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Andy Zipser

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KOA direction is ‘luxury and rustic camping’—Really?

By Andy Zipser  KOA is marking its 60th anniversary this summer, long enough to become the camping industry’s big dog. Over those six decades it...

Low-income people turning to RVs, while RV parks change with the times

By Andy Zipser Two unrelated developments this past week affecting two RV parks, one in New Jersey and one in North Carolina, illustrate two trends...

OPINION: State park officials could teach the private sector a thing or two

OPINION Last Sunday, RVtravel.com published a news story I had written about a Colorado audit of its state parks. The audit confirmed what many RVers...

Why you can’t get a campsite at a state park

By Andy Zipser If you do any amount of RVing in state or national parks, you know what to expect: You drive in after a...

Opinion: The “service” economy that isn’t

By Andy Zipser This summer’s outlook was already foreshadowed in January, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said that Log Gulch Campground in Montana...

Majority of RVtravel.com readers would like to own RV park. Former campground owner says ‘stay away’

RVtravel.com regularly runs reader polls to take its audience’s temperature. Most are of only passing interest to me personally, but the one that ran May 22...

The great outdoors is not a “personal plaything”

Another month, another marketing opportunity for the people trying to sell you stuff, another disappointment to Mother Nature. In this case, the stuff is...

RV parks and campgrounds are already booked solid for summer

If you’ve been having a hard time finding a place to park your RV, it’s not your imagination. In what may be the first...

Big-time magazine mangles the RV park story, misses the mark

OPINION There was a time when, for all its excesses—and there were many!—Forbes magazine at least could be counted on for insightful reportage on American...

What’s the difference between legitimate camping and simple vagrancy or homelessness?

Just in time for the release of KOA’s eighth annual report about the state of camping in North America (read more about that here), historian...

Opinion: Should RV park managers be certified?

The blurred distinction between mobile home parks and RV parks is growing even more fuzzy in California, where a Senate bill that would require...

Study offers meaningful picture of what it’s like to camp today

The Dyrt, a rapidly growing website and mobile app, is possibly the country’s most comprehensive platform for the camping public—which means, in turn, that...

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