Posts byErin Peters

Camping and Watersports: The Perfect Summer Combo

Torn between camping in the woods and crashing into some waves this season? Spend your summer doing both, and have the best of both worlds! Want to go hiking and wakeboarding on the same trip? We’ve got you covered. Traverse the American landscape this summer and visit cragged mountain terrains, beautiful seascapes, and lush forests
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Highway leading to snowy mountain in Banff Canada

Canadian National Parks You Don’t Want to Miss

Crystal-clear lakes, glacier-carved mountains, and dark star-filled skies are what make Canada every traveler’s dream destination. Nature preserves offer visitors easy access to wilderness in the Great White North. For each province and territory in the country, we’ve listed down these 12 Canadian National Parks you don’t want to miss, including those you might not
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Camping In the Outer Banks, NC

For many, the thought of a vacation to North Carolina’s Outer Banks sounds relaxing and fun-filled. The Outer Banks is a compelling destination for camping families looking for a cost-effective experience in a vibrant, family-friendly atmosphere. The OBX offers something for everyone. Whether vacationers spend the week sitting on the beach or exploring the region, even sand-reluctant vacationers may discover
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Snowy Duck Lake in Mammoth, in mid July.

Top 5 Must-See Mammoth Lakes Attractions

“Majestic in scale and awesome in its natural beauty.” A true representation of Mammoth Lake, for sure. It is a year-round Adventureland, where every attraction delivers such breathtaking magnificence that is sure to leave everyone in awe. Its name speaks for the expanse of the valleys, the incredible number of crystal clear mountain lakes, the
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Creek through Yellowstone with rainbow

First Timer’s Guide to Yellowstone

Impressive in its vastness and natural preservation, Yellowstone is truly a remarkable destination to visit. Here are the basics to remember on your first visit. Early Native Americans lived in the region for over 10,000 years prior to the colonization of European explorers. In 1872, Yellowstone became the first of its kind. As the world’s
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Picnic bench and camping gear near lake in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Watching and RV Camping

What could be better for wildlife watchers and photographers than to see free-roaming animals in their natural habitats? Discover animals in their natural habitats during your next camping trip. Visit one of these fantastic national parks for wildlife watching. Salish Sea, Washington The Salish Sea is a marine ecosystem that spans the United States-Canada border and includes both
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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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