Audubon State Historic Site, Louisiana

Once the home of naturalist John James Audubon, Oakley Plantation in St. Francisville is still a haven for nature lovers.

Bill Stoughton
May 14, 2012

It was in the lush forest setting of Oakley Plantation northwest of Baton Rouge, La., that John James Audubon lived as an art teacher while working on his book, Birds of America. The year was 1821 and Birds of America was to become Audubon’s masterpiece. Writing in his journal, Audubon aptly described... Read more »

What’s Your RV Arrival Routine?

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
April 16, 2012

Most motorhome owners have a leveling and hookup routine they follow once their coach is in a campsite. And we all know the importance of having an uninterrupted disconnect routine when preparing to leave a campsite. But we seldom hear anyone talking about what they do from the time they pull into the... Read more »

Traveling the Tropic Florida Keys by RV

Bahia Honda Campsite

Mary Zalmanek
March 19, 2012

From the instant I picked out our campsite on the Florida State Park’s website, I had a good feeling about this spur-of-the-moment trip to the Florida Keys. Brochures claimed the beaches on Bahia Honda Key were some of the best in the nation, and we lucked into a waterfront campsite.  The Keys are... Read more »

Mardi Gras In Louisiana’s Lake Charles: Set Your RV On Krewes Control

Mardi Gras krewes

Bobbie Hasselbring
February 15, 2012

Many RVers head to Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana for the gaming. After all, this community of more than 70,000 boasts three casinos. Others come to cruise the scenic 180-mile-long Creole Nature Trail, a designated All-American Road that leads travelers through prairies and bayou country and skirts... Read more »

Old-World Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park near Cheticamp

Bert Gildart
February 15, 2012

Whales make a sound so unique that when you hear it up-close, you don’t need anyone to tell you what it is. That, at any rate, was the way it was for us when we heard a whale expelling an immense amount of air through its blowhole. Immediately, we knew the source, for there is absolutely nothing else... Read more »

RV Camping in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Denali National Park

November 21, 2011

Denali National Park was established in 1980 when the Mount McKinley National Park — established first in 1917 to protect Dall sheep — and Denali National Monument were combined into one park. Denali  is best known for its wide variety of wildlife and the 20,320′ tall Mount McKinley,... Read more »

Take a Weekend Camping Trip this Autumn

September 12, 2011

If you didn’t have time to take your kids to a “Death by Chocolate” weekend camping trip this summer, don’t worry. Privately owned campgrounds, RV parks and resorts are still planning fun family activities throughout September and October.  Consider Winding River Campground in Mays Landing,... Read more »

Forest Rangers Struggle to Enforce Camp Use Laws

August 10, 2011

This article courtesy of The Arizona Daily Sun. Written by Cyndy Cole, Sun Staff Reporter. First posted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9:00 am on http://azdailysun.com. To find campers living in the forest, just go to the outskirts of cities like Flagstaff and Prescott. The proximity makes it convenient... Read more »

OutdoorAfro.com Founder Plans RV Trip to CA Sierra Nevada

Outdoor Afro

August 3, 2011

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 – Since she launched OutdoorAfro.com two years ago, Rue Mapp has been working tirelessly to reconnect African Americans with the Great Outdoors. In case you haven’t seen it, her website is filled with stories, photos, videos and event listings that enable African Americans... Read more »

Visit Virginia State Parks for Free June 13-19

Shenandoah State Park

April 7, 2011

The month of June is a great time to visit a Virginia State Park as Virginia celebrates its 75th anniversary of the state park system with special programs, contests, activities, souvenirs and even birthday cake! On June 13-19 all state park entrance fees and parking fees will be waived. The state parks... Read more »

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