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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Autumn camping destination #1: Bear Paw Mountains, a picturesque place in northeast Montana
Pack your recreation vehicle, throw in an extra layer of clothing and explore a few lesser-know public campgrounds this autumn to discover amazing scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The first of four colorful campground desti
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Antlers Campground in shadow of Mt. Shasta
We could not see it from our site at Antlers Campground, but we knew it was there. 'It' can't be missed. Approaching from the north or south along I-5 in California,  on a clear day, Mount Shasta  looms in the distance for as far as 140 miles. This magnificent
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Go Green RVing -- have fun and save the planet
RVers know how to be light on the earth, conserving their water, their power and living in small spaces. With a nod toward Earth Day, April 22, consider picking up a copy of 'The Green Book: The everyday guide to saving the planet one simple step at a time," to read
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Fun, fun, fun and funky DIY hybrid RV
This item by Cat DeStasio posted on 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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Update: Vivian Grybko, a solo RV WINer
Two years ago, about this time, Vivian Grybko, a shy but independent woman, crossed my path at the Escapees' RoVer's Roost SKP Co-Op RV Retreat in Casa Grande, Arizona. We became fast friends over a brilliant sunset and a cup of coffee the next morning in her 1999 24
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Free entry to all National Parks - Sept. 27, Nov. 11
Just because the kids are back in school, doesn't mean you can't visit your closest national public treasure, including the awesome North Cascades National Park. Tucked into the Northwest corner of the lower USA, this magnificent park is one of the least visited, but
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Camping, fishing, rafting popular July 4 holiday in Idaho's Salmon River country
It's turning out to be perfect weather this 4th of July holiday along the Little Salmon, Lower Salmon and Salmon Rivers in Idaho. Recreation vehicles of all shapes, sizes and models are frequent sights on Idaho Hwy. 95 between White Bird and McCall. One sweet Bure
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RVing and Motorcycling, part 1: 'Great Summer Travel Combo'
Summer is the traditional time for meandering motorcycle trips along America's back roads and scenic highways. Each year, more and more riders are being spotted towing ultra-light camping trailers. It seems these mini pop-up tent campers are gaining in popularity as
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Casita probably best purchase in 47-year marriage
  Kevin Justis of Rio Rico, Ariz., just sent in an e-mail about their 1995 Freedom Deluxe Casita that he and his wife, Jane, purchased in the summer of 2006. "We have more than 800 nights in it and think it might be one of our best purchases in our 47 years of marr
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