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Campground Review: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

Campground Review: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

The resort is set on it’s own bay   Recently, I was…”compelled” to go to a family wedding in Newport Beach, CA. If you have ever been to Newport, you know it’s where the rich people in Orange County park their yachts. So it surprising to me that tucked between five star hotels and multi million dollar condo’s was a beach front RV resort called Newport Dunes. Maybe it’s just me,... [Read more]

Zion’s National Park for RVers

Zion’s National Park for RVers

While on our road trip this summer we made it a point to go to Zion’s National Park. With breathtaking views, it was a brief but impressive stop that we would recommend to anyone driving through southern UT. Will My RV Fit? Epic views are everywhere but the canyon floor is very narrow and hard to navigate During the peak season (translation: When there is no snow) Zion’s seeks to minimize traffic... [Read more]

Free National Park Entry This Weekend

Free National Park Entry This Weekend

Enjoy the beauty in our national parks such as such as Yosemite Falls for free Each year on August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its birthday by opening up the gates to the park and allowing entry for free.  This year, that date falls on a Saturday, and the park service is celebrating it’s 96th birthday in style. Connect With Others The National Park Service works together with its charitable... [Read more]

Camping on the Fly: Good Sam Camping App

Camping on the Fly: Good Sam Camping App

There is nothing as fun about RVing than driving off into the sunset to your next destination. Of course, that sunset sometimes goes down faster than you expect and it often results in making some last minute decisions. As convenient it is to boondock, if I had my choice I’d opt for the conveniences of an RV park. I’d also like one where I could use my Good Sam discount. The ability to view what... [Read more]

RVing in Yellowstone

RVing in Yellowstone

This past month I took one of the most traditional of all road trips to Yellowstone National Park. As fate would have it, my RV would break down in West Yellowstone. Hence, I got an extended journey and learned many of the do’s and don’ts of visiting Yellowstone in an RV. When to Go With nothing else to do while the RV was being repaired I began peppering my mechanic with a number of different... [Read more]

A Campground Underwater

A Campground Underwater

During the recession we saw many campgrounds go underwater and close down. That was financially, though. What happens when a campground is literally underwater? Obviously it closes, but how do they deal with all that water? As it turns out, that is exactly the problem they had to deal with McGrath Beach State Park in California. Campgrounds current resemble a marsh or lake Summers in California mean... [Read more]