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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Queen for a Day

Is Mom the Queen of the family castle? After all, doesn’t she rule over everything including all things domestic and…

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Beer Can Chicken

This dish for Beer Can Chicken may surprise you at first since it involves using a beer can like stuffing a turkey……

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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, and discoverers, LMC has paved the way for sea turtle…Continue Reading →

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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The Mighty Mushroom

April 16 is the Day of the Mushroom, so we thought we’d cook up some recipes for you to celebrate…

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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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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 outdoor murals and art walks around some of our favorite…Continue Reading →

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 we are? And this tasty sauce that was originally created…Continue Reading →

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 Is for Foodies

Florida may be known for its balmy weather, wealth of sunny days, and miles and miles of beaches, but here’s…

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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 open space are ideal for multi-use rails-trails for cyclists, walkers,…Continue Reading →

Winter Sun Towns

If “2020” and “cooped up” sound synonymous, then it’s probably time you think about flying that coop. Consider spending this…

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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 experts in the area of whatever it is your searching.…Continue Reading →

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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You & Sunny Yuma

The Great Outdoors & More Await in Southwest Arizona Designated as the “Sunniest City on Earth” by the folks at Guinness World Records, it’s seemingly always sunny in Yuma, Arizona…Continue Reading →

Seeing Stars in Arizona

The Astrotourism Capital of the United States BY LYNN & CELE SELDON With its diverse landscape –from the Grand Canyon…

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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…

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Winter Fun Towns

Historic downtown Charleston in South Carolina By no means does winter mean no more outdoor fun! In fact, in many places, it means just the opposite as some towns thrive…Continue Reading →

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…

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Fall from the Inside

Fall foliage at Lynchburg RV Campground nearby the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway When the pandemic first hit, everyone ventured outdoors…

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Fall Bucket List

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

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Beautiful Parks in the USA

The saying, “it’s a walk in the park,” typically means that something is both easy and pleasant. We think you’ll…

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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 fun month when it comes to national holidays for food.…Continue Reading →

Dutch Baby Pancake

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature   3 large eggs   3/4 cup whole milk   1/2 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure…Continue Reading →

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 plunge, punchbowl, cascade, and tiered. And while Angel Falls in…Continue Reading →

Take it to the Bridge

They are functional works of art made of steel, stone and wood…check out some of America’s coolest bridges. There are…

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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 to harness the concept of the popular “sit-in” but instead…Continue Reading →

Come Check Out Yuma!

Yuma, Arizona Your Sunniest Winter Destination! By Joan Rykal Yuma, Arizona is considered one of the sunniest places, if not the sunniest place in the world. Yuma offers a whopping…Continue Reading →

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…

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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…

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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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Small Towns Big Charm

By Joan Rykal When planning a travel adventure, some people go for the draw of the big city with its…

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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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