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Poche’s Fish n’ Camp – Louisiana Cajun Camping!

February 6, 2014 by · 5 Comments 

Poche’s Fish n’ Camp – Louisiana Cajun Camping!

While we were exploring southern Louisiana off of I-10, we spent four nights at Poche’s Fish n’ Camp. Located just a few miles east of Lafayette, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, this RV park was the perfect place to base camp out of and to also spend a few days relaxing. Poche’s has lots of “Louisiana-flavor” and is very unique! The office is a small wooden cabin that’s decorated with all sorts of fishing paraphernalia, and there is a small store (2 shelving units) inside that features popular products like laundry soap and canned pork and beans. We were tickled with our site at Poche’s—in all, there are 88 sites that are long and level. Most are concrete pads that will easily accommodate a 40′ class A with a toad parked across the front (there are a few pull-thus, but most are back in).  Each site has a fire ring, and the sites have full hookups; both 30 and 50 amp are available.  All sites have nice grassy yards, and the grounds are obviously... [Read more...]

On Hiking in Winter…

February 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Hiking in Winter…

Winter is a great time for hiking. While winter hiking was not a favorite activity of mine when living in the Midwest, once we moved to the Southwest, winter weather just can’t keep me indoors.  In fact, at least once or twice every week my husband and I find ourselves headed out for a hike. But when hiking in the winter, it is important to be prepared and to have the correct equipment. Winter conditions can be unpredictable, so a reliable source of weather information is essential, as is common sense. Even if you have a hike planned for the day, if the temperature is too cold or a serious storm is brewing, put it off until another day. While it can be magical hiking in light snow, it is not worth taking your life in your hands if the snow is heavy, which could make it impossible for you to get back safely, or if it is accompanied by high winds. A “glacier” in our path My ever-trusty hiking poles are something that accompany me on every winter hike, and most hikes the rest... [Read more...]

Feel Welcome at Carefree’s Southern Charm Resort

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Feel Welcome at Carefree’s Southern Charm Resort

As its name implies, Southern Charm Carefree RV resort offers the legendary hospitality that’s well known in the region below the Mason Dixon Line. Located in historic Zephyrhills, Florida, Southern Charm is surrounded by trees, and the 497 grassy full-hookup sites include concrete patios and private picnic tables. On the picturesque grounds, guests can leisurely stroll down the dock to enjoy the quaint gazebo, which is surrounded by water. Ready for a dip? Simply slip into the relaxing hot tub or jump into the resort’s heated swimming pool. Other on-site activities available include sand volleyball, horseshoes, billiards and shuffleboard. The community’s social calendar boasts group crafts, dance lessons, bingo, card games, ice cream socials and outdoor country star music shows several times a season. Southern Charm is also Rally Central‑groups will find lots of space for gatherings and facilities to handle events of all sizes. The grounds include a large recreation hall with... [Read more...]

Relax at Carefree’s Rainbow Village in Largo

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Relax at Carefree’s Rainbow Village in Largo

Rainbow Village in Largo, Florida, covers the full spectrum of RV relaxation. RVers who enter won’t want to leave this tranquil resort, situated in one of Sunshine State’s  most compelling regions. Located in vibrant Largo—the fourth largest city in the Tampa Bay area—Rainbow Village RV Resort provides a peaceful retreat for the resort’s 55-plus community. The 307 well-manicured, grassy sites are spacious enough to accommodate the big rigs, and many also include private picnic tables and concrete pads. Carefree’s Rainbow Village nurtures a close-knit community by maintaining a busy activities schedule that includes crafts, dancing, bingo, church services, power walking and all sort of card games. Friends old and new come together playing billiards, shuffleboard, Pétanque, bocce ball, horseshoes and swimming in the heated pool. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, barbecues, laundry facilities, 30/50-amp power, a pet area and a library. Musical events will keep guests... [Read more...]

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide

January 16, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the <I>Good Sam RV Travel Guide</I>

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has released its list of Top Snowbird Parks for 2014. These select Sun Belt RV parks stand out for their amenities and accommodations for winter travelers seeking fun in the sun. Located across the warm-weather band that stretches from California to the southeast, each of the Top Snowbird Parks offers activities, services and comforts tailored to travelers who have trekked across a continent—sometimes as far as 3,000 miles—and often stay in their snowbird roosts for months at a time. Some of the list’s highlights:  • RV parks on the list accommodate snowbird travelers with luxuries that include pools, spas, fitness centers or golf courses. • Snowbird parks generally cultivate vibrant winter communities that offer social events, classes and tours to surrounding attractions. • The snowbird parks on the list represent a wide variety of ecosystems and cultures, from the lowland coastal areas of Florida to the high deserts... [Read more...]

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

A great time can be found throughout the 130 tree-filled acres that encompass Carefree’s Red Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell, Florida. In addition to ample sites, Red Oaks boasts line dances, karaoke nights and square dances along with jam sessions. Get to know your Red Oaks neighbors during our quilting bees, bingo games, ice cream socials, water aerobics and more. Visitors are welcomed by more than 1,000 full-hookup sites that are spacious enough to accommodate RVs of any size, plus additional spaces that allow for tent camping. Guests can also have fun at the shuffleboard courts, at the horseshoe pits, in each of the three heated pools and the resort’s  hot tub. Anglers can cast a line at on-site fishing at four retention ponds, and pet owners can turn their furry friends loose at a spacious dog park with separate areas for large and small breeds. Rallies are the park’s specialty. The grounds are well-equipped to accommodate large groups, boasting five laundry facilities,... [Read more...]

2014 Top Parks Announced by Good Sam RV Travel Guide

January 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

2014 Top Parks Announced by <I>Good Sam RV Travel Guide</I>

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its monthly Top Parks lists for 2014. Every month, the guide will release an article and press release that focuses on RV parks that stand out in a particular category, ranging from RV parks with great golf facilities to parks with great scenery. Top Park categories: January Top Snowbird RV Parks This roundup recognizing RV parks in America’s sunbelt that cater to RVers who travel south during the winter. Parks on this list offer amenities and services designed for long-term snowbird visitors. Click here for the full article and list of parks. February Top Pet Friendly RV Parks These parks allow pets and offer animal-friendly amenities and services, including dog runs, treats and other perks tailored for pet owners. Click here for the full article and list of parks. March Top Destination RV Parks These parks are located in or within close proximity to popular travel spots, such as Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, and... [Read more...]

Havasu Balloon Festival Partners With Good Sam

January 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Havasu Balloon Festival Partners With Good Sam

Join Good Sam Club for high-flying fun at the fourth annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair, January 17-19, 2014. Good Sam members can join tens of thousands of spectators watching hot-air balloons soar high above London Bridge, the crystal-clear waters of Lake Havasu, and beautiful desert landscaping. Like Albuquerque’s renowned Balloon Fiesta, the Havasu Balloon Festival turns the Southwestern sky into an airborne parade with the world’s oldest flight technology dressed up in fanciful colors and contemporary shapes. Beyond experiencing the thrill of more than 60 thermal-powered aircraft aloft above Lake Havasu, members will get a lift knowing their camping fees support deserving charities. One of the biggest events in the region, the Havasu Balloon Festival was launched by the Lake Havasu City London Bridge Lions Club and the London Bridge Rotary Club as a way to fund local charitable groups. Four years later, that’s still the mission, with the 2014 festival operated by volunteers... [Read more...]

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For the RVer in Your Life

December 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For the RVer in Your Life

It’s the time of year when Christmas carols fill the air, the smell of fir trees (or cactus or palm trees, depending on your location) waft through the RV, jolly thoughts of eggnog and food—and gifts are exchanged. Following are 5 gift ideas on what to give the RVer in your life or even add them to your own Christmas wish list. 1. Good Sam Club 1.5 million RV owners are members of the Good Sam Club. Membership benefits include 10 percent discount on the regular night camping rate at 2,100+ Good Sam RV parks and campgrounds, up to 30 percent discount at Camping World; discount on fuel purchases at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, and four free issues of MotorHome or Trailer Life magazine. Also, you may join a local chapter, attend Samborees, and enjoy RV caravan tours to a variety of destinations such as the Rose Bowl Parade and Alaska. A Good Sam Club membership is $25.00 per year. Two and three years memberships are also available for $45.00 and $59.00 respectively. For additional information... [Read more...]

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

December 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

About seven months ago I reported that a group of Minnesota partners were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers five miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold When initially proposed, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minnesota, one of the park’s owners, told the Forum News Service. But for workers like John Coffer, who spent North Dakota winter months in his RV and once got stuck inside when the door froze, the option to move his camper indoors was a pleasant change. “It’s nice to step out of your RV and not step into a pile of snow,” said Coffer, a natural gas plant operator. The North Dakota Indoor RV Park recently expanded and the owners have turned down offers to replicate the concept elsewhere, said Bonneville, the park’s managing partner. The park consists of 10 insulated and climate-controlled buildings... [Read more...]

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