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Lake Placid New York

Going Somewhere? venture to Lake Placid NY

Imagine your perfect summer getaway: rolling hills, distant peaks, glistening water, and a gorgeous town in the heart of it all. That’s Lake Placid. Whether you’re hiking through the mountains or walking through town, this is the place to invent your perfect day.  Completely PlacidLake Placid is an opportunity to enjoy the fresh mountain air

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Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Mountains NC/GA

 History and Culture It is an elongated park, protecting significant mountain landscapes far beyond the shoulders of the road itself. It is a series of parks providing the visitor access to high mountain passes, a continuous series of panoramic views, the boundaries of its limited right-of-way rarely apparent, and miles of the adjacent countryside seemingly

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Makoshika State Park Montana

Makoshika State Park: A Hidden Gem in Montana

Today, as Montana’s largest state park, the badlands of Makoshika are set aside for visitors to see and enjoy. In addition to the pine and juniper studded badland formations, the park also houses many fossil remains. Our visitor center (with a gift shop) at the park entrance, houses a Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil along

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Mammoth Lakes California

Where to next? Mammoth Lakes California

California is full of places to explore! Mammoth Lakes and surrounding natural attractions are beautiful. We will explore what sorts of places you can expect to see and what activities you can do! So pack your bags and start planning your road trip to California! History and CultureProspectors settled into the area in 1877, in

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Lewis and Clark Caverns Whitehall MT

Journey back in History: Lewis & Clark Caverns

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is Montana’s first and best-known state park featuring one of the most decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air-conditioned, these spectacular caves lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites are electrically lighted and safe to visit. Above ground, a self-guided nature trail provides opportunities to understand the natural

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Tualatin Valley Oregon

Tualatin Valley (Oregon Side)

Tualatin Valley is the perfect way to spend the summer! With so much to do, you’ll want to stay as long as possible. Pack up that RV of yours and travel to Tualatin Valley, Oregon.  History and CultureThe valley is rich in history. Pioneers from everywhere started coming into the Oregon territory in the early

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting with Kids!

How Old Do You Have to Be to Go White Water Rafting? Written by Steve W White water rafting can be a fun and great family activity. However, rafting is not without risks, and people falling out of the raft, especially on big rapids, is not unheard of. So people with kids often wonder how old

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Whitefish MT RV Trip

Add Whitefish Montana to Your Must-See List

Named one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World” by National Geographic, Whitefish is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and at the base of Big Mountain-home to Whitefish Mountain Resort. A short jaunt to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is a year-round destination with plentiful attractions and an eclectic array of shops,

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Pismo Beach California

Explore Pismo Beach California

California. It’s a state full of exciting places to see and things to do. Whether you’re new to RVing or you’re a pro, California is the place for you. And Pismo Beach should be on your bucket list!  History & CultureIn 1769, Don Gaspar De Portola lead the Portola expedition through what is now known

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Finger Lakes

What to see in upstate new york

Are the finger lakes worth visiting? Absolutely! All 11 lakes offer something for the outdoor lover. From water biking to sailing, you can’t go wrong with making your way to these lakes for an adventure. Pack up the RV and make your way to upstate New York!  History & CultureThe finger lakes region is rich

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Mount Rushmore SD

Visit Mount Rushmore South Dakota

Have you ever wanted to see history, etched in stone? Mount Rushmore could be the fun and historical RV road trip you’ve been looking for! The National Monument is family-friendly as well as educational. Find out what makes this place so special and why you need to plan your next trip here!  History & CultureThe

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Victor Montana

Travel to Victor Montana

Victor MT (AKA Us!) Come visit us in beautiful Victor MT! In the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, Victor is nestled between the Bitterroot Mountain Range, the Bitterroot River, and the Sapphire Mountain Range. This positions the community of Victor for some of the valley’s most breathtaking, panoramic views. The warmth and charm of Victor provide you

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Hocking Hills Ohio

Destination: Hocking Hills Ohio

Hocking Hills. A serene, natural, and peaceful getaway! This place has so much to offer an adventurous RVer. Natural surroundings are abundant in the National Forest nearby. You can’t go wrong with choosing Hocking hills as your next stop!  History and CultureFrom the moment you arrive in Hocking Hills, you’ll be overwhelmed by its natural

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Bristol TN

why you should visit Bristol Tennessee

Bristol is full of adventures waiting to happen! From racetracks to art and music, there will be no shortage of activities to do in Bristol. So pack up your RV and make Bristol your next stop!  History and CultureThere is a rich history in Bristol! Bristol is the birthplace of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first US

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St Marys Lake MT

10 Lakes in montana you need to see

1. Flathead LakeThe surface area of Flathead Lake is the largest expanse of natural water west of the Mississippi River. This popular Montana Lake covers close to 200 square miles and is the place where you’ll find large numbers of Western Montanans during the summer. You can access the lake from various points around the

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Bishop California

Travel to Bishop California

Bishop is the destination you never knew you needed to see! It has great views given its proximity to the Sierra Nevada, and White mountain ranges. Not only that but there is so much to do and see! Now is the time to plan your visit to Bishop! History and CultureBishop was named after Samual

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RVing in Glacier Park

Visit Glacier Park Montana

If you’ve never been to Glacier National Park, you must make the trip to this amazing park. Not only is it perfect for an RVer to visit, but even those who do not own an RV can enjoy it too.  Culture & History Glacier Park was established in 1910. George Bird Grinnel is credited with

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Riding Tips The Smart RVer

Tips for Horseback Riding

Tip #1:Do your research and identify opportunities for horseback riding in your area. At first glance, it might not seem like “research” is the proper word for horseback riding, but the horse world has many nuances you don’t see from the outside. If you have never ridden a horse before then you’ll definitely want to

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Horseback Riding with the Smart RVer

Horse Back Riding

The Best Horseback Riding in Montana Montana is well-known as one of the historic regions of the Old West, and one of the most commonly-associated images with that period is of course the horse. And for many visitors to the vast, rugged, and amazingly scenic natural landscapes of Montana, this is one of the preferred

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Death Valley California

Death Valley California

We all know California is a great place to take your RV on vacation but have you ever thought about going to Death Valley? The following article will give you plenty of reasons why Death Valley California should be your next destination!  History and Culture Several ghost towns were once occupied by brave men and

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Arches National Park UT

Arches National Park Utah

 Visiting National Parks can provide some of the most beautiful and memorable trips in a person’s life. Arches is a very unique National Park and is worth the drive! So pack those bags and the RV and come visit Arches National Park! History & Culture – In the early 1900s, the area that would soon be

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Astoria The Smart RVer

Oregon Coast – Astoria to Seaside

How much do you love the ocean? The northern coast of Oregon has some of the most beautiful oceanfront scenery you’ll ever see. So pack up your RV and head for the Coast!  Culture of the West CoastThe Oregon coast offers so much natural beauty and history. On February 14th, 1859, Oregon became a state.

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Georgia Southern Coast

Next Stop – Southern Coast of Georgia

Southern Coast of Georgia Are you looking for a memorable RV getaway? Georgia has so much to offer to The Smart Rver! Not only does it have abundant American history, but it has plenty of natural beauty too. So, pack your RV up and head for Georgia! History & Culture Georgia was founded in the

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Carlsbad & Roswell New Mexico The Smart RVer

Next Stop – Roswell & Carlsbad New Mexico

Roswell – New Mexico Aliens, aliens, aliens! Whether you believe in UFOs from other planets or not Roswell is a great place to take your RV. There’s an endless list of things to do and see in this unique place.  History & CultureThe alleged UFO incident of 1947 has brought a lot of tourists and

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The Smart RVer Texas Rio Grande Valley

Texas – The Rio Grande Valley

The Unforgettable Rio Grande Valley TX – For The Smart RVer Traveling to Texas in your RV can involve a lot, but here’s a short article to help you understand Rio Grande Valley, where to stay and what you should see while you enjoy the warm and friendly state.  History– The native residents of the Rio

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The Smart RV Podcast

Next Stop – Florida Pan Handle

Florida Pan HandleFor The Smart Rver If you’re near Bay/ Gulf County (Gulf Area)Overview– If you’re a Smart Rver looking for an exciting place to travel to, Bay County may just be the right place for you. Within the county, you can fish for snapper, catfish and flounder at St. Andrews Marina, check out the

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