Posts byErin Peters

Boca Chica beach at sunset at Dominican Republic

Top 5 Must-See Gulf Coast Destinations

The Gulf Coast is a popular destination for fun under the sun. For starters, it’s a hot spot for its popular beaches and shorelines from five different areas of the United States. From the shorelines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, there’s a lot of ocean to explore. These attractions are still unmarred by
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Roaring campfire at night

Keep it Burning: Pro Tips in Building the Perfect Campfire

Building the perfect campfire is a skill that any camping enthusiast would have to learn. It’s the cherry on top on any camping trip after a hard yet fun day outside. Let’s face it though, there’s no one formula that can guarantee the “perfect” campfire. Of course, you have a wide variety of options for
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Sunset at Key West with sailing boat and bright sky

Camp in the Sunshine State: Florida’s Best Beaches

If you’re looking for good weather and relatively crowd-free sightseeing, October is one of the best times to visit Florida. Florida’s heat begins to let up a little in September and, after the Labor Day celebrations, the summer crowds start to subside. So, kick off your sandals and get ready to hit the beach in the Sunshine State. There is a best beach to suit every taste
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Early morning sunrise on Lake Winnipesaukee

Best Lake Vacations on the East Coast

While the Pacific Northwest is revered for its dreamy and inspiring coastlines, there’s something to be said about summer trips and spending time on the lake in the Northeast. Nothing beats the summer heat quite like a cool, refreshing swim in a freshwater lake. And the east coast is a prime spot for a lake
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Oxbow Bend, Grand Tetons National Park.

Exploring the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming

Did you know that Wyoming recently celebrated its 130th birthday? Celebrate by visiting the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the third-largest national forest outside of Alaska. All National Forests have their unique place, and all are beautiful, but Bridger-Teton – located just east of Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming – is home to vast landscapes
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Autumn RV Camping. Modern Camper Van During Late Sunny Fall Afternoon. Scenic RV Park.

Better Rooftop Ventilation with MAXXFAN Dome

There are several essential RV components that make a world of difference to your RV adventure, especially if you’re traveling during the summer months. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading or getting a new RV roof vent fan, now is the time. An RV ceiling vent helps to increase airflow in your motorhome, and keep
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South Silver Creek Falls in Oregon

Good Sam Parks Are Opening: Pacific Northwest States

Ready to hit the Cascadia where you can find lush rainforests and waterfalls, inspiring beaches, laid-back hipsters, delicious coffee and a plethora of craft beers? Great news, many campgrounds and RV parks in the Pacific Northwest are now open. Good Sam actively updates our website with the latest information regarding private campground openings. Visit our
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The Enchanted Highway

7 Lesser Known RV Travel Destinations in the Midwest

Sandwiched between the Rockies to the west and the Appalachians to the east, America’s Heartland is known for friendly folk, lower paced lifestyle and an abundance of cornfields and lake towns. But that’s not all. We rounded up some of the best vacation spots the Midwest has to offer, from historic towns to unlikely tourist
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Myrtle Beach South Carolina SC Skyline Aerial View.

Good Sam Parks Are Opening: South Carolina Campgrounds

Welcome back, y’all! Great news, many campgrounds and RV parks in the Palmetto State are now open for overnight stays. South Carolina State Parks are open as of Friday, May 1st on a limited basis. Good Sam is actively updating our website with the latest information regarding campground openings. Visit our Guide to COVID-19 RV
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RVs in a lakeside campground.

Runnin’ Down a Dream: Keep RVing Plans in Your Future

Gas is the cheapest it’s been in about 30 years, and yet we’re urged to stay put. Flights are dirt cheap, but we can’t fly. While we may feel like we’re stuck in an Alanis Morissette song, there is hope. While these are somewhat uncertain times, from struggle comes strength and love. There are countless
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COVID-19 – RV Parks & Campgrounds Update

As the Coronavirus continues to affect our communities, many national, state and local campgrounds are impacted. And because the COVID-19 situation is fluid, we want to share these important resources to keep everyone updated with the latest information. For up-to-date information on the National Park Service, visit https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm. Click here for information on State & Provincial Parks. While many
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A waterfall cascades down a cliff face.

Rafting, Biking, Kayaking: Best RV Parks for Outdoor Adventure

Don’t hold back on your next RV trip. Visit a spot with rugged trails, raging whitewater and challenging bikeways. The following Good Sam Parks sit close to outdoor adventure hot spots. Yellowstone RV Park at Mack’s Inn, Island Park, Idaho Good Sam Rating: 8/9.5*/10 With a seemingly endless number of trails and outdoor activities in
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Autumn sunrise in the Smoky Mountains National Park.

Camping in the Smoky Mountains

Celebrated as one of the most beautiful places on earth, this Great Smoky Mountains National Park abounds with stunning biodiversity and expansive views. Before you begin on your epic hiking adventure, visit one or all of the five visitor centers. Four are located within the national park at Cades Cove, Oconaluftee, Sugarlands and Clingmans Dome.
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Cute black and white dog laying on RV bunk bed

Exploring OKC with Pets

Pets are part of the family, and a vacation isn’t the same without the whole family, so don’t leave home without your furry friend. Dogtime.com ranked Oklahoma as one of the top ten states in the nation for dog ownership. Famous for its dog-friendly parks, restaurants and events, OKC is doggone fun for your furry
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Young daughter with red hair on Dad's shoulders at OKC Fair, walking in crowd

10 Family Friendly Spots in Oklahoma City

The crossroads of America is a fantastic destination for families to explore. Whether you’re looking for a place to spend your daughter’s birthday or just a great way to spend the weekend with the whole family, our list of Oklahoma City RV Parks offers unparalleled convenience to the top family friendly attractions in Oklahoma City.
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An empty blue chair on the gorgeous beach of Orange Beach, Alabama

11 Beaches for an Endless Summer of Camping

Updated June 8, 2020 Looking to check off some sand-bucket-list items this year? The United States is one of the top 10 countries in the world when it comes to total coastline area, which is awesome for beachgoers. We’ve compiled a list of the highest ranked, most gorgeous jaw-dropping beaches in America. Whether it’s a sandy island, magnificent
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RV driving down PCH near ocean on sunny day

Explore 15 of North America’s Best Views

Sometimes, you just need to stop to appreciate all of the awe-inspiring views North America has gifted us. Filled with spacious skies and amber waves of grain, here are 15 of the most beautiful views in the United States. Banff, Alberta: Oh, Canada! With easy access to pristine wilderness and endless outdoor adventures, Banff is
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Woman on grass zipping up sleeping bag

Zenbivy Bed: Providing Great Sleep Anywhere You Roam

All the comfort of a bed with the warmth of a mummy bag Just because you’re one of the savvy 78.8 million households in the U.S. who have discovered camping and getting closer to nature, doesn’t mean you need to give up all modern conveniences. Backpacking season is in full swing. Take the comforts of
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Beautiful sunset over lush wine vineyards

Camp Near the Top Vineyards in Every State

Updated: June 8, 2020 There really isn’t a bad time to go wine tasting, but let’s face it, there’s something special about sipping the fermented craft from America’s gorgeous vineyards between July and October. Tasting rooms are open longer during the summer, and there’s nothing like experiencing the fall colors while sipping an exquisite Pinot.
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A view of Folly Beach with people on the beach and a seagull flying by

10 of America’s Most Underrated Cities & Towns

Put these sleeper hits on your travel itinerary

Underrated and overlooked cities that deserve your attention. Campers and RVers are adventurers at heart. They’re born explorers. Those that crave the open road and setting up camp across the country are inquisitive and dare I say, yearning for a different American dream. Are you looking for the next undiscovered and underrated destination?  Recommended by
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San Diego 4th of July fireworks over skyline.

15 Outstanding RV Parks to Celebrate Fourth of July

Summer is made for camping, and the Fourth of July is especially perfect for some good old-fashioned camping fun. Independence Day is a time when America’s hard-working men and women take time to bask in the summer sun and celebrate the nation’s freedoms. We scoured the country for some of the most spectacular Independence Day
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Men and women throwing an inflatable ball around in pool

Find Your Prefect Summer Getaway at Pala RV Resort

As summer approaches, Pala Casino RV Resort is the perfect destination for your well-deserved getaway.  Located in Northern San Diego County, Pala is the only resort which offers access to exciting casino action, as well the incredible backdrop of the Palomar Mountains, offering natural beauty and one-of-a-kind views no other casino RV resort can offer. 
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White blooming flowers on tree in focus with red barn and snow capped mountain

Unseen Oregon: 13 Hidden Gems Lurking Off the Beaten Path

In case you haven’t heard, Oregon is littered with dramatic natural beauty. From the fossil-strewn deserts and stunning mountain passes to the unique food culture and local country charm — it’s all just plain magical. But if you’re looking for something even more distinctive, then check out this list of Oregon’s hidden gems. Joseph: A
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Asphalt road on sunny day

18 Summertime Events That Scream Road Trip

Summer, it turns me upside down Summer, summer, summer It’s like a merry go round The pairing of travel, camping and festivals in the summertime is magic. And while I don’t think that’s exactly what Ric Ocasek was singing about as he was walking on water at a pool party, there’s just something powerful about
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National Park Week woman hiker overlooking rocky mountain

Celebrate National Park Week from April 20 – 28th

Did you know the largest national park is 13.2-million acres? Wrangell St. Elias is a vast national park that rises from the ocean all the way up to 18,008 ft. It’s the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and Switzerland combined! An estimated 331 million people visited national parks like this one in 2017.
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Sunset at Lake Okeechobee in Florida

Explore Florida: 8 Fun Things to Do in Okeechobee

It’s February 19th and this winter has been unusually – for lack of a better word – wintry. The iceboxes otherwise known as Chicago and New York City have experienced extreme conditions reminiscent to Winterfell in Game of Thrones. Just a day and a half drive south, you’ll discover a town north of the Everglades
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Mirage mirrored house by Doug Aitken in mountains of Palm Springs

Find Your Inner Artist: Desert X 2019

Claude Monet once said, “the richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” Starting February 9th, the Coachella Valley will yet again become the canvas for contemporary artists around the world. The second edition of the biennial pop-up art exhibit has touched down in the Southern California desert. Desert X will feature
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Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA can on bar

Sierra Nevada Helps Butte County Rebuild with Specialty Beer

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven There’s nothing like the craft brewing world. Despite that ever-growing number of U.S. breweries – the most in history – it’s a tight knit community. While Sierra Nevada Brewing is a juggernaut of
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