Monthly Archives: September 2010

A look at snowbirds

The Iceman cometh This article is the first in an ongoing series on snowbirds and preparation for the snowbird lifestyle. It’s pretty safe to say that summer is over and we’re approaching the Snowbird season. Long before winter’s blustery chill … Continue reading

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AlbertaParks recognized for innovative reservation service

ESRI Canada recently presented an Award of Excellence to Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation (ATPR) for its online campground reservation system that uses ESRI’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. The new innovative reservation service, Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca, provides campers with maps and … Continue reading

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Texas: Saddle up for a longhorn cattle drive

Texas Spoken Friendly Texas is big and brawny in every way, a state brimming with natural assets. Whether visiting rugged mountains, sandy beaches, wild canyons, or pine tree forests, the Lone Star State attracts RVers in many wonderful and diverse … Continue reading

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Manitoba: The return of the snakes, Part 2

Five species of snakes breed in Manitoba. The red-sided garter snake has the largest range, is the most abundant and is the only species known to occupy large communal dens. Den sites include tree roots, shale cliffs, rock piles, sewers, … Continue reading

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Manitoba: The return of the snakes

Five species of snakes breed in Manitoba. The red-sided garter snake has the largest range, is the most abundant and is the only species known to occupy large communal dens. Den sites include tree roots, shale cliffs, rock piles, sewers, … Continue reading

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Teardrop trailers sees upswing in sales

The economy has influenced all facets of daily life and occasionally in a positive way. Around since the 1930s, Teardrop trailers are seeing a boom in popularity, Auburn Journal reports. In Auburn, California, American River Sales has sold American Teardrops … Continue reading

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Membership camping: Consider all factors before buying

In 1985, Jack and Mildred Kidwell, a Reynoldsburg, Ohio couple in their late 40s bought a Thousand Trails camping membership. Since then, they have paid thousands of dollars in finance charges and membership dues, the couple told Columbus NBC-4i News. … Continue reading

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Airstream resurges in popularity

Airstream Inc., whose sales represent only 1% of the total recreational vehicle market, is possibly the most easily identified brand in today’s marketplace, reports Mediapost.com. The 80-year-old RV manufacturing company is marketing its travel trailers and touring coaches to new … Continue reading

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Membership Campgrounds & Discount Camping Clubs, Part 9

Discount Camping Clubs Unlike membership campgrounds, no contracts are required to join a discount camping club. For approximately $50 a year, you receive a 50% discount on the nightly charge at a large number of private parks throughout North America. … Continue reading

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British Columbia: Snowbird RV Show this week

The 2010 Snowbird RV Show and Sale, September 23-26 in Abbotsford, is gearing up for one of its biggest shows ever just in time for the 100th anniversary of RVs. The Snowbird RV Show and Sale is Greater Vancouver’s largest … Continue reading

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