Weekends (4/15-16 & 4/22-23) of National Park Week = No gate charge, camping fees still apply
National Park Week weekends, April 15–16 and 22–23, are the perfect times to take your family to one of the National Parks  and advantage of  the *free entrance days. Other free days that remain in 2017 include: Friday, Aug. 25, National Park Service birthday.
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RVs for Autumn, part 4: Sport utility RVs haul motorized toys for active family camping trips
For those who want to haul motorcycles, dirt bikes, or ATVs to their hunting or fishing camp, there is the Sport Utility RV (SURV). “Available in both motorhomes or towable units, the rear end of a SURV drops down, forming a ramp for access into a ‘garage’ area
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RVing with Kids, part 3: Planning tips from RV mom Carley Alexander = involve kids early
RV mom of three young boys Carley Alexander of WhereRVGoing offers a few tips for fun, successful RV camping trips with children. 1. Planning is key.  “You don’t have to arrange for every detail of your trip, but having your options mapped out is a good way to a
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RVing with Kids, part 2: Connecting family with nature, each other
According to a recent survey by RVIA, a recreation vehicle industry organization, the top reasons for increased RV use include enjoying outdoor activities, keeping children active, and seeing America. A similar study in the United Kingdom by the Camping and Caravanni
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RVing with Kids, part 1: Quality time with family
Each year more than 22 million RV owners vacation in America’s great outdoors in order to spend "quality time" with their families. “Using an RV gives families the flexibility to vacation how they want and when they want, at a budget-friendly price,” according
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Public lands provide families with low-cost fun and opportunities for lessons in 'stewardship'
Jimmy and I are huge fans of America's Public Lands and are avid supporters of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24, 2016. Whenever we have the opportunity to visit any public lands facility -- whether canoeing a community reservoir, camping on BLM land, or hiking a
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'Helping hands' for National Public Lands Day on 9/24/16 + free entrance day in all National Parks
If you are looking for a perfect outdoor service project for you and your family--and want a bargain at the same time -- consider planning an RV camping trip the last weekend in September to America's Public Lands. The 23rd National Public Lands Day  is  Satur
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Wacky 'RV Short Stops' for kids, grownups
A recent item in USA Today featured a perfect family book geared to keeping kids entertained during a long RV road trip. '125 Wacky Roadside Attractions: See All the Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around the World!' (National Geographic Kids)
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Celebrate America's National Parks' 100th Birthday, with 'get in free' days: Aug. 25-28
The perfect reason for a family camping trip is to celebrate National Parks' 100th birthday, during Founders Day weekend Aug. 25-28. Especially since it is all part of NPS's annual *free entrance days. History shows that the United States was "the first country in t
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RVing Millennials, part 4: Media savvy Jay & Liz de la Cruz work remote from their RV
Many of the newer model recreation vehicles feature cutting-edge technology demanded by millennials, including wireless capabilities, solar panels, LED lighting, and office space. It is said that more than three million employees now work remote. Virtual position
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