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National Parks Impact Local Economies

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” said National Park Service Director … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Save Money On Fuel

More than 20 million Americans will travel in RVs throughout the summer months, heading to our country’s 16,000-plus campgrounds, and enjoying time outdoors with family and friends. RV travel can be expensive. Knowing where to cut costs, save money, and be … Continue reading

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A Little Amish History

The Amish people in America are an old religious sect, direct descendants of the Anabaptists of sixteenth-century Europe who challenged the reforms of Martin Luther and others during the Protestant Reformation. They rejected infant baptism in favor of baptism (or re-baptism) as … Continue reading

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Maintaining a Safe Campfire

Every summer, many RVers and tent campers escape the hustle and bustle of city life by relaxing in the great outdoors. Campfires add ambience to a campsite but should be used with caution. It takes only one spark! Following are … Continue reading

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Man Charged For Feeding Bears

Do not feed wildlife! How hard is that to understand? In an earlier article I reported on an incident involving the feeding of people-food to a black bear 3. 4 miles outside the north gate to Banff National Park. In … Continue reading

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The Joys of Retro RVs

In a day where many recreational vehicles can easily cost six-figures and measure 40-feet or more, some people are returning to basics resulting in the retro RV trend gaining momentum. Numerous vintage trailers, Airstreams, and other retro RVs have been featured in … Continue reading

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Cruiser RV Introduces Stryker Toy Hauler Line

Following two years of product development, Howe, Indiana-based Cruiser RV LLC has introduced its all-new 102-inch widebody constructed Stryker toy hauler travel trailer. The 102-inch construction can accommodate a variety of cargo including side-by-sides, ATVs, and motorcycles. “Careful consideration and research … Continue reading

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Reduce Risks of RV Tire Blowouts

Heading out with a recreational vehicle this summer? Check out the condition of your tires before leaving home… and stay safe! RV tires are put to a rigorous test during the summer travel season. After many months in storage, RVs … Continue reading

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RV to Eastern Canada: 3 Great Destinations

From sea to sea, Canada is a land filled with fascinating places and amazing destinations for the RV traveler. But, where to travel? Here are three great RV destinations in Canada. Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick) A world-famous natural wonder, … Continue reading

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Good Sam Announces Top RV Parks for Food Lovers for 2014

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top RV Parks for Food Lovers for 2014. Good Sam editors and consultants chose the list of RV Parks for Food Lovers from the annual publication’s database of … Continue reading

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