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'13 KOA Directory Digital Edition Available

Kampground of America (KOA) campers have yet another tool to help plan their travels, and make sure they get safely to their favorite campground. The Digital Edition of the 2013 Kampgrounds of America Directory is now available in a unique, booklike online format that...

Red Rover and Florida ARVC Form Alliance

The Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (FARVC) and Red Rover Camping recently formed an alliance, reports Red Rover Camping Top Dog, Robert Bouse. FARVC will encourage their 380-plus member campgrounds to affiliate with Red Rover to help them fill their...

Rand McNally Publishing 2014 Road Atlas

Rand McNally has released its 90th edition of America’s No. 1 road atlas. And to celebrate the 90th anniversary, Rand McNally also officially launched an ebook version of the atlas as well as an iOS application for iPad. The 2014 edition of the Rand McNally Road Atlas...

Editorial Urges Prudence for Park Funding

Editor’s Note: The following editorial appeared in the Union-Bulletin, Walla Walla, Wash. The state’s 117 parks scattered throughout Washington enhance living here. State parks provide a wide array of places where people can take a vacation, a weekend getaway or...

Vandalism Forces National Park's Closure

Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, known for its expanse of desert covered with the gnarled trees, that famously had a U2 album named after it, has been closed to the public because of graffiti. The acts of graffiti have become so pervasive at the...

State Touts 'Pure Michigan' Ad Campaign

Business grew for Michigan’s tourism industry for a third consecutive year in 2012, with help from the weather, good publicity and the “Pure Michigan” advertising campaign aimed at luring visitors from other states, researchers said Monday (April...

RVDA of Canada Lobbying for RV Industry

The RVDA of Canada board met in Ottawa on Monday (April 15) advocating on several issues affecting the RV industry. The board meeting was followed by the traditional reception with members of parliament (MPs) and other senior officers, local dealers and campground...

State Touts ‘Pure Michigan’ Ad Campaign

Business grew for Michigan’s tourism industry for a third consecutive year in 2012, with help from the weather, good publicity and the “Pure Michigan” advertising campaign aimed at luring visitors from other states, researchers said Monday (April...

Highway to Old Faithful to Open on Friday

Thanks to favorable weather conditions, below-average snow levels and assistance from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Yellowstone National Park will open the roads from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful on Friday (April 19). Budget...

Survey: Parks' Wi-Fi Service Rates 'Poorly'

More than half of RVtravel.com readers (54%) who responded to an April 13 survey in the website’s weekly newsletter reported that they regard Wi-Fi service in RV parks as “poor” or “terrible.” Less than 7% consider it excellent or very good. About a third labeled it...

Writer: Yosemite Becoming an 'Elitist Park'

Editor’s Note: The following opinion piece about proposed changes to Yosemite National Park first appeared in The Fresno (Calif.) Bee. It was written by Max Stauffer of Wawona. Stauffer is president of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in Oakhurst and owns the...

Hall of Fame Announces Induction Details

The celebration of the Class of 2013 that is being inducted into RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall) will be held on Aug. 5 at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart, Ind., according to Darryl Searer, Hall president. In a news release, Searer stated, “Our newest...