Rockin’ Good Times!

We’re rockin it now! We’ve got a list of some pretty big stones scattered around the country that are worth a stone-cold stare! Some are historic, some are as old…Continue Reading →

May I have s'more, please!

According to nationalgeographic.com, s’mores have been around since 1927, which is when a recipe for “some mores” first appeared in…

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A State of Fun

Thrillist.com recently rated our 50 states from most fun to least fun. Lucky for you, eight of the top 10…

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Livin’ Large

If your family was the road tripping type, chances are you more than likely stopped at some roadside attraction or another during a trip. Some are old advertising relics; others…Continue Reading →

la olympic coliseum

Summer Game Moods

Here’s hoping the 2021 Tokyo Summer Games (which are really just the postponed Summer 2020 Games) go off without a…

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Weekend wandering

Let’s face it, the weekends come and go so fast you almost forget you had one. We’ve got some ideas…

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Quite simply, there’s never been a better time for a summer road trip in the United States. It’s time to…

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The Freedom from Cooking

Freedom From Cooking!

Declare your independence from working too hard in the kitchen this camping season and try these quick recipes – one…

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One Cool July!

One Cool July

July is a hot month. In fact, according to the National Climate Report, the contiguous U.S. average temperature in July…

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Leaning Tower

Let’s Get Small

The concept of taking something from a large scale down to a miniature version, while remaining authentic to all details,…

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Introducing: American Forests

American Forests, the oldest conservation organization in the United States, is committed to creating healthy forests from coast to coast.…

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World Whiskey Day

World Whiskey Day is May 15 this year and according to the website worldwhiskyday.com, everyone is invited to try a…

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Reading the Roads

April is the month in which we celebrate National Read a Road Map Day (April 5 to be exact). When…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

This spring, Thousand Trails and Encore RV Resorts will announce a partnership with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC). Comprising innovators, explorers,…

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April Adventures

Spring break is over and summer vacations are a few months away, but don’t pack away the travel and camping…

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All in for Arbor Day

The last Friday in April is more than just the beginning of the weekend. It is also traditionally the day…

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Breakfast Casserole

Some call it a breakfast casserole, some call it a “strata,” but whatever name you have for it, this dish…

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Spring Break Camping Trips

While there’s nothing wrong with a sun and sand spring break, some people opt for a different way to spend…

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March (Mural) Madness

If spending hours inside in public places still isn’t your favorite thing (or maybe it never was), consider exploring these…

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Color Your World

Remember the world that Harold created with just a purple crayon? The classic children’s book, by author Crockett Johnson, tells…

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Ranch-Obsessed!

Did you know that Americans may well be the only country in the world as obsessed with Ranch dressing as…

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American Heritage Sites

George or Abe: Who’s your Favorite The presidential birthday boys of February, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, have a few…

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Change Your View

A new year brings a chance to reflect on the prior year, set your resolutions, and put a plan together…

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Florida Island Style

Hold on to your sunhats when we give you this statistic because it may just blow you away. Did you…

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Florida's Rails-Trail

Lots of options for two wheels & two feet By Lynn and Cele Seldon Florida’s wide expanses of generally flat…

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Winter Sun Towns

Consider spending this winter spreading your wings in the sunshine. You can still socially distance, you can still work remotely…

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The List-Makers

Any research you do on travel, you’re bound to find “the lists” compiled by bloggers, travel magazines, influencers, and other…

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Gift Ideas for the Camp Crowd

Let’s end this not-so-fun 2020 by giving some really fun gifts to friends and family this holiday season. Here’s a…

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Winter Gift Guide

We’ve got a list for you that will cover everything you need for gift-giving this year, from grab bags to…

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A Thanksgiving Feast, Campside

Campfire Roasted Stuffed Squash (Makes 2 servings) The traditional turkey can be found inside this stuffed squash! Ingredients: 1 acorn…

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You & Sunny Yuma

The Great Outdoors & More Await in Southwest Arizona Designated as the “Sunniest City on Earth” by the folks at…

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Easy Foil-Pack Dinners

Thanksgiving dinners are traditionally oven-baked turkey, oven-baked sweet potatoes with the gooey marshmallow topping, and oven-baked corn casseroles with a side of buttery biscuits. But what if you’re camping during…Continue Reading →

Winter Fun Towns

Historic downtown Charleston in South Carolina By no means does winter mean no more outdoor fun! In fact, in many…

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Adirondack Mountains in northeast New York.

Cornucopia of Camping 

Adirondack Mountains in northeast New York. A cornucopia is “an abundance of good things of a specified kind.” In our case, it’s a cornucopia of camping! When you think about…Continue Reading →

Fall from the Inside

Fall foliage at Lynchburg RV Campground nearby the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway When the pandemic first hit, everyone ventured outdoors for fun. Now, as places have opened up, there are…Continue Reading →

Fall Bucket List

Summer is over and the holiday season is just around the corner, but there’s all of fall to take in. What’s the best…

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Colorful Fall

Come fall, people head off in search of colorful leaf displays, consulting charts and websites to determine the best time…

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Blueberry Crisp

Blueberries for All

It’s blueberry season! Blueberries have almost no fat, are low in sodium and have tremendous nutritional value. And, whether dressed…

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Honoring Elvis

Since his untimely passing in 1977, thousands of fans have flocked to Graceland, Elvis’ Memphis estate to pay homage to…

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Dutch Country PA

What to do in July

In addition to Independence Day on July 4, the month of July has many national days to celebrate including the…

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BBQ Spareribs

We’re serving up some tangy barbeque and gooey chocolate and marshmallows…see what we’ve got cooking this month… July is a…

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Dutch Baby Pancake

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature   3 large eggs   3/4 cup whole milk   1/2 cup all-purpose…

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King of the Keys

Stretching close to 125 miles from tip to tip, the Florida Keys are a wonderland of natural beauty, underwater magic,…

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Do Go Chasing Waterfalls

Did you know waterfalls are classified into 10 different types based on the way the water descends? Those classifications include…

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Look How We’ve Grown!

Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina welcome new arrivals!By Joan Rykal Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina, Encore’s fabulous location…

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Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

In keeping with the activist environment of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) had the idea…

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Come Check Out Yuma!

Yuma, Arizona Your Sunniest Winter Destination! By Joan Rykal Yuma, Arizona is considered one of the sunniest places, if not…

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Austin vs. Asheville

By Cele & Lynn Seldon  Although these cities are 1,100 miles apart and one is ten times larger than the other (Asheville’s population is approximately 100,000 while Austin is closer to one million), they have a…Continue Reading →

4 Paws on the Road

By Jenn Swope Jenn, I have an older golden retriever named “Candy” who is starting to struggle getting up and…

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Seattle vs. Portland

The Pacific Northwest has much to offer in terms of stunning geography, outdoor activities, cool temperatures and a robust wine culture. But the cities of Seattle and Portland could be…Continue Reading →

Lets Make Lemonade!

Classic Lemonade Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 5 cups water 6 lemons Ice Directions: Combine in saucepan 1 cup sugar, 1…

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Visiting Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is a bustling city that sits along the English Bay. This modern, melting-pot of a city has a unique…

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