Tag Archives: outdoor recreation

How Does Your Marshmallow Roast?

Many wonderful memories are created around a campfire. Camping with family or friends typically include one campfire staple: marshmallows, the sweet ingredient that makes any form of outdoor gathering, well, sweeter. For many, the best use of marshmallows is as … Continue reading

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Bird Photography is What I like to Do

With binoculars, scopes, and gazes turned to the skies, birders are often easier to spot than their feathered friends. Birding has become one of the fastest-growing and most popular activities in the U.S. and around the world. An estimated 30 … Continue reading

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Texas Gulf Coast Habitat Becomes State Park

A multi-partner coalition including the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation has announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas Gulf Coast in Calhoun County. The acquisition will conserve a spectacular piece of property that is one … Continue reading

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Climate a Key Factor in Planning an RV Camping Trip

RV camping styles and activities vary with location and climate. Climate is a key factor in the planning and enjoyment of a camping trip. Research the location to be aware of the type of climate and weather you’re likely to … Continue reading

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Cumberland Island: From Camping to the Carnegies

Explore Georgia’s Cumberland Island to witness the beauty of natural wilderness and historical intrigue. A trip to Cumberland Island can satisfy your mind’s curiosity with its historical secrets or relax it with tranquil scenery. Cumberland is one of the largest … Continue reading

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Vistabule Revisited: The Ultimate Teardrop Trailer

In early 2013, I reported on the launch of the Vistabule Teardrop Trailer, a model specifically designed for small car towing. One year later, I reported that Minnesota Teardrop Trailer has sold 20 and is adding more employees to keep … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto Mountains State Park: Newest State Park In Texas

In earlier reports in Vogel Talks RV, I reported that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) was proceeding with the acquisition of 3,331 acres in Palo Pinto and Stephens Counties for future development and operation as a new state park in … Continue reading

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Grand Texas Theme Park Construction Begins

In an earlier article on Vogel Talks RVing, I reported that Northeast Houston will soon be home to the Grand Texas Theme Park, the area’s newest amusement park and upscale RV Park. Grand Texas—the future 610-acre sports and entertainment district … Continue reading

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RVing in my Tilley Hat

RV travel is about seeing new places, experiencing life from a different perspective, taste testing local cuisine, making new friends, experiencing a random moment, and enjoying my good looking and highly functional Tilley hat. Even though they are supremely endurable … Continue reading

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Naelgeria Fowleri: A Waterborne Disease

Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds). It can enter the human body through the nostrils and be potentially life threatening. Naegleria fowleri causes the disease primary amebic … Continue reading

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