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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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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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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RVing Millennials, part 5: Filmmakers Heath & Alyssa Padgett, 25, live full-time on the road
Another young couple, Heath and Alyssa Padgett, both 25, started RVing full-time two years ago. Just four days after their wedding, they struck off in a 1994 Leprechaun Coachmen motorhome, purchased for $11,500 off Craigslist. They both quit their traditional job
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RVing Millennials, part 4: Media savvy Jay & Liz de la Cruz work remote from their RV
Many of the newer model recreation vehicles feature cutting-edge technology demanded by millennials, including wireless capabilities, solar panels, LED lighting, and office space. It is said that more than three million employees now work remote. Virtual position
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RVing Millennials, part 3: Urban dwellers escape to nature in 8-foot trailer-boat combo
It is estimated that more than 80 percent of millennials are living in urban areas instead of the rural environment of a generation ago. This fundamental shift has helped push the RV industry into producing small, lightweight and more fuel-efficient products. For the
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RVing Millennials, part 2: Outdoors enthusiast loves freedom, flexibility of 4-WD truck and camper
In general, young adults, age 21-35, are interested in outdoor activities that are highly compatible with RVing, including kayaking, mountain biking, off-road four-wheeling, skiing, or scuba diving. Outdoors enthusiast David McKitrick, 30, of North Dakota appreciated
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