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6 State Park Campgrounds to Add to Your Bucket List
National parks get a lot of buzz, but state parks can be just as beautiful—and they often have more campground availability. Coastal state parks, such as Maine’s Cobscook Bay State Park or Oregon’s Harris Beach State Park, offer serene waterfront views. Inland, find interesting landscapes like unusual rock formations in New Mexico’s City of Rocks State Park or the second-largest canyon in the U.S., found in Texas’s Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Learn about these destinations, including amenities and cell phone coverage, and more on Togo RV.READ THE STORY
Where to RV in Canada
If you’ve been craving an international trip, most U.S. citizens can now travel to Canada with certain restrictions. Planning a trip requires some extra steps, including proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test, and prepared quarantine plans for most. If you’re looking to take your RV across the Canadian border, make sure you have a valid passport and your RV’s measurements in meters. You can also rent a rig once you arrive. In British Columbia, take the ferry to Salt Spring Island and stay at Cedar Beach Resort. Alberta is home to two epic national parks, Jasper and Banff, but don’t miss a stop in Drumheller and stay at the Dinosaur Trail RV Resort. Find recommendations for the other eight provinces with Togo RV’s Ultimate Guide to RVing in Canada.READ THE STORY
How to Plan a Day Hike
When some people think of hiking, they imagine overnight backpacking trips and challenging trails. However, day hiking can be enjoyed by people of almost any skill level, with little to no special experience, skills, or equipment required. First, make sure to find a trail that fits your comfort level. Prepare ahead of time by checking the weather and by dressing appropriately. Bring snacks, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a first-aid kit. Lastly, find ways to make hiking fun for you and your group.
Source: Outside Online How to Plan a Day Hike
There Are 3 Free Entrance Days Left at National Parks This Year
If you missed the National Park Service’s recent fee-free day on August 4, add these dates on your calendar. Each year, the NPS offers several free entrance days, where you can enter any of the 423 national parks, monuments, and other sites without paying an admission fee. In 2021, there are three remaining opportunities: August 25, which commemorates the NPS’s birthday, September 25 for National Public Lands Day, and November 11 for Veterans Day (U.S. military veterans and Gold Star Families can access these lands free year-round with a Military Pass). Reservations are still necessary at parks requiring those.
Source: USA Today How Do I Get Into National Parks for Free?
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Check Out This Unique Kid-Friendly Fifth Wheel
In most fifth wheels, the primary bedroom suite is located above the hitch, but Coachmen RV’s Chaparral X Edition 355FBX has a family-friendly flip. Head up the stairs to find a kid’s suite, complete with quad bunks and a full-sized bathroom. Near the rear of the trailer, the primary bedroom has room for a king-sized bed and offers generous storage wardrobes. The attached bath features dual sinks and a roomy shower. You’ll find a well-appointed kitchen and spacious living space in the middle of the rig.
Source: Coachmen RV Chaparral X Edition 355FBX
Photo courtesy of Coachmen RV
Featured RV Gear:
The battery-powered Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio set provides a way to stay in touch when cell phones aren’t an option. The two-way radios have a range of up to 16 miles and offer 22 channels for clear communication options.
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