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White Tank Mountain Regional Park: West Valley Icon

The White Tank Mountains rise west of Phoenix, forming the western boundary of the Valley of the Sun. From Chandler to Buckeye, neat rows of beige roofs and asphalt streets turn to cracked desert dirt, a checkerboard of farm plots … 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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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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Best Kept Secret in Camping: Maricopa County Parks & BOGO

One of the best kept secrets in the World of RVing is campgrounds located in county parks! But where are they, and how do you find them? Sometimes they’re located in Woodall’s and Trailer Life Campground Directory. Often times they’re not. County parks … Continue reading

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Park and Recreation Accreditation Reaches 100

More than 100 park and recreation agencies across the United States are now accredited through the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced in a Friday (December 9) news … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing RV Parks/Campgrounds

Choices for RV parks and campgrounds include luxurious RV resorts, activity-filled family destinations, 55+ parks, secluded natural settings, and basic parks conveniently located for an overnight stay. Prices also run the gamut. There is a variety of campgrounds, each offering … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for Christmas lights

‘Tis the season for Christmas light displays. Below is a selected list of ten of the best places in the U.S. Sunbelt to see Christmas lights and other seasonal displays. No guarantee, but they’re all worth a look—and don’t forget … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: Florida, Part 3

Florida, Minus the Mouse Yes, Central Florida is a family vacation paradise, home of endless theme parks, and countless cute costumed characters. But what to do when you’ve overdosed on “cuteness,” when you just can’t stomach another roller coaster ride, … Continue reading

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San Tan Mountain Regional Park, AZ

This is the final article in a 5-part series on Maricopa County Regional Parks. San Tan Mountain Regional Park, one of ten Maricopa County Regional Parks, consists of 10,200 acres in the southeast Valley. Located just south of the Maricopa/Pinal … Continue reading

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Lake Pleasant Regional Park, AZ

Lake Pleasant Regional Park, one of ten Maricopa County Regional Parks, is a scenic water recreation area in the northwest Valley. The breathtaking views offer visitors a great place to relax, whether it is from a boat or shoreline picnic … Continue reading

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