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Themed Weekends: Hallmark of Yogi Parks

People always say that Christmas goes by too quickly. Some might say the same about Mardi Gras or Halloween. But families who camp at Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts can relive their favorite holidays with special themed weekend events that are planned throughout summer...

TACO: Rental Accommodations Expanding

Camping used to be synonymous with staying in a tent or RV. But campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the Lone Star State are finding they can accommodate bigger groups and introduce more people to camping by making park model rental accommodations available to...

Consumer Confidence Climbs to 5-Yr. High

Consumer confidence climbed to the highest level in more than five years and home prices advanced by the most in seven as the housing rebound gives the U.S. economy a lift. Bloomberg reported that the Conference Board’s sentiment index rose to 76.2 in May, exceeding...

Quaker State Looks for First-Time Campers

First-time campers can again take part in a successful program that the state of Pennsylvania and a sporting goods store chain have teamed up to host. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Recourses (DCNR) announced the First Time Camper Program will be...

KOA: 100K Campers over Holiday Weekend

Camping numbers at the 485 Kampgrounds of America locations in North America over the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend matched the strong growth KOA experienced over the holiday weekend last year. According to figures released Tuesday (May 28) by KOA Inc., more than 100,000...

Bar Harbor Dislikes Sequester Ripple Effect

Editor’s Note: The Maine Broadcasting Network broadcast the following story last week. Click here to listen to a 3-minute, 21-second audio version of the story. Last week, inn keepers, restauranteurs and other members of the Bar Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce...

NASPD Expounds on Park Budget Shortfalls

Editor’s Note: The following news release comes from the National Association of State Park Directors. National and state parks will be open for business this summer, but it won’t be business as usual: Washington’s sledgehammer budget cuts and fewer state...

Woodbury Pays Homage to D.D. Eisenhower

Editor’s Note: The following column appeared in the RV Travel Newsletter and was written by Editor Chuck Woodbury. The next time you’re speeding down an interstate highway, thank President Dwight Eisenhower. He’s responsible for the speedy roads. As...

KOA: 'Undercover Boss' Hit to Re-air June 7

If you missed the escapades of Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers on CBS’s “Undercover Boss” last January, you’ll have another chance to see Rogers in action when the episode re-airs Friday, June 7. The initial showing of the KOA “Undercover Boss” episode on Jan....

Pat Koch: 'Vision Lost' with Death of 2 Sons

Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press. Pat Koch smiles when she recalls her son Philip John’s days in drama, while he was a student in the 1983 class at Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Ind. Philip,...

Hall of Fame Seeking Class of '14 Nominees

The RV/MH Hall of Fame Selection Committee has issued a call for nominations for the Class of 2014. “The Hall welcomes nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors — manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade...