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The View Campground: New Way To Enjoy Monument Valley

It’s all about the mystical view. That is, the view of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, on the northern outskirts of the Navajo Nation. Experience Monument Valley as you’ve never seen before. The View Campground offers some of the most spectacular … Continue reading

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Angel Fire RV Resort Set For May Opening

In previous posts I detailed the planning for and the construction of Angel Fire RV Resort. Angel Fire RV Resort is set to open Friday, May 1. Nestled in the Moreno Valley, this full-service RV Resort is located in scenic Angel … Continue reading

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Canadian Camping Week Planned For May

The Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) will officially launch the 2015 camping season in Canada by hosting the inaugural Canadian Camping Week from May 19-24, 2015. The Canadian Camping Week will feature special events and participation from CCRVC member campgrounds across … Continue reading

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Low Loonie Expected To Bring More RVers to Canada

It doesn’t take an economist to understand what’s happening with the Canadian dollar. The loonie is under pressure and that is not great news for Canadian snowbirds. But it is good news if you’re a Canadian in the export business. … Continue reading

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Arizona Getaways: Top 10 & More

In an earlier post, I posed the question, What is your favorite Arizona destination? Since I found it impossible to choose just one favorite Arizona destination, I decided to create a top 10 list instead. At times, a Top 10 … Continue reading

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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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Boyce Thompson Arboretum: Plants of the World’s Deserts

Spring wildflowers, autumn colors, year-round birding, two miles of scenic walking trails, a picnic area shaded by Argentine mesquite trees are all available at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. At 323 acres, this park is Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, founded … Continue reading

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Coachella Valley Preserve: A Desert Oasis

On the northern side of the Coachella Valley, nestled at the feet of the Indio Hills, the Coachella Valley Preserve is the Old West just minutes from Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio, and other desert cities. … Continue reading

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Saguaro National Park: Two Districts, One Park

Stretching outward, an army of saguaro cacti waved at me with their massive prickly arms. The giant saguaro (scientific name Carnegiea gigantea) is the universal symbol of the American Southwest. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the … Continue reading

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