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Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

March 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states was good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite from this winter’s ravaging snow and plummeting temperatures. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports […]

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

February 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The lights! The glitz! The shine! From the bizarre to the beautiful, Las Vegas has it all: New York, NY, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and Paris—and the Bellagio water fountain show. When the neon of Vegas becomes too much, head out to Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park, so designated in 1935. With its […]

The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

February 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The GRAND Gathering, the World’s Largest Gathering of Grand Parents and Great-Grand Parents, is planned for Quartzsite from March 6 to 9. So many Grands and Great-Grands are expected, organizers hope to set a new world record. The Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) and Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) are spearheading plans for special events for […]

Top 6 Birding Hotspots in Southeastern Arizona

Top 6 Birding Hotspots in Southeastern Arizona

January 27, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Southeastern Arizona is an ecological crossroads, where the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts all come together. The abrupt rise of mountains like the Huachucas from the surrounding arid grasslands creates “sky islands” harboring rare species and communities of plants and animals. If you are a birder, Southeastern Arizona is the place […]

If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

January 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

There are numerous reasons to visit Tucson and the many other historic towns and sights around Southern Arizona. Some RVers come for a day or two. Some come for a week. Others stay for the season. Those of us who spend time in Southern Arizona have our favorites places. What you do and where you […]

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide

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

January 16, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

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 […]

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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, […]

Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands: Florida Gulf Coast Paradise

Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands: Florida Gulf Coast Paradise

January 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is nestled along Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples, about 100 miles south of Tampa. The area covers a diverse landscape of cities and towns. Choose from four island escapes: the barrier island community of Boca Grande; Palm Island, with its serene beaches accessible by ferry; secluded Don Pedro Island; […]

The World’s Largest Parking Lot

The World’s Largest Parking Lot

January 8, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Every winter, hundreds of thousands of snowbirds with RVs descend on the tiny desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona. For a few months, this dusty little place on I-10 morphs into what National Geographic calls The World’s Largest Parking Lot. Quartzsite is famous for its seasonal swap meets, huge flea market, rock and gem shows, the […]

Welcome the New Year with a New Tradition

Welcome the New Year with a New Tradition

December 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For most of us, New Year’s traditions revolve around indoor activities—eating and watching football. However, an outdoor activity could make your holiday rituals even more fun and an invigorating way to kick off the New Year. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and […]

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