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2015 Annual Michigan State Fair

It's State Fair Season! The end of summer is upon us and with that comes the start of the annual Michigan State Fair! The big fair starts tomorrow and runs from September 4th to September 7th. If you haven’t made plans for Labor Day weekend yet, pack up the RV and take your family to the Michigan State Fair! There will be plenty of fun, food, music and activities throughout this three day event. If you’re looking to have some fun this weekend check out the events going on at the Michigan State Fair. Animals The Michigan state fair is definitely not lacking in the animal exhibits. For all you animal lovers out there, be sure to stop by the Equestrian Pavilion, the most popular tradition . . . Read more

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Do It Yourself RV Hummingbird Feeder

Make your own Hummingbird feeder Did you know that there are five species of hummingbirds found in the state of Michigan? The five species are the Ruby-throated, Rufous, Broad-billed, Green Violet-ear, and the White-eared.  The Ruby-throated species of hummingbird is native to the area and will arrive usually around the first week of May and most will leave towards the end of September. Where as the Broad-billed hummingbirds arrive in July and leave in December. So if you like bird watching and especially those of the hummingbird species, then we have a great Do-It-Yourself RV hummingbird feeder that you should try! If you haven’t already notice this, hummingbird feeders generally . . . Read more

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Michigan Firework Shows for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July is almost here! We’re only a few days away from the annual Fourth of July celebration. Get out your sparklers and watch the night sky light up with your friends and family. If you haven’t decided where you will be this year we’ve put together a list of firework shows that will be going on near the Midland and Auburn Hills, Michigan area. Don’t miss out on a good show because you aren’t sure where to go! Check out these fireworks shows in your area. Midland Fourth of July Celebration When: July 4th, 2015Where: Chippewasse Park in Midland, MI Join Midland parks and recreation for a celebration full of music, food and fireworks! Starting at 5:30 pm there . . . Read more

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Top 10 Travel Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed

There's an App for That Most of us are attached to our smart phones. We rarely won’t have them within two feet of us at all times. This is why we have compiled a list of the top 10 free travel apps for RVers. You can make your life simple by using mobile apps during your travel. With so many apps available today, there is no reason to not take advantage of the technology on your phone or tablet. You can use these apps to find places to camp, park, cheapest places to get gas and so much more. Take a look at these 10 great apps we found that are sure to assist you in your travels. 1. Google Navigation/Maps This is probably one of the most important apps you can have on your phone. It’s . . . Read more

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RV Energy Saving Tips

Save Energy and Be Environmentally Friendly You may wonder if it is possible to be environmentally conscious while driving a 35 ft motorhome. The answer is, you most certainly can be!  In The Nation (a weekly magazine) the author of an article stated that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted by jets during air travel is 270% more than emissions released when driving the same distances. Thus making air travel one of the most destructive things we can do for the environment. If you have ever wanted to save energy and be environmentally conscious, here on some ideas on ways you can do that. Improving Fuel Economy The first step to improving your fuel economy is easing up . . . Read more

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Easter Camping Activities

    Easter is right around the corner and whether you’re at home or out on the road we’ve got some great ideas to keep the family entertained. We know that being on the road during the holidays can be hard, but you don’t have to miss out on all the fun! This easy recipe and activity is sure to please all ages. Even if you aren’t camping out this Easter, you can still have fun with these amazing Easter treats! Campfire Easter S’mores in a Cone Ingredients: ½ cup of milk chocolate chips or more to taste 1 box of 12 ice cream cones ½ cup of colored marshmallows 12-12×12 inch squares of heavy duty aluminum foil Instructions: Put 1 teaspoon . . . Read more

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Best Travel and RV Podcasts

Top Travel Podcasts If you are like us, you live sleep and breathe RVs and travel! When we aren’t on the road or fiddling with our RVs, we like to absorb more knowledge or hear stories about people on the road. With the new medium podcasting really taking off, you can find amazing people to listen to. Whether they are experts or people who enjoy RVing and traveling like you, there is a podcast out there for you! Here is our list of the top travel/RV podcasts that you should start following today! 1. Roadtreking: The RV Podcast Updated every Tuesday, Roadtreking is a podcast produced by award winning journalist Mike Wendland. Mike travels across the country in a small motorhome and offers . . . Read more

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Top 5 State Parks in Michigan

While the weather outside might be frigid cold, we thought this was a great time to delve into the great state parks we have here in Michigan. As the weather warms up in the next couple of months, you should take advantage of our great state parks, because as you can see in the slideshow above, not many parks are this beautiful! Here are the top 5 parks and reasons why you should visit them this year! Feel free to click through our slideshow up above for some great pictures. 1. Ludington State Park One of the coolest state parks in the country, Ludington State Park features tons of great activities and sights to see. Ludington offers scenic sand dunes, a shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands . . . Read more

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