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Explore Tyler State Park

As we continue to feature some great state parks around Texas, we want to make sure we talk about Tyler State Park! Fall is a great time to explore Tyler Park and take advantage of outdoor activities without having to be concerned with that dreaded Texas heat! Located in Tyler, Texas at 789 Park Road, this state park features plenty of camping and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Let’s take a closer look at what activities are available to you and your crew! If you are looking for scenic trails, Tyler State Park is for you! The Whispering Pines Nature Trail is an amazing nature trail that is about a mile long loop and fairly easy to hike. Guests will marvel at the pines . . . Read more

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Explore Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

One of the most overlooked State Parks in East Texas might also be one of the best! In this post we will feature the great Martin Dies, Jr. State Park and tell you the hot spots, where to camp and the activities you can do as well.  What to Do? Martin Dies, Jr. State Park is located in Jasper, Texas and features more than 700 acres of serene beauty. With tons of heavily wooded forests and an amazing lake, no matter what you and your crew want to do, you can find something at Martin Dies, Jr. If you are more of the water type, you will find yourself in the right place! The park has seven boat ramps where you can launch, while also being one of the most beloved paddling destinations in the . . . Read more

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Fourth of July RV Camping Checklist

With the Fourth of July weekend upon us, we thought it would be good to go through the ultimate Fourth of July camping checklist! With this checklist you will be sure to have a great Fourth of July weekend. Here are the top items we think you need for a successful camping weekend. Checklist Items Grill - If you have an RV, having a grill and cooking out for your guests is the perfect way to make sure everyone eats right! There is nothing like the smell of BBQ or burgers sizzling on the grill with great tunes playing in the background. Good Food- Food and Fourth of July go hand in hand, so making sure you have enough to feed your group is imperative! Make sure to have a nice mix of appetizers . . . Read more

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Best Hot Spots in Texas

Texas is a big place but it was made for summer road trips in the RV. With the wide open road in front of you there are some fantastic spots for you to hit in your mobile home.  Despite what many think Texas is actually home to a variety of different communities each with their own unique sensibility. Whether you are looking for a taste of the Old West or some of the best music on the planet you will find it in the great state of Texas.  Below are just a few of the wonderful destinations to visit this summer. Austin:As the representative of the stranger side of Texas, Austin has become a hotspot for fantastic music throughout the state. The vibe in Austin is relatively relaxed and tends . . . Read more

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Strange Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas, sometimes it is stranger as well. As one of the largest states in the U.S. there is plenty of room to hide the crazy but sometimes that is where you can find the excitement.  If strange is your thing then we’ve got just the list for you. Below you will find the strangest spots in the Lone Star state.  The Big TexanLocated in Canyon, TX the 47 ft tall slouching cowboy was constructed out of cement and steel to add on to a local store way back in 1959. Though he is looking a little shabby these days a non-profit has been created to help restore the local artifact back to its previous glory.  Cowgirl Museum and Hall of FameThe National . . . Read more

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On the Road: The Best State Parks in Texas

Texas is one of the biggest states in the U.S. so it is no surprise that there are more than 90 state parks  for you to choose from on your journey. Since that is quite a lot of options we have narrowed down the  list to what we consider to be the very best in Texas.   Palo Duro Canyon State Park: Considered by many to be the Grand Canyon of Texas the park is  the second largest canyon in the country. Located in the heart of the Panhandle the park has  various campgrounds to set up for the night or three cabins right on the canyon rim that can be  rented for your stay.  Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: The enchanted rock is a gigantic natural dome that . . . Read more

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Texas Camping Guide

Spring is right around the corner and In Texas alone there are thousands of campsites available to reserve at 54 different state parks alone. With that many campsites, there is sure to be a place for you to explore. We have created a small, but hopefully helpful camping guide to help get you started this season. They are just a few tips and tricks we have picked up along the way.  Reserve Early One of the many awesome features that Texas State Parks has to offer is online campsite reservations. This means that three months prior to any RV vacation you and your family can scout out and see what is available to rent in any of the state parks. To get you thinking about your reservation, here . . . Read more

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Taking Texas: A To Do List For Houston

Have you ever found yourself in reputable city completely clueless with what to do? As with traveling to any city, it’s good to do research beforehand to ensure that you won’t spend all your time in your hotel (or RV). Here’s a list of things to do in the Houston TX area. Be warned, you'll want to start planning your trip before you finish reading!   Attractions: Any and all of these Houston hotspots will keep you occupied for hours while you get a good feel for the city! Kid Friendly Activities: Make sure all the little ones are having fun by attending any of these attractions! Events: Experience the culture of Houston like a local by attending any of these annual . . . Read more

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