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.
Take a Dip in These Top U.S. Lakes
Looking for a place to cool off this summer? USA Today rounded up the top 30 lakes in the U.S., ranking them across three categories: swimming, water recreation, and overall experience. While Lake Cumberland in Kentucky is ranked as the best lake in the country, Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri claimed the top spot for water sports, and Lake Ouachita in Arkansas came in first as the best place to swim.Read more from USA Today
The Best Outdoor Gear of Summer 2023
From an e-bike hitch carrier to the latest foldable camping grill, GearJunkie rounded up the best outdoor gear on display at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Lightship L1 all-electric travel trailer, Yoshino’s rechargeable lithium batteries, and a compact camping stool from Grand Trunk are a few of the items that turned heads at this year’s show.Read more from GearJunkie
inTech Launches Its New Terra Magnolia Travel Trailer
RV manufacturer inTech, debuted the latest addition to its RV lineup, the Terra Magnolia travel trailer. This 22-foot rig offers an option with off-roading wheels, ample ground clearance, and a solar package that gives you 400 watts of power for off-grid camping for those looking for adventure camping and luxury. Inside, RVers can relax in a spacious interior featuring modern decor, large windows, and sleeping space for up to four. The base price for the Terra Magnolia starts at $61,000.Read more from RV Business
National Park Plans Shut Down in Minnesota
After significant debate, a proposed plan to develop a new national park in Minnesota has come to an end. Driftless National Park and Preserve would have been located in the Whitewater River Valley. While the plan had supporters, residents were concerned about crowds, land use restrictions, and the loss of local control. Ultimately, these fears prevented the park initiative from advancing further.Read more from the Winona Post
Camping Desserts That Go Beyond S’mores
Tired of toasting marshmallows around the campfire? These recipes help take your camping desserts to the next level. From blueberry cobbler to chocolate cake, no-mess bourbon bread pudding, and apple pie on a stick, these delicious treats require only a few ingredients and can be made over a campfire or camping stove.Read more from Backpacker
Are You Traveling for the Fourth of July?
Holiday travel is showing no signs of slowing down this year for the Fourth of July weekend. More than 47 million people in the U.S. are expected to venture 50 miles or more from their homes. Nearly 42 million of those travelers are predicted to take to the roadways, despite this year’s high gas prices. Orlando, Florida; Seattle, Washington; and New York City, New York, are some of the top destinations heading into the holiday weekend.Read more from AAA
Gear Check: Make Safety Your Priority
Whether you’re hiking, camping, overlanding, or simply exploring a wild landscape, you should always be prepared for unexpected situations. The Garmin InReach Mini lets you text, contact emergency responders, access offline maps, and more—all so you can stay safe, even when there’s no cell phone service for miles.
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