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Visit Leelanau State Park This Fall

Leelanau State Park is a great place to visit during the Fall. Leelanau means land of delight and it stays true to it's name. The trees at this time are changing colors, the weather is nice, and there are plenty of activities to do! Whether you just want to walk around on the coast, view a little of history, or wade in the lake; there is plenty of things to do for people of all ages. We highly recommend this park for anyone who loves a little bit of Michigan history. There is a lighthouse located at the edge of the park on the coast of Lake Michigan. This lighthouse was built in 1852 and had been completely restored in the 1920s and 1930s. They have a nice gift shop for any souvenirs and are . . . Read more

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Why Pop-Up Campers Are On The Up-Swing

Pop up campers have always been a solid choice for anyone and are becoming more and more popular (for good reason). We have always been fans of pop up campers. We recommend them for new comers and veterans of RV camping. They are a great low maintenance option that is perfect for couples or families. Here are some of our top reasons why you should look at a pop up camper: Versatility. Pop up campers come in all different designs, shapes, and sizes. They can be used to sleep a large family or a couple. Pop ups can be used as a base of operations wherever you are in any climate. Great for small families. Pop up campers usually provide 2 mattress spots. Making it perfect for a family with a few . . . Read more

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Top Reasons to Visit the Smokies in the Fall

The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but the fall is probably a favorite for many.  Here are the top reasons to visit the Smokies this fall. Fall Foliage There’s no doubt that people flock to the Smokies when fall foliage is at its peak. The beautiful hues of orange, yellow, and red that line the landscape are a sight to see set amongst the rolling hills of the mountain ranges.  Autumn foliage begins about mid-September and runs through early November in the lower to middle ranges of the mountains and weekends start to get busy about the beginning of October when colors are at their peak.  Scenic drives are the top activity in the Smokies . . . Read more

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Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK Rear Kitchen Ultralight

Looking for a travel trailer that fits how you live? The open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK might be exactly what you are looking for. Kitchen Just look at the counter space you get with the Ultra Lite 2804RK! A huge wrap-around counter and tons of storage room make this kitchen one you can use without effort. Living Area The ultra-comfortable theater seating in the Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK is directly across from the large TV... exactly how you would expect it to be. Coffee Bar Well, it's a hutch with drawers below and cabinet storage above, but there are two power outlets that make it perfect to use for your coffee or as a handy place to charge your phone, tablets or computer. Bathroom The bathroom . . . Read more

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Best Places for Water Recreation near Longview, Texas

Places for Water Recreation near Longview, TX There aren’t too many places in Longview that offer river rafting, kayaking experiences but you don’t have to travel far to find one.  Here are a couple of places you can visit if you are looking for a fun rafting excursion in Texas. Riverbend Outfitters in Jefferson, TX offers canoe and kayak rentals for a fun recreational activity.  Paddle through Big Cypress Bayou and check out the only “natural” lake in Texas.  You’ll travel through a series of wetlands and view the stunning big Cypress trees and hanging Spanish moss.  Riverbend Outfitters offers shuttle service to and from different launch sites . . . Read more

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Best Places for Water Recreation near Longview, Texas

Places for Water Recreation near Longview, TX There aren’t too many places in Longview that offer river rafting, kayaking experiences but you don’t have to travel far to find one.  Here are a couple of places you can visit if you are looking for a fun rafting excursion in Texas. Riverbend Outfitters in Jefferson, TX offers canoe and kayak rentals for a fun recreational activity.  Paddle through Big Cypress Bayou and check out the only “natural” lake in Texas.  You’ll travel through a series of wetlands and view the stunning big Cypress trees and hanging Spanish moss.  Riverbend Outfitters offers shuttle service to and from different launch sites . . . Read more

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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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Top Five Campfire Recipes

Even with a full kitchen in your RV, there’s a certain undeniable charm about cooking over the open flame of a campfire on a starlit night. The possibilities of what you can make are nearly endless, but here are a few suggestions that we think you may enjoy! BBQ Chicken Pack - http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/bbq-chicken-foil-packs/ Foil packet meals are a great choice for fun campfire cooking due to their simplicity. How much simpler could it be? Just put all of your ingredients in the foil, leave it in your fire campfire coals, then enjoy! This BBQ Chicken recipe is not only ‘packed’ with protein, but it includes great flavors and colors as well from the pineapples and peppers. Campfire . . . Read more

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