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Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

February 13, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

The governor of a northern state is proposing a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Spend most of the year in Florida, Texas, Arizona, or another Sunbelt state, and a snowbird smack down could be your new reality. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota is proposing […]

3 Snowbird RV Resorts Change Ownership

3 Snowbird RV Resorts Change Ownership

January 11, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) acquired two properties in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort in Arizona has been sold to Sun Communities. Alamo Palms & Victoria Palms Resort Sold to ELS ELS acquired two properties, Victoria Palms Resort and Alamo Palms, in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The […]

Best Kept Secret in Camping: Maricopa County Parks & BOGO

Best Kept Secret in Camping: Maricopa County Parks & BOGO

October 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

One of the best kept secrets in the World of RVing is campgrounds located in county parks! But where are they, and how do you find them? Sometimes they’re located in Woodall’s and Trailer Life Campground Directory. Often times they’re not. County parks are often relatively small and off the beaten path. But if you’re looking for a […]

How to Survive a Dust Storm

How to Survive a Dust Storm

July 22, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Dust storms that turn day into night are a hazard to drivers. Dust storms can occur with little warning reducing visibility to near zero in seconds. Dust Storms are among nature’s most violent and unpredictable phenomena. High winds lift dirt particles or, in the case of sandstorms, sand, into the air, unleashing a turbulent, suffocating […]

Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

June 1, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

An Arizona woman was injured this morning (May 1) when a bear ripped a hole in the tent where she, her husband, and their dog had been sleeping at Ponderosa Campground in Tonto National Forest, just off Highway 260 about 10 miles east of Payson. The attack occurred around 4:30 a.m. After tearing open the […]

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filled with extraordinary rock formations, the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona is a wonder to behold. The word “Chiricahua” may be derived from the Opata Indian word for turkey—wild turkeys are common in the area. Chiricahua Mountains is designated by the American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Area. With 12,000 acres of […]

Crooked Water: Tuzigoot National Monument

Crooked Water: Tuzigoot National Monument

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For thousands of years, Verde Valley has been a human melting pot. Hunters and gatherers came first, searching for wild game and grasses. Traders followed, digging salt and minerals, and then settlers farming the fertile bottomlands. Perched atop a ridge high above the Verde River two miles east of Clarkdale is Tuzigoot National Monument, one […]

Yuma Named Sunniest Place in America

Yuma Named Sunniest Place in America

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The sun is out and the weather is great, just like any other day in Yuma, Arizona. It should not surprise anyone that US News and World Report again named Yuma as the number one “sunniest place” in America to spend their golden years. Yuma’s wonderfully temperate winter climate also makes this southeastern Arizona city […]

Where the Summer Spends the Winter: Ajo

Where the Summer Spends the Winter: Ajo

December 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The tiny town of Ajo (ahh-ho) is situated deep in the Sonoran Desert, 42 miles south of Gila Bend and 37 miles north of the Mexican border. For many snowbirds, as it was for us, Ajo is merely a stopping-off point on the way to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For others, especially Spring Breakers, […]

Red Rock Country: Sedona

Red Rock Country: Sedona

December 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Sedona is an Arizona destination not to be missed—a must-see wonders. Sedona easily makes the “A” list of RV destinations in the U.S. due to its rugged western appeal and colorful rock formations. Tourists come from around the world to absorb the natural wonders of Red Rock Country and Sedona, its centerpiece. Located at the […]

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