Category Archives: Snowbird

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states is good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite … Continue reading

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Pickleball Craze Sweeps Arizona Snowbird RV Parks

Snowbird RV parks and resorts across Arizona, empty nesters, and retirees are abandoning tennis in favor of pickleball, an easy to learn, senior-friendly sport that requires hitting the ball over a net, but in a small court that doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Defined: Speak Like a Local

It’s Mardi Gras time! Are you ready? There are a few terms you will hear throughout Mardi Gras. Familiarize these terms before you embark upon the revelry and you will understand everything going on around you and know how to … Continue reading

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Hot-dog-filled Journey Through Cactus & Grapefruit Leagues

With Cactus League clubs clustered in the Valley of the Sun and Grapefruit League teams dotting the Florida coasts and center of the state, Spring Training offers one of baseball’s great traditions while bringing fans close to the game and … Continue reading

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Snowbirds Anticipate Baseball Spring Training 2014

Rogers Hornsby was once asked what he did in the winter when there’s no baseball. “I stare out the window and wait for spring,” the baseball great replied. There is nothing as magical as spring training for a northern baseball … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas-style Promised Land

Luling is conveniently located in the heart of Texas at the crossroads of US 90 and 183, Texas 80 and 86, and Interstate 10. Less than an hour from San Antonio and Austin, Luling sits at the southern edge of … Continue reading

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Luling: Sixty-One Years of Thumpin’

Watermelons have been associated with  Luling since the 1950s, when truck farming began to take off in the area. In 1953, Luling residents held the first Watermelon Thump, a festival featuring live music and a seed spitting competition (ready to … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas Black Gold

Barbecue sauce isn’t the only valuable liquid flowing in Luling. The town is dotted with oil pumps that still move the Texas black gold from the ground. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 … Continue reading

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Luling: Barbecue Central

Some people dream of a “land flowing with milk and honey.” But I dream of one that’s rich with Texas barbecue…and watermelons. The good news is that such a magical place exists in the Central Texas town of Luling. And … Continue reading

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Good Sam Announces 2014 Top Rated RV Parks

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has announced the 2014 Top Rated RV Parks. Awarded perfect 10/10*/10 ratings, these 101 RV parks and campgrounds feature the most desired amenities, cleanest facilities, and most attractive properties and locations. … Continue reading

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