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Watson Wander: O’Leno State Park


(Jan. 2, 2017) -- If you asked me five years ago what I thought of central Florida I would have said, scrub pines, rednecks, and old people. Now, I would say all those things plus ancient cypress swamps, crystal clear bubbling springs, lakes and waterways teaming with wildlife, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. All of this was reaffirmed last week during our stay at the lovely O’Leno State Park.

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Roaming Free: Folly Beach Christmas parade


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- Nicolas had last weekend off work, so we made plans for a fun-filled Christmas celebration on Saturday. First on our agenda was the Folly Beach Christmas Parade and Craft Fair. The parade started at 1pm, so after breakfast, we drove down to Nick’s apartment and picked him up.

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RV Life: Three dry camping tips


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- Their first RV dry camping experience wasn’t as dramatic as an episode of “Survivor.” But when Cija and Dave’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area adventure endeavor ended, the Oregon couple learned more than they expected about living in a self-contained RV. After two weeks in the desert, they summed it up in three critical desert camping tips for new RVers.

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Roadtreking: Get ready for self-driving RVs


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- An autonomous or self-driving RV may be in your future. And not that far off, either. That’s what we learn this week from Joel Adams, Director of Engineering and Innovation for the Erwin Hymer Group of North America, who talks with us about self-driving RV’s and what that will mean for the typical RVer.

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Fulltime Families: Snowbirding in places other than Florida


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- We’ve all heard of birds migrating to places that have a climate which is better suited for their well being. Snowbirding is the human’s version of migrating to places that have better climates. Technically speaking, people who snowbird leave their place of residence due to its unbearably cold climate and migrate to warmer places in order to lead a more comfortable life.

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Armand’s Rancho Del Cielo: Graceland RV Park and Campground


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- While planning my trip to Metropolis, Ill., I decided to take a detour three hours south to Memphis, Tenn., after the celebration of life services for Noel Neill. I was planning to go to Memphis next year, but I decided to do it while I was, ahem, in the area.

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The Lady is a Tramp: Six months on the road


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- Six months ago today, I adopted a bonded pair of pups from the Friends of the Jackson Animal Shelter in Mississippi. Pinkie, the black female, was approximately three years old, and Rocket, the tan male, was about eight months old. We couldn’t be happier. Here’s a little update on my furry family.

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KOA: 10 attractions for snowbirds in Arizona


(Dec. 16, 2016) -- If you’re thinking of spending your first snowbird winter (or already are) in Arizona our list of sites to see and places to visit is a great start to planning your fun. With plenty of KOAs to call home in Arizona, all that’s left to you is to choose your favorite, call to book your extended stay and hit the road.

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KOA: Top recipes of 2016


(Dec. 15, 2016) -- We’re biding adiue to 2016 by sharing our campers’ most popular posts and recipes from the past year. This year’s favorite eats include something for every meal from breakfast to dessert. All that’s left after checking out these recipes is to hit the grocery store, pack the rig and head to your favorite KOA for a fun, and delicious, stay.

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