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It’s Crawfish Season, Come Twist Some Tails with Us

It’s Crawfish Season, Come Twist Some Tails with Us

March 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you tour Cajun Country you’re bound to encounter crawfish. It’s as inevitable as BBQ in Texas, lobster in Maine, beans in Boston, or potatoes in Idaho. Crawfish, mudbugs, crawdads, or crayfish—call them what you will—are woven into Cajun culture. They raise them, catch them, eat them, and sing about them. They even adopt them […]

A Delicious Hot Meal for Hungry Campers

A Delicious Hot Meal for Hungry Campers

March 9, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

One of the most important components of a successful camping or RV trip is food. If you are looking for a new idea for a delicious hot camping meal one filling suggestion is a breakfast burrito. Though the name implies this is a morning meal, our family has enjoyed them at all times of the […]

Dance For a Chicken at a Cajun Country Mardi Gras

Dance For a Chicken at a Cajun Country Mardi Gras

February 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler “has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.” Of the thousands of festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, food, drink­—take your pick of places to indulge and enjoy. The largest celebration […]

Mardi Gras Defined: Speak Like a Local

Mardi Gras Defined: Speak Like a Local

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Mardi Gras time!   Are you ready? There are a few terms you will hear throughout Mardi Gras. Familiarize these terms before you embark upon the revelry and you will understand everything going on around you and know how to converse like a true resident during Mardi Gras. Say What? Laissez les bon temps rouler — […]

As the Boudin Turns

As the Boudin Turns

February 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Philadelphia might have the cheese-steak sandwich. New York may boast of its pizza, and Texas has BBQ—but Southwest Louisiana has boudin, and eating it guarantees a tingling palate and a full stomach. In many homes, boudin is more revered than crawfish, with recipes passed along for generations. Chances are, if you don’t live in or […]

Czeching Out La Grange

Czeching Out La Grange

January 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We headed to the Central Texas town of La Grande to “Czech” out what might just be the “Best Little Day Trip in Texas.” The events of La Grange’s famous Chicken Ranch inspired the stage play, movie, and the lyrics of a popular song, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Then there’s the ZZ Top song […]

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Our RV Lifestyle

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Our RV Lifestyle

November 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Many will be on the road traveling today and throughout this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel weekend in America, and RVers are out in force, back on the road, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. And many Snowbirds are traveling south to their favorite Sunbelt roost to […]

Small Town Americana: Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

July 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Laura M. Kidder, Rand McNally At Rand McNally, a Good Sam travel-planning information partner, summer is the season to celebrate small towns. During Rand’s annual Best of the Road contest, folks discuss and vote for their favorite communities across the country. In this series of articles created just for Good Sam, Rand highlights the […]

Joys of a Texas Bucket List

Joys of a Texas Bucket List

June 6, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Texas is big and brawny in every way, a state brimming with natural assets. Whether visiting rugged mountains, sandy beaches, wild canyons, or the piney woods, the “Lone Star State” pleases travelers in a million wonderful ways. Our Texas RV Travel Bucket List continues. Balmorhea State Park Balmorhea State Park is located on less than […]

Texas Bucket List for the RVer

Texas Bucket List for the RVer

April 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

No matter how you size it up, Texas is a BIG friendly state that offers a wealth of experiences for all RVers. A trek across Texas’ 267,000 square miles brings you face to face with all kinds of natural wonders—from tumbleweeds, wildflowers, deserts and cedar forests to angular canyons, rivers and sandy beaches with sea-green […]

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