Best National Parks to Photograph

10/22/2015 | Activities

Sometimes Mother Nature does all the work. You don’t have to be a professional photographer, or have the most expensive equipment, in order to take great pictures of the outdoors. Some places are just so naturally beautiful that it would be difficult to take a bad photo. Sure, some photography skills and knowledge would come […]

Camping Glitter Pumpkins

10/7/2015 | Activities

It’s that time of year! Bring your pumpkins on a #KOACamping trip and try out these crafty ideas! Glitter Pumpkins Glitter Mod Podge Permanent Markers (Black, Red) Small Foam Paint Brush Spray Paint (Metallic Gold) Newspaper or paper bags Camping Pumpkin Templates Place the pumpkin outside on newspaper or paper bags. Spray paint the entire pumpkin […]

This Fall’s Best Apple Picking Destinations

10/7/2015 | Activities

We’re literal people at KOA: the apples of our eyes are apples. In a country ripe with pick-your-own farms and quality campgrounds, an apple-picking camping trip is a great way to say a fond farewell to reasonable nighttime temperatures until next year. With these three apple-picking destinations, you can do just that. Mt. View Orchards […]


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Fall Road Trip Through California’s Gold Country

10/7/2015 | Activities

By Chris Epting, KOA Travel Correspondent No trip to California is complete without exploring the classic gold country located not far from Sacramento along historic Highway 49, named in honor of that famous year when the first rush of people flocked to California in search of those famous yellow flakes discovered in the stream by […]

Make the Most of that Great Camera in Your Pocket

10/1/2015 | Activities

By Mike Gast, Vice President of Communication at KOA The advent of the smartphone has made everyone a photographer. Just watch the behaviors at your next family event. Nearly everyone will be staring into the backs of their phones, snapping away. But, just because you have a smartphone capable of taking good photos doesn’t mean […]

Former NFL Star Loves KOA Camping

9/22/2015 | Activities

By Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi, RV Family Travel Atlas During the eleven years that Keith Sims starred as an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins, he traveled all over the country by chartered bus and plane, spending most of his time in comfortable hotels and sold out football stadiums. He even […]