30 worst decisions you can make at a campground
"Campground choices range from RV parks to cabin resorts to the bare basics often found at national forest campgrounds," writes Melinda Crow in the Travel section on Yahoo.com. "Whatever your camping preferences, here are the 30 worst moves you can make at a campground.
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'It starts with one step' ... Kids in Parks
A great way to get our children (and grandchildren) interested in being in nature is Kids in Parks,  an expanding network family-friendly outdoor adventures with programs in eleven states.  Called "Track Trails," each features a self-guided brochure and signs that
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National Park's final free entrance day for everyone in 2017 is on Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11-12
Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11-12, are 2017's last National Park Service's *free entrance days. This is a meaningful opportunity to take your children and grandchildren to one of the National Park Service's battlefields, military parks, or historic sites that commem
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AirScream ... Classic scary campfire stories
Halloween camping is the perfect time for telling a few spooky campfire stories.  Airstream has come out with five "Do Not Read Alone!" scary tales. "Ghoulishly woven webs of terror that make your hair stand on end and your blood run cold belong, like a hairy, f
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Historic district's public murals fun for traveling families, solos looking for an RV Short Stop
In a former life I was an arts writer for a mid-sized daily  newspaper, and I always had a fondness for large-scale outdoor murals. Maybe it is because one doesn't need a museum membership or fat wallet in order to view and appreciate an amazing artistic undertaking. N
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Airstream International Serenity, part 4 -- Smooth towing, snap to park
The Airstream's lightweight aerodynamic construction results in "easier towing than a traditional box trailer," reports Oregon RVer Carl Tipton, "whether I'm traveling up or down mountains, or maneuvering through a campground." Airstream has designed a number of smal
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Popular summer RV Short Stop: LeMay America's Car Museum near the Puget Sound
LeMay America’s Car Museum, is a sprawling four-story, 165,000-square-foot facility near the Tacoma Dome south of Seattle. It is a perfect family outing if you are traveling through the Puget Sound area of the Pacific Northwest. Since 2012, it’s housed 815 ve
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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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