Why Stop At Visitor Centers?

Make your road trip and travel adventure better by stopping at state welcome centers and regional and city visitor information centers. Most states offer RV friendly Welcome Centers along Interstates and other major highways. Friendly, informative staff and dedicated volunteers provide area-specific brochures, detailed maps, and face-to-face travel consultation and advice, free of charge. The Visitor […]

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Lake Martin: An Accessible Louisiana Swamp and Rookery

The Cypress Island Nature Preserve at Lake Martin, just outside of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, is home to a swampy ecosystem that’s full of wildlife and native plants. Unlike the deeper swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Martin can be easily reached by car and much of the surrounding area can be explored on foot or in a canoe or […]

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Creole Nature Trail: Bayous, Beaches & Birds

Water—seemingly everywhere—is a big part of the Creole Nature Trail experience. Part of America’s Byway’s system, this All-American Road is known for its distinct waters, pristine blue skies, and plenty of wildlife and bird watching. We used A+ Motel & RV Park on Highway 27 in Sulphur, Louisiana, as our home base while driving the Creole […]

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Exploring Historic Denham Springs & Livingston Parish

Shortly after settling into Lakeside RV Park we oriented ourselves to the area (Livingston Parish) with a day trip to Denham Springs. Livingston Parish is located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Easy-on, easy-off (I-12; Exit 22), Lakeside RV Park is big-rig friendly with back-in and pull-through sites. Our back-in site is in the 55-60 […]

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Are You Satisfied With The Condition Of Highways You Travel?

Drive carefully. You never know what is around the next bend. Traversing the byways of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Are you satisfied with the condition of the roads and highways you travel? Rhode Island (31 percent) and Michigan (35 percent) residents are less likely to be satisfied with the roads and highways where they live than are residents in any other state, according to a Gallup news release. North Dakota has the highest satisfaction […]

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Road Foodie: Louisiana Culinary Creations

From the Deep South to New England and Louisiana to the Southwest, each region has its own distinctive culinary creations. One of the most interesting is Louisiana, a mash-up of cuisines that’s taken place over the years, which includes major contributions from Native American, French, Cajun, Spanish, German, Sicilian, and West African cultures. Boudin, jambalaya, gumbo, […]

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Creole Nature Trail: Where Natural Wonderlands Abound

One place in Southwest Louisiana that never ceases to amaze is the Creole Nature Trail, a 180-miles-long scenic byway where natural wonderlands abound. Affectionately known as Louisiana’s Outback, the Creole Nature Trail is a journey into one of America’s Last Great Wildernesses. Part of America’s Byway’s system, the Creole Nature Trail is known for its distinct […]

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