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Best National Parks To Avoid the Crowds

From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines and from white sand deserts to steep gorges and canyons, some of America’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions are found within its extensive national park system. Most people know about the popular and … Continue reading

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10 Spectacular National Parks for Camping

Camping in America’s national parks allows a visitor to more fully appreciate the beauty of America’s natural treasures. If you’re in search of a camper’s delight, these are the best national parks for you. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona/Utah Encompassing … Continue reading

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National Parks without the Crowds

RVers love national parks. From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines and from white sand deserts to steep gorges and canyons, some of America’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions are found within its extensive national park system. Most people know … Continue reading

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Virginia State Parks to Honor Veterans with Special Programs

Gov. McDonnell recently announced that Virginia State Parks will continue the tradition of honoring veterans by waiving parking and admission fees for all visitors on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11. Special programs will also be offered in all 35 Virginia … Continue reading

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America’s Top 50 RV Destinations

You might have seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Sometimes the best adventures are those in your own backyard. Here, in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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50 Spectacular RV Trips

You might have read it or flipped through it or seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Sometimes the best adventures are those in … Continue reading

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Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here’s my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours? 10. … Continue reading

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Road trip!

It’s the Memorial Day long weekend—the unofficial start of summer—and for many travel-wise Americans that means one thing: Road trip! The tradition of taking a road trip dates back about 3,000 years. The first road trip likely occurred in ancient … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: January 20

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Virginia State Parks Set Overnight Visitation Record Virginia State Parks celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011with contests, special events, and … Continue reading

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2011 Top 10 Great Streets in America

The Great Streets 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. Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California There … Continue reading

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