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RV Propane Basics | The RVing Guide

For years, propane has been heavily advertised as a clean, efficient, safe way to heat your home.<p>It’s a clean fuel.<br>• It’s a lot cheaper than …

RVs

The lowdown on National Parks, from a guy who’s on his way to visiting every single one of them

National Parks have long held a reputation as iconic bucket-list items and road trip stops. They make up America’s most unforgettable landscapes and …

National Parks

The Case for Traveling Slowly

When I was 30, I owned a sporty Volkswagen Golf, and I loved to tear around in it like I was Michael Schumacher. On road trips, I’d turn on the radar detector, peg the engine past 90 miles per hour, and stretch the gas in my tank to fumes to minimize stoppages. I timed my gas station breaks like …

RVs

Happy Camper: Old-Time Camp Recipes

Sometimes you just can't improve on a classic. These two camp recipes stand the test of time:<p>Hard Tack<p>This stuff lasts for ever, in all types of …

Recipes

Using Solar for Powering your RV: How it Works

If you’re a frequent off-grid RVer — or aspiring to be one — you’re probably eager to switch over to solar power, or at least to learn what solar …

RVs

The Five Best Hikes near Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, is renown worldwide for many things. Those willing to venture away from the glitz, bright lights and Strip will be treated to a …

Hiking

How to Make your RV a Smart Home

×<p>Apple's Siri<p>Apple's Siri: iPhones and Apple Watch<p>By Cassandra Redding<p>CNET, a technology news and review website, defines a smart home as a "home …

Home Automation

Cruising in an RV as a Lifestyle

full0time RV cruising in Alaska<i><br>Excerpted from Chapter 1, Appendix 1, and Appendix 2 of Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream</i><br>Sometimes we cruise …

9 mistakes that newbie RV campers make

My husband and I rented an RV last summer. And boy oh boy, did we learn a lot. If you’re considering RV travel, I highly recommend renting first. …

RVs

US road trips inspired by TV and movies

Who says watching a ton of TV and movies makes you a couch potato? Sure, it can – but your viewing habits can also be a source of inspiration for exploring the world. With a little research and a dash of creativity, you can turn your obsessions into reality – and not reality TV.<p>You don’t even have …

Travel

How to Brew Delicious Coffee in the Backcountry

There is great joy in ditching the comforts of home to spend a few nights in the backcountry. Eschewing modern conveniences like the microwave and television for an open fire and a sky full of stars can help you re-center and focus on what’s truly important in life. Fortunately, there’s no reason …

Coffee

Unity Class C RV - Leisure Travel Vans

With five innovative floorplans to choose from, there is a Unity RV to suit your traveling lifestyle. Whether you prefer a walk-around island bed, …

9 reasons why young people should spend more time outdoors

Author: Naomi Dunbar<p>It wasn’t until I rediscovered the outdoors in my early 20s that I realised how unhealthy and unhappy the sit on my phone and …

What It’S Really Like To Live In An RV Full-Time

Learn how a 6-month road trip turned into living the full-time RV for one family of RV owners.<p>It began the way most just-so-crazy-it-might-work ideas …

RVs

The Cheapest State to Buy RV: Evading Sales Tax and Other Fees

As RVs are costly, it makes sense when the buyers look for the cheapest state to buy RV. With in-depth research, being informed about the current …

Market Trends

10 WATERFALL HIKES TO TAKE NEAR NASHVILLE WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

Have you ever just, you know, found a waterfall? It’s pretty much the greatest thing that can happen when you’re hiking. (Well, okay, it’s second to …

Hiking

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …

Hiking

Top 10 Stunning Spots to Experience America’s Nature

American cities usually steal the spotlight when it comes to tourism and travel. However, though America may be on the younger side of countries, …

National Parks

How To Install RV Air Conditioner

How to install RV air conditioner<p>Possessing an assortment of convenient appliances and excellent facilities, recreational vehicles provide their …

Home Improvement

Living in an RV On Your Own Land: Is It Legal or Not?

Living in an RV on your own land may sound odd but not implausible considering people’s various life situations. You may have a regular job and need …

Kids

Public vs Private Campgrounds: Pros and Cons

When you’re getting ready to set out on the camping trip of a lifetime, there’s a lot to think about and plan out.<p>First, you have to figure out where …

RVs

The Great Eight Road Trip: 2 essential national parks, 3 epic monuments, and one super quirky small town

South Dakota's location right in the heart of America has historically made the state a road-tripping crossroads. The fact that so many area …

National Parks

10 Most Stunning Desert Escapes in the U.S.

We love lush tropical locales, but arid landscapes can be just as awe-inspiring. Check out these dramatic desert destinations.<p>Mystical and majestic, …

National Parks

Unicat's latest 4x4 expedition truck escapes civilization without losing the comforts of home

The MD57 isn't a brand-new creation, as Unicat also offers MD57 packages on base trucks from Volvo and Mercedes. This latest version combines a …

Weather

Luxury camper van can go off grid for days

And it’s for sale!<p>The outdoors world is chock-full of DIY conversion vans, (it’s a big reason why we started a brand-new van-focused community group) and many of them are marvels of ingenuity and sweat equity. But sometimes you need to turn to the professionals for a van with all the luxuries of …

RVs

10 Seriously Cool High-Tech Camping Gadgets

BioLite Phone-Charging CampStove<p><i>$129, bioliteenergy.com</i><p>Goodbye, propane canisters. This tiny, high-powered backpacking stove burns wood so …

Outdoors

The Future of America's Economy Looks a Lot Like Elkhart, Indiana

ELKHART, Ind.—The self-proclaimed RV capital of the world gives a glimpse of what the American economy looks like when operating at full tilt.<p>High-school students around here skip college for factory jobs that offer great pay and benefits. For-hire signs sprout like roadside weeds. And workers are …

Wall Street

15 Tips for Getting the Best Price on an RV or Camper

Everyone wants a good deal, especially when making an expensive purchase like a home or car. An RV or camper has the potential to cost you tens of …

RVs

10 Idaho Lakes to Backpack to This Summer

Is anybody else already dreaming of long summer days spent in the mountains? Does the thought of lizarding on a sun-baked rock next to an alpine lake …

Camping

Tech company coalition aims to defend self-driving cars over road deaths

The autonomous car industry has a perception problem — and now a group of related companies has banded together to try to solve it.<p>Uber's fatal crash …

Autonomous Cars