RVer Jimmy Smith writes -- 'Finally. We're on the road again ... Let the wild rumpus start'
"We slipped out of our little creek bottom at first light Sunday morning and are on our way. Let the wild rumpus start," writes full-time RVer Jimmy Smith. "We’re trundling along with enough frozen elk and fresh canned tuna to sustain us through many a trial and tr
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Harris Beach State Park, just north of California, is one of Oregon's most popular public campgrounds
We have camped at Harris Beach State Park twice. The first visit was in 2010 when we hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm that was blowing along the Oregon coast. Then, maybe, three other campers where in the park. Our second visit was recently in the midd
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Shore Acres State Park is an Oregon blooming treasure ... for family fun, whale watching, romantic walks
Shore Acres State Park is a jewel in the crown of the Oregon State Park system. Each year more than a quarter-million visitors drive 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay to visit the former palatial estate and gardens of timber tycoon Louis J. Simpson. After a fire and f
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Cape Arago Light near Sunset Beach State Park
Cape Arago Light is perched on a small three-acre island a few hundred feet off Oregon's mainland, roughly 10 miles southwest of Coos Bay on the Cape Arago Highway. The lighthouse and the land it sits on are not currently open to the public. And, there are only a
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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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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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2015's 'Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips'
It is not a surprise that 85 percent of Americans are planning a getaway this summer, or that 90 percent of us will be traveling by car or recreation vehicle. But, where to go?  With busy schedules and limited vacation time, some of us can use a little help in d
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Camping near Oregon's Heceta Head Lighthouse
Carl G. Washburne Memorial (Oregon) State Park, just a few miles north of Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, is a perfect base for intertidal exploration and family RV camping. The campground is located on the east side of U.S. 101, 14 mi. north of Florence
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Holiday camping at Oregon's Tugman State Park with RV friends Ann & Hank David
 We were looking for a special way to celebrate the Holidays and asked our Escapee RV friends, Ann and Hank David  if we could join them at Oregon's Tugman State Park where they are campground hosting during December. They let us know that there are plenty of a
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Longtime RV friends, and re-newed ones, along our Summer Oregon Trail adventure
The very best part of our years of RV travel is the incredible people we meet along the way and the opportunity to reconnect with longtime friends. We caught up with our truck camper buddy Butch Michaelsen and his faithful cattle dog, Rip, in Halfway, Ore. Butch is
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