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Prius Battery Replacement and Repair

This week, the battery on my 2005 Prius reported it was time to visit the dealer, who in turn told me it was time for a…

Happy Pants: a Review of Duluth Cargo Pants

Ever since I married I have abdicated the lion's share of my clothing purchases to my dear wife. As a bachelor, I was never a…

Lathrop State Park: Walsenburg, CO

Traveling south toward New Mexico, we decided to take a chance with Lathrop State Park at Colorado. I knew going in that we'd only have…

Chatfield State Park: Littleton, CO

Colorado State Parks have some of the best reservable RV sites I've seen. Granted that there are only six that have all my milestone amenities…

Goodland KOA: Goodland, KS

I have a love-hate relationship with KOA. Some KOA parks go above and beyond expectation, while others deeply disappoint, but nearly all of them make…

Triple-J Camper Park: Russell, KS

Triple-J Camper Park is one of those older parks that needs a bit more love and a lot of elbow-grease but makes up for its…

Deer Creek Valley RV Park: Topeka, KS

When I called Deer Creek Valley RV Park on the phone, I was a little worried about the manic and terse manner they took my…

Cottonwoods RV Park and Campground: Columbia, MO

Cottonwoods RV Park is an excellent park all around. They are not especially fancy, but they cover the basics very nicely indeed. We Paid: $40…

Great Courses: The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

I do nearly all of the driving for our adventures, not so much due to skill but temperament. I don't stress easily and while driving…

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort: Santa Claus, IN

Every once in a while I get to review a campground that breaks the mold in some way. Lake Rudolph fits that bill exactly. We…

Shadrack Campground: Bristol, TN

Shadrack Campground caters to those attending a nearby Nascar track, but we found it good for weary travelers and an amazing bargain with Passport America.…

Bean Pot Campground: Crossville, TN

If you are looking for a bargain, Bean Pot has you covered. If you are looking for the nicest park you can find, not so…

Natural Bridge KOA: Lexington, Virginia

Natural Bridge KOA continues a recent trend for us of rather nice KOA parks in the East Central US. While a little expensive their price…

Bull Run Regional Park: Manassas, VA

Bull Run Regional Park is located near the Bull Run battlefields in Manassas. It offers some very unique opportunities for visitors and makes for a…

Luray KOA Holiday: Luray, Virginia

Luray KOA continues our recent trend of very nice KOA camping sites. The price is steep, but they are one of the better KOAs we…

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Maryland

Cherry Hill Park has been in business for decades, but you would never know as it is a modern, beautiful RV park and campground. The…

Timothy Lake Resorts: East Stroudsburg, PA

Timothy Lake Resorts consists of two separate parks near one another: TLR North and TLR South. We stayed at the South branch. It is a…

Hershey RV: Lebanon, PA

Finally, a Thousand Trails park I actually liked! Hershey RV is a cut above the other North East parks in its family with good sites…

Bear Creek Campground: Lake Compounce, CT

Bear Creek Campground is the on-site campground for the Lake Conpounce amusement park. It's the oldest park in the US but Bear Creek was built…

Thousand Trails Camping Pass Review

In December of 2016, Trail was looking for ways to save money and took a hard look at the Thousand Trails camping pass program. If…

Gateway to Cape Cod Campground: Rochester, MA

Gateway to Cape Cod Campground is pretty typical of the Thousand Trails camps we have visited: large, a little run down, but has a lot…

Old Orchard Beach KOA: Saco, Maine

Old Orchard Beach KOA is the nicest park we've stayed at in the KOA network, and also, by far, the most expensive. We Paid: $70 per…

Timberland Acres RV Park: Trenton, Maine

Timberland Acres RV Park was our home for Two weeks as we explored Acadia National Park and the surrounding areas in Maine.  We Paid: $50 per…

Skowhegan KOA: Canaan, Maine

Skowhegan KOA is the sort of KOA I'm not especially fond of, It's somewhat expensive and only middling in quality. We Paid: $47 per night for…

Moody Beach RV Resort

Moody Beach is among the worst parks we've stayed at during our travels. It's not outright terrible, but I would not recommend it. We Paid:…

Kampfires Campground: Dummerston, VT

Kampfies Campground is a great little park that caters not only to campers but also to local residents looking for a little summertime fun. The…

Cooperstown KOA: New York

Cooperstown KOA is a decent park in a lovely part of upstate New York. While the park staff was very courteous, the park needs some…

The Villages at Turning Stone: Verona, NY

The Villages at Turning Stone in Verona New York may have a strange name, but it sure is a nice park! We Paid: $47 per…

Hickory Ridge Golf & RV Resort: Holley, NY

Hickory Ridge Golf and RV Resort is a nicely run operation that caters both to golfers and those simply visiting northwest New York. We used it…

Westfield/Lake Erie KOA: Westfield, NY

Westfield KOA is probably the all around nicest KOA park we have yet stayed at. The price is somewhat high but you get a good…

Woodside Lake Park: Streetsboro, OH

While first impressions of Woodside Lake Park were good our week long stay left us somewhat disappointed with this RV park in northern Ohio. We…

Cardinal Shooting Center and Campground: Marengo, Ohio

Cardinal Shooting Center is a massive RV park with hundreds of parking spaces. Their trap shooting range is the largest in Ohio, and their aim…

Airstream Factory Terraport: Jackson Center OH

There are not many reasons to travel to Jackson Center Ohio apart from it being where Airstreams are made. But if you do swing through,…

Richmond Indiana KOA

Richmond Indiana KOA is pretty typical for the brand. A pretty, if slightly over-priced campground that is very kid friendly. We Paid: $43 per night…

Whispering Hills RV Park: Georgetown, KY

Whispering Hills is a very decent RV park with all the basic features and a few extras that is hampered by small cramped sites. We…

The Best Hot Weather Hat

OK, I'll admit I don't know for a fact it is the single best hot weather hat in the world. I can say it is…

Exploring the Civil War in The American South

Heads up:  This article contains strong political views on serious subjects as well as some harsh images of war. To my reckoning, the American Civil…

Cave Country RV Campground: Cave City, KY

Cave County RV was our base of operations for visiting Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. It is not a fancy park, but what it does, it…

Corbin-Laurel Lake KOA: Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin Laurel Lake KOA is typical of the KOA parks we have encountered in the southeast: pretty, well run, and a little expensive. We Paid:…

Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA: Cosby, TN

The Smokey Mountains are the most visited national park in the US. As a result of this, RV park prices are sky high here. Smokey…

Sweetwater Valley KOA: Sweetwater, Tennessee

Sweetwater Valley KOA is easily the nicest park in the network that we have visited. Every aspect of the park was pleasant and I found…

Cartersville KOA: Cartersville Georgia

Cartersville was our first stopover coming into Georgia. It tended towards being unremarkable as KOAs go, but the price is decent enough to recommend it.…

Twin Oaks RV Park: Elko, Georgia

Twin Oaks RV Park is a genuine bargain, especially if you happen to be a Passport America member. For just $20 a night, we loved…

The Best Sink Strainer for your Airstream (or any other kitchen)

Sometimes you start using a product and think, "Why the heck don't they all work like this?" For those of you who have not had…

Lake City RV Resort: Lake City, FL

Lake City RV resort doesn't quite live up to the "resort" part of its name, but it is a very cozy little RV park that…

Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort

Thousand Trails, Orlando is only the second time we've been able to book a free stay with tour Thousand Trails membership. While it was a…

Tampa East RV Resort: Tampa, FL

Tampa East is easily the largest RV park we have ever stayed at. It has three entrances, each with their own clubhouse and pool. It…

Sunshine Travel: Vero Beach, Florida

Sunshine Travel has helped redeem the Encore/Thousand Trails park network. We've had not so great luck with them so far, but this is a very…

Miami Everglades Resort: Miami Florida

Miami Everglades Resort has some of the nicest, on-sight recreation options of any park we have been to. I really liked it here, Trail was…

Upriver RV Resort: Fort Myers, FL

Upriver RV is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee river in Fort Myers, Florida. The price point is high, as are most parks in southern Florida,…