ONE RV ADVENTURE TO HAVE WITH YOUR KIDS IN EVERY STATE BEFORE THEY GROW UP

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Alabama

Go to Space Camp. Rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun wanted a place to inspire kids about space travel, and the result was Space Camp, where kids participate in simulated missions, experience what gravity feels like on the moon, and spin themselves silly on the multi-axis trainer.

 

Alaska

Go dogsledding. Whether you want to see the northern lights, explore Denali National Park or visit a glacier, get there by dogsled. The cold air in your face as you glide across the snow…there’s nothing else like it. Mush!

 

Arizona

Camp out in the Grand Canyon. But don’t stare at it for five minutes and then wonder, “Now what?” There are plenty of wonders waiting to be discovered inside the canyon. Climb down and explore, then spend the night under the stars at Mather Campground.

 

Arkansas

Dig for diamonds. Visit Crater of Diamonds State Park to find your own gemstones. It’s the only diamond-producing site in the world that is open to the public, so start digging!

 

California

 

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8 UNDERRATED NATIONAL PARKS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS

National Parks such as YellowstoneYosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They’re iconic and beautiful, and deserving of their formidable reputations. But there are more than 400 parks, preserves, reserves, seashores and other units under the protection of the National Park System. Iconic park sights such as Old Faithful are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the natural beauty of the United States. Here are eight other national parks you don’t want to miss.
Great Basin National Park, Nevada

 

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Best known as home to the stunning Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park is a glacier-carved natural wonder. Take the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive 10,000 feet up, then hike to the summit to see the only glacier in Nevada, the Wheeler Peak Glacier​. While you’re there, be sure to examine the bristlecone pines, some of the world’s oldest trees, the last remnants of a Pleistocene forest… some of the trees are 3,000 years old, before Rome was even established as a city! Once you’ve admired the views, head underground to see Lehman Caves, a marble cavern ornately decorated with cave formations and 1.5 miles of underground passages. The park averages about 80,000 visitors a year and is a must-visit on a southwest road trip.

 

Congaree National Park, South Carolina

 

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THE COMFORTS AND RITUALS OF THE FALL SEASON

 

Welcome to the area of Salmon La Sac in beautiful Washington. Located approximately 90 miles east of Seattle, Salmon La Sac offers up beautiful camping opportunities, as well as an abundance of non-stop outdoor adventures. Fly-fishing, as usual, was tops on our list especially now in the fall season. I crave being on the river during this time with the changing colors of the trees and crispness in the air.

Along with hiking the trails of nearby Cooper Lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, perfect sunny fall weather and our little family together, we couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular weekend road trip.

 

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HOW TO TELL THE MOST SPINE-TINGLING CAMPFIRE HORROR STORY

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October is the season of free candy and gut-wrenching horror, and there’s no better way to celebrate the latter than with a truly inspired campfire ghost story. But inciting fear isn’t exactly an easy feat to accomplish, so we’re here to help you master the art of the campfire ghost story. Just follow these tips and you’re guaranteed to spook your camping mates– just be careful… you don’t want to scare them too bad!

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TRAVEL TO TWILIGHT!

I am excited about our final beach trip of the summer to La Push, WA. We visit every year and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.

La Push is a great family destination. We always go in August for better chances of warm weather. We continue to stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach – literally a 20 second walk. The resort has two sides for RV sites: the older and larger side, and the newer side. We prefer the newer section. Have friends or family that want to join your time in La Push but they don’t have an RV? Quileute Oceanside Resort has cabins and a hotel as well!

The beaches in the area are beautiful. Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach. First Beach is adjacent to the resort, while Second and Third beaches are a short hike through the forest and offer more amazing views. Plus, there is Rialto Beach where I have seen the best tide pools here at Hole in the Wall. Farther out are Shi Shi and Ruby Beaches.

 

 

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