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Sight Seeing in the Texas Hill Country

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sight Seeing in the Texas Hill Country

RVer’s stay at Parkview Riverside RV Park, in Concan Texas, for a variety of different reasons.  For example; they may be attending a local festival, tubing the river, golfing or attending a music or athletic event.  All good reasons.  But some folks stay here just to kick back, relax and take in the local scenery.  Parkview is the perfect place to get away from the rat race. The Texas Hill Country has some of the most spectacular scenic drives in the entire state.  You can drive the rural roads or venture out on to the winding passes. There are at least 2 popular loops near Parkview.  The Three Sisters and the Dragon’s Back.  Both drives take between 2 to 4  hours to complete.  There are pull-offs along the way to rest, take pictures or get food and fuel. The Three Sisters is one of the Top 5 destination rides for motorcycles in the United States!  Why?  Because of the hundreds of turns, switchbacks, and ascending and descending hills.  Start out in Leakey on Highway 337... [Read more...]

Top Family Campgrounds & RV Parks

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Sullaway Content Editor Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory 805-667-4194 jsullaway@goodsamfamily.com Top Family RV Parks Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory More than 50 percent of RVers say spending more time with family is a the primary reason for hitting the road in a recreational vehicle, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s recent Campfire Canvass. Indeed, the fun and camaraderie of RV travel helps family members establish family bonds strained by work, school and other stresses of modern life. Fortunately, hundreds of campgrounds across North America provide amenities from pools to playgrounds to give families a chance to have fun. To help travelers find RV parks that strengthen familial bonds, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the top family RV Parks. Boasting parks from across North America, the list... [Read more...]

Top Fourth of July Parks & RV Campgrounds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Sullaway Content Editor Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory 805-667-4194 jsullaway@goodsamfamily.com Top Fourth of July Parks Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory When the United States Celebrates its 237th birthday on July 4,  RVers will break out the fireworks, sparklers and barbecue grills at campgrounds across the  Lower 48 and Alaska. To help travelers find the RV parks that offer the best Fourth of July camping, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the most patriotic RV Parks on North America. The list is tailored for RV travelers seeking campgrounds that put them a short distance from fireworks displays, patriotic music performances and other Fourth celebrations. Some campgrounds even get into the act by organizing special Fourth of July celebrations right there in the campground. The Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s top Fourth of July... [Read more...]

Top Waterfront Campgrounds & RV Parks

December 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Sullaway Content Editor Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory 805-667-4194 jsullaway@goodsamfamily.com Top Parks with Waterfront Camping Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory Every year, legions of RVers set out to explore the more than 100,000 miles of lake and ocean shoreline in North America. According to a recent study by PKF Consulting, 48 percent of RVers hit the water to go fishing, while 14 percent of RV travelers go canoeing and kayaking. Many RVers tow their own watercraft, while others rent vessels or simply enjoy the ambiance of the shoreline. To help travelers find the top RV parks that offer the best waterfront camping, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the top RV Parks on North America’s finest coastal areas. Boasting RV parks from across North America, the list is tailored for RV travelers seeking to park their RVs a short... [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffers for the Camping Family

December 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stocking Stuffers for the Camping Family

It’s that time of year again! In the northeast corner of Wisconsin, and many other areas of this country, St. Nicholas visits on the evening of December 5th, a sort of pre-curser to the Big Day as it were. Children hang stockings over the fireplace or on a banister before heading to bed that night. Then, in the morning, they are filled with small trinkets and goodies. My stockings always held a book of some kind, a small toy and a variety of Christmas candies. Every year I like to write a blog about St. Nick ideas for campers, hikers and outdoors lovers to help stimulate the imagination of our readers. A couple of traditional favorites include a new calendar to help plan trips in the New Year and the newest edition of Woodall’s Guide for the same reason. But every year I also like to add a few new ideas that may simply not have occurred to the typical “St. Nick”. Here are my ideas for this year: 1)     A Water Filtration System—especially for people like our son Ryan, who... [Read more...]

Gator Park Airboat Tours

December 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Gator Park Airboat Tours

The Gator Park Airboat Tours are in the heart of the Everglades National Park, Florida. The tour begins slowly down the canal with plenty of opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Our experienced guides will help you spot alligators, soft-shelled turtles and numerous birds (keep your camera ready). One of the first alligators you are likely to spot is Jumbo – an impressive 6 feet in length. We’ll also pass a replica of a common fishing camp used by Indians, a structure made of palm and cypress wood, called a chickee. Then we’ll pick up speed and head for the river of tall saw grass. The water is not stagnant like that in swamps, but instead travels very slowly from north to south. The Everglades is one of the world’s largest and slowest flowing rivers. There is no dry land except for the tree covered islands called hammocks. On these hammocks you can find mammals such as raccoons, whitetail deer and wild boar. The water isn’t too deep, averaging only eight to... [Read more...]

Top Culinary Campgrounds & RV Parks

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Sullaway Content Editor Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory 805-667-4194 jsullaway@goodsamfamily.com Top Parks For Food Lovers Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory Not content to fry up burgers at their campsites, some RVers venture out to sample cuisine served up at local food festivals, farmer’s markets or compelling restaurants. A recent survey by RVAdvice.com revealed that 86 percent of RVers try the regional dishes when they travel. Fifty-six percent of those sampled say they’re willing to travel up to 25 miles for a good meal, while 32 percent said they’d trek up to 50 miles to satisfy their taste buds. To help hungry RVers find parks close to some of America’s top culinary hot spots, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the Top RV Parks for Food Lovers for 2013. Featuring RV parks from across North America, the list is tailored... [Read more...]

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