waiting for it to be updated. My dog-eared copy of the 13th edition (2007) was falling apart. It was always within arm's reach in the truck cab for quick and frequent reference. I can't tell y
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