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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Weekends (4/15-16 & 4/22-23) of National Park Week = No gate charge, camping fees still apply
National Park Week weekends, April 15–16 and 22–23, are the perfect times to take your family to one of the National Parks  and advantage of  the *free entrance days. Other free days that remain in 2017 include: Friday, Aug. 25, National Park Service birthday.
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'50 States, 5,000 Ideas' ... worth a look
Spotted recently in the RV Travel weekly newsletter was a small item on a book full of places to go and things to see that would appeal to most active RVers: '50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do'. "This richly illustrated book fro
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RV Snowbirds looking to volunteer--Consider Arbor Day projects in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana
Many RV snowbirds are looking to volunteer when they are visiting the Sun Belt.  Those who are active enough could consider helping with planting trees or other projects in communities in South Carolina, Florida or Louisiana. Arbor Day Foundation is a "nonprofit wor
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RVs for Autumn, part 5: Locating campgrounds near hunting, fishing destinations
Recreation.gov: one-stop site for trip planning, information sharing and reservations on 12 federal agencies. The Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nationa
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RVs for Autumn, part 3: SUV set embrace tiny, rugged pull-behind teardrop trailer for off-grid camping
There is growing interest in smaller, rugged pull-behind teardrop trailers by urban anglers who want to get away to a secluded lake, cast a fishing line and catch a memory. “You don't have to own a huge truck to pull a TerraDrop. It is perfectly happy behind a smal
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RVs for Autumn, part 2: For back country dry camping, Ron & Sharon Vail go for small travel trailer
For cool autumn camping, RVers Ron and Sharon Vail of Powell Butte, Ore., opted for a 2014 Lance travel trailer 1985 that they tow with a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4 WD diesel. The Lance has “everything we were looking for in size, convenience and features,” said Ron
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Autumn camping destination #4: Sherando Lake, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
This is the fourth and final post in a series that has been featuring lesser-know public campgrounds where you can discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. For many autumns Carole Paulett, a retired university adminis
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Autumn camping destination #3: Bessey Campground, Nebraska National Forest
This is the third in a series of posts that are exploring lesser-know public campgrounds to discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. In the midst of the central Nebraska Sandhills is the largest hand-planted national
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Autumn camping destination #2: Colwell Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest, UP Michigan
This is the second in a series of four posts that are exploring lesser-know public campgrounds to discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Michigan's entire Upper Peninsula explodes in dazzling, almost blinding, color
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