Celebrate the New Year with a family 'First Day Hike' at your favorite state park across America
First Day Hikes at state parks are part of a nationwide initiative led by American Hiking Society to get people outdoors. There are hundreds of hikes scheduled in all 50 states. Kids and adults will be participating, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty
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RV birder families--it's time for Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count
About 35 years ago, one of the first news stories I covered for a television station in Omaha, Neb., was the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  I was a fresh young(er) reporter and I vividly remember interviewing a young lad who was very earnest about the work his f
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Seasons Greetings from these RV Snowbirds
Seasons Greetings and Feliz Navidad from our eighth holiday season adrift in America since ridding ourselves of stick-build dwellings and opting for our small home-on-wheels. In seasons past Santa has found our little truck and camper parked beside the Colorado R
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Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels
For the third time, we are grateful to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with fellow RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We are helping cook the turkeys for our community pot luck dinner with all the trimmings. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. An
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Holiday RV travel with pets, Part 2 -- 'Tips for safe, merry and peaceful trips'
A handful of tips from Amy Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com for a comfortable and merry Holiday RV trip with your pets: 1. Your pet's safety is the first priority. Start by making sure your four-legged friends are secured when traveling down the highway. "Whether you de
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Holiday RV travel with pets, Part 1 -- 'Millions of furry friends hit the road'
Unlike holiday air travelers, recreation vehicle owners are not limited to two pieces of luggage. They can take along just about anything they want on their trips to Grandmother’s house--including their pets. According to recreation vehicle industry numbers, more t
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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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15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend
This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the 2015 summer camping season. "More than 5.5 million RVs and 15 million RVers will be on the road during the Memorial Day weekend," according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, an RV industry organization.
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Happy New Year -- 2015
They are frequently referred to as "The Grand Essentials to Happiness" or "Rules for Happiness." And, they have been attributed to a number of different sources including: Chinese Proverb, English poet Joseph Addison, Scottish writer Allan K Chalmers, German philosoph
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Seasons Greetings from our rig to yours
Happy Holidays from our Northern Lite camper on a wet and breezy Oregon Coast.  Wishing you the very best of travels and adventures during the New Year ... happiness to all. -- Julianne and Jimmy
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