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Florida RV SuperShow: The Biggest RV Show in the Country

Florida RV SuperShow: The Biggest RV Show in the Country

January 17, 2011 No Comments The Florida RV SuperShow is held each January at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Sponsored by the Florida RV Trade Association, the show is the largest anywhere in the United States. This year was the 25th anniversary of the show, and the dates were January 12 through January 16. This was our second year ...

 

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Comparing Membership Camping Alternatives

Comparing Membership Camping Alternatives

January 13, 2011 1 Comment In Introduction to Membership Camping, I reviewed some pros and cons to joining a membership campground system. If you have decided that this option is right for you, the next step is deciding which system is your best choice. Plan to take some time with this process, as the list of alternatives is mind boggling. ...

 

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Handling Emergencies on the Road

Handling Emergencies on the Road

January 11, 2011 No Comments If you travel extensively, the odds are good that you will eventually encounter an emergency situation while on the road. Exposure to unfamiliar germs, changes in sleeping and eating schedules, strange foods and activities that increase your risk of injury are all common parts of any vacation. Dealing with an emergency at home is never ...

 

Introduction to Membership Camping

Introduction to Membership Camping

January 11, 2011 1 Comment Membership camping has become a popular alternative to paying per night for a campsite. Although membership campgrounds generally cater to RV travelers, some parks do offer a few tent sites. Whether or not to join a campground membership organization depends largely on your budget, the number of nights that you camp per year, how far ...

 

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Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

December 15, 2010 1 Comment Tent camping and kids are a natural fit. What child doesn’t enjoy the chance to run around in the woods, tell spooky stories by the campfire, and sleep in a tent? For the parents, however, the sheer list of tasks involved in tent camping can seem like a nightmare. Depending on the park’s housekeeping staff, ...

 

Gold Head Branch State Park: Discovering Old Florida

Gold Head Branch State Park: Discovering Old Florida

December 13, 2010 No Comments Located in Keystone Heights, Florida, a small town south of Jacksonville, Gold Head Branch State Park is a throwback to a simpler time. We stopped by on an RV trip from Williamsburg, Virginia to Orlando, Florida. We were looking for an inexpensive campsite, but discovered so much more. History of the Park Gold Head Branch ...

 

Historic Halifax, North Carolina: The City That Time Forgot

Historic Halifax, North Carolina: The City That Time Forgot

December 13, 2010 1 Comment Dad and I took an RV trip up the East Coast last summer. With no particular schedule, we had plenty of time to explore small towns as well as bigger cities. Halifax, North Carolina had never been on our radar, but when we ended up camped close by, I went online to see what was ...

 

Traveling During the Holidays: Maintaining Holiday Traditions

Traveling During the Holidays: Maintaining Holiday Traditions

November 27, 2010 No Comments Our first Christmas trip out of town felt a bit like we were running away from home. I was a married adult with no children, and my husband and I traveled with my parents. We left our hometown in Central Florida for Williamsburg, Virginia to experience a Colonial Christmas.  Our Traditions  Leaving home meant leaving ...

 

RVing With Kids

RVing With Kids

November 26, 2010 3 Comments RVing is, in many ways, the perfect method of travel, particularly for those who want to visit multiple destinations. Instead of trying to get kids to sleep in unfamiliar, potentially noisy, hotel rooms, you can put them to bed in the same place each night. Rather than trying to pack everything into carryon bags to ...

 

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Discovering Roadside Attractions

Discovering Roadside Attractions

November 11, 2010 2 Comments   The 1950s were the decade of car culture, when gas was cheap and families took to the open road, many for the very first time. The interstate highway system was authorized in 1956 and construction began immediately in many states, but the first statewide segment (Nebraska’s Interstate 80) was not completed until 1974. Instead, ...

 

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