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10 New Scenic Byways Perfect for an RV Road Trip
For the first time since 2009, the Federal Highway Administration has added new roadways to the National Scenic Byways Program, and many are perfect for RV road trips. Togo RV has rounded up five of the best new scenic byways, sharing maps and inspiration for stops along the routes. See the best of the Pacific Northwest along the Cascade Loop through Washington, or make a grand entrance into Zion National Park by driving the new byway along Highway 9. The River of Lakes Heritage Corridor takes you to some of Florida’s stunning springs and lakes. Learn about these routes and more on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
The Best Grills and Griddles for Camping
With so many grill and griddle options, it can be hard to know which choice is the best for your camping style. Grills are popular for meats and roasting veggies, and some people prefer the taste of food cooked over an open flame. Griddles are versatile, making them a popular option, though they require some extra maintenance. Also consider important features, like what type of fuel source you prefer and how many burners you need. RV camping expert Jeremy Puglisi shares five ideal options for camping and answers common questions in this guide from Togo RV.READ THE STORY
National Parks May Be Short Staffed This Summer
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recovery are taking a toll on workplaces nationwide, and national parks are no exception. Student workers from overseas previously provided temporary summer labor, but those programs have been cut back this year due to travel restrictions. Additionally, U.S. workers are in high demand across industries, creating more competition for employees. Travelers may encounter longer lines and limited services and are encouraged to be patient. Those hoping to work for the National Park Service or its concessionaires can find myriad positions in scenic spots.
Source: Los Angeles Times Pack Your Patience as Summer Jobs Go Unfilled in National Parks (Content may appear behind a paywall)
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The Compact Ford Maverick Pickup Hits Roadways in 2022
Ford’s debut compact pickup is set to shake up the market by offering something completely new to the U.S. market. This gas-electric hybrid can travel up to 500 miles on a single tank and will cost less than $20,000 for a base model. All while offering a 4-foot, 5-inch cargo bed and admirable off-road traction, thanks to the true four-wheel powertrain (in upgraded models). RVers will be interested in the non-hybrid 2.0-liter four-cylinder model, which is expected to have a towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds.
Source: Outside Online Ford Is Making a Genuinely Compact Pickup Truck
Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Would You Consider Vanlife With This Luxury Class B?
Seeking off-grid adventures without leaving the lap of luxury? The Airstream Interstate 24X makes it possible to have both. Built on a four-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van chassis, the 24X has all-terrain tires, an upgraded suspension, an onboard generator, and an integrated solar power system. The interior is configurable in various layouts, offering sleeping space for two, a wet bath, and a galley kitchen, all in Airstream’s signature high-end style. Working from the road is no problem, thanks to the 5G cellular antenna. A 5,000-pound towing capacity means you can pull a lightweight trailer for toys or additional space.
Source: Car and Driver Airstream’s Interstate 24X Takes Van Life to the Luxury Level
Photo courtesy of Airstream
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