Thank you Veterans ... Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it ... and much, much more
One day isn't enough to thank all our veterans, (including James "Jimmy" Wesley Smith, U.S. Coast Guard and Army), for serving our country and us. And, of course, we extend a huge appreciation to all the loved ones who support our veterans and active-duty military wo
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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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RV Snowbirds go for sunsets, free activities in Tucson
In addition to the magnificent sunsets and abundant natural beauty surrounding Tucson, Arizona, there are numerous free and low-cost activities that entice tens of thousands of RV Snowbirds to return each winter To read about free events including farmers markets,
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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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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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Free National Park Entry Day on Friday, Aug. 25
The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year, the NPS works with partners to celebrate this anniversary. In addition to numerous special events, all parks waive entrance fe
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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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