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Saving Money On an RV Road Trip

Knowing where to cut costs, save money, and be more efficient in your travels is the key to staying within your travel budget. Following are some tips that will help you save money while still enjoying all the fun, freedom, … Continue reading

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Best Kept Secret in World of RVing: Maricopa County Parks

One of the best kept secrets in the World of RVing are county park campgrounds. County parks are often relatively small and off the beaten path. But if you’re looking for a quiet place to relax, do some bird watching, … Continue reading

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2015 Free Admission Days at National Parks

America’s Best Idea—the national parks—is even better when it’s free! There are nine more reasons to enjoy national parks next year. Circle the dates on the calendar and plan your trip—America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine … Continue reading

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RV Boondocking Capital of the World

Quartzsite, Arizona, a Sonora Desert community 18 miles east of the Colorado River, on I-10, is the RV Boondocking Capital of the World. The term boondocking, also known to RV enthusiasts as dispersed camping, dry camping, or coyote camping, is used to describe camping in the … Continue reading

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Family Vacation Photos Subject to Tax & Fines

Taking photos from your phone now poses a serious risk to your pocket book. Believe it or not, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is finalizing plans to fine photographers who shoot on federal wild lands without a permit. Under the measure, … Continue reading

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Camp Without Reservations This Holiday Weekend

TripTrist Travel Planners has encouraging news if you want to go on a camping adventure for the long 4th of July weekend. It is possible to camp without reservations even though most sites in RV parks and campgrounds were reserved … Continue reading

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RV Travel: The Road To Savings

The recently released Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners conducted by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) indicated that 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 … Continue reading

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National Trails Day: Let’s Take a Hike

In 1993 the American Hiking Society sponsored the first National Trails Day hike. Over the next 20 years the event has grew to more than 2,000 events ranging from guided hikes to paddling excursions and similar outdoor adventures. American Hiking Society’s … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Halted

In an earlier post I detailed the threat to migratory songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and bald eagles with the proposed wind turbine project planned for the shores of Lake Erie. In a recent development, one of several wind turbine projects planned … Continue reading

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Boondocking & Quartzsite

The open road and the big sky inspire a lot of people to make their first RV trip. They ease into RVing by visiting a nearby (and beautiful) campground where they can hook up to water, waste, and electrical systems. … Continue reading

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