Autumn RV shows in USA, Canada
At least 13 RV shows are scheduled between late September through October where browsers and potential buyers will be able to scan the new 2017 models ... or maybe pick up on a deal on an outgoing rig. Great American RV Show Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Norris Penrose Event Cen
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'National Get (your family) Outdoors' Day Sat. 6/11
Saturday, June 11, is "National Get Outdoors Day," an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun for everyone. One of the primary goals of the day is reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our country's youth to our amazing, great ou
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Washington State Parks free (day-use) admission on June 11, 'National Get Outdoors Day'
Washington State Parks (along with many other states) is offering free admission day on Sat., June 11, "National Get Outdoors Day." Visitors won’t need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits. Free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented fac
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Western Swing Music Society looking for fun-loving RVers
The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society is looking for a few good fun-seeking RVing folks who love dancing and music ... and, especially those who have a hankering to learn more about Western Swing. In an e-mail from NWWSMS' Newsletter editor Jeanne Yearian, she wr
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Two weeks in Yuma, new RV friends Pat & Nancy
After our month along the Texas Coastal Bend, we pointed our truck and Northern Lite camper west ... eventually stopping for two weeks in Yuma at the Escapee RV Club's Kofa Ko-op RV Park. Across the lane from us, we noticed a 2013 30-foot Arctic Fox travel trailer wi
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Washington's popular, convenient year-round Maryhill State Park along Columbia River Gorge
The Maryhill (Washington) State Park is located about 104 miles east of Portland, Ore., on the Washington State side of the mighty Columbia River. It sits on the river's edge across from Biggs, Ore., a popular travelers' and truckers' stop for fuel and fast food.
Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest
We first met Chuck and Betty Prather of Tucson, Ariz., over 4th of July weekend in a small forest service campground in northeast Washington state near the Canadian border. These long-time RVers frequently split their time between their winter home in Arizona and the
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Wildfires continue to scorch Northwest wild lands
Wildfires are burning across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The most recent of concern to us is the Big Cougar Fire burning on the Idaho side of the Snake River in extremely dry and rugged timber and grass lands. As of Friday, Aug. 8, afternoon, more than 55,000-acre
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Maryhill State Park, Maryhill Art Museum on the Columbia River = RV Short Stop+camping
When traveling to central Oregon from eastern Washington, we frequently stop at  Maryhill (Washington) State Park, the extremely popular 99-acre RV and tent camping park with 4,700 feet of waterfront on the magnificent Columbia River in Klickitat County. The park sit
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RVer Jimmy Smith muses about camping by a lake, watching eagles soar, catching trout
After more than three months of a self-imposed writing sabbatical, RVer Jimmy Smith returns to reflect on our week-long boondocking trip to a sweet little forested lake in northeast Washington state. He writes: "I always say I could explore endlessly this playgr
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