Tag Archives: Iowa

Iowa Widens RV Tax Grab

Owning a recreational vehicle is getting more expensive in Iowa. It’s not that the price to buy a home-on-wheels is going up, but that the state is getting tougher on collecting registration fees. State legislators tell RVers that since you’re … Continue reading

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Iowa Hides RV Registration Fee Tax Grab in Catch-All Bill

In recent stories I reported that the governor of two northern states have declared war on the so-called rich. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota proposed a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate OKs RV Registration Fee Tax Grab

In a recent story I reported that the governor of a northern state has proposed a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota told snowbirds that since … Continue reading

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2011 National Park Holiday Celebrations

‘Tis the season! From Alaska to Georgia, there are countless holiday activities to enjoy in America’s national parks. The National Park Foundation and National Park Service kicks-off the holiday season in Washington, D.C.’s President’s Park with the National Christmas Tree … Continue reading

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2011 Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America

The Great Neighborhoods designation is part of the American Planning Association (APA) Great Places in America program, which began in 2007 and recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces each year. Highland Park, Birmingham, Alabama Built around swales … Continue reading

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2011 Top 10 Great Public Spaces in America

Great Places! You know them when you see them—but how do they become great? All the decisions we make influence the quality of our neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces. The Great Public Space designation is part of the American Planning … Continue reading

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Are RV Parking Restrictions out of Control?

Communities across the United States and Canada are reviewing and in many cases tightening up by-laws that regulate the parking of recreational vehicles. These are the issues that affect all of us RVers—right where we live. In three previous posts … Continue reading

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What do Ohio, Tennessee & British Columbia Have in Common? Part 2

America’s State Parks Throughout America, state parks are struggling. These are your parks. Get out and enjoy them. What do Ohio, Tennessee & British Columbia Have in Common? Ohio, Tennessee, and British Columbia are among a handful of a few … Continue reading

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