Colorado Day is August 6th

Whether you are new to the state of Colorado and the 42 state parks or have lived there all of your life, join in the annual celebration of Colorado Day on August 6th. On this day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free entrance at all state parks. The day commemorates the anniversary of statehood granted in 1876.

This day would be a wonderful opportunity for you to check out a new place to camp – make a day, take friends, a picnic lunch, and check out the best camping spot for those used travel trailers that you just purchased. The state parks are scattered throughout Colorado and offer a showcase of the state’s varied landscapes. Whether you want prairies, mountains, rivers or reservoirs, you will find it in the Colorado State Parks. Make plans to visit on Colorado Day now!

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Camp Michigan

Did you know that July 2012 is Michigan Camping and RV Month?

Michigan has more than 950 private RV parks and campgrounds in addition to the 98 state parks, 133 state forest campgrounds and 7 areas in Michigan under the US Forest Service. That is over 140,000 campsites!

Whether you are headed out in a tent to a rustic site or you have just purchased from a great selection of used motorhomes that need full hook-up, you are sure to find a perfect spot in Michigan. Plan ahead with friends to take your toys in your used toy haulers by picking a spot near ATV trails so you can ride all day and sit by the campfire all evening!

Bottom line is get out there and Enjoy Michigan any time of year!

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June 2012 is Great Outdoors Month

Did you know that President Obama has declared June 2012 to be Great Outdoors Month? From the official release he includes “I … do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Great Outdoors Month. I urge all Americans to explore the great outdoors and to uphold our Nation’s legacy of conserving our lands and waters for future generations.” He is encouraging America to be outdoors enjoying camping, fishing, hiking, visiting a neighborhood park and so much more.

America does have beautiful national treasures in our parks and unique landscapes. Why not take time during the month of June to visit a nearby National Park for a camping trip? Don’t have an RV for your trip? Find your local RV dealers, stop in and look around at all of the new and used fifth wheels that they have available. The sales people are very knowledgeable on all of the different options available today in RVs. Have your list of would likes, must haves and can’t live withouts ready, and they can help you find the right RV for your adventures.

Hit the road on an RV vacation to enjoy Great Outdoors Month!

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Winter RV Camping

austinMild winter temperatures and easy access to outdoor adventures make Austin the place to be for winter RV camping. Mix in some Hill Country barbecue and exciting nightlife venues, and there’s just no reason to stay away from Austin, Texas.

So, what do you like to do on winter RV camping trips? Austin’s just down the road from popular Lake Travis, where lighted fishing docks make winter fishing a nighttime treat, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Austin also has nearly two hundred miles of trails throughout the metro area for bikers, hikers and runners. When you’ve explored Texas’ capital city to your heart’s content, you can travel through the beautiful Hill Country.

Austin is also know for its real Texas barbeque. There are so many barbeque restaurants in the city, you won’t know which to visit first!

One more reason RV campers go to Austin in winter is this Texas city’s thriving music scene.  You won’t want to leave Austin without venturing downtown, where clubs with live shows line the streets in every direction.

There are plenty of places to stay in Austin. Some of the top rated places are: La Hacienda RV Resort, adjacent to Lake Travis;  Austin Lone Star RV Resort; and Camper Resort on Hudson Bend at Lake Travis.

Have you been on a Winter RV Vacation and have suggestions on other places to RV camp or other fun RV Vacation Activities? If so, share your experience by pressing leave a comment below. Don’t have a RV to enjoy? Take a look at these available RVs through RV Buyers Guide.

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RV Travelers Top Picks For New Year’s Eve

happy-new-year-2012What are RV travelers top picks for New Year’s eve? Below are a list of the top places you should celebrate New Year’s at least once.

  1. Las Vegas, NV – New Year’s Eve does offer a different and interesting way to see this city.  The strip is closed down to traffic, with a midnight fireworks display shot off from the roofs of many different hotels and casinos.  In addition to the street party, obviously the clubs and casinos will all be offering plenty of parties. This year they have top performers such as Fergie and Chris Brown. For a complete listing of events click here.
  2. New York City, NY – No list of places to celebrate New Year’s Eve would be complete without mentioning a trip to New York City.  One of the largest celebrations in the world has seen the giant ball drop over historic Times Square for over 100 years.  More than 1 million people attend the free event. For other New Years events happening in NY click here.
  3. Orlando, FL – Orlando is a perfect place to spend New Years Eve for everyone, but of course, if you have kids, it is the best place to make New Years Eve unforgettable for them and for the entire family. Sea World, Universal Studios, Disney World – all of Orlando theme parks has a lot to offer for the magical night. For Disney Worlds special events click here.
  4. Toronto – Traditional Toronto New Years Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square attracts many visitors to watch and listen to some of the hottest pop artists performing live. There are hundreds of performers and a lot of shows that are taken place around the city during New Years celebration. For more information on events happening in Toronto click here.

If you are planning on an RV Vacation for New Year’s Eve, but you need a new RV or you don’t currently own an RV you can take a look at some great Used RVs.

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Thanksgiving Travel

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel weekends in America, and RVers are out in force, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Here are a few exciting destinations that have holiday traditions and celebrations that are well worth a visit during Thanksgiving.  

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York, NY
Why not go see it live and in person?  So this year grab a front row seat for the parade, shop New York on Black Friday and go ice skating at Rockefeller Center.  Click here for more information on Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade – Plymouth, MA
What could be better than spending Thanksgiving where our forefathers celebrated their first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans?  The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. Click here for more information on America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade.

Holiday River Parade – San Antonio, TX
The reason to visit San Antonio for Thanksgiving is for the day after – the real draw is the Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony, held every year on the River Walk.  Plus, San Antonia has plenty of history and lots to see and do. Click here for more information on the Holiday River Parade.

Have you been on a Thanksgiving RV trip and have suggestions on other places to see? If so, share your experience by pressing leave a comment below. Don’t have a RV to enjoy traveling during the holidays? Take a look at these available RVs through RV Buyers Guide.

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Fall RV Vacations

newenglandThink it’s time to put your RV up for winter? Not yet. There are many RV parks that remain open during the fall months for great RV vacations. October is the perfect month to see the beauty of the dramatic fall colors in wooded areas while enjoying some of the cooler temperatures. Many places have their annual autumn festivals this time of the year as well. Below are 3 of the best places to visit this fall!

Great Smoky Mountains

  • The Great Smoky Mountains has vivid autumn colors during the fall months. The park itself offers several RV campgrounds. Travelers can go bike riding, hiking and just enjoy the fresh outdoors.

White Mountains, NH

New England

  • New England is a great place to visit during the fall. Does anything taste better than a crisp, snappy apple when you’ve been out hiking in the cool autumn air? Autumn is synonymous with apple harvest time in New England.  Stay at the state park or look into the many options at the various orchards.

If you are planning on a Fall RV Vacation and don’t currently own an RV, you can take a look at some great Used RVs before you start planning your Fall trip.

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Staycations – Camping Locally In Your Own State

You have heard the term staycation used a lot more over the last few years due to the rise of gas prices and the higher cost of traveling. Now more than ever people are deciding to stay closer to home to save money so they can continue camping, RVing, and doing the outdoor activities they love at a cheaper price.

There is nothing wrong with camping locally, you don’t have to leave your state or even your own city to relax and enjoy time away from your normal day to day life. I bet there are many of you that are avid campers that have yet to camp at all the campgrounds in your state. Driving down a main state highway you always see signs for campgrounds, have you stayed at every campground you have ever past, most likely not. Sometimes you will find some of the best campgrounds less than a few hours from your home.

Even though you stay close to home, you won’t feel like you are. You will be able to relax and feel like you are miles from home when you are sitting around enjoying the campfire. Another plus to staying closer to home means that you can stay longer. If you spend a day traveling some where that is one less day you have to relax around the campsite.

Visit your state government website, to view a full list of campgrounds in your state. Take a look you will be surprised at what you find.

Activities: Camping, RVing, Hiking, Canoeing, Site Seeing, Beaches, Fishing, Bike Trails, and More.

Helpful Links

KOA Loding, Cabins, Campsites
Go Camping America

If you have been tent camping for many years and ready to start RVing then take a look at some great Used RVs For Sale to find a great deal on your first RV. You will find many options of RVs, whether you are looking to start out small with a folding pop up camper or want to start right out with a full size travel trailer or fifth wheel.

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RVing in Northern Michigan in the Fall

Northern Michigan in the Fall – is one of the most beautiful places to travel, camp, or take a scenic tour, due to the changing colors of the leaves. Michigan is known for its Great Lakes but also has its beautiful country side and national forests where you will find the most stunning canvas of colors.

Whether you are an RVer, a camper, or just a site seer, you will find your adventure of Northern Michigan starting about 30 minutes North of the Tri-Cities, the Midland-Bay City-Saginaw area if you are coming from Detroit. If you are coming from the Grand Rapids area you will start your adventure about an hour North in the Manistee National Forest.

Heading North from Grand Rapids you can choose to follow the shore line and take US31 into Ludington and continue North to Manistee and Traverse City. If you are looking for more country side and rolling hills you can take US131 North to Cadillac and then continue further North to Kalkaska and Petoskey.

Coming North from Detroit or Flint you can choose to see more country side by taking US10 North of Midland to Clare then follow US127 North past Houghton Lake into Grayling. Then you can continue North on I75 to Mackinaw and the Upper Peninsula where you will find much more country side and national forests. If you are looking to see more shore line then take I75 North to US23 and you will head toward East Tawas, continue to follow US23 North and you will also see Thunder Bay, Alpena, Cheboygan, and Mackinaw City.

RVing and Camping in Northern Michigan in the Fall is the perfect end to the Summer season, but come prepared for cool mornings and evenings, and mild afternoons. Its the perfect time for a campfire, so grab a sweatshirt and enjoy your time around the campfire one last time for the year.
Not sure where to setup camp, take a look at the Michigan State Park & Forest Campground list. You will find many of the Michigan campgrounds in this list.

Activities: Hiking, Camping, Boating, Canoeing, Site Seeing, Golf, Beaches, Fishing, Hunting, and More.

A few places to visit in Northern Michigan:Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinaw Island, Mackinaw City, East Tawas, East Tawas Point, Tahquamenon Falls, Traverse City, and Much More.

Helpful Links

Pure Michigan Website
Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds
Wiki Website

If you are planning on an RV Vacation to Northern Michigan but you need a new RV or you don’t currently own an RV you can take a look at some great Used RVs to find a Used RV in Michigan before you start your Fall trip into Northern Michigan.

GPS Coordinates at the center of Northern Michigan (Grayling Michigan): 44.743943, -84.648884

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Utah RV Vacation to Zion National Park

Angles Landing Zion National Park in Utah

Zion National Park – Utah’s oldest and largest national park with nearly three million visitors a year. The park is located in southern Utah east of St. George and Hurricane. The park in well known for its beautiful canyons, hiking trails, breathe taking views, and State Route 9 (Zion Road) a state scenic byway looking to become a National Scenic Byway. State Route 9 is a 44 mile route from I-15 at Hurricane that passes through Zion National Park including its 1.1 mile tunnel cut through rock. Much of the 44 mile road in Zion National Park is boarded by the beautiful redrock formations that southern Utah is known for.

RV Campgrounds in the Zion Area– Watchman Campground is open year around, South Campground is open March through October, Lava Point Campground is open June through October, and other Campgrounds near Zion National Park

Activities: Auto Touring, Hiking, Climbing, Canyoneering, Camping, Biking, Backcountry, Off-Road, Horseback Riding, and More.

Places to visit in Zion National Park: Zion Canyon, Kolob Canyons, Kolob Terrance, Highway 9 (Zion Road/State Scenic Byway)

Helpful Links

Utah Zion National Park Website

National Parks Website

Wiki Website

When visiting Zion National Park, why not stay and enjoy all the sights of Zion National Park in an RV. Start your trip down State Route 9 in Hurricane in an Utah RV Rental or find a great deal on a Used RV in Utah from Nielson RV.

GPS Coordinates: 37.21283151445594, -112.92971134185791

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