World's Largest Spinach Can, a day hike, ice cream = fun RV Short Stop near I-40 on a hot summer's day
Years ago--back in the early '90s when I was living in Ft. Smith, Ark., helping organize a Women Build house for the local Habitat for Humanity--I went hiking many weekends with three wonderful women friends. One of our favorite northwest Arkansas day hike destinati
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Fuel prices cheapest since 2005 for most USA
This might be the best summer in more than a decade to take that long road trip in your RV (except if you're taking your 'bucket list' trip to Alaska). Although gasoline prices are more than $4 a gallon in Canada, the USA's "national average for a gallon of gasoline
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39+ million travelers on road Memorial Day weekend
More than 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Of those traveling 50 miles or more from home during this unofficial start of summer, my wild guess--based on the huge (and growing) p
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FMCA rolls into Indianapolis in July
Between July 12-15, 2017, the Family Motor Coach Association's 96rd International Convention, "Crossroads to Fun,” is set for the Indiana State Fairgrounds  in Indianapolis, Indiana. The discount deadline has been extended to 5/26/2017. A  couple thousand fami
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and I spent my first dozen years in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid
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Bluegrass fans, RVers head for Blue Ridge Mountains
Whether it is the hills calling me home, pink dogwoods in bloom, or the hypnotic blinking of fireflies--I'll be forever drawn to the Appalachian Mountains, the land of my birth. Whenever traveling to the region, we always make our way to the homestead of cousins Mary
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Yippee -- National 'Kids to Parks Day’ (May 20) celebrates family outdoor fun
The 7th annual National Kids to Parks Day is set for Saturday, May 20, the week before the official start of summer. Hundreds of special events are planned at local, state and national parks, and other public lands across the country. Sponsored by the National Par
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RV camping, fun family summer activities in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
Canada's Maritime Provinces are a top regional destination on many RVers' bucket list for the summer and autumn.  These Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick include "a cluster of peninsulas and islands that form the northeastern
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Outdoor enthusiasts who love playing in the woods care that 15 billion of Earth's trees are lost annually
Ask any RVer who is looking for a camp site at a state park if they want a shady spot or one without shade--the vast majority will always opt for a shady camp site. We all love trees and on Earth Day, April 22, let's remember that this precious planet of ours "is cur
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Everyone is invited to Canada's 150th Birthday party--all parks, reserves FREE throughout 2017
To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday, the Maple Leaf nation is "wrapping itself up in a bow" and giving visitors a gift: "free admission to National Parks and Reserves for all visitors throughout 2017." The free Parks Canada Discovery Pass gives free access to the 47
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