Remember National Public Lands Day, 'Go. Play.' 'Go. Discover.' 'Go. Help.' - Sat., Sept. 30
"America's state and national park systems are popular destinations for RV trips," according to the Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Of the RVers surveyed, "77% percent will visit a state park, and 74% plan to visit
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Labor Day - last big RV camping spree of summer
Labor Day, originally organized to celebrate labor's strengths and contributions to the United States economy, also unofficially marks the end of family summer camping weekends and neighborhood potluck barbecues. Wherever you are celebrating this Labor Day -- camped
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National Trails Day ... let's make it every day
Each year, on the first Saturday of June, "American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country." "Natio
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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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'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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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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