Free Apps Available For National Park Week

Chimani National Park App

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
April 19, 2012

Any RVers thinking about hitting the road for free entry at national parks across the country have another reason to be excited. The largest maker of national park apps is celebrating National Park Week with a huge app giveaway.   Chimani, LLC announced that they would give away 1 million of their... Read more »

Motorhome Owners Can Participate in Natural Landmarks Photo Contest

NPS Photo Contest

Laura Michaels
April 19, 2012

  Don’t forget your camera as you head out on your motorhome getaway this spring. The National Natural Landmarks Program annual photo contest is now open and accepting entries. “This is the 50th anniversary of the program and we hope people will join the celebration by photographing one of America’s... Read more »

National Park Foundation Unveils Community Site

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION LOGO

April 11, 2012

  The National Park Foundation unveiled its consumer website today, calling it a new, comprehensive community destination for national park fans and supporters. Built on the principle of delivering relevant, practical and compelling content generated by and for park visitors, the new online hub... Read more »

North Carolina’s Outer Banks By RV

Built in 1823, Ocracoke Light Station is the second oldest operating lighthouse in the nation. It's one of many sites along the Outer Banks.

Christine Goodier
April 9, 2012

Warm weather had arrived, my husband,  Bob, announced he had four days off of work and I wanted to try dry camping without hookups. So we packed up our newly acquired 2006 Class B diesel Sprinter van, headed for North Carolina’s Outer Banks and launched our plan to see three of our state’s most... Read more »

Get Free Admission During National Park Week

National Parks Service Logo

Amanda Lepinski
April 6, 2012

Mark your calendar for April 21-29 to celebrate National Park Week. This presidentially declared week has been allotted for Americans to celebrate the diversity, beauty and history within our national park system. The National Park Service (NPS) oversees 397 national parks and more than 84 million acres... Read more »

Discover Wildflower Wonders With New U.S. Forest Service Map

Wildflower 1

April 5, 2012

  The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations within national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy America’s great outdoors. The wildflower map includes 317 wildflower viewing areas on National Forest System... Read more »

Tents for Troops sets sights on free camping for active military

TentsforTroops

Laura Michaels
April 3, 2012

  Tents for Troops has created a petition on the White House’s “We the People” site asking President Obama to issue an executive order compelling parks/recreation areas on all federal lands to allow free camping for active military and active reserves. The Tents for Troops program, which... Read more »

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park by RV

Colorado High Desert

Bobbie Hasselbring
March 26, 2012

The roar is audible even before we see the river. The overlook goes right to the Black Canyon’s edge, a dizzying 2,700-foot drop down to the torrential Gunnison River. We stand mesmerized and a little terrified by the unfathomable depth of the steep black granite walls and the green ribbon of water... Read more »

RV Destination: Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Amanda Lepinski
March 22, 2012

Construction began on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall of 1935 and for the past 76 years it has been an American staple. Spanning 469 miles through 29 counties, the parkway takes travelers along the Appalachian mountains through North Carolina and Virginia providing a unique view of foliage and history. Drivers... Read more »

Weekend Escape: Oregon’s John Day Country

John Day Country Oregon

Bobbie Hasselbring
Photography: Anne Weaver
March 12, 2012

Perched on the John Day River in eastern Oregon  and a stone’s throw from the undulating Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds, the John Day area is perfect for a quiet and relaxing motorhome getaway. It’s nearly 9 p.m. on Friday when we head east on U.S. Highway 26 toward Mount Hood, a picturesque... Read more »

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