Hurrah to the New Year, and new beginnings. So what will 2010 bring?
For Melissa Williams, founder of the CA Wellness Walk, it will be a 750 mile walk through California to raise awareness of diabetes. Studies estimate that one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050, and Melissa and her team are intent on raising awareness of this issue and making a difference through education. She is an inspiration to all of us here at CampingRoadTrip.com - her passion, her drive which has turn good intentions into real action, and her commitment to this worthy cause. Melissa reminds us all that words are easy, but action is what counts, so join us in supporting the fight against diabetes.
It is the time to make a difference - to your family and friends, to your community, to our environment. It may not be a marathon walk, it could be just a small step, but it all adds up in the end. Make that commitment to get fit, eat better, enjoy the outdoors, take that RV trip, go camping, be kind to nature.
Remember, "Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!" - Author Unknown
At the end of the day, the Holidays are about journeys - the ones you take on the road, and personal ones that help you grow. So gear down, take the local lane, and enjoy every second you get to spend outdoors. You deserve it!
Saving lives one step at a time
Starting in January 2010, Melissa Williams and two of her team members will embark on the CA Wellness Walk, a 750-mile trek from San Diego to Sacramento, to help raise awareness for Type 2 diabetes, which is predicted to affect one in three American children in their lifetime.
Pimp my s'more
While s'mores are definitely a classic treat for the outdoors, sometimes we want to try something different and exciting on our road trips. That's why the team here, at CampingRoadTrip.com has decided to share with you our twists on this classic tradition: we've pimped our s'mores!
Campground owners who go "green" save some green
If we don't preserve it, we can't enjoy it. As the number of campers and RV'ers has grown steadily in the past few years, campgrounds have had to adjust to a growing demand. The increase in demand has created a golden opportunity for campgrounds: make their campground more efficient and environmentally friendly.
How to find out how much your RV is worth
Q: I want to sell my old Class C motorhome. Where do I go to find out how much my RV is worth?
A: Getting your RV appraised is simpler than you thought and you can pick and choose the option that best suits you. Here are a few easy steps to ensure that you get your money's worth!
Take your yoga routine on the road
Yoga is one of the most effective workouts for campers and RVers, so it's important that you know how to continue your routines while on the road.
Give your kids the travel bug
Unless you live for winter, adverse weather conditions make it almost impossible to head outdoors for some physical activity, much less camping or RVing. How does one keep the spirit of camping and RVing alive in young hearts when they are restricted to the confines of the house? We have come up with a few fun ideas to keep your kids occupied, camp-style within the Great Indoors!
Top campgrounds and RV parks for skiers and snowboarders
By now, the winter weather is in full force. The snow is flying, ice is glazing over the ponds and lakes, and noses are dripping thanks to freezing temps. That means it's time to grab your skis or snowboard, pack the RV, and hit the road. We've got our Top Picks of campgrounds and RV parks for skiers and snowboarders.
The accidental camper
Growing up in a city lifestyle never afforded me the opportunity to take road trips or go camping. Given that, once I became old enough to get a car the first order of business became driving to "explore the world". And if you had spent most of your childhood land-locked in Northeast Ohio like me, then driving through the Appalachian & Allegheny Region is practically the adventure of a lifetime.
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