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Best RV Weekend Getaways

Best RV Weekend Getaways Summer is fast approaching and we’re all itching to get out and enjoy the outdoors!  There are so many different places to go and see in Missouri that you could spend your whole summer traveling the state.  But if you are just looking for a nice place to visit for a weekend, we’ve got the best places to “get away” to. Check out these top weekend getaways in Missouri for 2017. Branson, MO There’s no doubt that Branson is a top tourist destination in Missouri, but there are places you can go and visit that don’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the crowded shows and  shopping districts. Hercules Glades Wilderness . . . Read more

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Must Download Travel Apps 2017

There are hundreds of travel apps out there to help you with all aspects of your travels. We’ve got a list of the top apps to download this year. SAS Survival Guide- this app has all the information you need to survive out in the wilderness in case you get stranded.  It shows you how to start a fire, how to signal with Morse code, how to change a flat tire, and hundreds of other survival skills.  This app is a must have when traveling alone or with your family. Yuggler- this is a new app that can help tremendously if you are traveling with kids.  It uses your location and lists all the kid-friendly things to do near you.  All searches include photos and tips from other . . . Read more

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Top Travel Destinations on Route 66

The famous Route 66 is traveled by thousands every year.  “America’s Highway” stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles and is an approximate 2,400 miles; that’s a lot of highway to travel. Many people choose to take the route in sections, traveling only a few hundred miles at a time.  Others drive from start to finish without stopping, but for some, stopping at the roadside attractions along the way is half the fun.  We’ve got a list of some of the top destinations along Route 66. U-Drop Inn at the intersection of Route 66 and Route 83 in Shamrock. TX.  The U-Drop Inn is one of the most recognizable structures along Route 66 and is featured . . . Read more

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Must See RV Campgrounds Around Missouri in 2017

In any state you travel to there are typically hundreds of different campgrounds available for you to stay at. So how do you pick the best ones? We’ve compiled a short list of some of the must see RV campgrounds in Missouri for 2017 based on customer reviews and attractions. America’s Best Campground- Located just outside of popular tourist destination Branson, MO, America’s Best Campground features top amenities, great customer service, and plenty of perks.  There are 136 pull thru RV sites. All sites have concrete patios, BBQ grills, and picnic tables for your use. Amenities include a sparkling pool and spa, laundry facilities, clean shower . . . Read more

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Tips to Winterize your RV

It won't be long before winter is here and you begin to put your RV's to rest for the season.  But before you send them off to storage there are a few things you have to take care of first. Here is a detailed list from the KOA about how to get your RV ready for winter.  Winterizing Checklist: Non toxic RV antifreeze- 2 to 3 gallons is usually enough Water heater bypass kit Wand to clean holding tanks Water pump converter kit, or tubing line to connect to inlet side of water pump Hand tools to remove drain plugs Once you have all your supplies complete the following steps: (refer to owner’s manual for location of all components) Remove and bypass the inline water filters Drain . . . Read more

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Haunted or Hoax? Missouri’s Most Chilling Spots

In the spirit of Halloween, we thought we would explore some of the most haunted places in Missouri. Each story unique in its own way, we will let you decide if you believe these places are truly haunted or if it is all a hoax.  The Black Carriage of Overton Overton Landing was a small farm community on the Missouri River and home to the tale of the Black Carriage of Overton. Bob Dyer, a folklorist, told the story of an old couple that had a house overlooking the river in which they rented rooms out to travelers. The tale explains that one night a wealthy traveler stopped by for a room. The old couple noticed that he had gold and silver and decided to murder him, taking all of his money. . . . Read more

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Explore Katy Trail State Park

We are spoiled in Missouri with so many great state parks. From Elephant Rocks to Table Rock, if you are looking to get out and enjoy all that Missouri has to offer, start with a great state park. This month we will be highlighting the great Katy Trail State Park. If you are wanting a great fall activity trip to take with friends or family, read on! Katy Trail State Park Katy Trail is unlike most state parks in the country because it includes 240 miles of trail that runs along the former MO-KAN-TX railroad. With that many miles of trail, it has become one of the most popular trails for biking in the Midwest! Bikers come from all over to experience the diverse scenery and settings that surround . . . Read more

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The Missouri State Fair is Coming Soon

The Missouri State Fair is rapidly approaching and we want you to be prepared! If you have never been to the fair, this year is a great year to go. The fair will take place yet again in Sedalia, MO, which means it is easily accessible from mostly anywhere in the Show Me State. In this post we will be letting you know  the best events, how much it is and of course camping options! Happy reading! What to Do? The Missouri State Fair is scheduled to be held at the Fairgrounds August 11-21 in Sedalia, Missouri. During these ten days guests can expect to experience several great things from concerts, tractor pulls, tons of carnival games and much more! Here is a detailed list of what there is . . . Read more

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