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One Tank Trip for Manitoba Camping

August 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Manitoba Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Nowhere else is the spirit of Canada more embodied than in Manitoba. In fact, the name originates from the native word manitou, which translates into “spirit.” Right here in Manitoba, you’ll find a bit of everything that Canada stands for: rugged wilderness, eye-popping natural wonders, and metropolitan cities firmly rooted in the 21st century. Whether you’re looking for a total break from civilization, or want to divide your time between the old world and the modern, Manitoba camping can more than accommodate you. Winnipeg is a good choice for a starting point on this one tank trip. The province’s capital city is filled with exciting things to see and do, including a self-guided tour of Winnipeg’s thriving arts and culture district, which is filled with museums and galleries showcasing every imaginable type of artwork. Fort Gibraltar is a fascinating place to visit, as costumed interpreters... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Wyoming Camping

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Wyoming Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Wyoming is one of the last states where you can get a taste of the American frontier; it’s truly the Land of Adventure, where magnificent natural spectacles abound everywhere you look. You can go dog sledding across expanses of pure, unspoiled snow, or ski and snowboard down some truly adrenaline-inducing slopes. Summertime is ideal for hiking, or gaining that one-of-a-kind view from the rocky peak you’ve climbed. Maybe you want to paddle a kayak out to the middle of one of the glassy-surfaced lakes and just sit and listen to the sounds of nature. All of this, and so much more, is among the many options offered by the Equality State. The town of Dayton is a perfect place to spend a day or two treating your senses to the rich palette of colors and smells associated with Wyoming camping. Camping is Dayton’s main attraction, and the town is perfectly situated to provide visitors with some of the... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for South Dakota Camping

August 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for South Dakota Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. You’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to where to spend your vacation time, but as long as the route runs through South Dakota, you can be assured of getting an eyeful of nature’s grandeur, as well as experiencing a state steeped in the romantic history of the Old West. Much of South Dakota remains as it was in the days of Lewis and Clark, and is home to some of the most visited monuments in our nation, including America’s Shrine of Democracy, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore. Let’s kick this one tank trip off in the Black Hills community of Spearfish. Right off the top, you’ll be awed by Mother Nature’s handiwork when you head over to majestic Spearfish Canyon and see its two waterfalls, Rough Lock and Bridal Veil. If you choose to make your South Dakota camping trip in the summer months, Spearfish hosts the annual Black Hills Passion Play, which pulls in quite a crowd... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for North Dakota Camping

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for North Dakota Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Visitors to North Dakota have a diverse range of expectations when it comes to their vacation, but one thing everyone agrees on is that there are fewer places on the map where you’ll receive a warmer, friendlier welcome. It’s fitting, then, that “Dakota” is the Sioux word for “friend.” Starting this one tank trip in Medora, you’ll discover a few interesting tidbits about this area. Founded by a French nobleman in the late 1800s, Medora was a thriving boomtown for many years. A few years later, Theodore Roosevelt arrived on the scene, originally to hunt buffalo. He fell in love with the area and built two cattle ranches within easy range of Medora. As a result, Medora serves as the entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Among the many spectacular features to be found here is the Coal Vein Trail, which takes you through an area where a fire burned for nearly 30 years, thereby... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Saskatchewan Camping

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Saskatchewan Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Rough and ready, that’s Saskatchewan. Boasting a mix of prairie life coupled with mountains and lakes, rivers and streams, as well as a bustling metropolitan scene, the “Land of Living Skies” is filled with enough adventure and excitement to satisfy even the most jaded traveler. From museums that depict the area’s prehistoric development, to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre, Saskatchewan provides something to suit every taste and style. Kicking this one tank trip off in Moose Jaw, you’ll see a wealth of art galleries and museums just waiting for your investigation, along with more outdoor-oriented activities. The surrounding area exists in a river valley, so see the sights from a boat deck as you cruise down the river. The town has a thriving spa culture, so after you’ve hiked along the many trails in the Saskatchewan camping area, give your muscles a reward with a refreshing... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Alberta Camping

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Alberta Camping

This One Tank Trip as seen in the 2010 Woodall’s North American Campground Directory. Taking a trip through Alberta is like finding yourself in the middle of a classic piece of artwork. Everywhere you look, you see such awe-inspiring beauty that it almost seems too perfect to be real. The province provides the traveler with snowy mountain ranges, glassy lake and rivers, deep blue skies, and adventure around every bend in the road. A choice spot in Canada is Alberta camping. Using Crowsnest Pass as the starting point, let’s have a look around before we set out on this one tank trip. After you’ve set up the rig, head over to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, which is a fascinating facility that showcases various events and contributions from the region. Highlights include an examination of early coal mining, as well as the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the 1903 Frank Slide, an avalanche and rockslide for which this center was named. Another spot of interest... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Idaho Camping

July 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

One Tank Trip for Idaho Camping

This One Tank Trip as seen in the 2010 Woodall’s North American Campground Directory. If you’re having a hard time deciding where to go for a getaway, if you’ve got that feeling of “been there, done that, bought all the souvenirs,” then why not give Idaho a shot? Even if you have visited the Gem State before, it’s a safe bet that there’s plenty more waiting for you to explore. After all, this is Lewis and Clark country; it was practically designed with exploration in mind! So fuel up and hit the road, because there’s a wide world of vacation fun awaiting your arrival in Idaho. Starting off this one tank trip in Palisades, you’ll find yourself in a land that’s vast and largely unspoiled. While there’s plenty of metropolitan activity to be found, Idaho’s open landscape is one of the largest in the country, and boasts some of the most beautiful and diverse terrain. The Palisades Reservoir, situated near the upper end of the Snake River, is filled with trout, so... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Washington Camping

July 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

One Tank Trip for Washington Camping

This One Tank Trip as seen in the 2010 Woodall’s North American Campground Directory. Before you head out on this journey through Washington’s picturesque landscape, make sure you’ve got everything you need for several days’ worth of camping. When you see the almost primordial tapestry that nature has woven, you’ll understand why Washington’s nickname is the Evergreen State. Your route will take you through miles and miles of unspoiled wilderness, and within a stone’s throw of volcano country. Washington State is truly a paradise for the outdoors person. Starting off this one tank trip in the big city of Tacoma, you can enjoy a taste of metropolitan life before you head out for the back territories. The Freighthouse Square Public Market was once a railway station before being converted into a collection of shops and eating establishments. It’s also the home of an eclectic array of arts and crafts that have been handmade by local artisans. Go searching for that “must-have”... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for South British Columbia Camping

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for South British Columbia Camping

This One Tank Trip as seen in the 2010 Woodall’s North American Campground Directory. Starting off in Vancouver, one of the first things you notice about the city is how clean it is. In fact, it’s rated as one of the cleanest cities in North America. Even though it’s a major metropolitan area, the air is surprisingly clear. The streets are swept and the buses and trolleys are graffiti-free. You’ll find a coffee shop on virtually every corner, and there’s always a poetry reading or live music going on somewhere. Take a walk through Stanley Park, which sprawls over several acres and allows you to lose yourself among the trees as you follow the winding trails. Be on the lookout for the dark brown ground squirrels, which are only too happy to block your way and demand food for allowing you to pass through their turf. The aquarium at Stanley Park features many exhibits of fresh and salt water fish, some of which are rare or endangered. Traverse further through the park and you’ll... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for North British Columbia Camping

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for North British Columbia Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Feeling adventurous? Do you want to visit the days of the Gold Rush and the wild frontier? Come to the northern range of BC and you’ll be able to do exactly that, and then some. This northern British Columbia camping area looks much as it did in the days of the earliest settlers; rugged and untamed. Don’t worry about the absence of modern conveniences, though. You’ll still be able to maintain a foothold on the present while immersing yourself in the adventures of the past. In fact, the one tank trips route we’re showing you runs along the northern half of the gold rush route of the 1860s, along the Fraser River. So prepare yourself and set out for your north B.C. experience. Williams Lake serves as a perfect lead-in for our one tank trip, as it’s a frontier town with an emphasis on cowboys and the rodeo. It’s a town with great pride in its heritage, as evidence by the rough and rugged events... [Read more...]

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