HELLO SUMMER, MY OLD FRIEND

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Hello summer! School’s out, the sun is shining, and the open road beckons us. The best part about summer road trips is the glorious freedom that comes with them. No beach is too far, no river is too long, no mountain is too high. Just get behind the wheel of the RV and go!

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Is there a better time of year to explore the best of America’s National Parks? Summer means early morning fishing, pristine nature hikes, and RVing in the great outdoors. A road trip to the Grand Canyon is a time-honored tradition, but there are so many other options out there. See the Redwoods in northern California, the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, or the world’s longest known cave system in Kentucky. For more ideas on National Parks to visit, be sure to visit here.

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A summer vacation without swimming is no vacation at all. The United States has thousands of miles of coastline, countless lakes, rivers, and other swimming destinations. But if you’re looking for something a little more special, what about some of these lesser known swimming holes? The Blue Hole in Texas is frequently named as one of the best swim spots in the Lone Star State. The Blue Hole of Santa Rosa in New Mexico is one of the premier scuba diving training spots in the country. And Sliding Rock in North Carolina is one of the coolest natural water slides you’ll ever experience. For other options on great American swimming holes, see here.

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Now that you’ve finally shaken off the stupor of winter, maybe it’s time to knock a few items off your travel bucket list. Classic road trip destinations are classic for a reason. The Grand Canyon is unforgettable any time of year, but Niagara Falls is really at its best in golden days of summer. See the sites of great American ingenuity like the Hoover Dam, or of great cultural significance like Mount Rushmore. There are tourists who have seen more of our nation’s most famous landmarks than most natives, and summer is a great chance to see what makes America great!

Are you planing on visiting any national parks this summer? Have you discovered a hidden Summer travel destination?