More than 700 Websites we like – Part 1

More than 700 Websites we like – Part 1


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Please note: Descriptions were accurate at time of original posting in newsletters; numbers cited may now be higher. If you find duplicate websites or bad links, please contact Diane (at) RVtravel.com.

How to set up an RV.
Advice for beginning RVers about how to set up an RV at a campsite. From GoRVing.com.

RV Road Laws.
Learn the laws relating to RVs in every state of the USA.

The RV Cooking Ladies.
Yummy ideas for your RV kitchen at this website from two on-the-road Canadians.

RV Driving School.
Offers instruction in driving or towing an RV in various locations across the USA.

RV stoves and parts.
When you need an RV stove or part or accessory for your current one.

Cool your RV with a portable air conditioner.
Here is a simple, do-it-yourself project.

Cooking With a Dutch Oven
Getting Started with a Dutch oven, and more outdoor information. From Sunset

Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers Forum.
Discuss everything to do with small trailers.

RV Fun Time Guide.
Lots of good information about RVing for beginners and veteran RVers.

How to replace the floor in an RV.
A step-by-step guide. From USAToday.com

30 no-bake pies you can make in 30 minutes or less
Have a sweet tooth and need a quick fix? Or unexpected company coming for dinner? These would be quick and easy to make in your RV galley. From PureWow
 
The 18 most beautiful places in Canada
There is much spectacular scenery in the world’s second-largest nation, from coves to cathedrals to cliffs. Here are some to consider visiting if you’re heading north to Canada to take advantage of the current 13-year-low exchange rate. From Condé Nast Traveler

Fifth Wheel St
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“Fifth Wheel St. (the “St.” is for “safe towing”) is dedicated to promoting recreational vehicle safety by providing educational materials, simplified weighing worksheets, free web-based RV safety calculator apps with weight safety reports to assist truck camper owners and all who tow fifth wheel, gooseneck and conventional towables.”
 
12 ways to go broke in retirement
Here are 12 ways you could go broke in retirement and how to avoid them — leaving more time and money to do all the stress-free RVing you want in your retirement years. From Kiplinger 
 
America’s 10 best spots for seeing wildflowers
Here are 10 recommendations to see color-saturated wildflowers in all their glory this spring — including some of what you’ll see and the best time to see them, along with some insider tips. Gorgeous! From Fodor’s

How to avoid getting bitten by ticks
Protect yourself and your pets from tick bites, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne diseases with these tips on everything from preventing tick bites, to how to remove a tick, to how to spot symptoms of Lyme disease. Good information to know. From Reader’s Digest.

Strange roadside attractions from every state
The U.S. has its fair share of oddities — so if your road trip isn’t interesting enough, add some of these bizarre locations which would certainly be highlights of your trip! How about a gold-plated pyramid house surrounded by a moat, a hobo museum, the Witch House of Salem, Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard, the Airstream ranch, and 45 more one-of-a-kind man-made attractions. From Travel + Leisure and msn.com.


 

Forest Service volunteer positions
Hundreds of volunteer opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service, including campground hosts, wilderness ranger, boat launch hosts, facility maintenance, trailhead naturalist, interpreter and educator, and tons more. From volunteer.gov.

RV Tow Check
“RV Tow Check is the only trailer towing calculator app of its kind that supports all manufacturers’ weight safety and warranty warnings. … This is the only towing calculator app RV owners need to use that answers the most often asked question, ‘How much can my truck or SUV tow?’ RV Tow Check complies with SAE J2807 trailer weight rating (TWR) calculation guidelines.”

The one must-eat food in every state
When you’re exploring our beautiful country, do you ever wonder what particular food a state might be famous for? Well, here ya’ go! Thrillist has compiled a list of the single food that you simply must eat in every state, along with where to find the best of that food. Some foods are the states’ most famous exports, while others are icons that you won’t see outside of their borders. Yum! From Thrillist

America’s best road trips
According to Travel + Leisure, here are the 28 best road trips in the U.S., including a can’t-miss stop along each route. These suggestions will help you plan your RV adventure this year — or they’ll make it more difficult to plan because of all the spectacular choices! From Travel + Leisure and msn.com.

How all 50 state capitals got their names
When you visit a state capital do you ever wonder how it got its name? Well, even if not, here is some fun and interesting reading with the fascinating and sometimes strange history behind each state capital’s naming process. From Mental Floss and msn.com

The Great American Travel Bucket List
Seventy-one — count ’em, 71! — amazing places to visit in the U.S. How many of these destinations have you been to? How many do you want to visit after looking at these gorgeous photos? The options of making your own customized bucket list from this extensive list are endless. From popsugar.com
 
50 reasons to visit every U.S. state capital
Some state capitals are already popular tourist destinations, but many are hidden gems that are often overlooked by travelers. Here are reasons to visit every state capital in the U.S. Yet another potential bucket list. From Fodor’s and msn.com.

Warm up with these 25 winter slow-cooker soups
These delicious and hearty soups (more like “stewps”) would be ideal for a dinner after being out sightseeing all day, or have the slow-cooker work its magic in your galley sink while you’re driving to your next destination. From The Daily Meal.

America’s greatest hits: 50 trips in 50 states
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler, and input from Facebook fans and Twitter followers, here are their favorite trips across America. Conde Nast calls this their “comprehensive guide to the best of the U.S.” From favorite restaurants, to scenic sites, to sporting events, to historic spots and lots more — what a fun and eclectic list! From Condé Nast Traveler and msn.com.



Nine foods that can be used as cleaning products
Ketchup for metal polish? Onions to clean your grill? Banana peel to polish your silver? (OK. Maybe you don’t store your silver in your RV.) Check these tips out for cleaning items inside and outside your RV. Save money and cut down on harsh chemicals! From moneytalksnews 

Longhauler-USA
“Transportation trucking resources for longhaul truck drivers.” But this website is a directory of anything truck drivers, or any drivers, could ever need: road and traffic conditions by state, truck maps and routes (including restrictions), speed limit laws by state, hospital/physician search — too much to list (mind-boggling!). Check it out! From Longhauler-USA.com.
 
How to organize your fridge to keep food fresher, longer (and cut your energy usage)
Here are great tips on how to store food in your refrigerator and freezer to use the appliances to their most efficient potential while helping your food last longer. We’ll bet you didn’t know a lot of these “chilling” facts! From Greatist.com.
 
10 tips to help your truck run well past 150K miles
Some of these tips are obvious, some maybe not so obvious, some maybe just ignored. All are important, especially for those RVers who have a truck and do a lot of driving. From Road & Track and msn.com.

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state
Here is Business Insider’s list of the most beautiful natural attractions in every state. If you don’t already have a similar bucket list for your RVing adventures, this would be a great one! Or get some ideas from here to add to your existing bucket list. From Business Insider and msn.com.

Nine genius ways to finally organize pot lids
These cool ideas would work great in your RV galley, or in your sticks-and-bricks kitchen. Short video from Good Housekeeping.
 
Ten surprising tips and tricks for dealing with ice and snow
Here are some great ideas for dealing with frozen door locks, icy windows, slippery walkways and stairs, and more. Pickle juice, anyone? From Bob Vila and msn.com. 
 
Historic Route 66
Since 1926, driving Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers, adventurers, desperados and dreamers. Being the oldest Route 66 resource on the web, the Historic 66 website is dedicated to providing information for all those who want to learn more about the legendary Mother Road. Check out this website and then get your kicks on Route 66.
 
The 14 most beautiful lakes in the U.S.
Glaciers, geysers and crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 14 American lakes are gorgeous — and worth a visit — anytime of year. From Conde Nast Traveler and msn.com.
 
Scambusters.org
Internet scams, identity theft, and urban legends: Are you at risk? Subscribe FREE to ScamBusters, a public service and the #1 publication on Internet fraud.


10 uses for aluminum foil
Here are some clever uses for aluminum foil — most of which would be handy in an RV. From This Old House.

Great places to retire in every state

In selecting a great place to retire in each state, Kiplinger weighed several factors, including financial, lifestyle, safety and access to quality healthcare. From Kiplinger and msn.com.
 
Beyond Niagara: Waterfalls in all 50 states
There are thousands of waterfalls throughout the U.S., and many of them are in state or national parks, or national forests. Did you know that there’s even a beautiful waterfall in a cave 1,100 feet underground? Add some of these to your must-see list. From Cheapism.com and msn.com.
 
The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series
A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.
 
The most iconic landmark in every state
From natural wonders like Yellowstone to man-made treasures like the Space Needle, here is a list of the most iconic landmark in every state. What a great bucket list for RVers! From Business Insider.
 
America’s 10 best zoos
These amazing zoos are scattered across the country and include the two oldest zoos in the U.S., as well as the nation’s only tropical zoo. From Fodor’s and msn. com.
 
RV Daily Report
Keep up with RV industry news at this excellent website.
 
Holiday attractions in all 50 states
Listed here are seasonal festivals, holiday displays and outdoor activities such as parades, ice skating and tree lighting. Many of these run until after New Year’s. Most are free or low admission. See what’s happening in your state or where you’re traveling this holiday season. From cheapism.com and msn.com.
  
“How to live or travel in a car, van or RV — and love it!” How-to articles and tips on everything to do with RVing, including repairs, conversions, budgeting, boondocking, and lots more. From Bob Wells, a “long-time VanDweller.”
  
This website claims to be the “most comprehensive guide to camping on public land,” covering all national, state, regional and Army Corps parks in all 50 states. You can also search, discover and book everywhere you want to camp, including ranches, farms, vineyards, and land preserves.
 
Rediscover the appeal of holiday shopping at one of the fun outdoor markets that pop up before Christmas. Many of these feature German-inspired treats and entertainment, as well as European-style gifts. Here are 20 of the best-known holiday markets across the nation. From cheapism.com and msn.com
 
50 states of speeding: Laws for every state in the U.S.
As you’re RVing around the U.S. it’s important to be aware of the local driving laws in each state — which vary widely. Here is a comprehensive list of each state’s maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, penalties for reckless driving, and excessive speed laws and their penalties. Of course, we know you won’t be speeding or driving recklessly in your RV, but this information is good to know just in case you’re tempted. From Road & Track and msn.com.

The ABCs of a happy retirement
Click through this slideshow to learn everything you need to know about getting on the path toward a happy retirement. From Jeff Yeager on gobankingrates.com and msn.com.

Did you know that Mount Rainier is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago? Or that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has nearly 80 historic buildings? How about the fact that Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, with more than 365 miles of explored caves, is the world’s longest cave system. Learn 56 more fun and fascinating facts about our national parks. From msn.com.
 
How all 50 states got their names
Have you ever wondered, as you’re traveling around the U.S. in your RV, where a state got its name? Well, then, here ya’ go — they’re all here, for your state identification edification (sorry). From Mental Floss and msn.com.
 
The Florida Keys’ top 14 experiences
Don’t miss these sights and experiences if you’re planning a trip to the Florida Keys. From Fodor’s and msn.com.
 
You winterized your RV but did you prepare it for storage?
When you winterize your RVs, you also need to prepare it for several months of storage. RVing expert Mark J. Polk tells you what needs to be done in this very thorough list. From KOA.com and Mark J. Polk.


 
Cheap or free museums in all 50 states
These are some of the best museums in the country even while being budget-friendly. The exhibits range from “refined to frankly quirky.” These are so cool! From cheapism.com and msn.com
 
Full-time RV living: Hints for enjoying the full-time RV lifestyle
Here are some basics about living in an RV full-time: who’s doing it; full-time and part-time RV lifestyles; where to stay and how to make those stays cheaper; types of rigs people RV full-time in; the logistics of mail, banking, laundry, etc., and working on the road. Great info! From roadslesstraveled.us.
 
Eight things you didn’t know you could grill
Try these interesting grillable (is that a word?) side dishes and more, and keep the heat out of your galley. From thedailymeal.com.
 
The 20 most bizarre traffic laws in America
Be sure to keep these laws in mind as you’re driving around our awesome country — or just look at this list sometime when you need a good chuckle! From Thrillist
 
Ten things to leave behind when you go RVing
This list is particularly useful to new RVers, but even the seasoned RVers may find items they haven’t yet considered leaving behind to help reduce the weight they’re hauling. From KOA.com.
 
The transition to RV full-timing – factors to consider
The transition from brick-and-mortar living to full-timing in a recreational vehicle entails a lot of lifestyle changes. This insightful article covers many things to consider before, during and even after full-time RVing. From Art of Fulltime RV Living aka fulltimervliving.net
 
Park versus refuge: What’s the difference?
There are a lot of national and state wilderness designations. We’ll bet you’ve never heard of a lot of these (we hadn’t!). Here’s how to tell them apart. From Mother Nature Network.
 
Rent an RV or rent yours out
Easily rent RVs from owners, anywhere. Find the perfect RV for your next adventure. Or rent out your RV and make some money when you’re not using it. “Like Airbnb for road trippers.” From Outdoorsy.
 
50 tips for better RVing
Here are some commonsense tips that you may already know about RVing, but we’ll bet there are some great ideas here that’ll make you wonder, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” From KOA.com.
  
Simple ways to improve fuel economy
RVing expert Mark J. Polk, owner of RV Education 101, explains many different ways to improve on RV fuel economy. From KOA.com.
 
Tips and tricks to make RVing easier
Tips and tricks that the folks at Roads Less Traveled have come across or come up with over the years — “jewels for how to RV.” From roadslesstraveled.us.
 
Cold weather camping
Here are lots of excellent, must-read tips from Joe and Vicki Kieva, seasoned RVers, on how to prepare for and camp in cold weather. From KOA.com.
 
Ten things you might not know about the U.S. interstate system
Inspired by the network of high-speed roads he saw in Germany during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower championed the passing of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The U.S. interstate system now boasts 46,876 miles and runs through all 50 states. Prepare for your next cross-country road trip with these interesting facts. From mentalfloss.com and msn.com.
 
 
The states where you’re most likely to hit a deer
Here are the 20 states where you’re most likely to hit a deer, as well as information on how car insurance rates are affected by an accident. Interesting. From The Huffington Post
 
The best steakhouses in all 50 states
Traveling through town and looking for a good steak dinner that you don’t have to cook for a change? Check out this list of popular steakhouses around the country. From businessinsider.com and msn.com.
 


  
National Parks with the best beaches
Most people don’t realize that many of our favorite national parks are home to pristine beaches. Here are ten wild and breathtaking beaches located within our national parks from Maine to California, and Washington to Florida. From theactivetimes.com and msn.com.
 
Big Rig Resorts
This website is dedicated to the owners of those big rigs who seem to continually have a problem finding a place to park them. This online RV park directory will help you solve the problem as well as advise as to which resorts and campgrounds are Wi-Fi friendly.

The most beautiful lighthouses in America
Here are 30 beautiful lighthouses to explore from coast-to-coast, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. From MSN.com and countryliving.com.

Roadside Architecture
This website has more than 2,400 pages and 60,000 photos. You’ll find buildings, signs and statues from all over the country. The focus is mainly on stuff from the 1920s-1970s. Most of the sections are organized by state, and other sections are organized by theme. And you won’t see any ads on these pages! From roadarch.com.
 
These foods can help you stay alert on long drives
Here are nine healthy foods to snack on which will help you stay alert while driving — and the reasons why they work. From thedailymeal.com and msn.com.
  
The best ice cream shop in every state
Could this be a “scoop” list instead of a bucket list? From Foursquare, Business Insider and MSN.co
 
The 50 best tips to get your home (or RV) super organized
Some of these ideas are so simple, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of them. A majority of these tips would be usable in an RV — we bet you’ll find more than one to try. From goodhousekeeping.com and msn.com
 
Ten unusual tips for your cleanest kitchen ever!
These easy and sometimes surprising cleaning tips would work great in your RV galley. From MSN.com and bobvila.com.
 
42 restaurants that offer birthday freebies.
From Applebee’s to Weinerschnitzel, and 40 more chain restaurants across the country where you can get a free drink, dessert or even a meal on your birthday! If you plan ahead, you could hit a few on your birthday while you’re out on the road. Just sayin’. From delish.com and msn.com.
 
What is a supplemental braking system and why do you need it?
Find out all about braking systems on towed vehicles and why you need one (one reason being that it’s the law in most states for toads over a certain weight). Very thorough information. From etrailer.com.
 
Nine travel trailers every road trip enthusiast needs to know about.
“Can’t distinguish a Shasta from a Cricket? Use this handy guide to some of the most fun new models on the market.” Cute! (Click on the name under each picture and the link at the bottom of each description for more information.) From countryliving.com.
 
37 easy and delicious grilling side dishes.
Try these for a change of pace when you’re barbecuing at the campsite or out boondocking. Look for some of the ingredients at the farm produce stands you pass along the way. Yum! (Click on View Gallery, then click on the recipe name below the photo for the recipe.) From countryliving.com.
 
Troubleshooting RV air conditioner problems.
Find dozens of questions and answers about problems with RV air conditioners. Can’t find the answer you need? Then ask.
 
RV parks for handicapped RVers.
Here’s a list of RV parks in a dozen states that go out of their way to accommodate physically challenged RVers. From rvingaccessibility.org.



(More than) Nine things you didn’t know Coca-Cola can do.
Coke can be used for pest control, cleaning RV/car batteries, removing rust from metal, as a presoak treatment for grease on clothing, and much more. From bobvila.com.
 
23 regional seafood recipes.
Try these delicious seafood recipes as you travel around the country — get the main ingredients fresh from the local markets. Yum! From MSN.com.
 
11 iced coffee hacks that will only make your addiction worse.
If you’re a coffee lover, what’s better on a hot summer day than iced coffee?! Treat yourself and your guests to these delicious recipes — be the envy of your campsite neighbors! From delish.com.
 
RV factory tours:
Eighty percent of all American RVs are built in Elkhart County, Indiana. Many factories offer factory tours. Learn where they are here. From amishcountry.org.
 
Delicious recipes for main dishes, sides, desserts, drinks, and more. From countryliving.com.
  
Here are several “suggested alternatives to vacations in national parks. Each gives you a place for an affordable family vacation without the crowds and commercialization — you can explore the area on your own terms and even Spot is welcomed.” From campingblogger.net and forestcamping.com.
   
These homes of famous authors are “scattered throughout the United States. Spanning centuries and genres, these seven homes celebrate some of America’s most treasured wordsmiths.” Fascinating! From usnews.com.

NADA Guides RV pricing.
Find prices and values for all RV types.

A lot of these tips would come in handy in the RV. From MSN.com and BobVila.com.
 
Eat This, Not That! flipped through scientific journals to find the foods with the most impressive health benefits and then considered versatility and taste of each contender to make their final cuts.” These will easily fit into your RV pantry. From eatthis.com.
 
AccuWeather.com.
Check out the weather forecast for where you’re traveling and make your plans accordingly. It even tells you how many minutes until it starts raining at your location, or any other location — just put in the location and click on the MinuteCast tab. Get severe weather information and lots more. Also available as an app (look towards the bottom of the page).
 
Here from veteran RVer and professional writer (not to mention a frequent contributor to RVtravel.com) Julianne G. Crane is her terrific blog/website where she writes about “recreation vehicle and camping lifestyles, people, and destinations.” Be sure to check this out — tons of great stuff!
  
Yep — Just what it says. From The Telegraph in the U.K.
  
Full-time RVers Mark and Emily bring you their excellent blog “… to inspire you to get out and go, to lift your spirits with a fun travel tale or two from the road, and to share some tips for how to live this way.” Being published authors and photographers in various magazines, as well as having their story profiled in magazines, you can expect superior content in this beautiful blog — and you won’t be disappointed!
 
15 survival myths that could actually kill you
Have you been watching too many reality survival shows and think you can handle any type of emergency — like if you get lost in the woods on a hike, or your RV breaks down in the middle of the desert, or you get bit by a snake or some other emergency? Well, here some myths are refuted and the facts are explained to help you survive in an emergency. From MSN.com and theactivetimes.com
 
Six iconic American road trips to take this summer
With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year … there’s no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are Condé Nast Traveler’s six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way. From MSN.com and Condé Nast Traveler.

Camping and caravanning in Canada: Start your engines!
Time to take your RV out of its winter storage and head for new adventures. Canada’s network of national parks offers must-see destinations for road and outdoors enthusiasts. Parks Canada has highlighted some of their best RV destinations.



 
If you’re tired of reaching for cleaning products with ingredients you can’t even pronounce, then head to your local grocery store for a few basic components and make your own. These eco-friendly concoctions are easy to make and will leave your RV (or house) sparkling. From MSN.com and PopSugar.com.
 
Here is a list of the most spectacular natural wonders in each state. Start checking ’em off!
 
What fun! And how simple! Also drop biscuits, pancakes, fresh ricotta, peanut butter banana “ice cream” and more — all with just two ingredients! From MSN.com and thedailymeal.com.
  
 
The nine best rest stops for food in America.
“The thing with rest stops is that you usually want to stay there for as little time as possible. However, there are a few rest stops that stand out for a combination of their dining options, quirky sights (such as a reptile lagoon), and a promise of a really good time.” Check these out here, then try them out on your travels. From MSN.com and The Daily Meal
 
23 ways to spring clean with everyday household items.
How to spring clean your RV or house on the cheap by using what’s in the cupboard. From MSN.com and cheapism.com.
 
Find your park
… and share your park (share your stories about your park and maybe win a prize) … and support your park (volunteer, donate, join). From National Park Service and National Park Foundation — encouraging people to connect with and celebrate our national parks and public lands.
 
 
 
The 10 best states for retirement.
Bankrate ranked all 50 states according to a variety of factors that are important to seniors. These states offer plenty of perks for the 65-and-older set, including low costs of living, strong health care systems, low crime and tax rates, comfortable temperatures, low humidity and lots of sun. (Editor’s note: The readers’ comments at the bottom of the article are also quite interesting and informative.) From Bankrate.com.
 
The 10 worst states for retirement.
Bankrate ranked all 50 states according to a variety of factors that are important to seniors. The states with the lowest scores include a few with high costs of living and high tax rates. Others scored poorly for health care quality, and most of the states are known for bad weather. Learn about the ten states which scored the lowest. (Editor’s note: The readers’ comments at the bottom of the article are also quite interesting and informative.) From Bankrate.com.
 
Eight amazing American caves.
These caves, scattered across the U.S., are fascinating to explore. From CNN.com.
 
Wind Map.
This is a “living portrait” of the wind across the U.S. This “living” map shows near-term forecasts as accurately as possible, revised once per hour from wind data from the National Digital Forecast Database. The wind map is from Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, who lead Google’s “Big Picture” visualization research group in Cambridge, Mass. From HINT.FM. Many thanks to reader Drew, who reports he uses this website when driving his RV in windy areas and that “It works better and much faster than trying DMV sites.”


 
 
 
America’s weird and amazing rock formations.
Rock formations that are interesting to read about and spectacular to visit in person. From CNN.com.
 
CampedThere
is “an online community of campers and RVers. Find helpful RV campground reviews to plan your next camping trip, tell others about your experiences from places you’ve been, and share photos and memories with others from your latest RV trip.”
 
Eight outlaw adventures around the U.S.
Here are some of the best locations to relive the most well-known rogues of yesteryear. From CNN.com.

A state-by-state guide to the 50 coolest things in America.
Yahoo brings you one cool thing in each of the 50 states, designed to make you want to explore our “cool” country. From Yahoo.com.

Tn best antiquing towns in the U.S.
This list includes antique stores in each town, “insider tips” and information to help plan your trip. From MSN.com and Fodor’s.
 
Cheapest places where you will want to retire.
Here is a list of cities across the U.S. with the cheapest living costs specifically for retirees, while keeping safety, livability and economic stability in mind. From MSN.com and Kiplinger.com.

Campground setup checklist for travel trailers and motorhomes.
This checklist provides a basic system of what to do when you arrive at your campsite. From Joe and Vicki Kieva and KOA.

Ten great National Parks to visit this spring.
Spring is almost here (honest!). Time to start planning your trips. From MSN.com and TheActiveTimes.com.

Ten things to leave behind when RVing.
Here is “a list of some of the most common onboard RV albatrosses that travelers should cut loose from their packing list.” From Brent Peterson and KOA.

RVParkReviews
is a comprehensive review and camping information site specifically for those who love to camp. So far, more than 200,000 reviews, both positive and negative, have been submitted by real campers. Recommended by RVer (and RV tire expert) Roger Marble.

16 best restaurant chain breakfasts in America.
Is your favorite restaurant for breakfast listed here? (Aside from your own galley, of course!) From thedailymeal.com.
 
U.S. National Forest campground volunteer host positions.
Here are host positions available at U.S. National Forest campgrounds. From Fred and Suzi Dow’s U.S. National Forest Campground Guide Website.
 
10 spectacular U.S. waterfalls.
Don’t miss these beautiful waterfalls in your RV journeys. From CNN.com.
 
BringFido.
No matter where you’re going, BringFido.com can help you find a pet-friendly campground for the trip. You can get the scoop on campground pet policies, read reviews of other campers with pets, and even speak with the campground host directly. Also lists dog friendly attractions and pet services. Thousands of listings.
 
RV Parky
is an RV park directory built by a full-time RVer with the help of the RV community to help fellow RVers on the road. Here you can find information, images and reviews for more than 25,000 RV parks and campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. Also available as an app.
 
Ten quirky American festivals you must visit!
“A collection of crazy festivals that celebrate the more interesting corners of the American psyche!” Includes the Roadkill Cook-off in West Virginia, Frozen Dead Guy Days in Colorado, and Tarantula Awareness Festival in California. Mark your calendars! From MSN.com and wanderlust.co.uk.
 
Bears in National Parks.
Types of bears in National Parks, what to do if you encounter a bear, what about bear-deterrent spray, even an interesting section on cultural connections to bears. From National Park Service.
 
America’s 25 best chain sandwich shops.
When you’re on the road and don’t want to fix a meal, just stop by one of these popular sandwich shops for a quick and delicious meal-in-a-sandwich. From MSN.com and thedailymeal.com.
 
32 surreal travel spots you won’t believe exist in America.
These are so cool! Add some (or all) to your bucket list! From PopSugar.com.
 
Clever ways to store spices in your kitchen.
Lots of ideas for storing your spices, as well as several links to more tips regarding spices and herbs including how to use them. From The Fun Times Guide.
 
RVUSA.com.
“Your guide to everything RV.” Buying and selling RVs, RV lifestyle information, recipes, destinations, RVing forums with thousands of posts, and lots more.
 
A pop-up camper to pull behind your bicycle.
This is about as small and mobile as a “home” gets. From dornob.com.
 
The essentials for traveling in Alaska bear country.
This guide is aimed at bear safety in Alaska, but it applies to dealing with bears everywhere. From Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The best diners in every state.
These will make you hungry — and want to visit these diners! From MSN.com/travel.

Just about the cutest, tiny house “cabin RV.
” Beautiful workmanship. From tinyhouseswoon.com.
 
Extravagant RV interiors.
Check out these gorgeous RV interiors and maybe get some ideas for your own RV. From Pinterest.
 
Best U.S. movie locations to visit.
If you like movies, these would be lots of fun to visit. From CNN.com.
 
Just like a dream: 12 surreal places you won’t believe actually exist.
Beautiful photos of truly unbelievable locations around the world. From MSN and The Active Times.



 
Ten ways to explore the Southwest.
New Mexico and Arizona possess 12 and 18 national monuments, respectively. Visit these locations and you will understand how and why landscape remains sacred in the American Southwest. From MSN.com/travel.

Michelin North America RV Tires.
Just-relaunched website with a new RV tire selector, how to get more out of your tires and a dealer locator.

20 of the most beautiful places in Canada.
From CNN.com, a gallery of some of Canada’s most beautiful and diverse places.
 
AARP tools — the complete collection.
Tools (calculators, comparisons, locators, etc.) for health, money, work and retirement, travel, home and family, and more. From AARP.org.

10 surprising historical artifacts in the U.S.
… and how’d they get here? A German submarine in Chicago, Hitler’s phone in Georgia, a Danish windmill in Iowa, a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. These and more for you to visit in your RV travels.

Macro photographs of snowflakes:
Amazing! From natureknows.org.

The Historical Marker Database.
“This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.”
 
The ten most dangerous driving habits.
In addition to drinking and driving, or texting behind the wheel, there are a few other habits that significantly boost the likelihood of an accident. Here are the top 10 most dangerous driving habits with a few statistics to back up the claims. From driveprime.com.
 
 
Walmart stores that do not allow overnight RV parking.
More than 700 Walmart stores nationwide do not allow RVers to park overnight. Be forewarned with this list from Roundabout Publications.
 
Why you should visit U.S. National Parks in winter.
Here are eight compelling (and beautiful) reasons to visit U.S. National Parks during the off-season. From Condé Nast Traveler.
 
10 free and inexpensive attractions in America.
The National Mall and Washington, D.C. memorials, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Alamo, and more great ideas from AARP.org.
 
Video tours of mega-motorhomes.
Tour 15 mega-motorhomes of celebrities. Wow! From HGTV.
 
Funny signs from around the world.
For when you need a good chuckle. From CNN.com.
 
Ten best National Parks in the fall.
America’s national parks offer stunning autumn scenery from coast to coast. From USA Today.

Special deals on RV rentals from Cruise America.
Locations all over the U.S., including one-way rentals.

Directory of RV snowbird destinations from the Good Sam Club.
A collection of Snowbird-friendly RV resorts along America’s Sunbelt.
 
Best potato recipes.
Thousands of potato recipes from around the world, many of which are quick and easy for preparation in an RV. (We all love potatoes in some form or another, right?) Submit your favorite recipes to this huge collection.
 
Transfer cars and RVs across the U.S.
From Transfercar, a vehicle relocation service designed to allow you to drive a free car or RV and to save rental companies money. Companies using Transfercar include Budget, Advantage, El Monte RV and Road Bear RV Rentals.
 
Travel on the edge: U.S. tourism extremes.
Extremely: hot, cold, dark, stormy, old, etc. These interesting travel destinations are from CNN.com.
 
The ten best places to retire on Social Security alone.
From MSN Money and U.S. News & World Report.
 
America’s best small towns.
Detour-worthy towns with populations under 30,000 all over the country that have strong cultural offerings or great outdoor adventures. From AARP.org.
 
Get Bear Smart.
If you spend time in areas where bears live, visit this website — for your sake and the bears.

RV History Programs.
Educational seminars and attractive vintage RV displays. From Al Hesselbart, the country’s leading storyteller on RV history subjects.

Destination guides.
Search by location, activities and environment. From AARP.org.
 
Slow cooker recipes for every meal.
From breakfast to dessert after dinner and everything in between. Great for cooking in your RV. From AARP.org.
 
Eight places for fantastic fossil finds.
These spots are scattered around the U.S., and some of them allow visitors to keep the fossils they find. From CNN.com.
 
Full-time RVing workspaces.
In this series, the Technomads share the workspaces and offices of fellow full-time RVing peers to help give you ideas for your own.
 
CNN.com’s travel photo of the day.
New photos, beautiful and/or intriguing, from around the world every day. Why not submit your own best travel photos?



 
13 of America’s most photogenic places.
Maybe one or more of these will inspire you when you’re planning your next trip. From CNN.com.
 
Families on the Road.com.
A directory of resources for families who are on the road fulltime, on extended road trips or are just dreaming about it.
 
It’s leaf-peeping time in the U.S.
From New Mexico to New York, here are nine ways you can putt, putter and paddle your way through spectacular autumn scenery. From AARP.org.
 
Legends of America.
A huge and excellent website (since 2003) exploring the history, destinations, people and legends of America, including ghost towns (and ghost stories), the Old West, Route 66 and treasure hunting, along with lots of RVing tips and tricks, and much more.
 
Razzle Dazzle Recipes.
Hundreds of recipes including for camping, grilling, holidays, ethnic, seasonal, cooking for a crowd, and much more.
 
 
 
America’s 20 best national parks.
As reported by Telegraph Media Group in the United Kingdom. Compare your favorite parks to this list from “across the pond.”
 
99 great ways to save money.
AARP’s fifth annual list of fun and creative ways to save money.
 
Top RV parks for golfers for 2014.
From Good Sam RV Travel Guide.
 
20 best places to visit in the USA.
Vacation destinations whose rankings are based on a formula combining online reader votes with the opinion of reputable travel writers. From CNN.com.
 
RV storage tips.
Top 13 tips to store your RV and save potential repair costs — from Extra Storage Space and El Monte RV.
 
How much does a motorhome RV cost?
Costs for buying or renting different types of motorhomes, operating expenses, how to shop for an RV, and more. From CostHelper.com.
 
America’s best small town museums.
Amazing museums in unexpected locations scattered across the U.S. From Travel+Leisure on CNN.com.
 
Four secrets of successful RV cooking.
Four secrets, but also lots of tips and recipes for cooking in even a small RV kitchen. From Amanda Watson on doityourselfrv.com.
 
Alaska campgrounds and RV parks.
Official State of Alaska vacation and travel information website.
 
50 places straight out of nightmares.
Photos of 50 locations around the world that are eerie or haunting or just plain fascinating in a weird sort of way. From The Weather Channel.
 
The benefits of buying a used RV,
What to keep in mind while looking for an RV. From Kirkland RV Sales.

Fun RV hobbies.
Dozens of creative ways to spend your time. From Fun Times Guide.com. 

GoCampingAmerica.com
helps a million campers each year find their perfect park on their adventure. This is also a resource for ideas, tips and information campers can use while planning their trip or on the road. From the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.
 
Outside Our Bubble.
Lots of great RVing tips and tricks; honest location, restaurant and equipment reviews; tech tips from an expert; product recommendations (or not); even a live web cam! Voted a Top 50 RV travel blog.

RV Lifestyle.
A website with RV maintenance tips, RV cooking, destinations (including kid-friendly), and lots more. From Lance Campers, but with great information for all RVers.

Winnebago towables.
Everything you need to know about Winnebago towables and the Winnebago lifestyle.
 
Just a Gypsy – Gypsy Journal.
On the road with long-time, full-time RVers. Jam-packed full of useful information about RVing.
 
Mobile RVing.
Find “the best” RV resorts, campgrounds, parks and marinas in the U.S. and Canada.

Changin’ Gears.
Information on getting started with RVs, RV terms, driver’s license requirements, keeping in touch, tow vehicle information and much more.

Go RV Texas.
The essential online resource center for traveling Texas by RV, car, van or truck.
 
RV Vagabond. 
Information on what steps to take to full-time RV plus much more.
 
Contains tons of “resources, ideas and information on forging a thrivable mobile income source.” From Technomadia (authorities on the subject!).



 
Volunteer.gov.
You’ll find all sorts of volunteer opportunities around the USA. Many RVers like to volunteer. How about you?

RVing Accessibility Group.
“Enhancing the awarness of recreational accessibility.” Click on the Facilities tab for accessible campgrounds in several states.

StumbleUpon.
A “giant collection of the best pages on the Internet.”
 
CampsitePhotos.com.
Photos of each campsite in more than 1,000 public and private campgrounds throughout the USA, as well as campground descriptions, amenities, directions, maps, reviews and more.

Tripbuzz.
“The ultimate RVing resource guide.” Lots of useful information about RVs and the RVing lifestyle.

How to find true north without a compass.
Whether you’re lost in the woods or you’re trying to install a sundial in your yard, this website demonstrates several ways to find true north. From wikiHow.
 
Vintage travel trailers on Pinterest.
Too cute! Hundreds of pictures, thousands of ideas. Save this for a rainy day project — you’ll be here a long time!

Best places to experience Native American culture.
Modern American Indian culture is thriving in galleries, powwows, film festivals and restaurants. From travel.CNN.com.


Protect yourself and others
from sharp edges of RV slideouts!
Cut your head just once on the corner of a sharp RV slide out and you’ll race out to buy a set of these so it never happens again! Camco’s Black RV Slide-Out Corner Guards offers a simple solution to the danger posed by sharp corners on RV slideouts. Simply place them on each exterior corner of the slide to provide a cushion zone. They’re made of advanced UV stabilized resin for long life. Easy to install and no tools are required. Learn more or order.


Tips for baking in an RV oven.
From TheNewLighterLife.com: “Abundant living through simple means.” Also click on the tabs for recipes, RVing tips, exercises, DIY projects and more.
 
My House Has Wheels.
“The definitive guide to full-time RV living.” Dozens of informative, no-holds-barred articles such as: How the RV Lifestyle Saved My Life, Challenges to Living on the Road, and Alternate RV Living Arrangements.

RV Smackdown — diesel vs. gas
.
A very thorough review from fun and knowledgeable full-time RVers, Gone With the Wynns.
 
TireWise.
Learn how taking care of your tires can help you save money, reduce fuel consumption and protect yourself and your family on the road. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation.
 
Vintage Camper Trailers.
“Trailerites unite! If you collect and preserve mid-century camper trailers and all of the cool vintage stuff that goes with them, you are in the right place!”
 
Adventure Bound Camping Resorts.
Adventure Bound owns and operates family-oriented camping resorts primarily in the Northeast. “Each park offers its own unique location, local attractions, activities and events.”
 
 
Mason jar meals.
Prepare meals, salads, desserts, etc., ahead of time and store in jars. Or make cute little Mason jar lid pies! What fun!
 
TheFitRV.com.
“Keeping you and your RV on the road.” RV tips, fitness tips, RV reviews, workouts, RV park reviews, recipes. Fun and informative!
 
Wheelingit.us.
Follow a couple “living the full-time RV dream with 12 paws, 40 feet and the open road” in this well-written and informative blog. Includes tips on traveling with pets, photography, volunteering on the road, easy RV mods and more.
 
An expert’s top 10 favorite museums.
From the director/associate professor of museum studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, after visiting 54 museums in a year.
 
How hard is it to cook in an RV?
Tips from a long-time (more than 50 years!) RVer.
 
Buying a green RV.
How to identify RVs that are environmentally friendly. From CampingRoadTrip.com.
 
National Park Passes.
Information about federal passes that will save you money on admissions, camping, etc.

Keep rodents out of your RV!
The overwhelmingly positive reviews on this make it a best bet for keeping your RV rodent-free. This is the only plant-based rodent repellent registered for inside use by the EPA. It effectively repels rodents up to 100 days with a “woodsy” scent that’s pleasant to humans but offensive to rodents. It’s safe around kids and pets so no safety warning is required. 98% biodegradable. Tested and endorsed by the Good Sam Club. Learn more or order.


RVing tips on Pinterest.
Organizing tips, cute vintage trailers, RV maintenance tips, checklists — you name it, it’s here!
 
CampgroundViews.com.
Campground and RV park directory of pictures and videos shared by campers.
 
Camping food of all kinds.
Recipes for grills, campfires, dutch ovens and more. Almost 2,000 mouthwatering pins on this Pinterest site.
 
All the best checklists for RVers.
No matter which aspect of RVing you are currently seeking a checklist for, these three dozen-plus RV checklists should have you covered. Compiled by Fun Times Guide.com.
 
Lively Little Campers.
Enjoy the adventures of this young family (“award-winning educators and avid writers”) with their three rambunctious young sons as they explore the Northeast U.S. Includes many insightful RVing articles and lots of great pictures.
 
American safaries: Best places to see wildlife in the U.S.
The country is home to about 3,000 wild animal species — this site lists where to find some of them other than in zoos or controlled sanctuaries. From CNN Travel.

Great resource for RVers.
This blog (and website) from Safe-T-Plus contains several years’ worth of great advice and tips — from budget RV travel, to healthy living, to pets, to RV products, to you-name-it — too much to list!

Office of Defects Investigation.
Identify and report problems you might be having with your vehicle, tires or equipment; or search for recalls. A part of the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

My Medicines
” This brochure can be a livesaver. It’s designed to help consumers track the medications they use and offers medication advice. From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The National Parks: ranked
!
See how three National Parks experts ranked 59 National Parks. Just click on the Slideshow feature for “the absolute best national parks.” From The Active Times.
 
Summer driving tips.
Summer road travel safety tips from safercar.gov, part of the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).
 
Aussies RV USA.
Blog from two Aussie babyboomers who retired from the Royal Australian Air Force, bought a motorhome in Florida and are on their seventh USA RV trip.
 

RVillage.com.
A new social media site catering to RVers. As posted in our Digital RVer blog.


Organize your RV’s shower!
Quit hassling with shampoo and conditioner bottles
RV showers are small! Hassling with bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap are a pain! Make it easy with this Better Living Classic 3-Chamber Dispenser. It utilizes a “patented pump technology” and comes with a lifetime warranty. The liquid is stored in three 15 oz. refillable chambers. The right amount of product is dispensed with a stroke or two of the pump. Installs in minutes without tools. Learn more or order.


  
rvquestions.net.
“40+ years RVing, 36 years in the RV biz, 8 years’ full-time RVers all crammed into one page!” The writer’s goal for this website is to “help anyone and everyone interested in RVing get out here so they too can enjoy this amazing lifestyle.”
 
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Reserve your RV spot now. Avoid the traffic and enjoy the convenience — park in their RV facilities within walking distance of the launch field (shuttle also available). October 4-12, 2014.
 
Geocaching.
“Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. There are 2,381,790 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide.” The official global cache GPS hunt site.
 
RV-Dreams.com.
More than 160 pages of RVing information “dedicated to the use of RVs in the pursuit of a dream lifestyle.”
 
Kitchen items for the RV.
From DMV.org — a privately owned website, not a government agency.

Seven most breakable RV parts and how to avoid breaking them.
From Kirkland RV Sales.

Idaho RV Campgrounds Association.
“RVers love Idaho! … Our searchable database has information on all 650 camping facilities in Idaho … so it’s easy to find a campground that fits your needs and your budget.”
 
Workers on Wheels.
Work for RVers and campers: employment, campground jobs, volunteer positions and RV businesses. Frequent newsletters with newest job postings, articles, tips, and much more — even assistance with your job resume.
 
Ghost town explorations.
“This website is dedicated to the history, legends and little-known facts” that make the ghost towns of California and Nevada “forever live on in these western states.”
 
Camping cooking.
Many new and tried-and-true recipes and tips for cooking over a campfire or BBQ, including Dutch ovens and reflector ovens.
 
RV and truck products and service for “Safer and Happier Driving” with a trademarked process called “Road Performance Assessment.” Based in Grants Pass, Ore., but they service vehicles around the country.
 
Official Pickle-Ball website.
Invented in 1965 by Washington State Congressman Joel Pritchard and two of his cohorts on Bainbridge Island, Wash., for their bored children, this very popular game is now played by millions around the world. Find out where to play, how to play, or order supplies to enjoy it yourself and beat the pants off your cronies!
 
Unique lodging and accommodations at KOA.
Specified KOA Campgrounds now offer stays in “iconic Airstreams, lofty tree houses, cozy cabooses, timeless teepees” and many other unique accommodations.
 
 
RV parking at Walmart.
Walmart’s position on parking RVs in their lots. Courtesy Roundabout Publications.
 
Roadside America:
A great website about everything weird, wonderful or amazing along American highways.

The Rust Store:
Helping to combat rust with products and information.


Stock up and save!
Great price on RV toilet paper
Don’t use the wrong paper in your RV’s toilet or you could be mighty sorry when it clogs up your holding tank, which is a common occurrence. Much, if not most, toilet paper bought at supermarkets can do damage. Camco’s RV and Marine Toilet Paper is made to dissolve quickly and avoid clogging your holding tanks. Amazon.com sells the special RV toilet paper at a highly discounted price. Learn more or order.


 
Guide to authentic regional eats.
“Over 1,500 incredible local eateries from around the country.” Includes restaurants, recipes, eating tours and more. From Roadfood.com.
 
A Trip Down the RV Highway.
Join Karen and Ron on their blog where they highlight favorite attractions around the country, featured RV parks, new products, recipe of the month from Karen’s Kitchen, and tips and tricks to help save time and money while you travel. A great site with a refreshing dose of positive attitude thrown in.
 
Zamzar.
Zamzar is a free web application to convert your songs, videos, images and documents into different formats without downloading a software tool — with more than 1,200 different conversion types. “Millions of happy customers since 2006.”
 
Route 66 — The ultimate road trip.
Everything you need to know about traveling Route 66 through Oklahoma, which has more of the original Route 66 than any other state. From Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.
 
Finding healthy foods on a road trip.
When you don’t feel like cooking in your RV but want to maintain your healthy diet. From About.com Nutrition.
 
RV Safety.
In order to stay safe on the road make sure to take precautions before you even begin your trip. Watch this informative video and read the list of safety tips from GEICO.
 
The Florida Keys & Key West.
Visit the southernmost city in the continental USA. Click on “RV & Campgrounds,” and then search for a campground by amenities desired. “Close to perfect — Far from normal.”
 
Motorhomes on Pinterest.
Vintage and unique motorhomes through the years, plus storage and maintenance ideas, ways to mod your RV, and much more.
 
 
RV kitchen organization.
Seemingly endless ideas from Pinterest.
 
Pixel of Ink.
Free and bargain Kindle books.



Factory Tours USA.
Visit 570 places where factory tours are offered to the public.
 
Small Kitchen Chronicles.
“Cooking and living big in the small space you’ve got.” Lots of tips and a good-sized batch of yummy recipes, with fun commentary along the way.
 
RVers Online.
RVers Online is published as a public service information resource for RVers. With some 2,000 pages of non-commercial information, this site is based on “RVers helping RVers.” No advertisements and nothing for sale.
 
Manuals and diagrams for Winnebago motorhomes.
Download them in PDF format.
 
Evernote.
Evernote’s goal is to “help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. … Evernote’s collection of apps makes it easy to stay organized and productive.”
 
Seven great American factory tours.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Boeing aircraft, Tabasco Sauce, and four more interesting factories to tour. From AARP Travel.
 
Healthy Recipes for Spring.
Wholesome, easy recipes using spring’s best produce — and you can’t get it fresher than from a local farmer’s market. From Epicurious.com.

Cord Depot.
Everything power cord related for the RV — all in one place. Easily pick and purchase the correct cord or adapter at an “excellent value.”

The seven most random things to ever deserve a monument.
“They’re not your average war memorials. However, these monuments celebrate some equally interesting items.” From Huffington Post.

Goodreads.
“Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.” Search books, literature trivia, book quizzes, and quotes. Twenty-five million members.
  
HealthyDiningFinder.
“Healthy Dining is all about dining out as a delicious part of your healthy lifestyle.” Includes restaurant menu information, recipes, restaurant reviews, nutrition and diet tips, and much more. Search by your location.
“Healthy Dining is all about dining out as a delicious part of your healthy lifestyle.” Includes restaurant menu information, recipes, restaurant reviews, nutrition and diet tips, and much more. Search by your location.
 
Speedtrap.org.
Identifies speed trap locations on roads and highways in the USA and Canada.

Project Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park like you have never seen it. Stunning!

Check.
“Just set it up once and the app proactively stays on top of your bills and monitors your bank accounts and credit cards, all in one place. Get reminders when bills are due, then pay them on the spot, or schedule the payment for later. No stamps, no phone calls, no hassle. Everything in one central place.”
 
Eight creepiest places in National Parks.
Check out these haunted hikes in our National Parks. From Mother Nature Network.
 
Awesome RV recipes.
Click on different pictures and browse through websites with tons of tempting recipes for camping or RVing. On Pinterest.
 
LastPass.
Ultimate password management. The editors of CNET rated this 5-stars: “This robust password manager is a must-use freeware tool that supports multiple operating systems and browsers.”

National Parks — then and now.
“The photographs associated with panoramic lookout photos provide a window into the past and an opportunity to compare to the present….” From the National Park Service.

Directory of Culinary and Medicinal Herbs.
“Discover the exceptional flavors and gentle healing capabilities of more than 40 of the plant kingdom’s finest. This is your one-stop shop for reliable information on cultivating, cooking and healing with these special plants.” From Mother Earth News.
 
Texas campgrounds.
Get information on campgrounds, learn about upcoming events, map your trip, win a free gas card, order the free 2014 RV Travel & Camping Guide or get it online. From the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).
 
RVer Health Insurance.
Research health insurance options suitable for an RVer’s portable lifestyle, get state-specific information useful in choosing a state to domicile in, watch videos to help you understand Medicare and/or health insurance, connect with other RVers and receive health insurance quotes.
 
National Park Service air quality web cams.
Current digital images (updated every 15 minutes) and air quality information (updated hourly) from 18 national parks are part of the NPS air quality web camera network. It’s interesting and fun to see almost-real-time pictures from these 18 parks around the 50 states.
 
Recipes from RVDreams.com.
By request from the readers of the RVDreams.com journal comes this collection of tried-and-true recipes from these longtime, full-time RVers.
 
Wyoming campgrounds and RV parks.
“… [C]ampgrounds in Wyoming take all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of options and places for you to park your camper … and experience our Forever West culture. Many of these locations bring the majestic Wyoming scenery to your doorstep.” From the Wyoming Office of Tourism.
 
Dropbox.
“Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere.”
 
America’s most iconic drives.
“Classic Americana combined with great scenic drives make for can’t-miss road trips across the country.” From Travel+Leisure.

Ten places every American should see
.
“Think you know America’s essential sights? Compare your past trips with [Huffington Post’s] picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit — from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks. Consider it your star-spangled bucket list.”

Oregon’s RV parks.
“Drive in, hook up and kick back at one of Oregon’s 162 comfortable RV parks. Name your amenities and find the perfect place to park.” From Travel Oregon.



What your favorite liquor says about you.
“There is probably a liquor you gravitate toward on any cocktail list you meet. What you choose says a lot about you.” From Huffington Post.
 
America’s most scenic roads.
“Hit the road and enjoy the scenic views from Hawaii to Rhode Island.” From Travel+Leisure.
 
RV travel tips for beginner and seasoned RV enthusiasts.
These RV travel tips will make your first — or 50th — RV trip safer and more fun. From About.com.
 
Louisiana campgrounds and RV parks.
From Louisianatravel.com, “the official travel authority for the state of Louisiana. Travel tips, videos, interactive maps, articles by experts and personalized recommendations help you plan your ultimate Louisiana vacation — one that captures the legendary cuisine, music and culture found no place else.”
 
Pocket.
“When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.” Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket and it will then be on your phone, tablet or computer. “You don’t even need an Internet connection.” Over 10 million users.
 
The eight cheapest cities to live in the U.S.
Based on research conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From Wall St. Cheat Sheet.
 
Recipes from the RV Goddess.
Along with great-sounding recipes, get tips and recommendations for cooking in an RV and organizing an RV kitchen, free downloadable checklists for meal planning, shopping and more, as well as some RVing and grandmotherly advice along the way.
 
America’s best spring drives.
“Views out the car [or RV] window look brightest in spring when the landscape bursts with wildflowers. See for yourself on America’s best spring drives.” From Travel+Leisure.
 
Camping in Arizona.
“Besides promoting camping and RVing, the Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds is engaged in protecting the rights of RVers and campers and preserving their ability to continue to enjoy the great outdoors along with making certain that winter visitors have an easily accessible place to miss those cold winter months by staying in Sunny Arizona.”
 
LibriVox.
Free public domain audio books for anyone to listen to — on their computers, iPods or other mobile devices, or to burn onto a CD. More than 7,000 cataloged works available and growing. Librivox is a non-commercial, non-profit and ad-free project, powered by volunteers (maybe you?).
 
More than 100 top-rated Good Sam Parks and Campgrounds.
“Good Sam RV Travel Guide Highlights North America’s Best.”

Urbanspoon.
“Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and diners.” It provides info for restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada, and around the world. With Urbanspoon mobile, find the best nearby restaurants and seereal-timee waitlists.

Tire Tracker.
Use this database to look up how your tires are rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
Book a campsite in an Oklahoma State Park.
Book an RV site here, as well as get information online or request brochures on places to see and things to do in the Sooner State.
 
Seven tips to sleep better without medication.
Millions of Americans have trouble sleeping. Here are some things you can do to help you sleep without popping a pill. From Huffington Post.
 
America’s best winter drives.
“From Alaskan fjords to New Mexico’s high desert pueblos and covered-bridge country in Indiana, here are America’s top winter drives you’ll want to experience before spring.” From Travel+Leisure.
 
About RVing.
Lots of information and useful tips for RVers. From Ron Jones, a fulltime RVer, professional writer and speaker/teacher.
 
Babbel.
Learn a new language online.
 
Project Gutenberg.
More than 42,000 free ebooks. These books are free in the U.S. because their copyright has expired.
 
Web of Trust (WOT).
“Add WOT to your browser to protect yourself from online threats that anti-virus software can’t spot.” Easy to use and free. More than 100 million users worldwide.
 
Eight U.S. towns with a Bavarian twist.
Visit these interesting Bavarian-style towns scattered throughout the U.S. From Mother Nature Network.
 
Be like MacGyver: 12 pocket multitools for travelers.
From USA Today and TheActiveTimes.com.
 
The RV Gourmet.
Lots of recipes and more, from the owners of Hidden Valley RV Park in San Antonio, Texas, and their guests. Recipe contributions welcome.
 
Download.com.
Biggest free-to-try legal software download resource on the Web. “With everything from PC starter kits to games, security patches, screensavers, and mobile apps, you can play with more than 150,000 free downloads.” From CNET.
 
America’s best RV parks.
“Intrepid travelers exploring the country in an RV will want to put on the brakes and stay for a while at these parks and campgrounds around the United States.” From travelchannel.com.
 
Symbaloo.
Your personalized internet desktop — easily store and access your favorite websites. Looks good, too.
 
SkyDrive.
SkyDrive (from Windows) is free online storage for your files that you can access from anywhere. When you save your files to SkyDrive, they’re always with you.” With the desktop app, you can sync your files to your devices automatically.

Livestation.
“Livestation brings together live news channels from around the world, to give you truly all sides of the story.” Watch most news channels for free. You can also access it from your smart phone, laptop or connected TV.

Mint.
“Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about.”
 
WebMD.
Complete reference guide for your health and better living.
 
Whichbook.
“A new way to choose what to read. Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.”
 
Wakerupper.
Simple telephone reminders to remind yourself of important events, remember to take medication on time, set reminders for tasks and follow-ups. Wakerupper was chosen by TIME.com editors as one of the 50 Best Websites of 2010.
 
Road trip planner.
This is “a web and mobile platform that streamlines discovery, planning, booking and navigation into one engaging road trip planner.” Lists more than 100,000 “amazing places” to discover in your travels. From RoadTrippers, Inc.

Preowned engines for sale.
Huge price savings on thousands of replacement vehicle engines which have been reviewed and judged to be in excellent shape. You’ll never buy an auction engine after using this resource. Inventory updated hourly.

 
Food delivery from your favorite restaurants.
Too tired to cook? Browse delivery and takeout restaurants by location or by cuisine. Over 12,000 menus to choose from, with discounts and deals. From Seamless.com.
 
Bargain shopping online.
Enjoy coupons, sales and deals with generous Cash Back rewards from FatWallet. Rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau.
 
Comprehensive weather report.
For any location. Includes a seven-day forecast, weather-related news, severe weather map, weather events, and more. From Weather Underground and The Weather Channel.
 
Fifty-four state parks in Montana.
Montana offers some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth. Here you’ll find where to go, things to do and places to stay.


Remember the milk.
“The best way to manage your tasks. Never forget the milk (or anything else) again.”
 
Easy RV cooking.
Lots of great tips to “eat like royalty on the road.” From Better Homes & Gardens.
 
National Parks Traveler.
Launched in 2005, National Parks Traveler is a travelogue which includes park statistics and trail descriptions, and a unique multimedia blend of news, feature content, debate, and discussion all tied to America’s national parks. Not affiliated with the National Park Service.
 
Homemade teardrop camper.
Cute, cozy and practical. (video)

RVCookingShow.com.
A virtual cooking class on wheels, the RV Cooking Show takes viewers on adventures to some of the most sought-after or interesting but little-known RV locations in the country and then creates a healthy, easy, delicious destination-related dish.

Jeep Action Camper.
For all you Jeep lovers, this one’s for you. (video)
 
The season’s best slow cooker recipes.
Over 30 must-try recipes to beat winter’s chill — from pot roast to sandwiches to soups, and even a couple of delicious desserts. From Better Homes & Gardens.
 
Camphost positions in National Forests.
Learn where to find volunteer campground hosting opportunities in America’s National Forests.
 
16 Modern and Creative Camper Trailers.
“These camper trailers will kick your senses to new heights!” From Camping Tourist.
 
Digital Public Library of America.
A wealth of knowledge. Explore more than five million items from libraries, archives and museums — search by subject, date or place. Recommended by Time Inc.
 
Ten least-visited National Parks.
“Here’s a rundown of some of the hidden gems of the U.S. park system that will still satisfy your inner explorer, and don’t require an expedition team to reach. Each park is packed with enough science and natural beauty to stimulate your mind and soul, but each has fewer than 100,000 visitors per year.” From LiveScience.com.
 
Go RVing recipes for the road.
Seasonal recipes, including some great ideas for Thanksgiving. You can share your favorite recipes online, once they pass the hungry panelists’ taste test!

10-Day Survival Pack for Your Vehicle.
In case you get stuck somewhere without the comforts of your RV. From Backwoods Home Magazine.


Keep stinky holding tank odors out of your RV
The 360 Products siphon holding tank fume extractor creates an updraft that totally eliminates odors and gasses in the RV living space. Permanent, one-time, maintenance free application with no moving parts to wear out and works in any wind condition. Click here to learn more or order at Amazon.com.


FamilyDaysOut.
Plan fun and educational activities anywhere for your kids or grandkids, or yourselves — including near RV campgrounds. With more than 5 million visitors and 15 million page hits since 2009, and the Best Family Website 2012 Web Award, this website must be doing something right!

RV Camping in Yosemite National Park.
Learn where to camp in this magnificent National Park.
 
51 Uses for WD-40.
We’ll bet you haven’t thought of most of these! From Reader’s Digest.
 
World’s Smallest Motorhome Setup.
As functional as the multi-purpose Swiss Army Knife, this Swiss company’s all-in-one modular system will transform your car into a multi-functional home on board.
 
Top Ten Wild Places to Hike (Before You Die).
The Sierra Club’s unofficial “bucket list” of not-to-be-missed favorites in Alaska, Hawaii, the Lower 48, and beyond.
 
Take online lessons in anything.
From Curious.com, this is an “uncommonly inviting place to teach and be taught. Instructors can upload video on any subject — be it salsa dancing or making glogg — then divvy it up into lessons.” Many lessons are free; if not, the average charge is $1 to $3. Recommended by Time Inc.
 
Tips for RVers.
Hundreds of tips for all RVers, from Good Sam Club and their members.
 
Photo editing.
From Pixlr, the most popular online photo editor in the world. A “free tool that … replicates a remarkable percentage of Photoshop’s most important image-editing tools, and does it very, very well … for both newbies and serious photo retouchers.” Recommended by Time Inc.
 
Internet television network.
RVNN-TV is an internet television network of shows that entertain and educate about RVs, to enjoy whenever or wherever you like.
 
HitchItch.com.
“A website that connects people sharing their RV lifestyle.” Its mission: “To be the best site to find RV travel adventures and journals. To keep it simple, and do it well.”
 
Doubleback VW T5 Camper.
Video review from Practical Motorhome of the upgraded (to put it mildly!) VW bus. (video)
 
GoodRVFood.com.
This website is “dedicated to the art of preparing easy and delicious meals in the relatively small spaces of our recreational vehicles, campers, boats and travel trailers. This site is populated with recipes, hints and suggestions from wonderful campers like you.”
 
ViewRVs.com.
Online photo archives (primarily) and classified ads for classic and unique recreational vehicles. They also have “the top collection of Airstream travel trailer and motorhome pictures on the Internet!”
 
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series.
Help plan your next trip with these itineraries — each one is a self-guided tour, online or in person, to virtually endless historic destinations, most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. From the National Park Service.
 
 
MyTripJournal.com.
A free personal travel website “for you to record your travel experiences for the purpose of sharing them with family and friends.”
 
All about magnetic compasses.
What they are, how to use them (instead of a GPS — no batteries or signal required!), even how to read maps. From Compass Dude.
 
Eight ways to go off the grid while RV camping.
“Alternative energy ideas for affordable RV camping.” From Camping Tourist.
 
Groovy 1959 Chevy Viking short bus.
Turning an old “beater” bus into a cool RV. From Remodelista.
 
The seven best first aid kits for any situation.
From Popular Mechanics, the emergency medicine consultant to the surgeon general of the U.S. Army, and a survival expert.
 
The Wi-Fi-FreeSpot Directory. A Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ is a location that offers Free Wi-Fi — high-speed wireless Internet access — to their customers and guests and/or the general public in the U.S., Canada, and around the world, including RV parks and campgrounds.
 
DoItYourselfRV.com.
A superb website about do-it-yourself projects for RVers.
 
Camping in Alaska.
An overview from the editors of the Milepost.
 
The DMV Made Simple.
A privately owned website, not connected to the government. This is “the largest driver-related site on the web, servicing over 80,000,000 visitors a year.” Everything you need to know about your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles and about vehicles — and then some! BBB rated A+.

Trailer Life’s 2014 Guide to Towing.
More than 700 listings — very useful to RVers!

Ten RV camping tips that no one will tell you.
Make your RV camping trips more hassle-free. From Camping Tourist.
 
Camp Arizona.
Information about camping in Arizona.



Modular portable camping.
“Kit to camper in 60 minutes” — enclosures for utility trailers, pickup beds and shelters. 

The world’s 10 most beautiful highways.
From FOX News.com, the most beautiful highways in North America and around the world. Have you driven on any of them?
 
An alternative to an RV for retirement.
A retired couple live merrily off the grid in a tiny float cabin in British Columbia, Canada.
 
DIY projects for your home or RV.
Lots of fun outdoor and indoor projects, repairs, energy saving checklist, etc. From Ace Fix it.
 
Medications every traveler should pack.
If you’re not near a hospital or pharmacy but you have these five essential nutritional supplements and natural medications along, you’ll be able to cope just fine. From vagabondish.com.
 
America’s 100 Best Adventures.
From National Geographic.
 
Lifeline no-maintenance RV batteries.
Deep cycle batteries that require no periodic addition of water.
 
Senior Citizen Discounts.
The largest directory of discounts for people 50+.
 
RV stoves and parts.
When you need an RV stove, or part or accessory for your current one.

Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers Forum.
Discuss everything to do with small trailers.

RV Fun Time Guide.
Lots of good information about RVing for beginners and veteran RVers.

How to replace the floor in an RV.
A step-by-step guide. From USAToday.com.

How to drive a motorhome safely.
Advice from Geico.

Better RVing.
Lots of info and advice about RVing and where to travel. From BetterRVing.com.

Slideouts explained.
A detailed explanation about slideouts — what they are and how they work. From eBay.com.

Trailer Life Magazine.
Loads of good information from one of America’s largest RV magazines.

RV Driving School.
Offers instruction in driving or towing an RV in various locations across the USA.
 
Heartland Owners Club:
Members here have one thing in common besides love of RVing — they own Heartland recreational vehicles.

Fix my blinds.
If or when you have a problem with the RV’s blinds, check here for ideas about how to repair them. From FixMyBlinds.com.


Videos on our YouTube Channel
•Videos for novice RVers.
•Videos about RV maintenance and repair by the RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer.
All about RV tires and tire safety.
•Video essays by RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury.


What vehicles can be towed four wheels down behind a motorhome.
Information from Edmunds.com.

Fifth wheel trailers from Forest River.
Learn about many of the company’s 5th wheel trailers at the company website.

Videos about Onan generators.
Here from Cummins are video descriptions of each of its popular generators.

Camp Florida.
Information about RVing in Florida.

Casita Club.
Owners of Casita Travel Trailers.

Fun roads.
A portal site for RV news, information and other resources. From funroads.com.

Interstate rest areas.
A guide to rest stops across the USA.

Volunteer on Federal lands.
Learn where you can help in the great outdoors on America’s public lands.

RV Show Directory.
Learn about shows coming up across North America.

RV Road Laws.
Learn the laws relating to RVs in every state of the USA.

Discovery Owners Association.
The club from owners of Discovery motor coaches.

NADA RV Guides.
Learn the value of your RV as well as new RV prices.

Dometic RV products.
Information about the many RV products produced by Dometic.

RV Daily Report.
Keep up with RV industry news at this excellent website.

Michigan camping.
Information about camping in Michigan from its RV parks association.

Vintage Airstream Club.
Information about classic Airstream trailers.

Gas Price Watch.
The best site for finding current gas prices in the USA.

Camp hosting in Washington.
Spend all or part of the tourist season watching over a state park in exchange for a free campsite.

New York State Parks.
Everything you need to know about visiting and camping in a New York state park.



Family Motor Coach Association.
The largest North American club for owners of motorhomes.

Oregon State Parks.
Everything you need to know about camping in Oregon.

RV Forums at RV.net.
One of the largest and most active forums on RVing.

RV Doctor Videos:
Helpful videos about RV repair and maintenance from Gary Bunzer.

Big rig motorhomes in California.
If you drive a motorhome from 40-45 feet long in California, here are the rules about doing so.

Alaska Highway.
Planning to drive the Alaska Highway? Here’s good information from the Milepost.

Power & Amps needed on your RV.
Here’s a PDF chart of how much power your RV electronic-powered things draw.

Airstream.
The official website of Airstream trailers and motorized RVs.

RV Short Stops.
Great places to visit by RV in North America.

Florida RV Trade Association.
Primarily aimed at the RV Trade, but info for Florida RVers as well.

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