B-I-N-G-O

December is BINGO month. Although the game is centuries old, dating to the 1500s, it was first manufactured in the…

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Saintly Cities

Since November kicks off with both All Saint’s Day and the Day of the Dead, both celebrated on November 1, we thought we’d highlight some of America’s best cities named…Continue Reading →

Thankful for our Veggies

While historians continue to dispute the fact that the first Thanksgiving meal actually included turkey, which was not a popular…

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Cool Weather Camping Tips

Just because summer has come to an end doesn’t mean your camping adventures have to stop, as well. Sure, more…

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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…

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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 a cookbook called “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.”…Continue Reading →

Family around a campfire

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…

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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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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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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, isn’t anything new. In fact, dollhouses dating back to the…Continue Reading →

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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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 gear. We’ve got some ideas for some fun April getaways.…Continue Reading →

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 that our country celebrates Arbor Day. Have you ever celebrated…Continue Reading →

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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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 the story of one boy who heads out for walk…Continue Reading →

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 things in common and, of course, a few differences. For…Continue Reading →

Change Your View

A new year brings a chance to reflect on the prior year, set your resolutions, and put a plan together to make sure your resolution lasts longer than a month.…Continue Reading →

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 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…

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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 and, most importantly, you may acquire a sunnier perspective for…Continue Reading →

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 Secret Santa items, and gifts for all your friends and…Continue Reading →

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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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 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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