Oregon's Sunset Bay State Park with longtime friends, Sharon and Ron Vail
Definitely one of the most scenic and easily accessible areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features an amazing sandy beach protected by towering sea cliffs. The extremely popular (an estimated 1.3 million people visit annually) day-use and picnic area
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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 decade in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid inte
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Blue Ridge Parkway -- camping, meandering along “America’s Favorite Drive
Over the course of my life, every time I traveled anywhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway ... I made certain I hopped onto it for at least a few of the 469 slow, meandering miles through Virginia and North Carolina. It is a mythical drive. This "most visited" unit
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RV volunteers needed for Oregon state campgrounds
With the major budget cuts in public campground, more and more state and federal parks across the U.S.A. are depending on volunteers, especially those who bring along their own housing. If you long to visit the Pacific Northwest, check out the Oregon State Parks volu
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Go Green RVing -- have fun and save the planet
RVers know how to be light on the earth, conserving their water, their power and living in small spaces. With a nod toward Earth Day, April 22, consider picking up a copy of 'The Green Book: The everyday guide to saving the planet one simple step at a time," to read
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Up-to-date information on that ‘Ultimate RV Road Trip’ from the people at North to Alaska
"With winter in the rear view mirror and summer on the horizon, it's a perfect time to start selecting the bucket-list destinations you want to see "on your ultimate road,” say the folks at North to Alaska. This informative website offers numerous suggestions for ca
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2016 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 68th edition
With fuel prices still relatively low, if this is THE year for your lifetime adventure RV road trip to Alaska, chances are you already know about "The 2016 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This more than 700-page guidebook has been mandatory reading fo
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Visiting RV friends in Susanville, Calif.= pavement camping, helping with moving chores, Lassen Ale
A favorite highway of RVers traveling the ‘alternative' route to and from Arizona and the Pacific Northwest or Canada, is US 395.  In northeast California the route passes near Susanville, a small historic town nestled in a mountain valley at 4,400-feet. Jimmy an
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Live Condor Cam ... reality TV at its best
While the endangered California Condors may never win the ‘cutest chicks’ award -- they can be fascinating live viewing and listening. Although much of the time it could appear rather dull viewing when Mom or Dad is covering their white fluffy chick with their bo
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Wander out tonight to capture wonder of ‘Dark Sky’
Celebrate starry skies during International Dark Sky Week, now through April 10, and learn how to stargaze any night at home, at an RV campground or out in the wilderness. The National Park Service offers lots of suggestions on how RVing families can capture thos
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