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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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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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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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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April the Giraffe's home in New York State makes for fascinating family RV Short Stop destination
Yes, I'm an "April" groupie. Thank goodness I have unlimited internet streaming.  I've been watching April's live cam on YouTube since mid-March. I became curious about where April and Oliver live and did a little research on their home, Animal Adventure Park, in ce
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Washington State Parks getting ready for summer, family RV camping, canoeing, fishing
Back in 2011, because of steep reductions in general tax support for parks and other recreation lands and facilities operated by the state, the Washington State Legislature and Governor created the Discover Pass Revenues from this pass helps the Washington State Park
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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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Roadtrippers' great planning tool for your ultimate RV road trip to America's iconic national parks
I've loved America's National Parks since I was 12 years old and my family visited the magnificent Grand Canyon on our cross-country trip (towing a 35-foot travel trailer). As a youngster, standing near the rail on the South Rim, my jaw dropped as I took in that vast
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