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September 28, 2021 / 0 Comments / 188 / News
RV and Camping Travel Resources

Planning an RV cross country trip or even headed over the border to Canada. There a few good RV Travel Resources out there. We are counting them down here.

Books and Guides

National Geographic has a comprehensive book on traveling all 50 states and Canada.  Richly illustrated, it showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. Discover the world’s longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America’s oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

The book is titled  “50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to DoPaperback. You can find it on Amazon here.

Another great resource for the RV beginners is the book, “A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America”  by by Alyssa Padgett.  In this RV travel resource she answers all of the most common questions received about RV living.

This guide is for anyone exploring the RV lifestyle and looking for RVing books to help make the transition easier.

A few topics covered in the guide:
– How to find great internet on the road
– The costs of full-time RVing
– Whether or not to tow a car behind your RV
– What we do for health insurance while traveling
– The best RVing clubs and memberships
– Our favorite apps for RVers

Find the Beginners Guide to Living in an RV on Amazon here.


Looking for ideas in decorating, Pinterest and YouTube have some terrific ideas. This video for example has some terrific ideas.

RV Travel Checklist

Click Here for the First Time RV Travelers RV Travel Checklist

RV Travel checklist

The list isn’t exhaustive, but should provide you with the basic items, and a few extras, for your trip as well as help you think of other items you might need. There are spaces to add your own items. Print out it out. Slip into a sheet protector and leave it the RV for a pre-trip check.  As you travel you will make changes and edits to suit your travel needs.


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Route 66 is a Great Ride When Traveling in an RV

November 19, 2019 / 0 Comments / 443 / News

From St. Louis to Amarillo, Texas and back. Route 66, maybe a trip that’s over talked about, but it is well worth doing it anyway. 2200 miles of culture, natural wonders, caves and of course, history.  Old rockers and writers as well as current ones tout the joys of this iconic stretch of road and it’s a great ride when you are traveling in an RV.

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