Don Wright’s ‘Free and Low-Cost Campgrounds’
This campground guide is always within arm’s reach for quick and frequent reference. I can’t tell you how much money this book has saved us. Thousands, at least. I know there are many Wifi Apps that provide similar information, however, we frequently travel place
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
This is an updated post from 2017 ... because I've been following these fascinating synchronous firefly events for years, hoping some day I'll be able to take one of my major Bucket List RV trips and "Follow the Fireflies." Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bu
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Get outdoors and enjoy National Parks Week
According to an email from the folks at our National Parks, "Everyone can find a unique way to celebrate our incredible national parks this April during National Park Week." April 21 through April 29, "the parks will be aglow with special programs and events acro
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Active millennial RVers Shea and Erin Laughlin, #3:  Hymer Aktiv uses a regular van chassis
One reason Minnesota millennials Shea and Erin Laughlin chose the 2017 19.7-foot Hymer Aktiv 1.0 for their home on the road is because of its small footprint. The Aktiv is built on the RAM ProMaster 2500 chassis providing for a stable ride. The front-wheel-drive van
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Active millennial RVers Shea and Erin Laughlin, #2: Aktiv's sleek, efficient interior design
RVing Millennials Shea and Erin Laughlin of Minnesota, live full-time in their 2017 Hymer Aktiv 1.0. “As with any house, the Hymer Aktiv has fresh water, electricity, waste water disposal, heating, and cooling systems. In the Aktiv these systems are self-contained
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Beginning with MLK Day, the first of 4 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2018
The National Park Services has cut it popular *free entrance days by 60-percent this year.  In 2018 there will be only four, down from 10 in 2017. This year the first admission free day is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15.   America's "national p
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Looking for a quick, easy gift for your favorite outdoorsy friend, a tax deduction ... and support our National Parks
As John Muir, America's most famous  naturalist and 'Father of our National Parks,' said: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” "America’s national parks embody
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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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