November is a time to give thanks for all of the wonderful gifts we have. We've come up with some tips to celebrate Thanksgiving the green way and have suggestions on how to use up any leftover turkey so nothing goes to waste.
It is also a time to do things as a family. Did you know that you can get into children's museums at a discounted rate or even free? We tell you how.
It is easy to take what we have for granted, and one of the things that often isn't considered is the time and effort volunteers and rangers put into keeping our State Parks in working order. We share with you what we learned about what is takes to run a state park. We also take knowledge for granted. But as RV how-to extraordinaire Ron Jones explains, we have to be weary about bad information.
The changing colors of the season provide a great photo opportunity. We've come up with a number of great camping destinations to snap those shots. To help you prepare for the coming winter we also show you how to winterize your RV.
Have a fabulous Thanksgiving this year. Sit back, take it all in, and enjoy the gifts that are your family.
Interview with Ron Jones the how to RV expert
Dr. Ron Jones has worn more than a few hats in his day. Formerly an Army medic, Senior Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas, and retired publisher, Jones is now the Dean of How to RV. We chatted with him from his RV in California, which was almost hit by a fellow RVer during the interview. No one was hurt, but true to Jones' form he righted the situation and gave the driver a free lesson. Here's what we learned.
Turkey sandwiches on the road
What do you do when that 12 pound turkey has gotten the better of you, and you just can't gobble anymore? Say no to boring post Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches that grandma use to make. It's time to take your turkey on the road. We've got gourmet turkey sandwich recipes that will take your taste buds on a tour around the world. Just perfect for brown bagging for that long RV drive or post Thanksgiving hike.
Thanksgiving is a special time, a celebration, a three day feast to give thanks for surviving the first winter in America only by the generosity of the native people who lived nearby. Why not make it Eco friendly as well. Here are seven ways.
What do I need to do to winterize my RV?
Winterizing an RV is a great way to protect the investment each owner has made in his/her recreational future. Here are some simple ways to ensure the longevity of your RV.
Tips for camping in the cold
We have done a wide range of trips, from simple hikes to lean-tos while pulling a plastic sled to backpacking trips and multi-day dog sledding adventures. Our experience has led us to compile some suggestions for those interested in extending their camping experience.
Free access to children's museums
It has been said many a time that children are sponges. They will absorb any information you throw their way, quickly. They are eager to learn and are adept at processing information at an alarming rate. So when you take your child on a road trip it's critical that you encourage their curiosity with activities that stimulate their minds. But as any road tripping parent knows, costs add up very quickly, especially with larger families. So how then does a family ensure intellectual development when they're put up against financial strain?
The best places across America to camp and photograph nature
One of the best parts of America's vastness is the variety of scenery it offers us. As summer greens transform to autumnal yellows, oranges, and reds, as leaves fall from autumn and into winter, and as winter returns to spring to begin the cycle anew, there are as many places to take in the four seasons and the immeasurable array of American landscapes as there are ways to enjoy it. Here are six of our favorite destinations all around contiguous U.S. to photograph any time of the year.
Random signs at campgrounds
Signs can be authoritative, funny, entertaining, or creative. We've put together a collection of campground signs that will be sure to entertain you.
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