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Relax at Carefree’s Rainbow Village in Largo

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Relax at Carefree’s Rainbow Village in Largo

Rainbow Village in Largo, Florida, covers the full spectrum of RV relaxation. RVers who enter won’t want to leave this tranquil resort, situated in one of Sunshine State’s  most compelling regions. Located in vibrant Largo—the fourth largest city in the Tampa Bay area—Rainbow Village RV Resort provides a peaceful retreat for the resort’s 55-plus community. The 307 well-manicured, grassy sites are spacious enough to accommodate the big rigs, and many also include private picnic tables and concrete pads. Carefree’s Rainbow Village nurtures a close-knit community by maintaining a busy activities schedule that includes crafts, dancing, bingo, church services, power walking and all sort of card games. Friends old and new come together playing billiards, shuffleboard, Pétanque, bocce ball, horseshoes and swimming in the heated pool. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, barbecues, laundry facilities, 30/50-amp power, a pet area and a library. Musical events will keep guests... [Read more...]

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide

January 16, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the <I>Good Sam RV Travel Guide</I>

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has released its list of Top Snowbird Parks for 2014. These select Sun Belt RV parks stand out for their amenities and accommodations for winter travelers seeking fun in the sun. Located across the warm-weather band that stretches from California to the southeast, each of the Top Snowbird Parks offers activities, services and comforts tailored to travelers who have trekked across a continent—sometimes as far as 3,000 miles—and often stay in their snowbird roosts for months at a time. Some of the list’s highlights:  • RV parks on the list accommodate snowbird travelers with luxuries that include pools, spas, fitness centers or golf courses. • Snowbird parks generally cultivate vibrant winter communities that offer social events, classes and tours to surrounding attractions. • The snowbird parks on the list represent a wide variety of ecosystems and cultures, from the lowland coastal areas of Florida to the high deserts... [Read more...]

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

A great time can be found throughout the 130 tree-filled acres that encompass Carefree’s Red Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell, Florida. In addition to ample sites, Red Oaks boasts line dances, karaoke nights and square dances along with jam sessions. Get to know your Red Oaks neighbors during our quilting bees, bingo games, ice cream socials, water aerobics and more. Visitors are welcomed by more than 1,000 full-hookup sites that are spacious enough to accommodate RVs of any size, plus additional spaces that allow for tent camping. Guests can also have fun at the shuffleboard courts, at the horseshoe pits, in each of the three heated pools and the resort’s  hot tub. Anglers can cast a line at on-site fishing at four retention ponds, and pet owners can turn their furry friends loose at a spacious dog park with separate areas for large and small breeds. Rallies are the park’s specialty. The grounds are well-equipped to accommodate large groups, boasting five laundry facilities,... [Read more...]

2014 Top Parks Announced by Good Sam RV Travel Guide

January 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

2014 Top Parks Announced by <I>Good Sam RV Travel Guide</I>

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its monthly Top Parks lists for 2014. Every month, the guide will release an article and press release that focuses on RV parks that stand out in a particular category, ranging from RV parks with great golf facilities to parks with great scenery. Top Park categories: January Top Snowbird RV Parks This roundup recognizing RV parks in America’s sunbelt that cater to RVers who travel south during the winter. Parks on this list offer amenities and services designed for long-term snowbird visitors. Click here for the full article and list of parks. February Top Pet Friendly RV Parks These parks allow pets and offer animal-friendly amenities and services, including dog runs, treats and other perks tailored for pet owners. Click here for the full article and list of parks. March Top Destination RV Parks These parks are located in or within close proximity to popular travel spots, such as Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, and... [Read more...]

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For the RVer in Your Life

December 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For the RVer in Your Life

It’s the time of year when Christmas carols fill the air, the smell of fir trees (or cactus or palm trees, depending on your location) waft through the RV, jolly thoughts of eggnog and food—and gifts are exchanged. Following are 5 gift ideas on what to give the RVer in your life or even add them to your own Christmas wish list. 1. Good Sam Club 1.5 million RV owners are members of the Good Sam Club. Membership benefits include 10 percent discount on the regular night camping rate at 2,100+ Good Sam RV parks and campgrounds, up to 30 percent discount at Camping World; discount on fuel purchases at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, and four free issues of MotorHome or Trailer Life magazine. Also, you may join a local chapter, attend Samborees, and enjoy RV caravan tours to a variety of destinations such as the Rose Bowl Parade and Alaska. A Good Sam Club membership is $25.00 per year. Two and three years memberships are also available for $45.00 and $59.00 respectively. For additional information... [Read more...]

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

December 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

About seven months ago I reported that a group of Minnesota partners were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers five miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold When initially proposed, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minnesota, one of the park’s owners, told the Forum News Service. But for workers like John Coffer, who spent North Dakota winter months in his RV and once got stuck inside when the door froze, the option to move his camper indoors was a pleasant change. “It’s nice to step out of your RV and not step into a pile of snow,” said Coffer, a natural gas plant operator. The North Dakota Indoor RV Park recently expanded and the owners have turned down offers to replicate the concept elsewhere, said Bonneville, the park’s managing partner. The park consists of 10 insulated and climate-controlled buildings... [Read more...]

It’s Time for Snow…Birds, That Is

December 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Time for Snow…Birds, That Is

We have chosen to be reasonably warm year-round, so we are snowbirds. Winter weather is close to perfect in Palm Springs and the other desert resort cities in the Coachella Valley. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Every year when I hear the honks of the Canada geese overhead at our home in Alberta, something in my genes starts pulling my inner-compass to the South. And an inner voice whispers: “Surely you’re as smart as a goose.” Feeling that I am at least as smart as a silly goose, I line up the motorhome with that compass pointer and head for the Sun Belt. Yes, the migration has begun. The weather is frigid and snowy and the days are shorter. And for Snowbirds, the U.S. Sunbelt has the ideal weather and is the ideal location to stop and spend the winter months. Who Are The Snowbirds?  Snowbirds tend to travel about the same way our feathered friends travel, north to south. Snowbirds from Maine to Minne-snow-ta to Alberta have begun their journey south to balmy weather in their... [Read more...]

Snowbird Destinations—Escaping to the Sunbelt

November 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Check out the following snowbird tips and info from our Snowbird Destinations newsletter, delivered every month to your inbox. Get advice on everything from social activities to side trips, and use this information to get a great start for that long-term trip to the Sunbelt. Keep an eye on your inbox for future editions of Snowbird Destinations. Get to know Your Roost Don’t settle into a snowbird destination without exploring the area’s history, attractions and recreation opportunities. Check out national, state, county and regional parks, national wildlife refuges, national and state forests, scenic byways, fisheries and fish hatcheries, nature parks and centers, aquariums, wildlife and zoological parks, and game reserves. Many offer guided tours and hikes, educational seminars and talks, and opportunities to observe and photograph birds and other wildlife. Take up bird watching. Many of the colorful birds found in Sunbelt regions are tropical species, reaching their northern range... [Read more...]

Pine Mountain RV Resort – far from your typical RV resort, park or campground

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Pine Mountain RV Resort is far from your typical RV resort, park or campground. In fact, it’s recreating outdoor recreation and relaxation. Take your ideal natural environment and mix it with your favorite hotel experience, and you have Pine Mountain RV Resort – an RVC Outdoor Destination.  See why this property has better value and start redefining your vacation experience. Pine Mountain RV Resort offers a wide range of amenities and activities for the whole family to enjoy.  119 total RV sites that are big-rig friendly, with full-hookups, 30/50 amps, free Wi-fi and cable TV.  New modern cabins with loft, furnished with G.E. appliances, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV, full kitchen, porch, grill and amazing views.  Don’t forget about our trendy and furnished yurts with climate controls, fresh linens, skylights, and picnic table.  At Pine Mountain RV Resort, guests can enjoy a large state of the art saline swimming pool, hot tub and kiddie pool.  Many activities available... [Read more...]

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the Far West

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the Far West

America’s Far West region is a virtual paradise for extended stay RVers, with parks that accommodate long-term guests in compelling regions. From the Pacific Coast to the Grand Canyon to the Columbia River, this region keeps RVers coming back. Arizona Three Cal-Am resorts attract extended stay guests in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa Regal RV Resort accommodates long-term guests with lighted tennis courts, golf driving ranges and a host of luxuries and comforts. Val Vista Village RV Resort and Valle Del Oro RV Resort also treat guests to fabulous amenities and frequent social gatherings. In Yuma, Sun Vista RV Resort keeps guests busy with sporting events, a two-story fitness center with nearby swimming pools and several clubs and classes, not to mention the great professional entertainment. California California’s extended stay RV parks offer contrasts that range from rugged desert spots to lush coastal communities near the Pacific shore. Indian Wells Carefree RV Resorts in Indio puts guests... [Read more...]

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