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2022 Father's Day Gift Guide for Dad's Who Camp

5/9/2022

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the thought of trying to find a present to show your love for the most important man in your life, know that you’re not alone. 

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The Ultimate Guide to America's Regional Burgers

5/9/2022

When it comes to quintessential comfort food, burgers are as Americana as apple pie, hot dogs, and ice cream sundaes, and while a classic cheeseburger really hits the spot, the U.S. actually has a dizzying array of regional variations to try. Read the full post.

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17 Tricks for Keeping Your RV Cool in the Summer

5/9/2022

Keep your RV cool on the hottest days to enjoy sunny summer weather no matter how high the temperature rises. Summer is prime time for hitting the road for an RV vacation, so don’t let the summer heat keep you from checking items off of your summer bucket list. Read the full post.

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11 Of The Most Photogenic Places In The Midwest

5/9/2022

It’s no secret that the West is home to some pretty picturesque places. But its neighbor, the oft-overlooked Midwest, also boasts plenty of scenic spots capable of taking your breath away. Read the complete post.

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10 Tips for Planning a Last Minute Camping Trip

5/9/2022

There’s just something exciting about planning a camping trip. Choosing where you want to explore, what sights to see, what campsite to stay at, what food to bring, and more can give you something to look forward to. One of the best feelings is that stoke you have to head out on an adventure you’ve...

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The Best Road Trip Apps (All Free!)

5/9/2022

Summer is here, and it is time to hit the road! We have collected 15 handy apps that make traveling to your KOA destination even easier and more enjoyable. First, load up the KOA app to locate and reserve your campsite, then stock your phone with these apps to help get to your destination with the...

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Top Tips for Your First Solo Camping Trip-How to Camp Alone

5/9/2022

You might think of camping as a bonding activity, but camping alone can also be a fun experience. Solo camping gives you the opportunity to escape your everyday life and practice mindfulness while you relax and reconnect with nature. Read the complete post.

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8 Easy Ways to Cut Your RV Travel Costs

5/2/2022

Saving money is a common new year’s resolution. But in order to make sure you actually follow through with your promise to yourself, you’ve got to get more specific. Read the complete post.

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The Best Road Trip Apps (All Free!)

5/2/2022

Summer is here, and it is time to hit the road! We have collected 15 handy apps that make traveling to your KOA destination even easier and more enjoyable. First, load up the KOA app to locate and reserve your campsite, then stock your phone with these apps to help get to your destination with the...

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11 Sites to See on the Appalachian Trail

5/2/2022

If you’re an avid hiker, chances are good you’ve heard a thing or two about a little trail called the Appalachian Trail. It is one of the most popular hikes in the world, but even more than that, it is the longest hiking-only footpath on this planet. It runs from Spring Mountain, Georgia to Mount...

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17 Kid-Friendly Spooky Campfire Stories

4/25/2022

‘Tis the season for stories that go bump in the night! Try these not-so-scary stories to spook your kids this Halloween. 

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8 Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Summer Crowds at National Par

4/25/2022

With more people looking to get outside in the summer months, America’s national parks can feel a little too much like amusement parks rather than wilderness escapes. Hit a popular park on a weekend, and it’s not uncommon to see long bus lines, queues of visitors cramming popular trails, and even...

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10 Awesome Summer Festivals You Don't Want to Miss

4/25/2022

While sometimes it can be nice to plan a getaway during the off-season to avoid crowds, there is something quite magical about venturing to a city when you know you’re in for a busy experience. Read the full post.

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Easy Ways to Upgrade Your RV

4/25/2022

You have just bought your RV and drove it home from the dealership. Congratulations! Time to add some upgrades and a personal touch. Easily add convenience, entertainment and visual upgrades with a few simple steps. Read the complete post.

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5 Steps to Telling Campfire Stories

4/25/2022

Do your part to keep the merriment around the campfire kindled by telling an original story on your next camping trip. Not a born storyteller? Don’t worry. Your experience and observations of the day’s activities are all you need to craft a thrilling tale. While chomping down on a gooey s’more at...

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How to Cook Food Over a Campfire | Pro Campfire Cooking Tips

4/25/2022

One of the best parts of a camping trip is gathering around a fire with family and friends to enjoy a campfire-cooked meal. What could be better than the sound of crackling wood and the aroma of dinner in the works? Read the complete post.

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10 Must-Visit Places for History Buffs

4/25/2022

North America doesn’t have quite the deeply-rooted history that other areas of the world do. (We’re looking at you, San Marino – the smallest and oldest country in the world, founded in 301 BCE.) However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some great history on this continent that makes it a truly unique...

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9 Pieces Of Camping Gear You'll Probably Never Need To Repla

4/25/2022

Unless you’re a minimalist, accumulating gear – especially from iconic camping brands – is one of the best parts of camping. Still, with so much wear and tear, it’s not always long before last year’s tent gets a tear or your new air mattress springs a leak faster than you can say “sweet dreams.” The...

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10 Preventative RV Checks | Checklist To Prepare Your Camper

4/25/2022

Hot temperatures can take a toll on your RV, inside and out. Below, RV expert Mark Polk shares 10 hot weather RV preventive maintenance checks to help make sure you and your RV are ready to deal with the summer heat. Let’s start outside the RV. Read the complete post.

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22 Places You Need to Visit in 2022

4/18/2022

A new year brings with it a whole new slate of travel opportunities. With 2022 upon us, the open road is calling, and across the U.S. and Canada, new destinations are waiting to be explored. From quirky mountain towns to underrated national parks, artsy cities, island getaways, and theme parks,...

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9 National Historical Parks and Landmarks Worth Visiting

4/18/2022

Most people don’t realize that more than half of the National Park Service’s 423 national park units are dedicated to preserving places with serious historical significance. These parks, sites and landmarks include everything from buildings to battlefields, and more often than not, there are...

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9 Best Biking Trails in the U.S. You Need to Try

4/18/2022

If you enjoy exploring new biking trails, there are many options across the U.S. that offer spectacular scenery and fun for all ages. Kampgrounds of America also has locations near many epic biking trails, letting you combine the joy of bike riding with an unforgettable camping experience. Read the...

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15 Easy Camping Recipes for Every Camper

4/18/2022

While some people may consider camping the time to break out the cans of baked beans, cold hot dogs, and potato chips, some may like their camping food to be a little more, well, gourmet. Read the full article.

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10 Under-The-Radar National Monuments to Visit

4/18/2022

Since Wyoming’s iconic Devils Tower became the first U.S. National Monument in 1906, the country has populated with well over 100 of these unique cultural and geographic gems. In addition to well-known destinations like the Statue of Liberty and New Mexico’s oft-photographed White Sands, there are...

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Blueberry Cheesecake Tostadas

4/18/2022

One of our favorite grilled desserts – every bite is crispy, crunchy, creamy and juicy! Make these dessert tostadas your own by switching up the ingredients. Read the full article.

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Grilled Shrimp Fajitas

4/18/2022

Quick, colorful and delicious, these easy shrimp fajitas are sure to please the hungriest of campers. 

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How to Remove a Tick | How to Kill a Tick /blog/images/how-t

4/11/2022

For many people, including children and families, spending time outdoors can be one of the most enriching, enjoyable and memorable pastimes. As is true with most hobbies and activities, there are certain risks that come with outdoor activities. Read the full post

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7 Tips For Setting Up Camp In The Dark

4/11/2022

In a perfect world, you’d never have to arrive at a new campground before sunset. But life happens. Even in the summer – when it stays light until late – it’s easy to find yourself pulling into your campsite after dark. We’ve all been there. We’ve also all had neighbors who’ve kept us up at night...

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The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide For Moms that Camp

4/11/2022

In reality, Mother’s Day shouldn’t just be once a year. Mother’s Day should really be every day. This is the woman who brought you into this world and/or the woman who raised you to be the person you are today. Your mother (or motherly figure) is unlike any other person in your life. Mothers have...

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2022 Best Ideas for Your Summer Bucket List

4/11/2022

Remember summer? That warm time when the world was your oyster, and anything and everything seemed possible? For some, summer may seem like a distant memory, buried underneath the piles of snow and layers of coats you are still wearing. However, the truth is that summer is near, so take a moment to...

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Beginners Guide to Camping | Essential Camp Gear, Tips & Mor

4/11/2022

Camping is the perfect getaway from your daily life, and with some planning, you can feel confident and in control of your trip’s activities. Whether you want to relax during a getaway or go on an exciting recreational escape with the family, you can find what you’re looking for in the great...

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9 Pieces Of Camping Gear You'll Probably Never Need To Repla

4/11/2022

Unless you’re a minimalist, accumulating gear – especially from iconic camping brands – is one of the best parts of camping. Still, with so much wear and tear, it’s not always long before last year’s tent gets a tear or your new air mattress springs a leak faster than you can say “sweet dreams.” The...

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The DISH Outdoors Diaries:

4/11/2022

If you buy a new RV these days, it will probably come with a TV. Thanks to technological advances, you no longer need a pair of rabbit ears to pick up a signal. This means camping and catching up on your favorite shows are no longer mutually exclusive. That said, many campgrounds still don’t have...

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7 Camping Recipes for People Who Don't Like to Cook

4/4/2022

You just might need to cook a meal or two during your camping trip – even if cooking just isn’t your thing. But don’t worry, a little prep, planning and practice can go a long way! Read the full post.

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Best Packing Tips For Full Time RV Living

4/4/2022

Full-time RV living is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle. It offers minimalism, adventure, ways to save money and many other benefits. However, getting ready to move into an RV can seem a bit overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Learn why living in an RV full-time is such a...

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The Only Bachelorette Camping Guide You Need

3/14/2022

Your bestie has finally said “yes” to her perfect match, and now you are in charge of planning the ultimate bachelorette party. Whether you are working with a large bridal party or just a few of her closest friends, the most important detail at the moment is creating an experience that reflects the...

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10 Reasons to Plan a Camping Staycation

3/14/2022

Few things are as freeing as a vacation, the chance to step outside of everyday life and push the “reset” button. In fact, one could say that vacations are absolutely necessary in life. Sure, routines can be great — you know what to expect, can plan ahead, but it is so important to give your body...

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3 Gas Mileage Hacks for Your RV | Improve Your RV's MPG

3/14/2022

Buying an RV is far more than just a commitment to hit America’s highways once every so often; it’s an entirely new way of life. Unfortunately, this new lifestyle doesn’t often come with a how-to guide, and beginners will often make mistakes that can negatively affect their trips or even cost them...

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Magic Marshmallow Muffins | Camping Dessert Recipe

3/14/2022

Want to see a magic trick? We can make marshmallows disappear! Magically hollow and filled with yummy deliciousness, try our magic marshmallow muffins in cinnamon sugar or s’mores flavor! Read the complete post

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The 10 Best Apps for Hiking

3/14/2022

I love the idea of disconnecting from technology and getting out in nature to enjoy, well, the natural things in life. However, sometimes it’s nice to have something to make your time in nature better, and safer, too. Read the complete post

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8 Reasons Why Spring Camping is the Best

3/14/2022

After a long and challenging winter, we have (almost) made it! Spring is on the horizon and we don’t know about you, but we could not be more excited. Read the complete article.

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Peanut Butter Trail Brownies

3/14/2022

Amp up your standard brownies with a few energy inducing mix-ins. Try our yummy brownies perfect for taking on the road. 

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7 Ways to Save Big on Your Next Family Vacation

3/7/2022

Traveling as a family is a fantastic way to see the world, and no matter what type of family vacation you want to take, there are lots of ways to save. With a little planning ahead and sticking to your budget, you can have a great family vacation without breaking the bank. Read the full post

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12 National Park Do's & Don'ts

3/7/2022

In the month of June 2021, over 31 million people visited a National Park Service site. In one month. (Yes, I know that summer months at national parks are usually the busiest times, but still – that’s a lot.) Read the full post

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Enter Now to Win a New Keystone RV

3/7/2022

It’s official, our “Make Your Way Out” Giveaway in partnership with Keystone RV Company has begun. One lucky camper who enters will be given a new recreational vehicle ready for exploring KOAs across the US and Canada. Read the full post

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Best Cast Iron Camping Equipment

2/28/2022

4 Must-Have Cast Iron Outdoor Cooking EquipmentIf you are looking for campfire cooking equipment, cast iron is your new best friend. The durability and versatility of cast iron cooking equipment make it ideal for campfire cooking. Cast iron outdoor cooking equipment typically performs far better...

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What to Wear When Camping | Camping Clothes

2/28/2022

Packing clothing for any trip is a task that requires careful thought and consideration — especially camping. What are your plans for your trip? Will you need any special attire? Do you need to purchase new items before you head off on your adventure? All of these questions and more are thoughts...

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12 Mouthwatering S'mores Recipes You Need to Try

2/14/2022

S’mores are a staple dessert in the world of camping. People crave the sweet dessert with chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, so it’s no surprise that nearly every camping trip involves making the delicious treat. While many campers are familiar with the original treat, there are many...

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How to Make Tent Camping More Comfortable /blog/images/comfo

2/14/2022

Think “going camping” means cooking over a crackling fire pit and snuggling into a sleeping bag with only a thin nylon tent separating you from the ground? For some people, it is — but not everyone camps like that. Taking a step or two up from the bare minimum needed to camp is perfectly OK, and you...

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Tips for Setting Up Tents Fast

2/14/2022

For many of us, camping is a beloved pastime — when we camp, we get to slip away from our busy lives to enjoy the peace and beauty of the great outdoors, either by ourselves or with people we love. Read the full post

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The Best Camping Destinations for Spring Break 2022

2/14/2022

After the winter thaw, spring is a time for rejuvenation, flowers, April Fool’s Day antics and Mother’s Day brunch. It’s also time to haul out the camping gear and get outside again. Though weather can still be fickle in many parts of the U.S., spring break camping trips can provide some of the...

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Top 8 Best Books for Vacation Traveling

2/14/2022

Traveling is the best time to indulge in a great book. The best vacation books for your next trip depend on your interests. You may crave a great inspirational adventure story or prefer to get lost in a sweet love story. You might be planning to read a chilling suspense novel around the campfire, or...

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Why You Should Try Cabin Camping

2/14/2022

Camping is always a great idea for those who love the outdoors. In whatever fashion you fancy escaping to the woods for a night or two (or more, if you can), we are huge supporters of enjoying time outside. Read the full post

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Top Mistakes New RV Owners Make & How to Avoid Them

2/14/2022

If you live for the RV life, you look forward to the fun adventures you can experience. You can explore new states, see magnificent views and enjoy life on the road in your RV. If you are new to the world of RVing, though, it is beneficial to learn all of the tips and tricks to having successful...

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Everything You Need to Know About RV Tires | RV Tire Tips

2/7/2022

One of the most important, and often most neglected, components on your RV are the RV tires. Supporting the entire load of your rig, ensuring your tires and their air that’s in them are ready for the road is essential. In this video, our resident RV expert shares what to be aware of when it comes to...

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Best RV Road Trip Planners (All Free!) | RV Planning Tools |

2/7/2022

There is nothing quite like hitting the open road in your RV without a care in the world — but just because you are heading out footloose and fancy-free, that does not mean you should be unprepared, especially when you have a big rig. With the advent of the smartphone, planning your RV adventure and...

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22 Places You Need to Visit in 2022

2/7/2022

A new year brings with it a whole new slate of travel opportunities. With 2022 upon us, the open road is calling, and across the U.S. and Canada, new destinations are waiting to be explored. From quirky mountain towns to underrated national parks, artsy cities, island getaways, and theme parks,...

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6 Adventures You Should Consider For Your First Trip After R

2/7/2022

You’ve put in the time, done the work, and saved the money. You’ve earned your retirement and the freedom to explore. The question is: where do you start? You’ll have plenty of time to explore the nooks and crannies of America’s small towns and out-of-the-way sites. But this occasion deserves...

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How to Find Your Dream Remote Job and Live the RV Life

2/7/2022

These days, it isn’t always necessary to get dressed and go into an office and work all day. More and more remote jobs are being offered, which means that you can work from pretty much any location in the world, as long as you have access to the Internet. If you have always dreamed of traveling...

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How a ‘Get Out There' Grant Can Make Your Adventure Dream Re

2/7/2022

Kampgrounds of America has been providing great outdoor experiences throughout North America for millions of families for nearly 60 years years.But everyone has something they’d love to do that just might go beyond a wonderful family camping trip.Read the full post

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6 Reasons to Kick Off Retirement in an RV

2/7/2022

There’s a different level of freedom in retirement travel. Your trips aren’t dictated by the schedule of a job anymore. Want to spend a few more days with your toes in the sand? You got it. Need another go at catching a monster trout? Take as much time as you need. Read the full post

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8 Bucket List-Worthy Winter Wonderlands to Check Out This Se

2/7/2022

The song does a pretty good job of describing one. But in short, Merriam-Webster defines a winter wonderland as “a place that excites admiration or wonder.” Is it cold? Probably. But if you’re a fan of winter camping you know that with low temperatures comes snow and ice. These two magic ingredients...

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The Ultimate Guide to Camping with Dogs | Dog Camping Gear,

2/7/2022

If you are like most dog owners, you probably want to bring your four-legged friend along wherever you go — including camping trips. Spending time with your dog can be incredibly beneficial to both of you. By strengthening your bond, you are encouraging your dog to trust you more and introducing...

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These are the U.S. and Canada's Most Popular National Parks

2/7/2022

From sea to shining sea, America and Canada are filled with all sorts of national parks, each with its own distinct atmosphere, vibe, and flavor — some are more about the urban history, others are more about the rugged hiking, while others still are mostly known for their wildlife. Whatever the draw...

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Why Camping Is the Perfect Self Care Experience

2/7/2022

In today’s fast-paced world, self-care is more important than ever. If you have been more stressed than usual lately or just need to get away in general, camping could be the refreshing solution you have been searching for. With the right planning and amenities, a camping trip can be the perfect...

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10 of the Best National Park Eats Worth Traveling For

2/7/2022

Not all national parks are made the same. Some are more about man-made history or war lore, while others are aquatic, or mountainous, or glacial. Others, still, are even known for their food. From urban parks teeming with unique restaurants to historic houses known for their popovers, dining...

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Top Tips for Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip /blog/images

2/7/2022

With the complications in regards to air travel that aren’t getting any less complicated, many people are tired of sitting at home and waiting for things to get sorted out. And we don’t blame you. Travel used to be so much more simple and fun and less stressful. Read the full post.

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Camera Ready: 10 Of The West's Most Photogenic Places

2/7/2022

When Lewis & Clark sought out the Pacific, snapping the perfect Instagram photo was the last thing on their minds. Still, had they been equipped with a smartphone, or even a Polaroid, they would have returned from their expedition with photos too beautiful to believe. While this is by no means an...

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Season of Camping in Advance | K

2/7/2022

We are all about living in the moment and enjoying the current season of camping that you’re in. Each season has its own great things to offer.In the spring and fall, you’ve got great weather, not too many people and beautiful season changes. In the summer you’ve got the excitement of all the...

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Top Reasons to Vacation in the South This Winter

2/7/2022

With the holidays over, the dark of winter can really start to set in. There aren’t any presents to look forward to, no family gatherings to make things brighter. It’s just you and the dead cold of winter. Read the full post

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7 Cold Weather Hiking Tips

12/13/2021

While summer may seem like prime time for hiking, the trails are still ripe for exploration come fall and winter, when the weather cools off and the crowds dwindle. Sure, it’ll require more advanced planning and preparation, but the serenity of nature during the colder months makes the added effort...

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Cast Iron Chicken & Dumplings

12/13/2021

If you’re looking for comfort food, this recipe is it! Try our take on classic chicken and dumplings. 

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Ask the Experts: 8 Things That Make RVing with Kids Easier

12/13/2021

RVing with kids isn’t rocket science. But it can be more challenging (and rewarding) than traveling without them in tow. Kids have different needs and what can sometimes seem like a mile-long list of wants. Read the full post.

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8 Intangible Gifts for the Camper Who Has Everything

12/13/2021

What’s the only thing harder than shopping for someone who already has everything? Shopping for a camper, especially a full time RVer. Storage space is at a premium. I.e. just because you get them something they really like doesn’t mean they’ll have room to bring it on the road. Read the full post.

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Our Favorite Cold Weather Camping Recipes

12/13/2021

Here at KOA, we are all about year-round camping. There is no season that is better than the next to pack up your camping gear and get out there. Spring, summer, fall and winter all have their own reasons to shine as a great time to go camping. Read the full post.

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Learn About RVing with These RV Education Tips from FMCA

12/13/2021

Having a fundamental understanding of the systems and operation of your RV is imperative, whether you are new to owning a home on wheels or a veteran RVer. From knowing how to level your RV to understanding RV weights, operating the awning and slideouts properly, emptying the holding tanks, and so...

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KOA Holiday Gift Guide | The Best Gifts for Campers & Outdoo

12/13/2021

‘Tis the season of spreading cheer, singing carols, baking treats, indulging in sweets, festive parties, and giving gifts. The holiday season is upon us and though this time of year is full of fun and excitement, it is also full of stress when it comes to giving presents. Read the full post.

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11 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for People Who Camp with Pets

12/13/2021

Chances are you have friends and/or family who camp with their furry (or feathered) friends. In fact, there are pets out there who have camped more than the majority of most humans. If you have such a person (or pet) on your holiday gift list this year, take note. Here are 11 products that come...

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RV Traveling on I-80 | Cross-Country Road Trip

12/13/2021

Interstate 80 is an iconic highway for travelers of all kinds, especially RVers. This route was included among the original interstate systems in the 1950s and now goes right across the middle of the United States, from coast to coast. San Francisco serves as the West Coast endpoint, and Teaneck,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Picking the Right Hiking Shoes

11/22/2021

If you could count up how many miles you’ve covered hiking, we are guessing it’s more than your average person. Outdoor enthusiasts such as yourself log a lot of miles out on trails all across the country.Read the full post

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6 DIY Projects to Personalize Your RV

11/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Most RVs are pretty cookie cutter. They come with standard furnishings and fixtures that don’t push the envelope design-wise. It makes sense. They’re mass produced and not custom built. But that doesn’t mean you can’t customize your RV. It also doesn’t mean you need to...

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Tent Care, Maintenance & Common Repairs | How to Clean a Ten

11/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: If you’re not able to get out camping yet, now might be the perfect time to start planning ahead and cleaning your camping gear. You’ll not only be ready for the season when the time for your first trip comes around, you’ll aslso be able to start daydreaming about where...

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10 Reasons Why Hiking Should Be Part of Your Exercise Routin

11/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: You may be able to guess from our other articles that we at KOA love hiking.The camping + hiking combo is one of our favorites, and it’s not just because we love the outdoors.Hiking boasts all kinds of benefits whether done alone or done with other exercises. And, over...

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KOA Holiday Gift Guide | The Best Gifts for Campers & Outdoo

11/2/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: ‘Tis the season of spreading cheer, singing carols, baking treats, indulging in sweets, festive parties, and giving gifts. The holiday season is upon us and though this time of year is full of fun and excitement, it is also full of stress when it comes to giving presents...

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How to Road Trip on a Budget

11/2/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: How to Go on an Affordable Road Trip: Your Guide to Traveling on a BudgetWhat could be more fun than a road trip vacation? An affordable RV road trip, or a road trip by car is usually far less expensive than air travel options, but even on a road trip, some of the...

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6 Reasons to Consider A Southern Camping Trip When Weather G

11/2/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: For most of us, camping season is synonymous with summer. After all, it’s the season of school vacation and road trips, and coupled with the fact that a geographic majority of the U.S. is warm and sunny, it makes sense that most campers would get their fill during this...

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7 Age-Appropriate Camping Chores for Kids

10/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: It seems counter-intuitive. But giving kids chores – things they usually whine about doing at home – while camping may actually be what they want. It gives them a sense of purpose. And they may be more apt to help out if it’s on vacation and for “fun.” Plus, it helps...

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Utah's Scenic Byway 12 Road Trip

10/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Exploring Utah’s Scenic Byway 12Going on a road trip requires careful planning. From how long your trip will last to the destinations you will visit along the way, you will need to consider a number of factors to plan the best road trip for you and your group.The road...

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6 Fall Camping Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

10/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Putting together a camping trip can definitely be a challenge.Between the planning, the organizing, and the rounding everyone up, there is a lot of effort required to turn your fall camping dreams into a reality.We must say, thought, that it is worth the work.However,...

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11 Things to Keep in Mind if You're Thinking About Buying an

10/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The RVing lifestyle is becoming a more popular way to travel. But it can also be daunting. If you’re interested in RVing, here are 11 things from our partner, Geico, that you’ll want to keep in mind.How To Buy An RVWhen Margo Armstrong wanted an RV, she did her homework....

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Grilled Buffalo Wings

10/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Fire up the grill and turn up the spice! These delicious grilled buffalo wings are great for game day or your next campground adventure.Grilled Buffalo WingsIngredients2 pounds chicken wings2 cans lager beer1 (12oz) bottle premade buffalo wing sauce¼ cup melted butter¼...

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13 Favorite Fall Cocktails to Fall Head Over Heels For

10/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: You may have noticed the days getting shorter. The air is getting crisper. But 5:00 still hits at the same time every day. Just because summer is getting further in the rearview mirror doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some tasty cocktails at the end of a long day (or...

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Watermelon & Feta Salad

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Shake up the fruit you add to a salad with this refreshing combination of melon, feta, herbs and olives. You’ll definitely surprise and delight your camping buddies with this side or meal!Watermelon & Feta SaladIngredients3 cups arugula6 cups cubed watermelon1 cup...

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7 Reasons Why Even RVers Should Plan a Cabin Camping Trip

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The RV life is one of dynamic travel, endless possibilities, and the free-wheeling ability to make your “home” wherever you feel inspired. But let’s be honest: every once in a while, we all need a break. And to sleep in a room that isn’t on wheels. A cabin camping trip is...

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The Best Fall Activities for Toddlers | Autumn Outdoor Activ

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: It’s a very special time when your baby makes that transition into toddlerhood. Long gone are the days of laying flat on their back and sleeping all day. Welcome to lots of toddling, mischief and mishaps as your toddler explores the world around them. Fall is a great time...

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12 of the Best Pumpkin Recipes You Gotta Try

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: ‘Tis the season for many wonderful things, but most importantly, all things pumpkin.Step outside of your pumpkin spice latte zone and get creative with how you bring pumpkin into your life. We are talking about not just having that pumpkin on Thanksgiving or on your ride...

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8 Haunted Road Trip Stops To Add a Little Spook to Your Trav

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: From the witchy history of Salem, Massachusetts, to eerie dolls in Key West and even an allegedly haunted distillery in Kentucky bourbon country, America is filled with spooky lore, and there’s no better time to embark on a ghostly road trip then Halloween season. Here...

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Grilled Pumpkin French Toast

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Perfect for chilly mornings at home or at your favorite campground, add your favorite fall flavors to this grilled french toast recipe.Grilled Pumpkin French ToastIngredients4 eggs¾ cup milk3 Tbsp. brown sugar1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice½ tsp. salt1 tsp vanilla½ cup canned...

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The Best Outdoor Apps for Campers

10/18/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Convenient outdoor apps make ideal travel companions for camper smartphonesWith so many apps on the market, it can be hard to determine which ones are the most useful. To help, we’ve compiled the top outdoor apps you shouldn’t leave home without. From survival skills to...

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RV Roof Care & Preventive Maintenance

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Water damage is one of the biggest problems RV owners are confronted with, and the RV roof is where most of the water damage happens. Lots of RV owners never go on the roof of their RV, and that’s okay, as long as you have someone periodically clean the roof and inspect...

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Easy Grilled Street Corn [Elote]

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Mexican street corn, or elote, is traditional street food in Mexico and it makes the perfect side for any gathering. By charring the corn on an open grill, then smothering in a cheesy cream sauce, and adding cilantro and chili seasoning you have yourself a delicious...

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Tips & Proper Trail Etiquette for Hiking with Your Dog

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Spending quality time outside exploring nature is one of life’s simplest — and greatest — pleasures. You probably already know that hiking is good for your body and your mind — but do you want to know what’s even better? Bringing your dog along with you.Hiking with your...

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Inspecting a Slide Out: Things To Look For When Buying A Use

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Due to its capabilities and numerous moving parts, RV slide outs are typically one of the most essential parts to closely inspect when looking into buying a used RV. In this video, Dave Solberg from RV Repair Club explains what to keep in mind when looking at slide outs...

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Grilled Crunch Wrap

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: One of our all-time favorites! Kids and grownups both love this craveable take on a restaurant classic. Crunchy, cheesy, and so, so, so good!Grilled Crunch WrapIngredientsPer Wrap:2 10-inch or 12-inch flour tortillas1 crunchy tostada shell½ cup taco-seasoned ground beef2...

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Need to Know Differences Between 30 and 50 Amps /blog/images

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Learn everything you need to know about the difference in RV amperage from our resident RV expert in this video.What’s the difference between a 30 amp and a 50 amp RV electrical system? In this handy RV how-to video, Mark Polk explains why you can use more electricity in...

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I-95 RV Road Trip | East Coast Road Trip | KOA Blog

10/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: RV Traveling on I-95 — The Top Things to DoA road trip on I-95 has it all — from big cities to the rural small towns and huge museums and cultural attractions to quiet beaches and parks. It even has a few quirky stops along the way. The attractions along I-95 have...

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Grilled Peach Cobbler

10/4/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: This might be a simple recipe, but it definitely doesn’t skimp on flavor. Enjoy this fun and easy camping recipe for a delicious grilled peach cobbler.Grilled Peach CobblerIngredients3 (15 oz.) cans sliced peaches in juice1 box yellow cake mix1 mini can (7.5 oz.) of lemon...

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Interior Inspection: Things To Look For When Buying A Used R

10/4/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When buying a used RV, it’s incredibly important to fully inspect every component on the vehicle. The RV’s interior is no exception. Not sure what to look for? Watch this video from RV Repair Club to ensure you’re doing a thorough interior inspection prior to buying a...

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10 Important Lessons Learned by First-Time Campers

10/4/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Whether you were 5 years old or 50 years old the first time you pitched a tent and slept under the stars, you probably remember your maiden camping voyage. More often than not, the first camping trip is not the smoothest. Despite this, or because of this, it’s often the...

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5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Campfire Cooking

10/4/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: What comes to mind when you hear the word camping? A tent pitched in a forest with crackling orange campfire in front sounds about right. The campfire, central to the camping experience, can do more than just provide heat on a chilly evening. Score some major DIY...

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3 Fall RV Camping Tips | Planning, Packing & More

10/4/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: It may seem natural, as you’re packing away the flip-flops and bathing suits at summer’s end, to pack away the RV, too. In locations where the temps drop in autumn, however, you may also see a drop in campground rental rates, crowds and insect populations. Those three...

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Camping this Fall? Here are 8 Important Things to Keep in Mi

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: According to some experts, fall is the best time to camp. Sure, temperatures start to drop and trees begin to lose their leaves. But mosquitos? By mid-fall you can usually say sayonara to those seasonal tormenters and start smelling like your perfume, not your bug spray....

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Pie Iron Tacos

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: A pie iron is probably one of the most fun camping cooking tools. These cheesy, tasty pie iron snacks are a fun new way to use the pie iron you know and love. The best part? Kids love pie iron tacos and its’ a great way to introduce them to campfire cooking.Pie Iron...

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The Essential Packing List for First-Time Fall Campers

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: We are so thrilled that you are getting ready to embark on your first fall camping adventure! Camping is a great year-round activity (at least we think so), but for many parts of the country, fall is when camping really shines.Fall is the season when you get to enjoy more...

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How Solar Energy Can Power Your Next Camping Trip

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Solar panels have changed a great deal since they first came into existence. You may be surprised to hear that solar panels were actually invented all the way back in 1883. A man by the name of Charles Fritts built the first solar cell. He did this by coating selenium...

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7 Tips for Visiting National Parks When the Weather Gets Col

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Summer has dwindled away and fall is here, which means colder weather (and winter) is not far off. While many travelers use this time of year to visit warm national parks like Death Valley, Saguaro, or Everglades, it’s still totally possible to experience the chillier...

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5 National Parks that Are Awesome for Kids

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Our national parks have a way of connecting kids with the awesomeness of nature they might have only seen before online or on TV. With most parks hosting a Junior Ranger program, kids can become even more engaged with the specialness of each park throughout their visit....

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The 12 Best Camping Chairs | KOA Camping Blog

9/27/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: After a long day of taking in the great outdoors, what could feel cozier than relaxing in a dependable chair in front of the crackle of a bonfire?Before you spend your downtime sharing stories and delicious food at camp, choose the perfect, portable outdoor lounge chair...

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15 Trails that Are Perfect for Fall Hiking

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Imagine this: You’re breathing in the fresh, crisp air. You’re feeling the sun on your face. The colors around you are vibrant. There is a slight breeze, but all you need is a light jacket. You’ve got your hiking boots on and you’re ready for an adventure.Few things sound...

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The Story Behind the KOA Yellow Sign | History of the KOA Lo

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: If you’ve spent time traveling the highways and byways of North America, you’ve probably seen the Kampgrounds of America yellow sign on your journeys. While the KOA logo is probably familiar, the story of how it came to be might surprise you. Dive into the history of the...

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Grilled Chicken & Berry Salad /blog/images/grilled-chicken-b

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: While you might not typically think of salad as a camping food, this sweet and tangy salad might just change your mind! Follow this recipe to make your own dressing, grill up some chicken and create the perfect healthy camping meal.Grilled Chicken & Berry...

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The Basics of Night Hiking

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: With the warmer months upon us, there come more opportunities to explore. Nicer weather means easier access to different parks and hikes, which means higher chances of people getting outdoors and adventuring. We love this.But one adventure we are particularly excited...

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Grilled Bananas Foster

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: While we love classic camping desserts, it’s always fun to try something a little different now and again! This grilled take on a classic from New Orleans is definitely one you’ll want to try.Grilled Bananas FosterIngredients4 bananas½ cup butter, plus 2 Tbsp. for...

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Beginners Guide to Camping | Essential Camp Gear, Tips & Mor

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: A Beginner’s Guide to CampingCamping is the ideal getaway because you can tailor your trip to fit your needs, wants and level of experience. Whether you are seeking a relaxing, woodsy retreat or an adrenaline-fueled escape, you can find it outdoors. The best way to learn...

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How To Help Prevent An RV Fire

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Each year, an estimated 6,000 fires occur in RVs, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Among the most common areas for fires to start are the kitchen, the engine area and the wheel area. Wile the idea of an RV fire can be pretty scary, taking some simple...

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Don't Forget These Pre-Tip Checks Before Hitting the Road in

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Taking the time to make some pre-trip checks prior to leaving on an RV trip can be the difference between getting to your destination problem-free or sitting alongside the interstate waiting for help to arrive. Regardless of the type of RV you have here are a few checks...

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The Essential Packing List for First-Time Fall Campers

9/20/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: We are so thrilled that you are getting ready to embark on your first fall camping adventure! Camping is a great year-round activity (at least we think so), but for many parts of the country, fall is when camping really shines.Fall is the season when you get to enjoy more...

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The Best Times of Year to Visit America's Busiest National P

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Iconic national parks like Yellowstone, Zion, Acadia, and Rocky Mountain are known for epic wildlife, immersive hikes, and awe-inspiring views — they’re also known for epic crowds and congested roads. As national parks continue to boom in popularity, flooded with tourists...

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7 Great National Parks for Solo Travel

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: If you’re interested in hitting the road and exploring alone these national park destinations should be at the top of your list. Check out our list of seven national parks for solo travel and get planning!National parks, in all their overwhelming size and remoteness, can...

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8 Cool New Products to Up Your Camping Game

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Not everything that happened in the last 18 months was bad. While many wannabe campers were forced into quarantine, some of their favorite brands were busy designing new products. Camping is usually fun, but with these new products, the experience is easier, enhanced or...

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11 Must-See Destinations on the West Coast

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Have you ever taken the time to think about how huge the United States is? Like really think about all the different places you can visit from Maine all the way to California? It is quite a concept to wrap your head around. There are nearly 20,000 incorporated cities,...

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9 Scenic Byways Worth the Detour

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: One of the first things you learn in math class is that the shortest route between two points is always a straight line. One of the first things you learn in real life is that the most direct route isn’t always the most interesting. That’s where byways come in. And...

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6 Ways to Leave the Great Outdoors Better than You Found it

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When out camping and hiking, one of the central tenets for responsible outdoor recreation is to leave it better than you found it. It’s an adage that highlights the importance of environmental responsibility and minimizing impact on nature. As more and more people are...

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6 Top Cross-Country Road Trips | Travel Across America

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: For decades, piling the family into a car or RV and embarking on a cross-country journey has topped bucket lists for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The adventure is so popular that it has been dubbed “The Great American Road Trip” — referring not to a specific...

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Campers share the ways camping has changed their lives

9/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Camping is one of those things you shouldn’t do if your M.O. is to maintain the status quo. Whether you’re camping in a tent, a cabin or a 24-foot-long RV, it will probably change your life in one way or another. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll return from a weekend...

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Easy Ways to Make Your Camping Trips More Sustainable

8/23/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Camping seems to be more popular than ever. It feels like a safe way to travel, see the outdoors, and get outside of your home where we have all been spending way too much time over the last year.And the numbers prove this to be true. In the 2021 North American Camping...

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10 National and State Parks That You Probably Haven't Visite

8/23/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Summer and fall are prime months for visiting national and state parks. The only problem is that every other human being realizes this, resulting in oft-crowded trails and campgrounds in and around uber-popular parks like Yellowstone, Zion, Yosemite, and Everglades....

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5 Solar-Powered Products that Thousands of Campers Swear By

8/23/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Because the earth is tilted, we have seasons. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, from around June through August, we have more hours of sunlight. This makes the summer months the perfect time to try solar power. But why switch to this renewable energy...

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Switch up Your National Park Travels with These Unique Urban

8/16/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: On the topic of National Parks, most people automatically think of vast wilderness and wide-open natural landscapes at iconic destinations like Yosemite and Zion. But many of the most incredible and intriguing parks are situated in and around America’s cities. Providing a...

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How to Sanitize Your RV Water System | RV Maintenance Tips

8/16/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The water system in your RV is one of the most important on your rig. Providing the water you use to wash dishes, take showers and drink, it’s crucial that you sanitize the system periodically to ensure the water is clean and safe as possible. In this video, RV expert...

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12 Tried-And-Tested Tips for Selling Your RV

8/9/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The hardest part of selling your RV should be letting go of the “home” you made so many memories in. However, between getting it ready, pricing it, listing it and showing it – not to mention the time it takes to actually find the right buyer – it can be a stressful...

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Why a Smaller RV Might be for You | Benefits of Small RVs

8/9/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Bigger isn’t always better.While the Class A motorhomes that are nicer than many homes are surely impressive, they’re not for everyone. And they’re not in everyone’s price range. But not just motorhomes. Even fifth wheels are bigger and pricier than many people need...

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11 Tips for Gourmet Cooking Over a Campfire

8/9/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you need to stick the traditional (and let’s be honest, stereotypical) camper’s diet of canned beans, hot dogs, and potato chips.With modern technology advancing as quickly as it is, and people’s tastes and preferences advancing as...

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Inventive S'mores Recipes for Your Next Camping Trip

8/9/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: 5 Gotta have s’mores recipes for your next camping trip.Right up among bug spray and ghost stories, few things say camping like s’mores (and none say it as deliciously).  But if the old standard has left you wanting more, you’re not alone. We’ve created this list of...

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit a National Park

8/9/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Most people reserve their big national park vacations for a spring or summer break. But in our opinion, a trip to one of the 61 national parks across the U.S. is best taken during the fall. Many national parks experience their best weather window during the autumn months...

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20 Watersports to Try This Summer | Best Family Watersports

7/26/2021

Beat the Heat: Watersports to Try This SummerFor many of us, summer is synonymous with water. Nothing brings us back to childhood like the cool relief of jumping into a lake, pool, ocean or river with the summer sun shining overhead.Watersports are one of the best ways to stay cool while camping. No...

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13 Best Travel Games for Taking on the Road

7/26/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Some of the best camping memories are made with the simplest of traditions and gathering everyone around the picnic table or fire ring for a friendly game of chance or skill is one of those times. Family game night is one of the best ways to wind down after a day of...

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11 Must-Read Books for RVers | RVing Books

7/26/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: As much as we love RVing, it’s one of those things that doesn’t come naturally. You can’t just jump into shopping for an RV, buying an RV, prepping an RV for a trip, and driving your RV without learning a lot about this massive vehicle beforehand.But once you do have that...

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Roasted Tomato & Cheese Pasta

7/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Have you seen this viral pasta dish taking over the internet? Try our camping version of the famous “TikTok Pasta” and you won’t be disappointed!Roasted Tomato & Cheese PastaIngredients1 lb. cherry tomatoes1 (5.2oz) package garlic and fine herb cheese, such as Boursin3...

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RV Insulation Tips | How to Stay Cool in Your RV This Summer

7/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Summer is the perfect season to travel to sunny destinations in your RV. You can spend long days tanning on the beach, hiking through the desert or enjoying the peace and quiet of the woods. However, camping in the summer in your RV can quickly become a hot and sticky...

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Things to Do While Camping at Night | Nighttime Camping Acti

7/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Nighttime Camping ActivitiesThere’s always plenty to do during the day on your camping adventure, but some would argue that the only reason to go camping is the wide range of nighttime activities you can pursue. The best thing is, nighttime camping activities are great...

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9 Tips Using Social Media Responsibly in the Great Outdoors

7/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: It’s relatively new. But social media sits near the top of the long list of things that are both a blessing and a curse. You can also call it a necessary evil (which is how we refer to technology in our Impact of Technology on Enjoyment While Camping report). It can be...

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6 of the Most Iconic Scenic Roads You Need to Experience

7/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: There are dozens of travel quotes we could use to preface this list, but we’re going to assume that you already know that traveling isn’t always about where you end up – it is just as much about how you get there. There is something magical about the open road as you...

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How to Enjoy Camping in Hot Weather | KOA Camping Blog

6/29/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Summer heat doesn’t have to mean avoiding camping fun. Read our tips to get the most out of camping in the heatWe are here to share with you some tips on how you can still enjoy camping in sweltering hot weather, and not let the temperature readings ruin your fun. You...

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Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

6/29/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: This tasty take on a classic apple crisp is toasty, warm, and totally going to be your next favorite camping dessert. Grill it up and enjoy!Cast Iron Skillet Apple CrispIngredientsButterSautéed apples1/2 LemonOatsFlourBrown SugarCinnamonIce CreamAbout the Author:...

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How to Replace a Slide Out Seal on Your RV | RV Maintenance

6/29/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The side out weather strip seal is one of the most important seals on your RV. Designed to completely seal the large opening of your slide out, this seal prevents water and unwanted debris from causing costly damage to your RV’s interior. Eventually, this seal becomes...

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5 Super Practical Tips for Storing Your Camping Gear

6/21/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Unless you’re a full-time camper, your camping stuff probably spends a decent amount of time in storage. Much like proper RV storage is important, it pays to have a plan for storing gear. Otherwise you waste at least two things: time looking for items and valuable space...

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Six Tips for Choosing a Good RV Mechanic or Repair Shop

6/21/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Six Tips for Choosing a Good RV MechanicNothing is quite like hitting the open road in your RV. The freedom and adventure as you set out. The sense that anything is possible and that the whole country is your personal playground. That is, until an issue arises with your...

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Chassis Inspection: Things To Look For When Buying A Used RV

6/14/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When buying a used RV it’s important to conduct a thorough inspection of the entire unit, inside and out. This includes taking the time to get underneath the RV and take a good look at the chassis. While this can be done on your own, it’s  recommended to hire the services...

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Grilled Party Sliders

6/14/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Making sliders has never been easier! Enjoy this tasty ham and cheese sliders made on the grill. Once you’ve tried out recipe, get creative with your own favorite slider ingredients.Grilled Party SlidersIngredientsHawaiian dinner rollsHoney ham deli meatSwiss cheese,...

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11 Summer Camping Tips for New Campers

6/14/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Summer is the high season for camping, and campgrounds fill up fast. Booking campsites early is advised, but if you’re a little late to the game, there are still campsites out there to be had if you’re flexible with timing, location or camping type. Besides, there are...

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Glamping Tents Guide | Luxury Tent Camping | KOA

6/7/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Glamping Tents GuideGlamping is a type of elevated, “glamorous” camping. It offers a slightly more refined and comfortable outdoor experience compared to more traditional camping methods. You can plan a glamping trip in any of the following spots:Backyard glamping: Turn...

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8 Ways To Save Fuel When Traveling in Your RV

6/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Summer means the start of RV season, with places to explore and fun times to be had! With fluctuating gas prices in mind, you’ll want to be conscious of your fuel consumption. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to increase your RV’s fuel efficiency and save money on...

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Grilled Chocolate Chip S'mores Cookie

6/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Want to jazz up your typical s’mores next time you go camping? Try this ooey, gooey grilled cookie that combines the yumminess of chocolate chip cookies and s’mores. Want to make it home? This is great in the oven too!Grilled Chocolate Chip S’mores CookieIngredients1 roll...

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10 Unique National Parks & Monuments For Your Next Road Trip

5/24/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When it comes to National Parks and National Monuments, everyone knows about the biggies. Famed destinations like the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon hold an almost mythical lore of iconography in the realm of Americana travel, but across the country, lesser-known...

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Grilled Meatball Subs

5/24/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Warm, cheesy and totally tasty, these easy subs make a great addition to your usual camping menu. Make it easy by cooking your meatballs at home before heading to camp.Grilled Meatball SubsIngredients½ cup finely minced onion2 garlic cloves, minced½ cup Italian...

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30 Minute RV Lubrication | RV Preventative Maintenance

5/24/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Lubricating your RV is one of the easiest preventative maintenance tasks you can perform as an owner. This video shares common items that should be lubricated regularly on your RV and suggest a tried and true lubricant that’s a favorite of KOA’s resident RV expert Mark...

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This National Park is Mostly Underwater, And Worth a Visit

5/17/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When you think of national parks in the U.S., you likely think of hiking and wandering through the trees or trails. That makes sense, because that is what 99% of the national parks in America are like. While there is some “hiking” to be had at Biscayne National Park, most...

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8 Things You Need to See on a Trip to the Grand Canyon

5/17/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: As one of the wonders of the world, and the second most visited national park in the U.S., the Grand Canyon is one of those iconic destinations that merits a visit. But rather than drive through for a quick photo op, it’s important to spend some time here to fully...

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Jalapeno Popper Tot Dip

5/17/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Looking for a fun dip for entertaining? Try our yummy jalapeno popper tot dip for something your guests probably haven’t tried before. Or try adding three cups of cooked rotisserie chicken to make this recipe into a hearty dinner casserole.Jalapeno Popper Tot...

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How To Keep Your RV Clean When Traveling With Pets

5/17/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: There is no better road trip buddy than a pet.They never ask “how long until we get there.” They never complain about the music or the podcast you’re playing. They simply are excited to be around you and adventure alongside you on the road, wherever you go.However, there...

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Dads who Camp or RV

5/10/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Father’s Day is right around the corner, and chances are good you’re struggling with what to get that special father figure in your life. It can sometimes feel impossible to take all of your love and appreciation and show it through a gift. The best way to tackle this...

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11 Summer Road Trip Essentials

5/10/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the open road is calling your name. But road trips aren’t as simple as jumping into a car, turning up the radio, and throwing caution to the wind. When packing, you’ll need to consider three important factors: comfort,...

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5 Places to Camp Off the Beaten Path

5/3/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When you’re looking for a place to stay, campgrounds not located near obvious destinations might get overlooked. KOAs on the route to big cities or main attractions often are a starting point for regional activities that offer up just as much fun. A stay at a desert KOA...

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11 East Coast Hikes to Add to Your Plans

5/3/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: While the peaks don’t soar quite as high as the mountains in the west, hiking on the East Coast has its own unique rewards. In states like Maine, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts, hiking trails run the gamut from serene ponds and Revolutionary-era history to...

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9 Hacks to Make Packing for a Camping Trip Easier

5/3/2021

Having a pre-camp packing plan in place will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed. Camping is supposed to be fun and relaxing; let’s shoot for the same while packing. The following is a list of things you can do to make sure you’re organized, bringing what you need and have set yourself up for a good...

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Even More Must-Have Gear for New Campers

5/3/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When embarking on a camping trip, the planning process can be an intimidating one, especially for newbies. But with a list of basic essentials, it’s surprisingly easy to have a successful and seamless trip that won’t break the bank or overload your car — or backpack. Here...

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7 Camping Recipes for People Who Don't Like to Cook

5/3/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: You just might need to cook a meal or two during your camping trip. Before you go, practice any cooking techniques you’re not familiar with and prep ingredients ahead. Plan meals that use the same ingredients in different ways to cut back on the number of food items...

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Grilled Pound Cake Sundaes | Camping Recipes

5/3/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Get creative with your campfire or grill to take an everyday sundae to the next level. Our grilled pound cake sundae is sweet, warm and smoky. Give it try at home or on your next camping adventure.Grilled Pound Cake SundaesIngredientsPound cake (store bought or make your...

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15 Camp Cooking Hacks

4/26/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: As much as we love camping, one of the struggles with this activity is the cooking. It is a struggle to make food without the comfort of your stove, oven, and counter space at home. Yes, there are camping stoves but we all know those just aren’t the same as a full-sized...

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What You Need to Know About RV Batteries | RV Battery Basics

4/26/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: There are many types of RV batteries that both new and experienced RVers should be familiar with. In this video, our RV expert discusses the different types of RV batteries and their pros and cons so you can decide which are best for you. You’ll also learn what to do to...

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The Most Scenic Drives in Every State | 50 Scenic Road Trips

4/19/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: If you’re looking to get out and explore the beautiful places and space of America, then look no further than this list of scenic drives in every state. No matter where you travel you’ll want to consult this list first!1. ALABAMAAppalachian Highlands Scenic BywayThese 80...

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8 Ways Camping Can Make You a Better Person

4/19/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Camping, in all its innate remoteness and minimalism, is not only a great way to connect with the Earth and the environment, but also yourself. By unplugging, detaching, and spending time in nature, where the activities are more pure and the hustle of routine takes a...

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10 Questions You Should Ask if You're a First-Time Camper

4/19/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Although camping is becoming more accessible, it’s hardly an entry-level activity. It requires some forethought to have some fun. The good news for beginner campers is that it does get easier with time. One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is to know what...

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11 Road Trip Worthy Cookies

4/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When driving across the country, you could keep it healthy with energy-fueling granola bars… or even better, you could make frequent pit stops for cookies! Like a cookie dotted with chocolate chips, the U.S. is loaded with unique, road trip-worthy bakeries with a...

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Tips For Selling Your RV | Get The Best Resale Price for You

4/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When you’re selling a used RV it’s important to have completed all necessary maintenance to ensure you get you the most for your rig. Whether you’re selling privately or looking to trade-in your RV at a dealership, there are a number of things on the interior and exterior...

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The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide For Moms that Camp

4/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Mother’s Day is the best opportunity to show your mom how much she means to you, and how much you appreciate all she’s done (and continues to do) for you. Whether she’s your biological mother or not, we are safe in assuming that she’s sacrificed a lot to make your life...

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7 Reasons to Consider Camping if You've Never Gone Before

4/12/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Much more than a (literal) breath of fresh air, there are myriad benefits that come from camping, which manifest in ways that are physical, mental, and emotional. Enthusiasts are proud to espouse these benefits, but for the uninitiated, the barrier to entry can sometimes...

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5 Places to Road Trip for the Best Views

3/29/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The U.S. is full of natural beauty. Sometimes scenic overlooks are built to give travelers a chance to stop and enjoy the view, and sometimes people find their own favorite spot to observe the specialness surrounding them. Thanks to feats of engineering, we have bridges...

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Interior Designers Share 8 Tips for Elevating Your RV's Déco

3/29/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The beauty of buying a brand-new RV is that it’s move-in ready. But, sometimes the cookie-cutter, fresh-off-the-assembly-line look doesn’t feel homey enough. Alternatively, if your RV is rocking a rusty, too-lived-in look, you may want to freshen things up with a remodel....

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How to Properly Inspect Your RV Tires

3/29/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Tire failure on RVs is extremely dangerous and can cause extensive damage to your rig. There are lots of reasons for tire failure on RVs including under inflation, overloading and the age of the tires. In this video, our resident RV expert tells you to inspect your RV...

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10 Fun Camping Desserts | Popular KOA Camping Recipes

3/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: One of the best parts about camping is definitely enjoying fun desserts you wouldn’t have at home. And while we all have our favorite standbys, giving a new recipe a try might be just what you need to shake up your camping routine. Check out ten favorite recipes from...

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6 Awesome Places to Explore with your Pet in the Great Outdo

3/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: KOA campgrounds are pet-friendly with many locations offering KampK9 amenities. If you decide to bring your pet camping with you, you’ll need to find some daytime adventures to go on with your dog in tow. We’ve selected a fun variety of fun locations pets would love to...

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Benefits of Quality RV Tires & Getting Deals on the Best RV

3/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: With 46 million Americans preparing to hit the road in their RV by 2021, it is more important than ever to know where to find quality tires that will not break the bank. Learn more about the benefits of investing in good tires and how Kampgrounds of America can help you...

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10 Great Destinations in the Great Plains

3/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: For far too long, the Great Plains region of the U.S. has been regarded as “flyover country,” overlooked in favor of the coasts or the mountains. While those destinations are certainly worthwhile, Great Plains states—like Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas—are...

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9 Things to Make Camping More Comfortable

3/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Think “going camping” means cooking over a crackling fire pit and snuggling into a sleeping bag with only a thin nylon tent separating you from the ground? For some people, it is, but not everyone. Taking a step or two up from the bare minimum needed to camp is perfectly...

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7 Highly Recommended RV Security Systems

3/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Knock on the nearest tree; hopefully no one ever tries to break into your RV. While it’s not a common occurrence it does happen. That’s why it’s smart to invest in a security system. In the old days, that looked like getting a vigilant dog. These days, there are dozens of...

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The Best Gifts for the RVer That Has Everything | Camping Gi

3/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Families who spend lots of time traveling in their RVs tend to buy everything they need for their rig and road trips. So if you have a family member that’s an experienced RVer, it can be tough to think of gifts they’ll love.This should help. Here are 10 gift ideas that...

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15 Awesome Recipes Campers Swear By | Popular KOA Camping Re

3/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: One of the best parts about camping is definitely enjoy yummy grilled or fire cooked meals. And while we all have our favorite standbys, giving a new recipe a try might be just what you need to shake up your camping routine. Check out ten favorite recipes from KOA’s...

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7 Things Every First-Time Camper Should Know | Camping Essen

3/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The idea of camping can intimidate some people. But the truth is, camping is not only one of the easiest outdoor activities to do, but it’s also one of the most widely-loved. Its simple charms are addictive: crackling fires, fresh air, the exchange of stories with close...

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How to Dehydrate Food For the Perfect Camping Snack

3/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The focus for prepping camping food is typically on the meals that are at the heart of your day, and meals are definitely a high priority. However, we’d be lying if we said snacks weren’t also a very important part of the camping experience, and though maybe not an...

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How to Dewinterize Your RV or Camper this Spring | A Complet

3/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Guide to Dewinterizing Your RVSteps to dewinterize your RVRV spring cleaning tipsStart planning your next tripThe weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the excitement of hitting the road in your RV is setting in again. Unless you are a full-time RV-er...

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9 Tips for Successful Road Schooling

3/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: In attempts to keep a positive mindset despite COVID happening all around us, we have found some silver linings in this pandemic. (It wasn’t an easy challenge, but one that proved to be quite fulfilling). One silver lining we found was the ability to be more mobile. With...

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RV Classes Guide | Classes of RVs & Motorhomes Explained

3/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Recreational vehicles take many different forms — from small and simple tow trailers to mobile mansions with king-sized beds and granite countertops!When deciding between different types of travel trailers or motorhome Classes, it is important to understand the finer...

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A Guide to Motorcycle Campers & Pull-Behind Trailers

3/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: With motorcycle ownership on the rise and camping trips growing more popular each year, it was only a matter of time before travelers found a way to combine them. Motorcycle camping enthusiasts have joined their love for the outdoors with the adventure of the open road...

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11 Must-Have Gear Items for First-Time Campers

3/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: For those unaccustomed to wilderness living, camping can seem like an intimidating adventure, but with a few simple — and mostly obvious — essentials, you’ll be well on your way to pro status in no time! If you’re looking to embark on your first camping trip this year,...

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8 Hot Beverages to Make Over a Campfire to Stay Warm

3/1/2021

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How to Properly Clean and Disinfect Your RV

3/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: We all clean our RVs regaularly but are they disinfected? This video discusses and shows what products to disinfect with, and offers seven tips on how to disinfect your RV. Always make sure to read product labels. These are simple tips to help make RV trips enjoyable by...

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10 Camping Hacks to Borrow from the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

3/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Try these camping hacks from the scouts.What do Neil Armstrong, Steven Spielberg and Jimmy Buffett all have in common? The same thing that Taylor Swift, Katie Couric and Martha Stewart have in common. Badges! If you were a boy scout or a girl scout, you can probably give...

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8 Tips for Visiting National Parks With Kids

3/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Filled with larger-than-life scenery, soaring mountains, raging rivers, and epic wildlife, national parks can understandably seem like intimidating places. But these wide-open spaces aren’t merely for the ardent hiker, camping expert, or nature junkie. Rather, national...

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How to Introduce Your Kids to Camping | Family Camping Tips

3/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: 8 Tips for Introducing Your Kids to CampingFor many of us, the first time we ever went camping is an unforgettable memory. Creeks and lakes to play in, a campfire to help build, and struggling to fall asleep in your tent due to the excitement are all elements of many...

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5 Iconic Lakes to Hit the Road and Explore

2/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: If recharging is a camping goal, spending a day or two lakeside should help you get there. Some lakes are good for sunbathing, others for watersports, and still others for scenic drives. We’ve collected a few of the country’s most iconic lakes that will inspire you to get...

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A Guide to Camping for Beginners | How to Camp, What to Pack

2/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: A Beginner’s Guide to CampingCamping is the ideal getaway because you can tailor your trip to fit your needs, wants and level of experience. Whether you are seeking a relaxing, woodsy retreat or an adrenaline-fueled escape, you can find it outdoors. The best way to learn...

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Winter RV Camping Guide | Tips for Cold Weather RVing

2/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Your Guide to Cold Weather RVingWhile some pack up their RV and head south in the winter, others stick around to enjoy the sparkling snow, peaceful woods and quiet campgrounds. Winter RV camping offers a break from the bustling summer season and a chance to relax in the...

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How to Plan an Epic Multi-Month Road Trip Across the United

2/22/2021

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12 Budget-Friendly Updates for Your RV | RV Renovations

2/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: It seems like renovating RVs is all the rage right now. Since we’ve all had a bit more time at home this past year than usual, the desire to take on at-home projects has increased. Couple that with the burning desire to go on a road trip, and that makes the perfect recipe...

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How to Plan a Spring Break Trip for the Whole Family

2/22/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Spring break doesn’t get enough respect. For many, the term is synonymous with college kids gone wild. For families, the idea of hitting the beach among the partying doesn’t sound like a good idea. But that’s just giving in to stereotypes. As many families have discovered...

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How KOA Makes Trip Planning Easy | The KOA Family of Campgro

2/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When the idea of camping pops into your head, chances are good you imagine the same experience nearly every time.If you’re a tent camper, that means hunting down a good spot to pitch your tent, setting it up, and hoping the weather stays on your side.If you’re an RV...

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15 Tips for Driving Your RV Safely at Night | RV Driving Tip

2/15/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: As much as we all love a good road trip in the RV, there is no denying that driving at night can pose additional risks. And sometimes you just can’t avoid driving at night. Unfortunately, the risks become even greater as you venture into areas that are more remote and...

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Spring Camping Packing Checklist & Tips

2/8/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Early Spring Camping Tips and Packing ChecklistWith the holidays in the rear-view mirror and winter inching further along, spring is slowly starting to come into focus — and with it comes the increasing urge to get back outside and into a campground. During a time of...

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Season of Camping in Advance

2/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: We are all about living in the moment and enjoying the current season of camping that you’re in. Each season has its own great things to offer.In the spring and fall, you’ve got great weather, not too many people and beautiful season changes. In the summer you’ve got the...

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How a ‘Get Out There' Grant Can Make Your Adventure Dream Re

2/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Kampgrounds of America has been providing great outdoor experiences throughout North America for millions of families for nearly 60 years years.But everyone has something they’d love to do that just might go beyond a wonderful family camping trip.Your outdoor “dream”...

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KOA vs. Good Sam Camping: Which Is Best for You?

2/1/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: When you love camping, you dream of packing up your gear in your car or RV and hitting the road to find your perfect outdoor oasis. Having a camping membership or discount card gives you peace of mind knowing that you will always find your ideal RV park or campground...

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10 Tips For Living the VanLife | How to Start #vanlife

1/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: No one knows for sure when vanlife officially became part of our lexicon. A 2017 article in The New Yorker, defined it as a movement. To be specific, it described it as “a one-word life-style signifier that has come to evoke a number of contemporary trends: a renewed...

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7 Reasons to Put Down Your Phone and Unplug in Nature This W

1/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Cell phones have added so much to our lives. They help us stay connected, safe, and organized. But you can have too much of a good thing. Being constantly online and phone-focused has some serious drawbacks.The salve for cell phone saturation is an unplugged weekend in...

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11 National Park Trails You'll Want to Hike This Year

1/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: From temperate rainforests and colorful badlands to cavernous canyons and craggy coasts, the National Park Service boasts incredible diversity when it comes to hiking trails. Whether you’re looking for an intense mountain ascent or an easy forest stroll, bucket...

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10 Instant Pot Recipes To Try On Your Next Camping Trip

1/25/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Looking for an easy way to make some tasting camping recipes? Look no further than your Instant Pot. Likely your electric pressure cooker has been a lifesaver at home, but why not let it bring you the same peace and ease of mind when camping too?You don’t need to spend...

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Check Out These New RV Features to Look for in 2021

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: The year 2020 will go down in history for more reasons than conceivable. With that said, 2020 was truly remarkable for the RV industry. People still wanted to travel, but safely, and they do not consider traditional modes for travel and vacation like airlines and cruise...

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30 Healthy Snacks for Your Next Epic Road Trip

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Is it just us, or does it seem like normal eating “rules” go out the window when you’re on a road trip?All of a sudden, it becomes acceptable to eat ice cream for dinner, and snack on Skittles before breakfast.The options that are provided at gas stations, convenience...

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9 Ways Camping as a Kid Made Me a Better Adult

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: I will never forget walking into my first class as a freshman in college. That Monday morning 8 a.m. class? Philosophy. Along with Plato, Socrates and works by other famous philosophers, Professor Lauder assigned this book: “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in...

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10 Tips For Living the Full-Time RV Lifestyle from an RV New

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: After living in Chicago for 12 years, I made the nerve-racking/exciting leap into full-time RV living with my husband last year, and so far, the road has been filled with wonderful new memories, emotional roller coasters and learning lessons. Living in an RV and traveling...

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The Best Remote Jobs for RVers

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that going into an office is no longer a necessity. Though it has taken some trial and lots of error, COVID showed us that working remotely is possible.Over the last few months, a lot of the kinks were worked out of...

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Camping

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: Camping is a great way to shake up your routine and get some exercise that is different than the norm. A day spent hiking around not only burns a lot of calories but also boasts a lot of benefits for your brain as well. Whether you’re hiking or simply going for a...

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KOA Health + | Health Insurance for Campers Through KOA Rewa

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: KOA Health +Today, more and more people are enjoying the nomadic lifestyle. Whether you are chugging along the open roads in your RV or you have your essential camping gear stored in your car, full-time campers can pack up at a moment’s notice and explore the most...

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Season of Camping in Advance | K

1/11/2021

Reposted from the KOA blog: We are all about living in the moment and enjoying the current season of camping that you’re in. Each season has its own great things to offer.In the spring and fall, you’ve got great weather, not too many people and beautiful season changes. In the summer you’ve got the...

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20 Cool Ways to Make Your RV Even Better

12/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Whether you’re a first-time RVer or a full-time RVer, anyone can benefit from learning a few tricks to make your next road trip even smoother. After all, RVing basically means traveling to new destinations with your entire house on wheels, and an expedition like that is...

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How to Make Tent Camping More Comfortable

12/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Tips for Making Tent Camping More ComfortableNearly 60% of campers use a tent because they provide a more primitive experience compared to RV and cabin camping and allow you to wake up and fall asleep to the sounds of nature surrounding you. Tents make it easier than ever...

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Campfire Mac and Cheese

12/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Mac and cheese over the campfire? You bet! While this recipe is perfect over the stove, the sweet, smoky flavor it gets from campfire cooking can’t be beat!Ingredients1 pound elbow macaroni2 cups whole milk8 ounces cream cheese1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepper1 tsp. dry...

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Campground Rules You've Always Wondered About

12/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: When you head out camping, the last thing on your mind is probably rules. However, campground rules are important and necessary so that your pleasant camping experience can stay as pleasant as possible. In addition to being important, we also know that a few campground...

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14 Tips Seasoned Campers Should Know | Tips for Camping

12/21/2020

Camping is an activity that always has the potential for surprise, which is likely one of the reasons it is so loved. Camping is only boring if you make it boring, but can be full of thrills if that’s what you’re looking for.However, you don’t want that thrill to be a bear coming into your camp at...

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Everything You Need to Work Remotely From Your RV

12/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Whether you’re taking a partial vacation, periodically checking emails on the road, or you work remotely and live in an RV full-time, there’s plenty of helpful information to maximize your time and make it easier to keep generating income no matter where you are....

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4 Family Camping Menus for Your Weekend Camping Trip

12/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The Best Weekend Camping MenusTake the stress out of your family camping adventure by planning a yummy menu beforehand. Whether you are planning a family camping trip filled with activities or a low-key, relaxing weekend, planning ahead is a great way to make the most out...

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Enchilada Soup

12/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Make a hearty meal your whole family will enjoy in your handy Dutch oven. This is a campfire meal you’re sure to love!Ingredients1 lb. ground beef1 can low-sodium diced tomatoes1 can low-sodium tomatoes and chilies (such as Rotel)1 can low- sodium corn1 can low-sodium...

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8 Accessories Avid RVers Can't Camp Without

12/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: It’s the first thing you pack. Or it’s the thing you forget and return home for – even if it adds another 100 miles to your trip. That’s because it makes RVing easier, more comfortable or simply more fun. Perhaps, you don’t even have “it” yet. But once you do, RVing will...

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Outdoor-Loving People

12/7/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: It’s our favorite time of the year: the holiday gift guide! ‘Tis the season for giving (and hopefully getting, too), and we are here to save the day.Life has been stressful lately and thoughts of the holidays may lead to even more stress. That’s why KOA is coming to your...

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4 Tips for Winter Camping

12/7/2020

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7 Reasons Cool-Weather Camping is, Well, Cool

12/7/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Think the camping window’s over just because summer’s in the rearview? Not by a long shot! Fall ushers in one of the best seasons for tenting (or glamping) out—some would say just about the best. Sure, the temperatures tend to be easing in the downward direction, and you...

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Everything You Need to Known about RV Batteries

12/7/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The 12-volt-DC electrical system is one of the primary lifelines of an RV. The source of that power can involve some combination of generator, shore power, solar energy, and batteries, as well as the converter and the inverter/charger. Here, our focus is batteries, and...

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Their First Winter Camping Expe

12/7/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Winter camping means different things to different people. For some, it’s the ultimate outdoor challenge of taking on the weather at its worst, with high-tech gear and an element of danger. For others, it’s the opportunity to see nature in a new way, avoid the crowds, and...

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KOA Campgrounds Open All Year Round

11/23/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: North, south, east and west. These KOA campgrounds are open year-round.With KOAs across the United States open 365 days a year, there’s probably a KOA nearby just waiting for a visit. With cozy Camping Cabins, comfortable Deluxe Cabins and RV and Tent Sites galore, you’ll...

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Chewy Graham Cracker Crumb S'more Bars

11/23/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: I love the idea of s’mores. But I hate how the graham cracker always breaks mid-assembly and lands on the ground. I also hate how entirely dependent on my husband I have been, to get the fire going. Recently, I found Greenlight Firebag in our KOA general store — a...

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Winter Glamping Tips & Ideas | Ways to Go Glamping in the Wi

11/23/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Winter Glamping Ideas and TipsJust because the weather has turned a bit nippy doesn’t mean you need to put off your camping plans. Winter camping can be just as fun as any other season, even if you prefer a glamping experience.Glamping is glamorous camping that allows you...

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6 Campfire Breakfasts the Whole Family Will Love

11/16/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: A lot of thought is often put into campfire meals. It’s a big part of the fun—whether you’re merely holding hot dogs over an open fire or feeding a crowd with a seafood boil. But breakfast? Too often, a bowl of oatmeal, a piece of fruit, or a granola bar is the easy way...

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Top RV Mistakes to Avoid for New RVers

11/16/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The RV lifestyle is filled with fun and adventure, and those who are willing to take the plunge will surely not look back. That being said, if you go into things without knowing what you’re doing, you may make some mistakes that you’ll wish you hadn’t. Fortunately for you...

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13 Ways to Make Great Memories With Your Grandchildren When

11/9/2020

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Pro Hacks to Make Camp Cooking Easy

11/9/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Few meals are more rewarding than those that you cook while camping (if you’re willing to venture outside of the astronaut diet of packaged food, that is). There is something about planning, creating, and watching your meal cook over a campfire that brings levels of...

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Why New RVers Should Take an RV Ed Course

11/9/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: You’ve just purchased your new motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer and are ready to drive it off the lot.Now what?How do you turn one of these things around? How do you back up a 32-foot fifth wheel? What’s it like to tow a travel trailer on the road? How will your...

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Outdoor-Loving People

11/9/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: It’s our favorite time of the year: the holiday gift guide! ‘Tis the season for giving (and hopefully getting, too), and we are here to save the day.Life has been stressful lately and thoughts of the holidays may lead to even more stress. That’s why KOA is coming to your...

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The Difference Between Camping vs Glamping | What Is Glampin

11/9/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: For many, daydreams of a break from the daily grind conjure up images of lake shores and vistas, of babbling brooks and tree-lined trails. A desire to spend free time in the great outdoors is at the forefront of many minds. So when you have some time to plan a vacation,...

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The New KOA App | New Features for Trip Planning, Accounts &

11/2/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: New KOA AppThe Kampgrounds of America Camping App is now better than ever — the App’s updated expanded features brings the worlds largest network of campgrounds, KOA campgrounds to your fingertips. The interactive dashboard allows you to personalize the App to your...

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RVs Aren't Just for Camping: How to Live (and Work) on the R

11/2/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: I pour my coffee, open my laptop, and dial into the company-wide video conference. My face pops up on the screen alongside a dozen little squares showing my colleagues in various degrees of pixilation.“Where are you?” the marketing director asks. “It looks like you’re...

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How to Prepare Your RV's Exterior for Storage

11/2/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Getting your RV ready for storage is an important maintenance task you don’t want to skip. While there are many things to think of, prepping your RV’s exterior is a critical step. Learn how to prepare your rig’s exterior for storage to avoid damage and keep you ready to...

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How to Choose the Best Type of Sleeping Bag for Camping in A

11/2/2020

A sleeping bag can make or break a camping trip. Think back to your first time camping overnight in a tent — was it hard to sleep? Did you feel uncomfortable at all, or did you get too hot or too cold as the night went on?While every camper has to get used to the feeling of sleeping in the great...

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Working Remotely on the Road in Your RV | Benefits & Tips fo

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Craving that life on the road but don’t have the money in the bank to just quit your full-time job and head out into the great unknown?We know the feeling. Few things sound better than saying “sayonara” to that desk job and living a life full of adventure. However, we do...

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How to Teach Your Kids Good Camping Etiquette from an Early

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Being neighborly around the campground and practicing good etiquette is something most experienced campers internalize after years of practice. A few run-ins with inconsiderate folks breaking outdoor norms will quickly reinforce that you never want to be that person. But...

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Baked Apples & Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: No camping dinner is complete without dessert. While s’mores might be the standard, this how-to video offers two grilled dessert alternatives that might make you want to leave the marshmallows at home. Watch, learn and add these to your next camping menu!Baked...

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10 Ways KOA Makes First Time Camping Easy

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Getting ready for your first camping trip can create a mix of emotions, excitement for a new experience, and maybe some anxiety of the unknown. Relax, we’ve got camping figured out so you can skip the stress and get right to enjoying your adventure! KOA’s online resources...

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10 Reasons to Plan a Camping Staycation

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Few things are as freeing as a vacation, the chance to step outside of everyday life and push the “reset” button. In fact, one could say that vacations are absolutely necessary in life. Sure, routines can be great — you know what to expect, can plan ahead, but it is so...

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Activities for Cold-Weather RVing

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: One of the best things about being an RV camper is that the fun doesn’t have to stop when the leaves change color and the snow starts to fall. With snowshoeing, sledding, scenic hiking, and plenty more options for enjoying cooler temperatures, you may find yourself...

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10 Camping Hacks to Make Your Trip Run More Smoothly

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Among the countless joys of camping are those little tricks you learn over time that streamline your pre-trip packing or campsite setup, boost your comfort while “roughing it,” or otherwise make operations that much more efficient or enjoyable. Now, there’s a good chance...

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Lessons Learned from a First-Time Camper

10/26/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Over the years, we’ve enjoyed lots of family camping trips in our home state of Florida. When my eldest daughter, Chloe, moved to California after graduating from high school, she invited my sister on a glamping trip to a KOA campground in Monterrey, California for her...

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How to Avoid Traffic Jams and Crazy Crowds on Leaf-Peeping W

10/12/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The first crisp morning of fall instantly conjures up images of hot cider, campfires, pumpkin-flavored everything, and, of course, leaf-peeping in the bucolic countryside. If you dream of days spent crunching through leaf-covered trails and catching mother nature in all...

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4 Tips to Get Kids Excited for the Outdoors

10/12/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Technology seems to be taking over. Smartphones, TV, internet and video games are what too many kids are mainly interested in these days. Getting them excited about being in the great outdoors may seem almost impossible. However, there is still hope, and with a little...

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Best Places to Catch the Fall Colors in the United States by

10/12/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: With fall just around the corner, now’s prime time to start blocking out your very own “leaf-peeping” safari. Wherever you are in the country, you’re well positioned to enjoy at least some version of fall colors.Here’s a hop-scotching cruise of some of the most reliable...

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5 Easy Desserts for Camping Trips | Desserts to Make While C

10/12/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: While camping trips might instantly bring the thought of s’mores to your mind, there’s plenty of other sweet ways to end your day of camping. These desserts are five of our favorite recipes for camping. Don’t see something you like (or just want even more sweet treats to...

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Foil Packet Camping Kabobs

10/5/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: These foil packet kabobs can easily be chopped/seasoned/prepared at home, and cooked over a toasty campfire. Another reason the KOA home office staff loves this recipe is the fact that each camper can customize their kabob. Don’t forgot this simple meal next time you’re...

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3 Gas Mileage Hacks for Your RV | Improve Your RV's MPG

10/5/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Buying an RV is far more than just a commitment to hit America’s highways once every so often; it’s an entirely new way of life. Unfortunately, this new lifestyle doesn’t often come with a how-to guide, and beginners will often make mistakes that can negatively affect...

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9 Things to Look For When Buying a Vintage Camper

9/28/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Thinking of getting something vintage? Keep these items in mind before you buy.If you’re here reading the KOA blog, you are likely are a seasoned road tripper and camper. Whether your choice of road tripping vehicle is a car, bus, or an RV, some of your greatest memories...

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Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad

9/28/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Smoky bacon, tangy ranch, cheddar cheese and fresh onions make this cool take on a baked potato a campsite classic!Ingredients2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered1 cup mayonnaise1 cup Greek yogurt1 (1-ounce) package ranch dressing mix6 slices of bacon, chopped1 cup...

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A Guide to Solo Camping

9/28/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Camping is often thought of as a group activity. Campfire sing-alongs, s’mores cook-offs, and other group activities enjoyed while camping generally take more than one person. However, solo camping offers an opportunity that group camping does not. Needing to rely on only...

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The Ultimate Guide to RV Travel with Infants & Toddlers | Ti

9/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: RVing With Infants and Toddlers: Tips for a Safe and Successful Camping TripMany parents can’t wait to pass their love for camping and the outdoors onto their child, but did you know that infancy and the toddler years are actually the best time to do it? Research shows...

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The Ultimate Camping Packing List | Printable PDF Camping Ch

9/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The Ultimate Camping Packing ChecklistOne of the best parts of a camping trip is that there are no rules and no one way to have a good time. That said, there are several items you need to bring along to get the most out of your excursion. Many of these items listed depend...

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20 Camping Games for Families & Kids | Games for Camping Tri

9/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: 20 Family Camping Games to Play on Your Next TripWhile camping is the perfect time to relax around a campfire and go sightseeing on hiking trails, it is also ideal for spending quality time with friends and family. One of the best ways to create a fun, memorable trip is...

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The Ultimate Guide to Camping with Dogs | Dog Camping Gear,

9/21/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The Ultimate Guide to Camping With Your DogIf you are like most dog owners, you probably want to bring your four-legged friend along wherever you go — including camping trips. Spending time with your dog can be incredibly beneficial to both of you. By strengthening your...

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Camping Cheese Fondue

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Make cheese fondue right at your campsite with this tasty – and super easy – recipe.Camping Cheese FondueIngredients1 garlic clove, halved11/2 cups + 3 Tbsp. dry white wine or chicken broth1/2 lb. shredded Swiss or Cheddar1/2 lb. shredded Gruyere2 Tbsp. cornstarchDippers...

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Ultimate Guide to Building a Campfire | How to Build a Campf

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Ultimate Guide to Building a CampfireAfter a day spent outside, nothing is as comforting as a warm, crackling campfire.Campfires are the heart of a campsite. People seem to be naturally drawn to them. Whether we come to warm our hands, roast some s’mores, sing a few songs...

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20 Creative Ways to Make Your Campsite Feel Like Home

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Turn your camping into glamping with these 20 tips to create personal touches like specialty lighting, colorful decorations, and gourmet indulgences that will have your whole family asking for the next trip before this one is over.When you stay at Kampgrounds of America,...

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6 Activities to Add to Your Fall Camping Bucket List

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: 6 must-do activities for your fall bucket list.Summer may be most synonymous with camping, but there’s really no better time to get outside and gather around a campfire than fall. With less mosquitoes, less crowds and less humidity, it’s a win-win-win for families looking...

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The Best Cooking Gear for Camping and RVing

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Organizing your kitchen is one of the most challenging parts of camping and RVing. You want to fix fun food that’s healthy enough to fuel your outdoor activities, but you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. And whether you’re in a KOA Deluxe Cabin, tent, or RV,...

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7 American Natural Wonders you Have to See

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Strange and eerie landscapes, prehistoric volcanic eruptions, and ancient fossils are ready to be explored in national and state parks across the United States. Visit a few of these natural wonders to experience the awe-inspiring geological features and transformations...

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9 State Parks to Visit On Your Next Road Trip

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: One of the best ways to experience America’s wild places is on a hike, bike ride, paddle, or scenic drive through a state park. With over 10,000 parks to choose from, you can find just about any terrain, from deserts and mountain summits to swamps, whitewater rivers, and...

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11 Breakfast Ideas for Your Next Camping Trip

9/14/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Breakfast should help support your morning camp activities. If you’re starting the day early with physical exercise like hiking or biking, a light breakfast that doesn’t bog you down is a good option, think yogurt, fruit, and granola. But if you’re waking up slowly with a...

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How to Plan a Fall Glamping Getaway

8/24/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The shorter days and cooler temperatures of autumn are upon us, bringing some of the year’s best conditions to go glamping. By definition, glamping (glamour + camping) combines the rustic appeal of the outdoors with the creature comforts of home. The result? On a frosty...

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6 Things You Need to Know to Make the Best of Your Upcoming

8/24/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Occupying a magical middle-ground between a tent campsite and a vacation rental, a KOA cabin has much to offer campers with diverse personalities. They provide a nice middle ground between totally roughing it and hotel-ing it, which is usually enough to keep everyone in...

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5 Ways Being Outside Can Make You a Saner Parent

8/24/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Spending time outside with your kids isn’t only fun—it can make a big difference in their lives. So says a slew of research studies that have found that kids who are exposed to the outdoors do better in school, are more mentally alert, and are at much less risk to develop...

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The Best National Parks for Adventuring

8/17/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: With 58 national parks in the United States, there is certainly no shortage of adventures to be had in the beautiful lands of our country.And the adventures you can have in these national parks are vastly different — from hiking in deserts, to observing glaciers from a...

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7 Fun Non-Alcoholic Cocktails to Enjoy Around the Campfire

8/17/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Sure, many love nursing an ice-cold beer, hot toddy, or other adult beverage when they’re camping, but you certainly don’t need booze to sip something fun around the fire. Maybe you want to make something for everybody to enjoy, including teetotalers and children; maybe...

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7 Ways to Spice Up Your Old Camping Routines After Retiremen

8/17/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: If you go camping a lot, you probably have packing for a weekend get-away down to a science, a set routine you can blaze through: grab the pre-packed plastic bins, doublecheck your well-worn packing list, and drive to your favorite site and get set up. There’s nothing...

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Pet Travel 101 | 9 Tips for a Successful Road Trip with Your

8/10/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Traveling with your pet isn’t the same as taking a road trip with your best (human) friend. For starters, the conversation is a little one-sided. But you also need to pack differently and take extra precautions. Whether you’re taking a four-day drive with Fluffy the cat...

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9 Ways to Go from Camping to Glamping

8/10/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: While there are few things in life we love more than a good camping trip, there are those times where you really want to take your experience to the next level and add a bit of luxe to your life.Enter: glamping.Chances are you’ve heard this word before and possibly even...

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9 American Hiking Trails Sure to Wow

8/10/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: From tough treks up steep mountains to nice relaxing walks through the wilderness, this fine country has some incredible places to hike.But where do you start?You may feel as if there are endless options for hiking trails, and you’re right – there are. Making finding the...

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10 Tips for First-Timers from Experienced RV Veterans

8/10/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: They’re the frequent fliers of the RV world. The ones who have their rigs set up and are already three s’mores in while you’re still trying to figure out how to back in your RV without taking out a tree. But don’t be too hard on yourself. These RV camping veterans were...

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Easy and Affordable DIY RV Upgrades | Remodel Your RV

8/10/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: One afternoon. That’s all the time you may need to give your RV’s interior a makeover. Even better, it’s an easy DIY project, so you can do it on the cheap. Whether you’re updating an older RV or giving some flair to a newer model, simple tweaks can provide a big bang for...

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12 Tips for Planning a Last Minute Road Trip

8/10/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: For most of us, vacations are the culmination of months of family discussion, negotiation, and compromise. Destinations are researched, schedules carefully coordinated, campgrounds booked, and neighbors notified. From rest stops to refueling, little is left to chance.But...

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Choosing a Camping Membership or Discount Card That's Right

8/3/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Do You Need a Camping Membership?If you’re a camping aficionado, then you have probably looked into purchasing a camping membership. A members-only campground is exclusive and open only to those who pay their regular dues. Membership campgrounds tend to be clean and...

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10 Things Kids Can't Imagine Camping Without | Kids Camping

8/3/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: It’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t like camping. It’s even harder to find a kid who doesn’t have an opinion on what to pack for that weekend in the woods. Some kids would bring their trampoline and every Lego on the floor if you’d let them. Others are more practical –...

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The 6 Best Tents for Motorcycle Camping

7/27/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: The Best Tent for Motorcycle CampingThe stimulation, excitement and enjoyment of riding a motorcycle are hard to describe. There is something thrilling about being one with your two-wheeled machine. Whether you are heading out with a community of riders or on your own...

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Best Hiking Snacks | 8 Healthy Hiking Snacks for Your Next H

7/27/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Best Snacks to Bring HikingThe best part about camping with Kampgrounds of America is that we’re your home base to some of the most beautiful and breathtaking natural wonders in the U.S. That includes hiking experiences you won’t forget, from the east coast to the west...

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Why You Should Consider an RV for Your Next Road Trip

7/27/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: How To Buy An RVWhen Margo Armstrong wanted an RV, she did her homework. She searched online, toured lots, took test-drives, combed through online forums and checked recall histories. She settled on a model that seemed to require the least maintenance, found a used one...

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Road Trip Essentials | Printable PDF Road Trip Packing List

7/20/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Road Trip Essentials ChecklistRoad trips are a classic American pastime. The windows are rolled down, music is playing and your car is filled with all your favorite people. The only thing on your mind is where your next stop is going to be and the beautiful landscapes...

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8 National Forests to Explore Across the U.S.

7/20/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: United States national forests account for vastly more acreage than national parks and promise essentially endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation. From the tropical verdure of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque and the pine savannas of Florida’s Ocala...

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6 Adventures You Should Consider For Your First Trip After R

7/20/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: You’ve put in the time, done the work, and saved the money. You’ve earned your retirement and the freedom to explore. The question is: where do you start? You’ll have plenty of time to explore the nooks and crannies of America’s small towns and out-of-the-way sites. But...

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6 Reasons to Kick Off Retirement in an RV

7/6/2020

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Why Getting Away Midweek Can Make Your Vacation More Relaxin

7/6/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:One of the greatest benefits of retirement is the freedom to do the things you love on your own schedule. No longer shackled by your 9-5 (who are we kidding, it was more like 7 – 6:30) job, nothing stands in the way of your mid-Tuesday matinee or Thursday morning tee time....

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10 Tips and Tricks for Camping with Infants or Toddlers

6/29/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Most people who love camping learned to do it with their family. They have fond memories of enjoying the outdoors, so when their own children come along, they want to create the same experience for them. But it can be intimidating to start camping with babies and toddlers....

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9 Ways to Optimize Space in Your RV

6/29/2020

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8 Reasons KOA is the Perfect Spot for Your Family's First Ca

6/29/2020

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How to Plan a Vacation on a Budget | Affordable Family Vacat

6/29/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Vacation on a Budget“Budget” and “vacation” are two words that are challenging to put together for many families. Vacation expenses can add up quickly, especially when you’re planning one for the whole family. However, planning a family...

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How to Find Your Dream Remote Job and Live the RV Life

6/29/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:These days, it isn’t always necessary to get dressed and go into an office and work all day. More and more remote jobs are being offered, which means that you can work from pretty much any location in the world, as long as you have access to the Internet. If you have...

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9 Best Healthy (and easy!) Lunches to Pack for an Outdoor Da

6/29/2020

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9 Kid-Friendly Family Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

6/29/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Add some fun (and even some learning) to your next road trip with nine podcast perfect for families.Adventuring through the great lands of North America via car or RV is almost a rite of passage in our world today. Experiencing the stunning sites, learning the rich history...

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16 Awesome Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

6/29/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:When you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, whether you’re on the road or at home, a good podcast can be just the thing to shake things up and keep you entertained. Be it a murder mystery, a laugh-out-loud comedy, a historical look at presidents or a little outdoorsy...

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6 Reasons to Go Camping with the Family | Family Camping Ben

6/29/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Why go Camping?Camping with family is a great way to re-connect with each other through a shared experience. When parents go to work, and kids go to school on a daily schedule, family members experience separate realities. But sharing the same tent, RV or cabin on a family...

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Camping Grill Tips from Omaha Steaks

6/15/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Lets face it, there are many degrees of camping. You could pull up in a huge camper as long as a house with a full-size Weber grill or come equipped with a simple tent and rolled-up sleeping bag. RVs, trailers, pop-ups, Deluxe Cabins, tents – there are lots of ways to camp...

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10 Tips for Renting an RV | RV Rental Process, Costs & More

6/15/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Been dreaming of the ultimate road trip?Can’t get the picture of you, behind the wheel of an RV with the wide open road in front of you, out of your head?Have you been imagining all the incredible sights you could see traveling in an RV?But, are you not quite ready to take...

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Expert Tips for RV Travel with Pets

6/8/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Watch this video to help make traveling with pets by RV as comfortable as possible.One of the advantages of traveling via RV is the ability to bring your beloved pets with you anywhere you go. In this video, RV expert Mark Polk offers tips on making the both you and your...

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Foil Pack Cheesy Fries

6/8/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Few things make camping better, cheese fries might be one of them.Ingredients1 pound frozen crinkle cut french fries3 Tbsp olive oilsalt and pepper1 cup shredded pepper jack, cheddar, or cheese of choice4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled1/2 cup sliced green...

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5 Health Benefits of Camping

6/8/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Here are the top reasons why camping is good for your health.If we tried to make a list of the reasons that you should go camping, you would be reading that list non-stop for weeks. There are a nearly endless number of benefits to camping, ranging from an escape from the...

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Top Tools for Summer RV Travel

6/8/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog: Don’t forget these tools before hitting the road for your summer RV travel.Summer. With just that one word, visions of bliss and fun in the sun emerge — visions of reading a book in your favorite camping chair right next to your RV parked at your favorite KOA campsite;...

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Go Beyond Old Faithful With These Can't Miss Wyoming Destina

6/1/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:Go Beyond Old Faithful With These Can’t Miss Wyoming DestinationsWhile world famous Old Faithful geyser is nothing to scoff at, the state of Wyoming is home to a host of less known destinations and national wonders just as worthy of a visit. Check out these incredible...

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7 Great National Parks for Solo Travel

6/1/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:7 Great National Parks for Solo TravelIf you’re interested in hitting the road and exploring alone these national park destinations should be at the top of your list. Check out our list of seven national parks for solo travel and get planning!National parks, in all their...

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9 Convincing Reasons You Should Stay at a KOA Campground

6/1/2020

Reposted from the KOA Blog:9 Convincing Reasons You Should Stay at a KOA CampgroundYou’ve probably heard of KOA campgrounds, but have you ever stayed at one? Here are nine convincing reasons to stay at a KOA campground the next time you think of getting away.We love the freestyle RV life as much as...

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8 Great Reasons to Camp with Kids at KOA

6/1/2020

Reposted from the KOA Blog:8 Great Reasons to Camp with Kids at KOACamping with kids? Here’s why you should consider KOA.We fell in love with KOA camping eight years ago. It was our family’s second camping trip in our new pop up camper and our first visit to a KOA.  We were camping with two little...

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14 Camping Safety Tips for the Great Outdoors

6/1/2020

Reposted from the KOA blog:14 Camping Safety Tips for the Great OutdoorsThough fun is of the highest priority when adventuring in the great outdoors, there is one thing that is of even greater importance: safety.Safety should always come first when you’re camping, as it only takes one mishap for...

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