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Welcome the New Year with a New Tradition

Welcome the New Year with a New Tradition

December 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For most of us, New Year’s traditions revolve around indoor activities—eating and watching football. However, an outdoor activity could make your holiday rituals even more fun and an invigorating way to kick off the New Year. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and […]

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, […]

Celebrating Canada Day

Celebrating Canada Day

June 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are traveling in Canada on the long week-end of July, you might want to check out the various celebrations that will be happening throughout the country on July 1st.   Why?  Well, if you are not from Canada, you might not know that July 1st is the national day of  Canada (aka Canada Day) […]

Start the New Year Off on the Right Foot with a First Day Hike

Start the New Year Off on the Right Foot with a First Day Hike

December 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With New Year’s Day just around the corner, people everywhere are zeroing in on their new year’s resolutions for 2013. Some will vow to add more exercise into their routines, and others will promise not to stay indoors as much. You can start the New Year off on the right foot, the left foot, or […]

2013 Quartzsite RV Show Dates Announced

2013 Quartzsite RV Show Dates Announced

October 13, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, […]

Birding Hotspot: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

Birding Hotspot: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

September 1, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

UFO sightings may have put Roswell, New Mexico, on the map, but at nearby Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, strange creatures are more than visitors. They inhabit odd sinkholes, playa lakes, seeps, and gypsum springs fed by an underground river. Straddling the Pecos River the Refuge consists of an assortment of water habitats. Numerous seeps and […]

More Campers Stay Connected

More Campers Stay Connected

July 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tablets, smartphones, and other devices are becoming popular at campgrounds across the U.S. Scanning smartphones, tablets, and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University study. The results, which will appear in the forthcoming issue of Annals of Tourism Research, show that easy online access […]

Links to the Past: Petroglyph National Monument, NM

Links to the Past: Petroglyph National Monument, NM

November 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Petroglyph National Monument contains over 7,000 acres of a volcanic basalt escarpment made from ancient lava flows, known as the West Mesa. The monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources, including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites, and an estimated 25,000 images carved into these dark rock outcroppings. In desert areas stones […]

B.C. Walmart Says No to RVs

B.C. Walmart Says No to RVs

October 18, 2011 by · 15 Comments 

They are usually known as a welcoming sight for RVers in need of a place to stop for the night or a few days before continuing on with their journey. Besides being a big-box retail store, Walmart parking lots across North America have generally been hospitable to the traveling camper. But, anyone hoping to stay […]

Happy Birthday Parks Canada!

Happy Birthday Parks Canada!

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The world may scratch its collective head when it comes to listing facts about Canada, but—at the very least—most know it’s a lot bigger than the spot they call home. The Netherlands can easily fit into Lake Huron—with ample room to splash around. There’s plenty to explore—Canada’s cities are new, dynamic, and evolving—but it’s the […]

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