West of Seattle, the Kitsap Peninsula is an oasis for people who love the outdoors. Thanks to its remote location across Puget Sound, this region is less visited than other areas just outside of the big city and maintains a more peaceful, easygoing way of life. With shoreline along Puget Sound and the Hood Canal, […]
One of the most comprehensive tools for trip planning, RV Trip Wizard just announced that users can now see more campgrounds and park information thanks to a new partnership with RV Park Reviews. Besides campgrounds, RV Trip Wizard also maps out fuel stations, rest areas, dump stations, low clearance bridges, and points of interest like […]
Camping and golfing in Washington’s state capital of Olympia is convenient with Riverbend Campground and the nearby Eagles Pride Golf Course. Set on the picturesque Nisqually River a few minutes from Interstate 5, Riverbend Campground offers nearly 80 spaces and all the necessary amenities. The pet-friendly facility has 30/50 amp electrical, laundry facilities, showers, a […]
Sitting between Rimrock and Sacrifice Cliff along the Yellowstone River in south-central Montana, Billings is the state’s largest city and home to the world’s first KOA campground. The Yellowstone River, the last fully untamed free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, meanders its way along the southern edge of Billings. Along its banks you will […]
Those of you that have followed this blog over the years know my preferred cost for a nightly campsite is free. However, free campsites are not always conveniently located near the places I want to visit, so when I do pay for a space, I like a campground that offers real value for the dollar. […]
Red Bluff Recreation Area in Northern California has been a regular stop along the way for my wife and I as we return home from our annual fall trip to the desert southwest. It is just a short distance off I-5 with a campground offering large spaces, some water and electric sites along with reasonable […]
On a long, isolated stretch of the Alaska Highway at historical mile 496, between Fort Nelson, BC and Watson Lake, Yukon, there is a hidden oasis in the lush muskeg of the northern Rocky Mountains. The Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park includes two beautiful hot springs pools and a Provincial campground amid the natural beauty […]
Don’t park on the cheap until you know the pros and cons of free camping in parking lots, driveways and public lands.
Do you have your campsite reserved for what is being billed as the event of the century? On Monday August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will occur from coast to coast across the United States, forming a 70 mile corridor of darkness across 14 states. The eclipse will begin as a partial […]
Wall Drug Store has attracted visitors the world over since opening in 1931. Located roughly 55 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota and 75 miles east of Mount Rushmore, the tiny town of Wall was once known by locals as “the geographical center of nowhere”. Not so today. Though Wall Drug Store commands most […]
Smoking in campgrounds is a hot topic that isn’t going away any time soon. Tobacco use is on the decline but more than 36.5 million adults still light up.