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Guide to a Romantic RV Weekend

Valentine’s Day may be over but that doesn’t mean the romance has to stop.  You can do fun and romantic things as a couple anytime of the year, that’s why we’ve got your guide to a romantic RV weekend. First things first, you have to find the perfect location.  Let’s face it, overcrowded campgrounds with screaming kids all over is not ideal for a romantic weekend getaway.  To keep things personal you have to go somewhere private.  Hipcamp.com is the perfect place to find private campgrounds near you that offer seclusion and complete privacy from other campers.  OR, if you are more comfortable staying at a public campground, ask for a site . . . Read more

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Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are one of the top tourist attractions in the United States, including Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s beautiful landscapes of mountains and valleys, the abundant wildlife, and lush greens that take over in the spring, summer and fall are only a few of the reasons people visit the Smokies.  But, the fair whether months are not the only best times to visit. Winter in the Smoky Mountains is actually one of the best times to visit if you don’t mind the cold. Here are a few ideas of what you can do in the Smokies in the winter. Hike the trails- With over 800 miles of trails throughout the Smoky Mountains and Smoky Mountain National . . . Read more

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Top 7 Southeast Vacations in 2017

Lake Guntersville, AL and Lake Guntersville State Park- Located on the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, Lake Guntersville offers resort style retreats and outdoor adventure in the parks.  There is an 18 hole golf course, beach complex, an outdoor nature center, excellent fishing and over 36 miles of hiking and biking trails.  January and February are popular months for Eagle watching as they migrated south for the winter.  These endangered species are celebrated every year at this time and the park programs offer Eagle Awareness programs for interested visitors.  Asheville, NC – Rated the #1 place to visit by Lonely Planet, Asheville is becoming widely popular for . . . Read more

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Holiday Gift Ideas

The Holidays are right around the corner and if you are anything like us, you need to get some shopping done for the outdoorsman or RVer. Well we are here to give you some great gift ideas this Holiday season! Take a look! The Rumpl These are some amazing blankets for anyone seeking a warm yet light blanket. Rumpl has some of the most innovative fabrics that come from years of studying the best technical outdoor gear. These blankets are made to hit the trail with you in virtually any weather, but can also be used at home for a comfy, light blanket. Check out some of the best blankets you can find here! Lamzac Air-Filled Couch Are you ever  walking back after a long hike wishing you . . . Read more

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An RV Halloween

Halloween is becoming one of the most celebrated holidays across the country, falling just shy of Christmas and Thanksgiving, and there’s no question as to why! It’s a way for people to turn their yards into scary graveyards, and haunted houses; kids and adults get the chance to dress up in any costume they want; there are parades all over the country; and it’s the one day of the year its OK to splurge on candy (and boy do we ever!) . But if you are wondering, “how do I get to participate in all the fun and thrills of Halloween if I live or travel in an RV?” Well, we’ve got the best tips and tricks on Halloween décor for your campsite, games, and crafts . . . Read more

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The Best Places for Fall Colors in Tennessee

It’s hard to believe that fall is officially here and before we know it, winter will be right around the corner. For now though, let’s enjoy the best parts about fall in the coming weeks and months. On the top of many people’s list is the changing into fall colors. There are many scenic drives and lookout points that offer the best views of fall foliage around the state. We’ve got your guide to the best places in Tennessee right here. Although it’s still early in the season right now, the temperatures will begin to drop and the trees will begin to change in the coming weeks.  The best time to see the colors of Tennessee at their peak varies from mid to late . . . Read more

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Calling all Nature Lovers: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Calling all nature lovers! If you love to be outdoors and explore the wonders of Mother Nature in its true form then the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a place to visit for you. Located in Folkston, GA this beautiful refuge was established in 1937 as a “refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife”. Its purpose is to “protect and enhance wildlife and its habitat and ensure the integrity of the ecological system.” The refuge spans a total of 353,981 acres of national wilderness and provides habitat for endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, indigo snakes and a variety of others. There are 3 different entrances . . . Read more

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Explore Norris Dam State Park

Norris Dam State Park There is a reason that so many national and state parks are listed on the registry for historical places, because so many of them are built and founded on a piece of American history.  In celebrating 100 years of national parks this year, we get to take a closer look at the history of these parks and educate ourselves on the importance they played in shaping our country. Norris Dam State Park in Tennessee is one of these parks listed on the national registry of historical places.   Norris Dam State Park was named for a Nebraska senator by the name of George William Norris.  Senator Norris was a founder of the Tennessee Valley Authority in . . . Read more

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