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.
Not Feeling Well? Maybe You Need a Park Prescription
Imagine leaving your doctor’s appointment with a free national park pass. Trained medical professionals in the Canadian province of British Columbia can write prescriptions for a free Parks Canada Discovery Pass, which provides access to the country’s national parks and public lands. The goal is to encourage people to spend at least 20 minutes a day or 2 hours a week outside in nature, which provides both physical and mental health benefits.Read more from Global News
Learn About Black History on Cultural Travel Tours
Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours hopes to teach more about the Black experience in the U.S. with custom travel itineraries showcasing the music, foods, traditions, and history of diverse populations, such as the Gullah Geechee communities in Georgia and the Carolinas. Travel allows you to absorb this history in a deeper way.Watch on USA Today
A Peek at the Electrified Future for Airstream
What if your travel trailer could power itself, so it wouldn’t drain the battery of your electric tow vehicle? What if you could operate your trailer by remote control, allowing you to easily back into any space? What if you could go off the grid for extended periods without giving up any of the comforts of home? Airstream looks to solve these problems with the eStream concept travel trailer, built in partnership with THOR Industries. The chassis’s electric battery bank could allow independent movement and provide more than 30 times the power of lithium batteries, offering a fully electrical experience without shore power, according to newly released details from the RV manufacturer.Read more from Airstream
Which National Parks Are Requiring Reservations in 2022?
More parks required reservations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some are keeping these systems in place. This year, Arches joins Rocky Mountain in requiring timed-entry passes as far as 3 months in advance. Other parks require passes for specific locations, including Zion’s famous Angels Landing hike, Glacier’s Going-to-the-Sun Road, Shenandoah’s Old Rag Mountain, Acadia’s Cadillac Summit Road, and viewing the sunrise at Haleakala National Park. Always check individual park websites for additional details ahead of your travels.Read more from Outside Online
If You Camp With Kids, You Need This Cookbook
Cooking in the outdoors is a beloved part of the camping experience. If you want to get kids involved in the process, check out Wild Child: Adventure Cooking with Kids by Sarah Glover. The book explains how to source seasonal, wild ingredients and shares kid-approved recipes. Learn about a variety of campground cooking techniques, including how to cook over open flames and hot coals. Beautiful landscape photography by Kat Parker is a bonus.Buy on Amazon
U.S. Auto Pricing May Finally Be Peaking
The record surge in both used and new automobile prices may be on the decline, according to two online auto sale firms. Driven by supply chain issues, computer chip shortages, and surging demand, vehicle sale prices have risen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the U.S. may have reached its peak. TruCar noted a 2 percent drop in January for new cars—though prices remain 16 percent higher than 2021. CoPilot saw a similar drop for used cars, reflecting a 1.4 percent drop. What’s yet to be seen is whether the fall in prices will continue in months to come.Read more Automotive News
New Foundation Will Support Public Lands
The U.S. has a new way to support the preservation and restoration of public lands, the Foundation for America’s Public Lands. According to the Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, this initiative will help the Bureau of Land Management prepare for the future “not just with the right personnel, structure and resources but also with a support system of outside partners collaborating on its success.”Read more from U.S. Department of the Interior
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