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Top Hiking Spots in FL and TN

Local Hiking Spots Ocala, FL and Bulls Gap, TN There are thousands of hiking trails, in every state, all over the country.  Some wind in and out of small parks within big urban cities, and many take over the rural, less populated portions of the country.  So what are the best ones to explore? We’ve got a list of a few local hiking trails near Ocala, FL and Bulls Gap, TN. Ocala The Florida Trail is one of the longest trail systems in the United States.  It spans a whopping 1400 miles statewide from the edge of the everglades to Pensacola Beach.  It’s within 1 hr driving distance of many communities in Florida and it’s the top backpacking destination in the . . . Read more

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Pet Care Travel Tips

Okay all you pet lovers out there; we know it is more fun to take your furry friends along on road trips than to leave them at home with a sitter or to board them, especially, if they LOVE to travel. But, there are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling with pets. The ASPCA offers a great list of tips and tricks to keeping your pet safe before and during your travels. 1.Before you go, have your pet microchipped in case they should happen to wander off or get separated from you.  2.Make sure your pet’s rabies vaccination and registration tags are up to date. 3.If this is the first time they will be traveling, try taking them on several short car rides, gradually increasing the length . . . Read more

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Top 3 Fourth of July Inspired Party Treats

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Strawberry Bites These deliciously healthy and festive treats are so easy to make. Plus they will brighten up any 4th of July party. Start by cutting clean strawberries in half. Feel free to leave the green leaf tops on the strawberries for some added color and decoration. They make a nice handle, too. On the cut open face of the strawberries pipe some cream-cheese frosting on and then add some fresh blueberries on top. American Flag Fruit Kebabs Not only is this treat super festive and fun, but it is also super simple to make. Start by make the first five kebabs with the top halves lined with blueberries, then make the bottom halves with raspberries and bananas. . . . Read more

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Top Camping Recipes for your Next Camp Trip

Summer camping is here and we’re ready to fire up the grill.  If you are looking for some new recipes to try, check out these delicious camping recipes for your next camping trip. Campfire Hash TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. MAKES: 6 servings Ingredients ·         1 large onion, chopped ·         2 tablespoons canola oil ·         2 garlic cloves, minced ·         4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 pounds) ·         1 pound . . . Read more

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Tips for Creating Instant Warmth and Coziness for Your RV Space

It has been a bit rainy in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and we have been stuck inside more than we would like. We have been watching endless streams of movies, playing cards, board games and snacking. Spending time like this indoors isn’t bad- so long as it doesn’t last too long, which is why it helps a lot if your RV space is warm and cozy to hang out in. We have some tips for you on how to instantly cozy-up your RV space. Mood Lighting Try using LED lights or real candles to add warm, mood lighting. By spacing out a few around well-used areas of your RV, you start to get a warm and cozy effect on the whole space. You can also make simple DIY candle holders for your real or LED lights. . . . Read more

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Spring in Ocala

With summer quickly approaching and our blog last month on springtime in the Smokies, we thought it would only be fair to give our readers an in-depth look at what spring looks like in Ocala, Florida! Ocala is a great place to be in the spring. With Ocala National Forest and plenty of parks and outdoor activities conveniently located, we thought we would share our top springtime attractions in Ocala! Sholom Park One of the most beautiful parks in all of Marion County is Sholom Park.  A beautiful sight, Sholom Park features amazing paved paths that wind through a truly breathtaking landscape. If you are visiting the park, you can walk the almost 2 mile path while enjoying the birds singing . . . Read more

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Spring in the Smokies

Much of the Smoky Mountains is dormant during the winter months, but come springtime it’s the best place to be outdoors.  Here are some of the top things to do in spring in the Smokies. Outdoor Activities There is so much to see and do in the Smoky Mountains and surrounding communities that most people don’t know where to begin.  It seems that one of the most popular activities to do in spring is to hike the over 800 miles of trails.  The trails all range in difficulty and all lead to a different part of the Smoky Mountains.  Some of the more popular places to hike to are Rainbow Falls, Clingman’s Dome, and Cades Cove.  Rainbow Falls is one of the many . . . Read more

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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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