In this weekly roundup, Togo RV shares the top stories and features that are impacting and shaping the RV community. We cover everything from news and travel updates to gear and gadgets, and all the good stuff in between.
Say Goodbye to Disney Parks Annual Passes
Theme park annual passes are money savers for families—but that comes at a cost to the parks themselves, which is why Disney is limiting annual passes to Disneyland and Disney World. As of now, only current annual pass holders can continue to renew their passes to both parks, though Disney World is selling a Pixie Pass for state residents, which allows non-peak, weekday visits. The parks have seen a massive revenue boost since the pandemic, partially because of changes to the pass system, which makes it unlikely that you’ll see annual pass purchases in the future.Read more from USA Today
Dometic Reinvents the Water Jug
If you’ve ever tried to carry a 5-gallon water jug, you know how awkward it can be to tote 42 pounds of water in a bulky plastic box with a small handle. The Dometic GO Hydration Water Jug may make life easier, thanks to its compact size and adjustable straps, which allow for convenient carrying while hiking and camping. You can even carry one on each side of your body for better balance and stability. Add Dometic’s GO Hydration Water Faucet for self-powered running water at any campsite.Read more from Outside Online
Dreaming of an RV With a Corner Office View?
Imagine working from your RV without giving up the comforts of your office. Fleetwood RV is rolling out a luxurious corner office option in the 2023 Frontier GTX 37RT floor plan. The space features an L-shaped desk, built-in monitor, storage drawers, power outlets, and internet connectivity, thanks to a WiFi ranger with LTE and a cell phone signal booster. This 37-foot Class A also offers a spacious bedroom and living space beyond the sliding doors of the corner office.Read more from Fleetwood RV
The Ultimate Outdoor Bucket List
If stargazing at the Hawaii volcanoes, ziplining in the Smokies, photographing the Northern Lights, or snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe sound fun to you, then check out Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for the top outdoor and nature activities in the U.S. Each year, Tripadvisor analyzes data from thousands of reviews to find the most recommended activities. This year’s top 25 list includes day tours, boat trips, guided hikes, rock climbing, and more at some of the most beautiful landscapes throughout the U.S.Read more from Tripadvisor
New REI Co-op Mastercard Benefits Outdoor Lovers
REI Co-op and Capital One teamed up to offer a Mastercard credit card that benefits outdoor lovers in various ways, starting with an eco-friendly design made with recycled materials. Users can find significant savings at REI, including a $100 welcome bonus (specific terms apply) and 5 percent in reward credits for REI purchases. Capital One is also making an annual donation to support the REI Cooperative Action Fund, which strives to connect people to the outdoors.Read more from Footwear News
This Electric Travel Trailer Officially Hits Production Lines
You’ve likely seen concepts for fully electric rigs, but this RV manufacturer is taking their’s to the production line. Bowlus revealed the luxurious 2023 Volterra, which is ready to order. Outside, the Volterra shines with Bowlus’ iconic silver design. Inside, you’ll find 17-kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries for power. But it’s the rig’s AeroSolar system that really shines, providing continuous solar charging to bring in additional power. These combined systems allow the Volterra to stay off-grid for long periods of time. Other features include a propane backup, a 50-gallon fresh water tank, induction cooktop, a back-up camera, Starlink-prep, and more.Read more from Outdoor Sportswire
Your Guide to the Best Hike-To Beaches
If you’re tired of visiting beaches overrun with crowds, consider putting in some legwork to reach the best hike-to beaches in the U.S. Outside Online compiled the ultimate list, with 25 sandy destinations. The further you’re willing to hike, the fewer people you’re likely to encounter. From short adventures to secluded shorelines in Cape Cod, to 20-mile treks in Washington’s Olympic National Park and permit-only hikes on Hawaii’s Kalalau Trail, these beaches are worth breaking a sweat off the beaten path.Read more from Outside Online