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Every day in our RV Daily Tips Newsletter we feature a website of the day. Some are about travel, some about food, some RV maintenance or DIY projects, others humor, others about apps and useful gadgets or photography… the list goes on.

Here are some of those websites (and we’ll continue adding to this list), organized by category. Happy browsing!
*Note: Some links may appear in more than one category.

Updated July 4, 2022

CAMPGROUNDS/RV PARKS

10 Best Kid-Friendly RV and Camping Destinations
A family shares their top favorite places to take their kids camping in an RV, all across the country from Oregon to Maine.

The best glamping in the USA
You can’t deny it… you’d totally trade your RV in for a night to stay at one of these ultra-luxe glamping locations, wouldn’t you? (We would!)

Escape the Ordinary on Your Next Vacation
We don’t usually find ourselves reading articles like this, but some of the campgrounds and resorts listed here look like so much fun we thought we’d share them with you.

10 of Florida’s Great RV Parks
Since you may already be planning ahead for next winter (oy!), check out these incredible RV parks in Florida. We’d like to stay at most, if not all, of these!

RV Campgrounds at Golf Courses
This list from El Monte RV is wonderful! It lists every RV campground at a golf course state-by-state. If you like to golf, this list is for you!

The Best Camping in Oregon, From Crater Lake to the Oregon Dunes
If you’ve never camped in Oregon, there’s no way you won’t plan a trip after reading this and seeing these photos. It sure is a beautiful state…

Top 10 Gay Campgrounds in America
For our LGBTQ+ readers out there, check out some of these fun campgrounds and resorts.

Bureau of Land Management
Sure, we all know what the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does and we know we can camp on BLM land, but have you ever really explored their website? If you haven’t, check it out for tons of great information.

The Best Free BLM Camping in the American West
Pack up the RV and get her ready! After you see all these incredible and FREE places to camp, you’re going to want to hit the road.

The best destinations to go camping in Mexico
If you’re like us, warm weather and palm trees probably sound pretty good right now! How about an RVing trip down to Mexico? Plan your stays at some of these beautiful places.

Free Texas Camping Guide
If y’all are headed to Texas soon, check out their official interactive camping guide. Tons of useful information! Happy trails!

Camping & RV in BC
If you plan to RV around British Columbia, this is a great resource. Find the best driving routes, campgrounds and much more.

17 Top Beach Camping Spots in the U.S.
Some of the prices have probably increased on these campgrounds since this was published last year, but they’d still be worth a stay, in our opinion. Just look at those beach views!

9 Great Campgrounds for Summer Fishing
It may still be winter, but as you start planning for your summer travels keep these nine campgrounds in mind if you like to fish.

The 50 Best Luxury RV Parks in the US
This list from Outdoorsy is giving us some serious wanderlust. We’d love to be parked at one of these luxurious RV parks right now! Have you been to any of them?

U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks
All right, folks. Check this out. This site has compiled all (or just about all) military campgrounds and RV parks across the country. Keep this handy!

Louisiana State Parks: Camping
Since it’s National Louisiana Day we figured we’d share the Louisiana State Parks Camping page with you. Look at some of these parks – they’re beautiful! Have you camped at any of them?

The best places to go camping near NYC
Today’s poll got us thinking about campgrounds near New York City. If you’ve never spent time in the Big Apple, perhaps stay at one of these nearby campgrounds where you can go explore the city on day trips.

Reserve a campsite at an Oklahoma State Park
Perhaps the solution to crowded campgrounds is getting away from the ones that are the most crowded… Oklahoma might not be at the top of every RVers’ travel bucket list, but it does have plenty of beauty to offer! Book a campsite and see for yourself.

10Best: Urban Campgrounds
If you’re RVing near a major city, you don’t need to stay in a hotel. Here are the 10 best urban campgrounds to stay at instead!

Camp In South Dakota
Whether you’re in South Dakota to admire the beautiful Badlands, watch some adorable prairie dogs, or experience the giant jackalope at Wall Drug, this website will help you find the best place to camp.

Six unique places to camp in Florida State Parks
Florida is a beautiful state, and that means it’s a beautiful place to camp! Here are some of the best, and most unique, places to camp in Florida State Parks.

The 75 Top RV Parks in America With the Most Amenities
Holy smokes this is a big list! This article from TheActiveTimes details 75 RV parks with amazing amenities. These places are NICE!

The Best Hipcamp for Every National Park
If you’re looking for a nice, secluded camping site near any national park, check out this list from Outside (some of them are cabins though).

The Best Family-friendly Campgrounds in the U.S. 
Heck, even if you aren’t traveling with your family or kids, some of these campgrounds look great! Glass-bottom kayaking in Oregon? Sign us up!

Where to camp along the Blue Ridge Parkway
If you’re traveling along the beautiful 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll want to look at this list from Travel + Leisure. It tells you tips about the drive as well as descriptions of the best places to camp.

The Best RV Parks in Every State
So many of these look and sound so nice – oh, the amenities! Have you stayed at any of these around the country?

America’s Most Pet-Friendly National Parks
If you’re traveling with Fido or Fifi and plan on visiting National Parks, consult this list first.

The Best RV Campground Near Hiking Trails
Tie up those hiking boots and get out on the trail! Here are the 10 best campgrounds near beautiful hiking trails to check out.

The best place to camp in every state
Scroll through this list of the best places to camp in each state, put together by Condé Nast, and see how many you’ve stayed at. You’ll want to stay at some of these!

10 best RV campgrounds in Washington
Heading to the beautiful Pacific Northwest? If so, check out these Washington campgrounds (most of which have incredible views!) and book your spot now.

Most Scenic RV Campgrounds Within U.S. National Parks
This list from Travel Awaits shows you the 9 most scenic campgrounds within U.S. National Parks. Some of these are gorgeous! Have you stayed at any of them?

The best campgrounds in the U.S.
There are tons of websites like this on the web, but we like that this one from The Dyrt lists a specific, beautiful campground in each state. Happy reserving!

Big Rig Resorts
As their website says, “Big Rig Resorts.com is dedicated to the owners of those Big Rigs who seem to continually have a problem finding a place to park them. This is an RV Park directory to help you solve the problem.”

Camp California
Everything you need to know about camping in beautiful California. Search campgrounds, destinations and activities.

Ultimate Campgrounds
Download the app, or visit the website for information about 38,000 public campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada, updated monthly. It doesn’t get much more helpful than this!

Luxury RV resorts
Ah, resort life: the wind in your hair, martini in hand, your husband’s snores coming from the couch inside … some things don’t change no matter where you are. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay, or just window shopping, check out these beautiful resorts.

Ultimate Campgrounds
Download the app, or visit the website for information about 38,000 public campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada, updated monthly. It doesn’t get much more helpful than this!

The most unique U.S. camping destinations
Camp while you look for diamonds? Sure! Camp in a tree house? Yup. Even if you’re not the most adventurous camper, this list is worth a peek; there’s some pretty neat stuff here.

Top pet-friendly campgrounds
Fido wants to come too! This site, BringFido.com, is a great resource for all things dog-related and this list of the best dog-friendly campgrounds is very detailed and informative.

U.S. Military Campgrounds
If you’d like to stay at a U.S. military campground or RV park, this is a website for you! Search many parks by state, the highest rating, or the most viewed.

Campground Map
Make it easy on yourself! Use this website to find every campground in the U.S.! Simply zoom in on a state (or area) and see all the campgrounds nearby.

The Dyrt Magazine
The Dyrt is also a great resource for finding campgrounds, but their magazine (blog) has some helpful articles about everything camping related. You might learn a few things!

The five best unknown campgrounds in the USA
In this seven-minute video and accompanying article, Mark Koep with CampgroundViews.com offers his nominations for the five best but little-known campgrounds and RV parks in America. View as a video or written article. Mark plugs his website at the beginning of the video, but after that see photos and videos of each campground.

RV parks for handicapped RVers
Here’s a list of RV parks in a dozen states that go out of their way to accommodate physically challenged RVers.

50 budget-friendly RV campgrounds 
This was just updated, so keep it handy! Want to know where to stay for a good price in each state? This list will tell you.

Vintage trailer resorts
The website here isn’t much, but this list of neat retro RV resorts you can stay at is great! Wouldn’t it be fun to stay in an old retro RV with the kids or grandkids? See if any of these resorts are near you.

Visit the most haunted campgrounds in the U.S
If you’re into spooks, stay at one of the seven most haunted campgrounds in the whole country. Brave enough to do so? Let us know how it goes … if you live to tell the tale.

KOA campgrounds that are open all year
Not all KOA campgrounds are open year-round, but quite a few of them are. Here’s the official list of all the ones you can visit 365 days a year. Happy camping!

CANADA

The 8 Best National Parks in Canada
We talk a lot about American National Parks, but of course we can’t forget about our Canadian friends. News flash: Canada is GORGEOUS!

Travel British Columbia: Camping
If you’ve been to British Columbia, you know how gorgeous it is. If you’ve never been, well hop on this website, find a campground, and plan your trip. You certainly won’t regret it!

Camping & RV in BC
If you plan to RV around British Columbia, this is a great resource. Find the best driving routes, campgrounds and much more.

Must-visit national parks in Canada
Want to RV around Canada? Consult this list first and plan your trip around these jaw-dropping national parks (once the border opens up, of course).

Go RVing Canada
We’re sure you know about Go RVing, but do you know they have a Canadian site for all your moose-viewing, maple-syrup slurping adventures? There’s a whole other world up there – go explore it! Well… when the borders reopen, that is. *sob*

Camping and caravanning in Canada: Start your engines!
Time to take your RV out of its winter storage and head for new adventures (well, when we can). Canada’s network of national parks offers must-see destinations for road and outdoors enthusiasts. Parks Canada has highlighted some of its best RV destinations.

The best road trips in Canada
If you haven’t taken your RV up to Canada yet, what are you waiting for? Here’s a list of the 10 best road trip routes across the beautiful Canadian landscape.

DIY

DIY RVs and Vans You Have to See to Believe
The headline is true. We couldn’t begin to describe most of these to you even if we wanted to! Some of these are absolutely incredible!

35 Easy and Festive Christmas Crafts for Kids That Will Keep Them Busy Until Santa’s Arrival
We try to avoid posting too many websites like this because you may not have kids or grandkids and you may not celebrate Christmas, but there are some easy craft ideas on here that are too cute not to share!

22 Awesome Holiday Decoration Ideas For Your RV
Some of these ideas for holiday decorations are just too cute! We’ll have to take some of these and do them around our RVs!

50 Best Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make at the Table
Forget only the kids making these, you’ll have fun making them too! If you need something to do as a family tomorrow, check out some of these fun ideas.

80 Best Thanksgiving Decorations to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays
There are some gosh darn adorable ideas on here to spruce up your Thanksgiving table and home or RV.

30 before-and-after photos of the most stunning tiny-house renovations
Funny that they consider RVs tiny houses but… that’s beside the point! Anyway, check out these INCREDIBLE RV makeovers. If your RV needs a renovation, this is where to start for inspiration!

RV hacks on YouTube
This isn’t so much a website… but have you ever searched “RV hacks” on YouTube? Well, if you do, this is the page that comes up. You’ll learn A LOT of neat stuff in these videos.

RVupgrades.com
Once you’re on this site, hover your mouse over “RV Product Categories.” Did you just gasp? Yeah, so did we. This online store has everything (eeeeeverything) you need to repair or upgrade your RV. You may be able to find these products somewhere else for less money, but here they’re all in one place to see and compare. Happy shopping!

Repair Clinic
Have something that needs repairing? You’ll probably find it here. Learn how to repair appliances and products, and order the repair parts while you’re at it too

EDUCATIONAL

See Jurassic Park Come to Life at These Amazing Dinosaur Fossil Parks
Take a look at the photos in this article—it’s hard to believe they’re real, but they are! It would be incredible to see these in person, especially if you’re traveling with kids or grandkids.

Storycorps: Honor Military Voices for Memorial Day
If you’re unfamiliar with Storycorps, spend some time on their website and make yourself familiar—they’re wonderful! And in the meantime, listen to these stories from veterans, service members and their loved ones. If you fall into one of these categories, you can even record your own story for the company.

10 common travel scams, and how to protect yourself when traveling
Not all of these apply directly to RVers (you probably don’t take taxis too often), but they’re still really good to know about and keep in the back of your mind. We do NOT want you getting scammed, and scammers are getting very sneaky these days!

Best Native American Culture Destinations to Visit in North America
You’ve probably been to some of these already, but they’re all worth checking out.

Report Fraud
If you’ve been scammed, or know someone who has, use this website as a resource and report it! Tell them what happened and help stop it from happening to someone else.

40 Fascinating Places You Won’t Believe Are in the United States
Not only will you not believe some of these places are in the U.S., but you’ll have a hard time believing they’re on planet Earth!

Forvo
Learn how to pronounce any (and they mean ANY) word in English or another language. This website is handy!

Where old cruise ships, airplanes, trains and cars go to die
This is a fascinating look at vehicle graveyards. Where do old planes, trains and automobiles go to “die”? Scroll through the slideshow to find out.

American Heart Association “Find a Course” map
We featured a link to this website in yesterday’s poll, but wanted to make sure everyone saw it. If you haven’t been trained in CPR, the American Heart Association has created a “Find a Course” map where you can find a CPR course near you. Sign up—you might save a life!

Act Your Wage. Can You Guess the Minimum Wage the Year You Were Born?
This article from Cheapism is fascinating. It will tell you the minimum wage each year and what that’s equal to in 2021.

Wildlife photography: How to take perfect shots
See a beautiful bird? A herd of buffalo in Yellowstone? Sharpen up your photography skills and get ready to capture the moment!

Facts You Didn’t Know About National Historic Landmarks
As the headline says, these are fascinating things you probably don’t know about places you’ve probably been. See if it’s true!

50 State Flags of America and the Meaning Behind Them
This fascinating list from Reader’s Digest tells you a little bit about each state’s flag. Some of their stories are very interesting! (Don’t ever say this newsletter doesn’t teach you things!)

Main Street of America: Route 66 attractions state by state
Have you ever driven the entirety of Route 66? If so, you’ve probably been to most, if not all, of these attractions. Still, this list is fun to scroll through.

How the Bigfoot Legend Began
We all know and love Mr. Squatch, but do you know the history behind his famous story? The History Channel tells you everything you need to know (and you don’t have to search for it!).

17 mysterious shipwrecks you can see on Google Earth
Have you ever seen a shipwreck? There are many places around the country (and world) where you can see what remains from shipwrecks, but this article is neat because you don’t have to leave your current location to do so! The photos from Google Earth are amazing!

U.S. Naval Institute – Naval History Magazine
Since it’s National Navy Day we thought we’d share a fascinating Navy website with you! This Naval History Magazine is a part of the U.S. Naval Institute and has wonderful articles to read if you’re interested in Navy history.

Why Are Black and Orange the Traditional Halloween Colors?
Even if you’re not celebrating Halloween, this article is still a fascinating look at why the holiday is celebrated with black and orange colors. Learning a little history never hurt anybody!

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in America
Today’s poll question inspired this website choice for today. Some of these look like they could be in Europe – they’re beautiful!

27 Coolest Museums in America
Every other week in our Saturday newsletter we feature a unique museum somewhere in America. But instead of waiting for us each time, check out this list of 27 totally cool museums.

50 Great Articles and Essays about Travel and Adventure
Put on your reading glasses, grab a blanket and kick up your feet, these are some of the best essays about travel of all time. Happy reading!

Best U.S. Factory Tours and Museums
We guarantee you’re going to say, “I want to go!” when scrolling through this list of the best factory tours and museums across the U.S.

50 MORE Tips for Better RVing
This short, sweet and to-the-point list of 50 tips for RVing by KOA is helpful and informative!

iPhone Photography School
Now, you do have to pay for most of the classes and courses on this website, but if you want to improve your phone photography, this is the place to do it! You’ll learn so much!

WhizzPast
The quickest way to travel back in time and learn something about the past! WhizzPast is a great website for interesting historical articles that won’t take you all day to read.

NYPL Digital Collections
History buff? So are we. The New York Public Library offers 908,647 (and counting) digital items from its collections. Explore everything from old maps and photographs, to sheet music, to letters, to old posters.

Here’s what makes America’s newest national park worthy of its upgrade
Wondering what’s so special about America’s newest national park, West Virginia’s New River Gorge? This article explains (and shows) you!

35 Surprising Facts About America’s National Parks
Spend a few minutes on this list from Cheapism and you’ll learn a whole ton about our National Parks. There’s a lot of fascinating trivia here!

Bill D’s Monacoers
Own a Monaco? Holiday Rambler? Beaver? Safari? This is the site for you! Get all your technical questions answered on their popular forums.

Google Arts & Culture
For the museum and art lovers, this is for you! Spend some time exploring museums all over the world. This easy-to-use Google site shows you what’s inside every museum organized by category and style of art. It’s a masterpiece!

Hemingway App
This website is neat! If you’re a writer or just want to double-check an important email you’re about to send, use this website. Write directly on the website and it will correct your grammar, it will show you when you’re using a passive voice, it will help with your readability and so much more.

The history of St. Patrick’s Day
Read the history of St. Patrick’s Day from history.com. Who was Saint Patrick? Why do we celebrate on March 17th? What makes the foods we eat today so traditional? And why the heck are leprechauns involved?

Forvo
Learn how to pronounce any (and they mean ANY) word in English or another language. This website is handy!

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
This is a website you’ll want to bookmark. It tells you (briefly) what all the Terms of Service are for popular websites so you don’t have to read allllll that tiny print. Plus, you’ll feel better knowing you’re not ever signing your life away.

Zooniverse
This website is so cool! It allows you to take part in tons of research projects from the comfort of your own home or RV – no expertise needed! There are so many cool projects on here that we know you’ll want to join!

What should I read next?
Looking for a new book? Enter the title of a book you liked (or one you just finished reading) and this website will suggest similar books for you to read next.

Archeological Institute
Ever wanted to be an archeologist for a day? This website shows all the current “digs” and allows you to be a part of them by volunteering. We’re intrigued!

Why do we have Christmas trees?
This article from National Geographic tells you “the surprising history behind this holiday tradition” – and it’s fascinating!

America Fun Facts
Reader’s Digest has a great list of America fun facts you may not know! Plus, each fun fact links to another interesting article, so click here when you’re feeling curious and have some time to kill.

CreativeLive
Feel like learning something new? CreativeLive offers thousands of online courses taught by industry experts.

Pianu
Ever want to learn piano? Or did you have to leave the grand piano at home? Don’t worry, Pianu will teach you how to play from your computer keyboard! This is neat…

Codecademy
For those of you designing a website (or who have always wanted to!), this is the site for you. Learn to code online in an easy and fun way.

PlantSnap
Out on a hike and wonder what a certain berry is? Can you eat it? What’s that cool-looking plant over there? PlantSnap lets you take a photo of whatever plant you’re wondering about, and it’ll tell you exactly what it is.

Lifewire
This is a great website for those of us who need a little help learning new technology. There are lots of articles on here that make learning new phones, computers, programs and applications simple.

RV Education 101
If you’re not familiar with our friend Mark Polk, who runs RV Education 101, make yourself. These amazing video and e-book training packages will tell you everything you need to know about RVing, including how to drive your new rig. It’s all good stuff. Keep it bookmarked.

FOOD & DRINK

80 Best 4th of July Recipes for Your Barbecue or Cookout
Are you ready for the 4th? Get your grocery shopping done early by knowing what recipes you’ll make ahead of time. These 80 recipes from Country Living look delicious!

20 Best Trail Mix Recipes
Trail mix and summer go hand in hand, and now that it’s summer, it’s snack time! Check out these 20 recipes from The Pioneer Woman for making trail mix at home. They’re easy and delicious!

Our 43 Best Summer Cocktails
We don’t know about you, but we’ve had a very dreary, wet spring up here in the Pacific Northwest. We’re so excited that it’s the first day of summer today that we’re doing all we can to celebrate, and that includes a cocktail (or two!). Join us, won’t you? Cheers!

The Best Fudge Shops in America
Since it’s National Fudge Day we thought we’d make your cravings a little worse by showing you photos of delicious fudge and telling you where to get it! Plus, you know the best thing about fudge shops? Free samples! (Well, usually…)

The 25 Best Distilleries in the U.S.
Even if your partying days are over, visiting local businesses such as distilleries is a great way to experience local culture.

30 Best Camping Recipes to Try on Your Next Outdoor Trip
If you know The Pioneer Woman, you know she’s hard not to love. And her recipes are always delicious! Comfort food at its finest. Here are her 30 best camping recipes. You’re going to want to start cooking right after you read this!

The best food city in every state
Some of these might surprise you, but where there’s good food, there are good people, so head in these directions! What’s your favorite food city?

34 Secrets for Better, Cheaper Meals at Your Favorite Chains
If you’re an on-the-go eater, as many RVers are, you’ll find this extremely helpful. Learn how to get a $2 burrito at Chipotle, how to get fresh just-made French fries, and much more.

How To Create an RV Container Garden
It’s springtime, and if you’ve got a green thumb it’s probably tickling with excitement at the thought of planting new flowers and plants. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t garden with an RV! This article is proof you can!

The 21 Best Grilled Cheeses in America
Since it’s National Grilled Cheese day, we figured we’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t share this list with you. Get ready to drool! (This list was last updated in 2019, so before going make sure the place is still open!)

The 32 Best Donut Shops in America
Okay, now we’re drooling! We want a donut and we want one now! You will too, if you dare click this link…

Stockton Taco Trail
If you’re in or near Stockton, California, you’re going to want to check this out. It’s going to make you hungry!

Best Irish Bars in the U.S.
If you’re getting ready to drink some Guinness tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day, why not do it at one of the best Irish bars in the U.S.? Cheers!

30 Best Delis Across America
Okay, sandwich lovers! This list from Cheapism was practically written for you! Warning: You will get hungry!

The Coziest Restaurant in Every State
It’s February, and that means having dinner in a rustic lodge or a saloon by a fireplace sounds pretty nice, right? Well, this list from Food & Wine has you covered.

50 Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipes for Staying in With Your Special Someone
Okay, love birds. Listen up. Valentine’s Day is just a few meals away, so this weekend is the perfect time to stock up on ingredients you may need to make that special someone a very special meal!

46 Incredible Things To Do With Canned Biscuits
Making biscuits is easy… when they come from a can! Step up those biscuits with these delicious-sounding recipes. Yum!

The Greatest Breakfast Sandwich In Every State
Boy, this list is making us hungry! If you’re a fan of breakfast sandwiches, this list was definitely made for you. See if you’re near the best breakfast sandwich in your state!

sommsation
This one is for the wine drinkers out there… This is so neat! Get your friends or family together, even if they’re scattered around the country or globe, and enjoy a sommelier-led wine tasting class (all virtual). We’ll join you—Cheers!

11 Lovely Ideas for New Year’s Eve That Don’t Involve Crowds Of People
This list from Buzzfeed really does have some lovely ideas. We like the movie marathon and homemade cocktail ideas best!

10 Oldest Restaurants in America
How cool would it be to eat at the oldest restaurant in America? Well, you can! You can eat at any of the other nine oldest restaurants too!

The 25 Best Wineries in the United States
Okay, wine drinkers, this one is for you! These 25 wineries look beautiful and their wines sound fantastic. We’ll meet you at one (or two) of them, deal?

Goldbelly
We mention Goldbelly in today’s Tip of the Day, but it’s worth checking out. Goldbelly ships popular meals and treats from around the country straight to your door. Maine lobster roll, anyone? New York pizza? Philly cheesesteak? They’ve got it!

The Best Diners in America
It’s hard to beat a good diner. It’s even hard to beat a huge plate of melt-in-your-mouth pancakes, or ham and eggs if that’s more your thing. Here’s a list from Food&Wine of the best diners in America.

25 Genius Ways to Use Up All Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
This fabulous list from delish includes things like fried mashed potato balls, turkey noodle soup, mashed potato waffles, cranberry meatballs, leftover lasagna and much more. You’ll be hungry all over again (we think…).

11 Halloween S’mores Perfect For the Campfire
Not only do these look delicious, but they’ll also impress everyone else at the campground!

How to Make Cocktails While Camping
If you’re not already a camping mixologist, check out this great guide on how to make cocktails while you camp. At the bottom are some delicious-sounding cocktail recipes!

Top 15 U.S. Pumpkin Patches
It’s not too late to get yourself out to a pumpkin patch! They’re not just for kids! In fact, many pumpkin patches have beer and wine gardens, not to mention usually good food booths.

65 Unbelievably Easy Fall Dinner Recipes 
Now that we’re officially two days into fall we can start making our favorite fall recipes again! We’re going to start on the second one on this list from delish, the One-Pan Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi – Yum!

OpenTable
OpenTable is the largest restaurant reservation website in the country, so there’s a good chance you already know about it. But here’s a trick you might not know: At the top, enter your desired dining date and time, how many people are in your party, and location, and every restaurant in your area with an available reservation will pop up. Now that’s helpful!

America’s 15 Best Farmers’ Markets
Get out and buy some peaches, plums, nectarines and berries while you can – they’re going to be gone soon! Here are the 15 best farmers’ markets across the country. Did someone say roasted corn?

The Best Sandwich in Every State
We’re drooling just scrolling through this list. These sandwiches look GOOD. Check ’em out for yourself (but be warned, you’re going to be hungry!).

The 41 American Barbecue Joints You Need to Try Right Now
It’s BBQ season, and instead of doing it all yourself stop by one of these mouthwatering 41 BBQ spots across the country. No way you’ll regret it!

The strangest places to eat in the U.S. 
This list from Cheatsheet.com shows the strangest restaurants you can eat at across the country. Some of these are, well, um, interesting…

The best winery in every state
Wine drinkers, this is for you! This list from delish.com shows you the best winery in every state. Cheers!

The 21 Best Seafood Shacks in America
‘Tis the season for eating seafood outside on balmy summer days! Does it get much better than fresh seafood at a table along the water? Nope. This list will make you drool, we promise (well, unless you hate seafood…).

U.S. States Ranked by Their Food   Where does your state stand on this list of the states with the best food? Are you surprised? Do you think it deserves a higher spot?

Grilling Hacks
These 7 grilling hacks from USA Today will up your grilling game. You might already know a few, but we bet you don’t know them all!

The oldest restaurant in your state that you have to visit
These historic restaurants look so fun (not to mention yummy!). See which one is in your state (or the state you’re currently in) and make a trip for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes and Party Ideas
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, so we’re sharing these recipe and party ideas a day early so you have time to prepare. You’re absolutely going to want to make the “margarita guacamole.” YUM!

The one thing you must eat in each state
If you’re just going to go out to eat or get takeout once in each state, this is what you should be eating. Warning: Don’t look at this list if you’re hungry!

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Even if you’re not cooking for St. Patrick’s Day (in two days), take a peek at this list of fun recipes and food-spiration (is that a word? It is now!) from delish.com. We wish we could try all of these!

100 winter casserole recipes
Is there anything better than a casserole in the wintertime? Put on a bib because you’re going to be drooling after looking through these delicious 100 casserole recipes from Taste of Home.

Where to get the best chocolate in every state
We’re sorrrrrrrry to make you drool but we couldn’t help but share! (Share the link…not the chocolate! We’re not sharing that…). Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so if you’re near one of these places, perhaps this is a sweet chance to support a small, local business? Thanks to Tom Hart for sharing this delicious tip for chocolate treats.

Happy Camper Wines
If your New Year’s resolution is to drink less, skip over this. If it’s not, you should know about the wonderful Happy Camper Wines. Check out their website and buy yourself a bottle to celebrate the new year! (You made it, after all.)

The best coffee shops in America
Find your favorite cup o’ Joe at one of these 50 coffee shops across America. Happen to be near one on this list? Go give it a shot … or a double! Wink.

TV Food Maps
Watch an episode of something and wonder about the name of the restaurant where they ate? Consult this handy website and see where everyone eats on TV!

The 33 best chili recipes
Epicurious is at it again, and this time they’ve got some mouthwatering chili recipes to share. It’s that time of year, so get cookin’!

23 scrumptious apple cider desserts
Mmmm, apple cider season, the best season! Here are 23 drool-worthy desserts to make with our favorite autumn drink.

Bon Appetit’s City Guides
Heading to a new city? What better way to learn about it and experience the local culture than through the food? These city guides will guide you right to the best restaurants, bars and cafes.

Best diner in every state
Everyone loves a good diner, right? You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner at any time of day and you always pretty much know what to expect. Taste of Home has put together this list of the best diner in every state. Bon appetit!

35 delicious dutch-oven camping recipes
We’re drooling just looking at these! Anyone feel up to cooking? We can be there in 10!

40 easy campfire recipes
Nope, not s’mores but just, well, so much more! Here’s a great list from Taste of Home of tons of easy meals to make while camping, and most can be done over the campfire.

33 best burger recipes
What says summer better than a juicy, charred burger? Food & Wine features 33 of their best burger recipes. You won’t want to pass these up!

The best craft brewery in each state
Love beer? This is the list for you! Find the best craft brewery in all 50 states, and start collecting those cool pint glasses. Just remember, you probably have to back up the rig (not to mention drive it too) when you leave, so watch that beer intake!

67 summer salad recipes
Here’s Bon Appetit’s list of great salad recipes to keep you cool and refreshed this summer. Your body will thank you later.

Lobster Anywhere
Want a fresh Maine lobster delivered right to your RV’s door? It’s possible! The staff here may have (hint hint) already ordered from this website… Happy Summer!

23 regional seafood recipes
Try these delicious seafood recipes as you travel around the country — get the main ingredients fresh from the local markets. Yum!

The great American fried chicken roadmap
Mmmmm… Can’t you just smell it? It might not be the healthiest meal, but fried chicken is a staple in American cuisine. Take a look at this roadmap of the best fried chicken in every major city. We’ll bet you’ll drool…

Delicious canned tuna recipes
This might not be the most exciting website we’ve ever listed here, but we’re thinking there’s a good chance you’ve got some canned tuna in your pantry right now. Are we right? Here are 31 delicious recipes for that tuna, so get to cookin’!

The oldest restaurant in every state
If you want a good adventure, make it a goal to eat at the oldest restaurant in every state. That would be fun (and delicious), wouldn’t it? Here’s a list to get you started.

Bon Appetit’s best comfort food recipes
We could all use a little comfort right now. Here is Bon Appetit’s list of their best comfort food recipes. Trust us, you’ll need a napkin to wipe up all the drool.

Recipes for the road
Lots of great recipes perfect for RVing. You can filter your search for just the right recipe by season and by meal type — handy! You can even share your favorite recipes online, once they pass the hungry panelists’ taste test.

Edible mushrooms in the U.S. (and how to tell they’re not toxic)
Instead of buying mushrooms at a grocery store, go forage for them yourself! Here’s a list of 11 edible mushrooms you can find across the U.S. Yum!

The best burritos in the country
Want to know a little RVtravel.com secret? We love, and we mean loooove, burritos. We sure hope you do too. Here’s a list of the best burritos across the country by Food Network. Mmmmm…

FUN & GAMES

AARP Daily Crossword
As AARP says, “A crossword a day keeps the doctor away!” This is a good daily dose of entertainment, and it keeps your brain sharp. Have fun!

The 30 Best Drive-In Movie Theaters in America
Drive-in theaters have made a comeback! And hey, who says you can’t park your RV in the back row (well, maybe some theaters have rules against it… but not all of them!).

20 Best Picnic Games to Liven Up Your Next Outdoor Gathering
Even if you think you don’t want to play outdoor games, once you start playing we guarantee you’ll have fun. Try one of these games at your next picnic or BBQ or out at your campsite.

47 Easy 4th of July Crafts
Can you believe it’s almost the 4th of July? Where did the time go?! Here are 47 incredibly fun and creative craft ideas from Country Living to make your holiday even more patriotic. You could easily make these in your RV.

Saddle Up for the Summer’s Best Wild West Festivals
Cowboys and cowgirls, listen up! These Wild West festivals all over the country look like an absolute blast! If you’re near any of these, you’re going to want to make sure to stop by for the festivities.

The 20 Best State Fairs Around the U.S.
Many state fairs are on for the summer! Get your ferris-wheel-ridin’ corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list ranks the top 20 state fairs around the country. (We apologize that the schedule for the fairs is out-of-date, but you’ll still get information about their locations, etc.)

20 Hilarious One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks
This should really be under our “Leave here with a laugh” section. You’ll laugh out loud at these! Some people just don’t get it…

festivalnet: Find Festivals In the U.S. & Canada 2022-2023
This website is great! Click on your state, or a state you’re headed to, and you’ll see all the fairs and festivals coming up. You’ll find so many fun things to do.

Pinterest: Unusual RVs
Only click on the link if you have some time to spare because you’re going to want to be exploring this unusual RV Pinterest page for a loooong time.

The Most Hilarious Trucks of All Time
These trucks will definitely make you laugh. Let’s just say… they’re a little ridiculous!

Act Your Wage. Can You Guess the Minimum Wage the Year You Were Born?
This article from Cheapism is fascinating. It will tell you the minimum wage each year and what that’s equal to in 2021.

25 Best Places to Go for New Year’s Eve
2022 is just around the corner – Do you have plans to ring in the New Year? If you’re in or near any of these cities, perhaps a celebration is in order!

35 Easy and Festive Christmas Crafts for Kids That Will Keep Them Busy Until Santa’s Arrival
We try to avoid posting too many websites like this because you may not have kids or grandkids and you may not celebrate Christmas, but there are some easy craft ideas on here that are too cute not to share!

The Gene Autry Show on Shout! Factory TV
If you’re a fan of Gene Autry, you may be familiar with The Gene Autry Show, which aired in 1950. Go back in time and watch the first 10 episodes of the show here. You’ll love it!

Top 10 movies about camping
Speaking of movies about camping (in today’s poll), check out these great movies about camping and the great outdoors. Make some popcorn and get comfy!

Camping Crossword Puzzles
We apologize in advance if you spend the rest of your day doing crossword puzzles instead of whatever it was that you were supposed to be doing but… these are fun!

The most fun online trivia games to play remotely
Gather a group of friends or family and have some fun playing virtual rounds of trivia with them! Here’s a list of places to do so.

38 Fall Movies to Get You in the Spirit
Sure, we’re RVers, but we’re also humans! And humans love movies! Here are 38 great movies to get you in the fall spirit. Make some popcorn and enjoy!

19 Fall Festivals In America That You Need To Add To Your Fall Bucket List
This list of amazing fall festivals across the U.S. from Only in Your State (a great website to explore, by the way) will have you ready to put on a sweater and go drink some apple cider!

Top U.S. Water Parks
Since today is National Waterpark Day we thought it only fair that we share with you Travel Channel’s list of the top water parks in the U.S. Let out your inner kid and go have fun on these hot summer days!

Everfest
For those of you who enjoy going to festivals (music, food, cultural, historical, seasonal, film, etc.), this website is for you. Everfest lists every upcoming festival around the country – search by festival or category. If the dates aren’t listed, copy the festival to Google and you’ll see the dates there.

AARP Daily Crossword
As AARP says, “A crossword a day keeps the doctor away!” This is a good daily dose of entertainment, and it keeps your brain sharp. Have fun!

Hilarious illustrations of bad National Park reviews
Before you start scrolling, read the description from the artist at the top of the page. She illustrates one-star reviews for National Parks and they are hilarious!

The Best Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip
This is a great list of podcasts! Especially the first one for us RVers, The Atlas Obscura Podcast. How neat! Happy listening!

30 Best Podcasts for Road Trips to Make the Miles Fly By
You’ll be grateful for this list of 30 amazing podcasts from Reader’s Digest when you have a long day of driving ahead of you. Happy listening!

The 17 best U.S. state fairs
Many state fairs are on for the summer! Get your ferris-wheel-ridin’ corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list from Insider ranks the top 17 state fairs around the country.

Silly America
This is a fun website to explore! This link takes you to their Roadside Attractions page, where you can explore state-by-state attractions you won’t want to miss. Have fun!

Bucket-List Casinos Across America
If you’re a casino camper or a casino-goer, this list is for you! And even if you aren’t, you might be after you visit some of these – wowie!

Midomi
This website is so neat! If you have a song stuck in your head but can’t remember what it’s called, open this site, turn on your microphone, and sing or hum into the computer. The software works its magic and will tell you the name of the song within seconds. Give it a try!

noteflight
For the musicians in the crowd… This site is neat. If you want to write your own music (and even sell it!) start here. You can purchase sheet music here, too, from people all over.

2D Driving Simulator on Google Maps
We just spent way too much time on this, but it’s just so fun! This driving simulator takes you on the satellite view of Google Maps. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to drive yourself around a random place and explore!

maps.stamen.com
Turn any map into a watercolor painting! Or, see what each map would look like if it were on Mars. This website is fun to play around with.

The Internet map
This is more fun than it is useful, but it is certainly a unique place to spend some time. Can you find RVtravel.com on this visually awesome “map” of websites around the world?

Radiooooo
Last week we showed you Radio Garden but this week we’re introducing you to Radiooooo, a website that plays you all the most popular radio tunes around the world, starting in the year 1900 to now. It’s neat to see the progression of music throughout the century!

Freerice
If you’ve got some spare time on your hands, spend it here. Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for every question you get correct (and they’re pretty easy questions). Test your knowledge and feed someone in need at the same time. [Editor: Yes, this is legit.]

Patatap
Turn up your computer’s volume and make some music! On your keyboard, that is… Patatap is way too fun. Simply press any button on your computer’s keyboard and see what noise they make. Put a rhythm together and you’ve got a song!

Pointer Pointer
It’s a good thing we don’t call this section “Useful website of the day.” We usually try and make these websites useful to you, though. But this one, well, we couldn’t resist. Move your mouse cursor around the screen and a photo of a person pointing to that exact spot appears. It’s best if you just try it to see what we mean…

Quick Draw
This will keep you busy for a few minutes! See if Google can guess what you’re drawing (make sure your volume is up).

AARP Daily Crossword
It’s always a good day for a new crossword, right? Keep that brain polished! Play all of AARP’s crossword puzzles, including their puzzle of the day.

Jigsaw Explorer
If it’s a rainy day at the campground, pull up Jigsaw Explorer and solve a puzzle. You can even make a puzzle out of your own photos!

GIZMOS AND GADGETS

11 Best RV Washer Dryer Combos To Do Laundry While Traveling
Please note: While we don’t endorse these specifically, if you’re looking for a washer/dryer combo for your RV, this list may be a good place to start to get a few recommendations.

The Best RV Dash Cams in 2021
Speaking of dash cams (today’s poll), here’s a list from RV Hometown of the seven best RV dash cams to buy, and things you should know before buying one. If you’re thinking about getting one, consult this list first.

7 Great RV Security Systems That Are Worth The Investment
The folks at RVing Know How have brought you this helpful list of the best security systems for RVs. If you don’t have one installed, you might want to consider it. (Especially with so many RV thefts happening these days!)

Pop-A-Lock®
Reader Larry Patterson sent us this website and we thought we should share it. Larry wrote, “Pop-A-Lock company has a program where they will give you a numbered tag to put on your keychain(s). It has a message on it that says ‘If you find these keys, drop them in a mailbox. Pop-A-Lock will pay the postage’ – and they will return the lost keys to you.” Not to mention they duplicate keys, help you with stuck ignition keys, etc.

HEALTH

AARP Daily Crossword
As AARP says, “A crossword a day keeps the doctor away!” This is a good daily dose of entertainment, and it keeps your brain sharp. Have fun!

11 Best Hikes In U.S. National Parks
If you have any National Park hikes on your bucket list, we bet they’re on this list. These are some of the best hikes in the U.S.!

How “old” are your reactions?
Gail Marsh featured this website in one of her articles last week, but we wanted to make sure you saw it. Take this fun test and see how fast your reaction time is when driving.

6 of the Best Reminders for Your Medications
Our poll question today inspired us to list this website. If you have trouble remembering to take your medications, or if you took your medications, check out these six great websites, gadgets and apps.

Grief.com
If you or someone you know is grieving, this is an incredibly helpful resource. Find articles, resources, grief groups and more.

25 Amazing Hot Springs In the U.S. You Must Soak In
They’re not lying, you must soak in these! Okay, it’s not a requirement, but after seeing the photos you’re sure going to want to! (We do!)

Take it Outside
Take your generator outside! Learn generator safety and know how to keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide. This is important!

YouTube: RV Emergency Preparedness
If, like in today’s poll, it’s important that your RV is available to you in an emergency, check out these pages (and pages and pages) of YouTube videos. They’ll help you make sure your RV is ready for anything!

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
It may be winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from swimming! Or perhaps you should plan your summer travels around some of these beautiful places, eh?

American Heart Association “Find a Course” map
We featured a link to this website in yesterday’s poll, but wanted to make sure everyone saw it. If you haven’t been trained in CPR, the American Heart Association has created a “Find a Course” map where you can find a CPR course near you. Sign up—you might save a life!

Soak Your Winter Blues Away in America’s Most Beautiful Natural Hot Springs
If eyes could drool they would at all these photos. We want to go to all these hot springs!

WheelchairTravel
If you or someone you know is wheelchair-bound, this website is for you. This link goes to a guide to wheelchair-accessible cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Exercise Plan for Seniors
Even if you’re not a senior, this page from healthline.com has a great workout plan everyone can benefit from, plus lots more great information.

Which At-Home COVID Test Is Best for Traveling?
As many of us prepare to travel for the holidays to see family and friends, it may be wise to take a COVID test. What could be easier than doing it yourself? Check out this list and keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Smart911
This is a free website that could very well save your life! It allows you to create a profile that is instantly shared with 911 if you ever call – this includes medical information and allergies, pet info, common addresses, phone numbers, photos and more. Sign up!

Swimply
This is the Airbnb of swimming pools. In other words, people list their pools on Swimply and you can rent them out by the hour, day, etc. If you like to swim, this could be great for you while you travel around!

Could you survive a run-in with a bear? 
Well, could you? Take this fun, interactive quiz and see what it says. Learn some useful tips to be bear-prepared! Thank you to Tom Hart for sending this to us!

Ready.gov
This website is a good one to know about. Here you’ll find ways to “get ready” for any disaster such as wildfires, storms, hurricanes, flooding, extreme heat and more.

getvaccineanswers.com
Whether you’re vaccinated against COVID-19 or not, whether you want to be or not… it doesn’t matter. This website has a ton of great information about the COVID vaccine. If you’ve got questions, it has answers.

The Best RV Campground Near Hiking Trails
Tie up those hiking boots and get out on the trail! Here are the 10 best campgrounds near beautiful hiking trails to check out.

7 Emergency preparedness apps to keep on your phone
This list of emergency preparedness apps is a good one to know about. Download these apps for your phone just in case of an emergency!

Addicted 2 Success
If you’re feeling a bit unmotivated lately, like you’ve hit a roadblock, this is the site for you. On it, you’ll find tons of articles to motivate, uplift and inspire you.

CDC – V-safe After Vaccine Health Checker
After you get your first COVID-19 vaccine dose, sign up here on V-safe and receive personalized health check-ins. They’ll make sure you’re doing okay!

RainyMood
Tired of all that sun? (Not us up here in WA!). If you’re missing the sound of rain, head to this website and get your fix. We hate to admit it but… it is soothing…

Hydration Calculator
Camelbak has put together this easy-to-use calculator to tell you how much water you should be drinking while active. The calculator uses your height, weight, age and gender to determine how much water you’ll need.

Zocdoc
Zocdoc is a great website to bookmark. If you’re in a new place and need a doctor (for anything) simply type in what you need, your zip code and your insurance, and the website will match you up with a doctor nearby. Click on an appointment time, schedule your appointment and fill out paperwork, all right there! Couldn’t be easier.

HISTORY

Storycorps: Honor Military Voices for Memorial Day
If you’re unfamiliar with Storycorps, spend some time on their website and make yourself familiar—they’re wonderful! And in the meantime, listen to these stories from veterans, service members and their loved ones. If you fall into one of these categories, you can even record your own story for the company.

Storycorps: Honor Military Voices for Memorial Day
If you’re unfamiliar with Storycorps, spend some time on their website and make yourself familiar—they’re wonderful! And in the meantime, listen to these stories from veterans, service members and their loved ones. If you fall into one of these categories, you can even record your own story for the company.

The Great American Stations
This website is all about America’s beautiful train stations. Explore the stations and learn how you can be a part of building and maintaining great American train stations.

Best Native American Culture Destinations to Visit in North America
You’ve probably been to some of these already, but they’re all worth checking out.

America’s Eeriest Gold Rush Ghost Towns
If you’re a ghost town lover, or a lover of American history, check out this list from Love Exploring.

Stops to Make Along the Civil Rights Trail
RVing along the Civil Rights Trail should be high on your list of trips to take. It’s not too late to start planning for 2022…

The history of St. Patrick’s Day
Read the history of St. Patrick’s Day from history.com. Who was Saint Patrick? Why do we celebrate on March 17th? What makes the foods we eat today so traditional? And why the heck are leprechauns involved?

Top 10 Wild West towns in America
Get your cowboy hats and boots on and yee-haw your way over to one of these Old West towns. Have you visited any of these?

Historic U.S. attractions everyone should visit
It’s true, you really should visit these places. Learning about the history and being fully immersed in it is a pretty special experience. How many have you been to?

Where old cruise ships, airplanes, trains and cars go to die
This is a fascinating look at vehicle graveyards. Where do old planes, trains and automobiles go to “die”? Scroll through the slideshow to find out.

10 Oldest Restaurants in America
How cool would it be to eat at the oldest restaurant in America? Well, you can! You can eat at any of the other nine oldest restaurants too!

History of Christmas
This page from the History Channel would be fun to read out loud with the family at Christmas Eve dinner tonight.

11 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions from around the world
Yep, some of these are weird and some of these are wonderful, all right! It’s fun learning about how the rest of the world celebrates, though.

The Gene Autry Show on Shout! Factory TV
If you’re a fan of Gene Autry, you may be familiar with The Gene Autry Show, which aired in 1950. Go back in time and watch the first 10 episodes of the show here. You’ll love it!

42 Famous Houses From Movies and TV Shows You Can Actually Visit
Visiting sets where movies and TV shows were filmed is always fun, and it would be so neat to see some of these houses in person along the road. Don’t you agree?

Facts You Didn’t Know About National Historic Landmarks
As the headline says, these are fascinating things you probably don’t know about places you’ve probably been. See if it’s true!

What 25 historic battlefields look like today
This article is neat because it shows you the “then” and the “now” of each battlefield – they look pretty darn different! Check it out.

50 State Flags of America and the Meaning Behind Them
This fascinating list from Reader’s Digest tells you a little bit about each state’s flag. Some of their stories are very interesting! (Don’t ever say this newsletter doesn’t teach you things!)

Main Street of America: Route 66 attractions state by state
Have you ever driven the entirety of Route 66? If so, you’ve probably been to most, if not all, of these attractions. Still, this list is fun to scroll through.

How the Bigfoot Legend Began
We all know and love Mr. Squatch, but do you know the history behind his famous story? The History Channel tells you everything you need to know (and you don’t have to search for it!).

17 mysterious shipwrecks you can see on Google Earth
Have you ever seen a shipwreck? There are many places around the country (and world) where you can see what remains from shipwrecks, but this article is neat because you don’t have to leave your current location to do so! The photos from Google Earth are amazing!

U.S. Naval Institute – Naval History Magazine
Since it’s National Navy Day we thought we’d share a fascinating Navy website with you! This Naval History Magazine is a part of the U.S. Naval Institute and has wonderful articles to read if you’re interested in Navy history.

Why Are Black and Orange the Traditional Halloween Colors?
Even if you’re not celebrating Halloween, this article is still a fascinating look at why the holiday is celebrated with black and orange colors. Learning a little history never hurt anybody!

Ghost Tours of New Mexico
If you’ve never been on a ghost (or haunted) tour, you’re missing out! They’re fun and you learn a lot of history! Here are some of the most popular tours in New Mexico.

Where to See Mammoth and Dinosaur Fossils in the U.S., Including Active Dig Sites
It’s National Fossil Day, so get out there and discover some fossils! These sites are the places to do so. How cool would it be to see something so old?

27 Coolest Museums in America
Every other week in our Saturday newsletter we feature a unique museum somewhere in America. But instead of waiting for us each time, check out this list of 27 totally cool museums.

Wild Western Towns in the USA
How many of these incredible Wild West towns have you been to? We’ve been to quite a few, but want to visit them all!

Best U.S. Factory Tours and Museums
We guarantee you’re going to say, “I want to go!” when scrolling through this list of the best factory tours and museums across the U.S.

Oldest National Parks in America
Before you visit this website, take a guess: Which National Park do you think is the oldest? OK, now you can click and find out!

New England vacations: 11 charming coastal towns in Maine, Massachusetts, and more
If there’s a time of year to plan a trip to beautiful New England, it’s now. The leaves are changing, the historic taverns have their fireplaces lit, beef stew is simmering… (well, OK, in another month those things will be true!). Visit this page then plan your visit.

15 Fascinating National Monuments Everyone Should Visit At Least Once In Their Lives
These National Monuments are incredible. Maybe you didn’t even know some of these are National Monuments! Check out this list and see how many you’ve been to.

First Gas Pump and Service Station
This is an article and not a website but it’s incredibly interesting! Read about the history of the gas pump, all the way back to the 1880s when a device in Indiana began dispensing kerosene…

WhizzPast
The quickest way to travel back in time and learn something about the past! WhizzPast is a great website for interesting historical articles that won’t take you all day to read.

NYPL Digital Collections
History buff? So are we. The New York Public Library offers 908,647 (and counting) digital items from its collections. Explore everything from old maps and photographs, to sheet music, to letters, to old posters.

8 of History’s Weirdest Jobs
You’ll love this list of 8 of the weirdest jobs in history. For example, at one time you might have earned your living as a “knocker upper.” What’s that? You’ll have to visit the website to find out!

Amazing cliff dwellings in National Parks
Have you ever visited a cliff dwelling? Take a look at these five amazing cliff dwellings in National Parks and see how many you’ve been to.

America’s World Heritage Sites
Check out this list of America’s World Heritage sites from the Travel Channel and tally up how many you’ve been to. We bet many of you have been to all of them (or close to it!).

Google Arts & Culture
For the museum and art lovers, this is for you! Spend some time exploring museums all over the world. This easy-to-use Google site shows you what’s inside every museum organized by category and style of art. It’s a masterpiece!

Vintage Campers
Have a vintage camper or thinking about restoring one? This is the site for you! You can find almost every old part you’ll need to fix or replace something in a vintage camper.

A Brief History of the RV
If you’ve got a few minutes, read this article from Smithsonian Magazine about the history of the RV. It’s a fascinating look at our homes on wheels!

Original Life Magazines
See every old issue of Life Magazine on this website. You do have to purchase the issue to read the full thing, but it’s still a fun site to browse around and see all the old issue covers!

The Historical Marker Database
“This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.”

Little Vintage Trailers
Even if you don’t want to buy a little vintage trailer (even though most of us wish we could!), this website shows off the cutest trailers for sale. Read articles about vintage trailers, buy art prints, view campgrounds and “glampgrounds” and learn how to decorate your trailer to make it just as cute.

Archive of National Parks maps
See a century of national park maps from the National Geographic archives. If you have a good cup of coffee or tea by your side, sit back and time-travel through some of our favorite American places.

The best places in America to travel back in time
You can learn about history by immersing yourself in a different era by heading to some of the best living-history exhibits, festivals and events across the country. Whether you want to experience traditional colonial crafts or a Wild West gunfight, here are the 40 best places in the U.S. to travel back in time.

Tour these ancient ruins in America you never knew existed
Ancient peoples built cities in this country long before Christopher Columbus set foot here. Some ancient sites are familiar, but here are five you may not have heard of — including some dating back thousands of years. Fascinating!

Vintage trailer resorts
The website here isn’t much, but this list of neat retro RV resorts you can stay at is great! Wouldn’t it be fun to stay in an old retro RV with the kids or grandkids? See if any of these resorts are near you.

Parks with forts in the U.S.
If you’re like us and like visiting old, abandoned, historic military forts, this is a site for you. The National Park Service lists all parks with forts, for all your exploring pleasures!

Histography
This website is so neat! It combines sounds, animations and visuals so you can “relive” history through an interactive timeline. There are 14 billion years of history here. The information comes from Wikipedia and new events are added every day.

Chronicles of Courage: Stories of Wartime and Innovation
If you or someone you know were/are in the military, this will probably be of interest to you. This is a groundbreaking project begun more than 15 years ago by the late philanthropist Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. “Chronicles of Courage” is the largest project of its kind in the world. It captures the powerful first-person perspectives of more than 340 men and women from opposing sides of conflicts and “will take you on an immersive journey into the heart of wartime,” including insight into some of the most iconic military aircraft. The archive went live on December 7, 2016, Pearl Harbor Day.

HUNTING/FISHING/OTHER SPORTS

The best underwater attractions in the U.S.
Okay, odds are that you aren’t a scuba diver (but cool if you are!). However, even just looking at the photos on this page is incredible! Did you know all this existed in our country’s waters?

The 10 Most Unique Places To Go Kayaking in the U.S.
If you have room in your RV for a kayak, we suggest you have one! Kayaking is a great way to see places you wouldn’t normally get to see. Check out these unique spots! (And if you don’t have a space for a kayak, what about an inflatable one? They’re great!)

10 Best Paces To Go Snorkeling in the U.S.
Let’s make this the year you try something new, shall we? Snorkeling is a fun, beautiful place to start. This list gives you the best states to snorkel in, and the best places to go snorkeling in each of those states.

20 Epic Day Hikes in the National Parks (USA)
Since it’s National Take a Walk in the Park Day, we thought we’d encourage you to go outside! All of these can be done in a day, so tie up your hiking boots and get out there!

The Best Ice-Fishing Road Trips in America
We know you probably have spring on your mind, but if you’ve ever wanted to try ice fishing, put these incredible places on your list for next year!

These 14 U.S. Destinations Are Just Right for Snorkeling
Snorkeling is such a magic activity. Who doesn’t want to gently glide alongside a sea turtle? This article from The Dyrt shows you the 14 best places to snorkel and where to camp nearby.

9 Great Campgrounds for Summer Fishing
It may still be winter, but as you start planning for your summer travels keep these nine campgrounds in mind if you like to fish.

Swimply
This is the Airbnb of swimming pools. In other words, people list their pools on Swimply and you can rent them out by the hour, day, etc. If you like to swim, this could be great for you while you travel around!

Take Me Fishing
For all you fisher-men and fisher-women out there, this blog is for you. There are some great articles on this site, like ones that teach you how to fish from a kayak!

The Best RV Campground Near Hiking Trails
Tie up those hiking boots and get out on the trail! Here are the 10 best campgrounds near beautiful hiking trails to check out.

Buy your hunting or fishing license online!
Here’s another link to make things easy. Buy your hunting or fishing license online – no need to go to a store and buy one in person.

Get My Boat
Take a break from your RV for a day and rent a boat! Check out this website, where there are thousands of listings of boats to rent across the country.

The most beautiful golf courses in the U.S. 
This one is for the golfers out there. If you’re not already a golfer, you may become one after you see this list of beautiful courses. Wow!

KIDS

10 Best Kid-Friendly RV and Camping Destinations
A family shares their top favorite places to take their kids camping in an RV, all across the country from Oregon to Maine.

Kid-friendly campfire stories
KOA gives us this great list of 17 campfire stories perfect for the kiddos. You’ll have the kids glued to their camping chairs with their jaws dropped open with these!

Every Kid In A Park
Did you know that all fourth graders get themselves (and everyone in their vehicle) into thousands of state and national parks for free? Bring the kids or grandkids along and save some money! Get your passes at this site.

Missing Kids
This website lists every child currently missing. We suggest taking the time to quickly look through the kids missing in your current state, just so you can keep your eyes peeled. You never know!

LIFESTYLES

Saddle Up for the Summer’s Best Wild West Festivals
Cowboys and cowgirls, listen up! These Wild West festivals all over the country look like an absolute blast! If you’re near any of these, you’re going to want to make sure to stop by for the festivities.

The 20 Best State Fairs Around the U.S.
Many state fairs are on for the summer! Get your ferris-wheel-ridin’ corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list ranks the top 20 state fairs around the country. (We apologize that the schedule for the fairs is out-of-date, but you’ll still get information about their locations, etc.)

Storycorps: Honor Military Voices for Memorial Day
If you’re unfamiliar with Storycorps, spend some time on their website and make yourself familiar—they’re wonderful! And in the meantime, listen to these stories from veterans, service members and their loved ones. If you fall into one of these categories, you can even record your own story for the company.

The Happiest States—And How To Be Happy No Matter Where You Live
This is an article, not a website, but we think a lot of the things they say hold true for RVers. It’s good advice! And it’s fun to see which state(s) ranks the happiest. Perhaps it’s time to go reserve a campsite there… *Note: You can also listen to this article. Click the play icon at the top. 

10 common travel scams, and how to protect yourself when traveling
Not all of these apply directly to RVers (you probably don’t take taxis too often), but they’re still really good to know about and keep in the back of your mind. We do NOT want you getting scammed, and scammers are getting very sneaky these days!

The Most Accessible National Parks in the U.S. 
These parks have paved pathways, all-terrain wheelchairs for rent and more accessibility features that welcome mobility-challenged guests.

Here are the most unusual places to stay in every state in the USA
Ever wanted to sleep in a jail? How about a caboose? A house boat? Well, with the help of this list, you can!

40 of the Most Colorful Places to Visit in the United States
It’s the time of year when we crave color… enough of those winter browns and grays already! Here are 40 places to get your color fix.

Ultimate Bunker
Okay, even if you’re not planning on building an underground bunker, this website is still totally cool. They build custom bunkers, safe rooms, custom shipping containers and more. You’ll want one of these as your man-cave or she-shed!

10 RV Airbnb Listings For A Unique Camping Experience
Sure, what these people are calling a “Unique Camping Experience” is actually just your everyday life, but if you want a break from your RV or want to get some interior design ideas, check these out.

Best Native American Culture Destinations to Visit in North America
You’ve probably been to some of these already, but they’re all worth checking out.

Report Fraud
If you’ve been scammed, or know someone who has, use this website as a resource and report it! Tell them what happened and help stop it from happening to someone else.

Escape the Ordinary on Your Next Vacation
We don’t usually find ourselves reading articles like this, but some of the campgrounds and resorts listed here look like so much fun we thought we’d share them with you.

An A to Z Guide to Not Killing the Planet When You Travel
This page from Conde Nast Traveler is informative, sure, but it’s also incredibly entertaining and done in a very fun way. Check it out and perhaps make some small changes in your day-to-day travels.

How To Create an RV Container Garden
It’s springtime, and if you’ve got a green thumb it’s probably tickling with excitement at the thought of planting new flowers and plants. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t garden with an RV! This article is proof you can!

Grief.com
If you or someone you know is grieving, this is an incredibly helpful resource. Find articles, resources, grief groups and more.

Jazz Travel Guide: 25 U.S. Venues You Must Visit
If you love listening to live jazz, you’ve got to check out this list. Some of these places are famous, while others you may have never heard of. Either way, we’ll see you out at some of these!

40 Shopping Tricks to Know Before You Go To Costco
We know RVers don’t always buy in bulk or shop at places like Costco, but there are some things it’s just hard to resist at the big box store. Check out these 40 tricks and you’ll shop like a pro.

17 ways you can help the people of Ukraine right now
We stand with Ukraine and send our love and support to its people. TimeOut has put together a lengthy list of ways you can help.

StressLess Camping
By now, you all know and love the incredible Tony Barthel. If you can’t get enough of him (like us), you can visit his own (and his wife’s) website, StressLess Camping. Lots of good stuff on there!

CoolWorks
Looking for work? This site has you covered! And not only is it a great site, but the jobs are, well, really cool!

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
It may be winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from swimming! Or perhaps you should plan your summer travels around some of these beautiful places, eh?

Soak Your Winter Blues Away in America’s Most Beautiful Natural Hot Springs
If eyes could drool they would at all these photos. We want to go to all these hot springs!

What to Do in Retirement
You’ll find this whole page from Acts Retirement-Life Communities helpful if you’re planning on retiring soon or have just recently retired.

WheelchairTravel
If you or someone you know is wheelchair-bound, this website is for you. This link goes to a guide to wheelchair-accessible cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Exercise Plan for Seniors
Even if you’re not a senior, this page from healthline.com has a great workout plan everyone can benefit from, plus lots more great information.

11 Lovely Ideas for New Year’s Eve That Don’t Involve Crowds Of People
This list from Buzzfeed really does have some lovely ideas. We like the movie marathon and homemade cocktail ideas best!

History of Christmas
This page from the History Channel would be fun to read out loud with the family at Christmas Eve dinner tonight.

11 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions from around the world
Yep, some of these are weird and some of these are wonderful, all right! It’s fun learning about how the rest of the world celebrates, though.

25 Best Places to Go for New Year’s Eve
2022 is just around the corner – Do you have plans to ring in the New Year? If you’re in or near any of these cities, perhaps a celebration is in order!

35 Easy and Festive Christmas Crafts for Kids That Will Keep Them Busy Until Santa’s Arrival
We try to avoid posting too many websites like this because you may not have kids or grandkids and you may not celebrate Christmas, but there are some easy craft ideas on here that are too cute not to share!

15 Experience Gifts for the Traveler Who Already Has Everything
We see quite a few lists like this, but this one has some unique options we hadn’t heard of before. Check it out – some of these would make wonderful gifts!

42 Famous Houses From Movies and TV Shows You Can Actually Visit
Visiting sets where movies and TV shows were filmed is always fun, and it would be so neat to see some of these houses in person along the road. Don’t you agree?

Festivals in December 2021
This list from Everfest shows you just about every festival going on around the country in December. You’ll surely find something festive and fun you’ll want to attend here.

50 Best Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make at the Table
Forget only the kids making these, you’ll have fun making them too! If you need something to do as a family tomorrow, check out some of these fun ideas.

80 Best Thanksgiving Decorations to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays
There are some gosh darn adorable ideas on here to spruce up your Thanksgiving table and home or RV.

Top 10 movies about camping
Speaking of movies about camping (in today’s poll), check out these great movies about camping and the great outdoors. Make some popcorn and get comfy!

Smart911
This is a free website that could very well save your life! It allows you to create a profile that is instantly shared with 911 if you ever call – this includes medical information and allergies, pet info, common addresses, phone numbers, photos and more. Sign up!

101 Ways to Live Sustainably 
This page from Curbed.com is not only informative but also entertaining to look through and well-laid-out. Check it out and make a few small changes in your life.

Main Street of America: Route 66 attractions state by state
Have you ever driven the entirety of Route 66? If so, you’ve probably been to most, if not all, of these attractions. Still, this list is fun to scroll through.

30 before-and-after photos of the most stunning tiny-house renovations
Funny that they consider RVs tiny houses but… that’s beside the point! Anyway, check out these INCREDIBLE RV makeovers. If your RV needs a renovation, this is where to start for inspiration!

6 Things to do in the Smoky Mountains during fall
Apple cider? Orchards? Wine tasting? Waterfall exploring? Horseback riding? Count us in for all these great fall activities in or near the Smoky Mountains!

38 Fall Movies to Get You in the Spirit
Sure, we’re RVers, but we’re also humans! And humans love movies! Here are 38 great movies to get you in the fall spirit. Make some popcorn and enjoy!

The 10 Best Small Towns to Retire in the U.S.
If you’re thinking about retiring soon, whether that be from a job or your RVing life, perhaps consider one of these 10 beautiful towns

50 MORE Tips for Better RVing
This short, sweet and to-the-point list of 50 tips for RVing by KOA is helpful and informative!

19 Fall Festivals In America That You Need To Add To Your Fall Bucket List
This list of amazing fall festivals across the U.S. from Only in Your State (a great website to explore, by the way) will have you ready to put on a sweater and go drink some apple cider!

Turo
If you don’t have a tow vehicle or bring a toad along with you, Turo comes in handy. This car-rental service allows people, similar to Airbnb, to rent out their cars. You’ll find hot rods, vintage classic cars, old military vehicles, and more. Have fun and go for a drive!

TaskRabbit
Need someone to assemble furniture for you? Go grocery shopping for you? Stand in line for you? Clean your bathroom for you? TaskRabbit does it all! Hire a local “Tasker” to get your job done.

Why you should not drink plastic bottled water
Did you know that drinking water from single-use plastic bottles is 1,400 times worse for the environment than tap water?

Ready.gov
This website is a good one to know about. Here you’ll find ways to “get ready” for any disaster such as wildfires, storms, hurricanes, flooding, extreme heat and more.

The best thrift store in every state
Since it’s National Thrift Store Day we thought you should celebrate! This list from Insider shows you the best thrift store in each state, and some of them look incredible!

TimeOut
TimeOut is a great resource. Find things to do, places to eat and drink and things to see in cities all around the world. The “Things to do this week/weekend” is especially helpful for finding festivals and events.

How to Maintain & Extinguish Your Campfire
This helpful and well-designed page on smokeybear.com is a great resource. Now more than ever it’s important to know how to build a proper campfire, and once you’re done for the evening, know how to put it out.

Awesome Farms and Ranches You Can Visit in Each State
Who can turn down petting a baby goat, buying some fresh cheese and veggies, or learning about sustainable farming? Not us! Check out this list from Travel Pulse with the best farms in each state.

Top U.S. Water Parks
Since today is National Waterpark Day we thought it only fair that we share with you Travel Channel’s list of the top water parks in the U.S. Let out your inner kid and go have fun on these hot summer days!

Everfest
For those of you who enjoy going to festivals (music, food, cultural, historical, seasonal, film, etc.), this website is for you. Everfest lists every upcoming festival around the country – search by festival or category. If the dates aren’t listed, copy the festival to Google and you’ll see the dates there.

BirdWatching
If you’re into birdwatching or just enjoy birds in general, you’ll have fun exploring this everything-bird website. You’ll find bird news, birdwatching gear, locations and travel articles, bird identification and much more. Tweet tweet! (That’s how you say “Have fun exploring!” in bird… we think…)

Save Our Water
While this website promotes sustainability and wise water usage, there are also a ton of helpful articles here about saving and conserving water. Have you ever thought about rainwater harvesting?

The strangest places to eat in the U.S. 
This list from Cheatsheet.com shows the strangest restaurants you can eat at across the country. Some of these are, well, um, interesting…

Consumer Reports – What’s your car worth?
This website shows you the current market value for your car. If you’re planning on selling (or thinking about it) check this website first.

The Best Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip
This is a great list of podcasts! Especially the first one for us RVers, The Atlas Obscura Podcast. How neat! Happy listening!

Top 20 Weirdest RVs in the World
Check out these 20 wacky RVs from RVshare. These are amazing… but are they safe? Legal? Who knows?!

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
If you’re hot right now, looking at these glorious swimming holes might make you sooo jealous. Swipe through the slideshow and see if any are near you!

8 Best Boondocking Destinations in the United States
How many of these beautiful boondocking locations have you been to? If your answer is none, time to pack up and go check ’em out!

20 Costco Shopping Secrets Only Die-Hard Regulars Know
If you’re a full-timer, you probably don’t shop at Costco too often (don’t deny you still stop in for samples every once in a while though…), but the secrets on this list are good to know!

Only In Your State
You should keep this amazing travel website bookmarked. It has everything you need to know about every state – best day trips, hikes, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, parks, etc.

The best winery in every state
Wine drinkers, this is for you! This list from delish.com shows you the best winery in every state. Cheers!

The 75 Top RV Parks in America With the Most Amenities
Holy smokes this is a big list! This article from TheActiveTimes details 75 RV parks with amazing amenities. These places are NICE!

30 Best Podcasts for Road Trips to Make the Miles Fly By
You’ll be grateful for this list of 30 amazing podcasts from Reader’s Digest when you have a long day of driving ahead of you. Happy listening!

16 Virtual Hiking Trails You Can Explore From Home
Forget the hiking boots, you can hike these beautiful 16 trails without leaving your couch! (But you could put your boots on just to pretend…)

SignUp.com
We love learning about helpful websites! SignUp allows you to plan events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, projects, festivals, etc., all without sending long emails or dealing with the hassle. You create a plan, your friends/family/whoever sign up, and SignUp reminds them of the event, voila!

Bucket-list experiences in America’s National Parks
Wow, we want to do all of these things! How many have you done? Take a look through Cheapism’s slideshow and get your walking shoes on – you’re going to want to get started crossing these off!

The Best RV Campground Near Hiking Trails
Tie up those hiking boots and get out on the trail! Here are the 10 best campgrounds near beautiful hiking trails to check out.

Travel Awaits
This is one of those websites where you could spend all day reading articles. Have fun exploring! Oh, and grab a notepad – you’ll get lots of travel ideas.

7 Emergency preparedness apps to keep on your phone
This list of emergency preparedness apps is a good one to know about. Download these apps for your phone just in case of an emergency!

34 movies that will make you want to see the world
If you’re like us, the wanderlust is probably hitting pretty hard right about now. Check out this list of 34 movies that will make you want to jump up off your couch and see the world (including several locations in the U.S.). Make some popcorn and enjoy!

Give.org
From the Better Business Bureau comes give.org, a website that analyzes thousands of charities and shows you exactly how and where your money will be used. The BBB makes sure your money will be used effectively, should you donate.

Classmates®
Perhaps you already have an account with classmates.com, but if you don’t, you might want to sign up. Classmates® reconnects you with others who have graduated from your high school. Wouldn’t it be neat to find people on here you haven’t connected with in years, maybe even decades? Check it out and say “Hi” to old friends.

noteflight
For the musicians in the crowd… This site is neat. If you want to write your own music (and even sell it!) start here. You can purchase sheet music here, too, from people all over.

Three-in-one: If you have old home movies sitting around (on whatever format), pay attention. Instead of just one website today, we’re going to list three. These are the top websites for digitizing old family pictures, slides, etc. This would make the best gift for a family member or friend! Send in your old tapes, slides, film, etc., and get them on a digital format so you can keep them forever. LEGACYBOX; digmypics MemoryBox; iMemories

The most luxurious RV resorts across America
Wow, park us at one of these and let us relax for a while – these are nice! Bluewater Key in Key West, FL, comes with your own tiki hut. ‘Nuff said.

Hemingway App
This website is neat! If you’re a writer or just want to double-check an important email you’re about to send, use this website. Write directly on the website and it will correct your grammar, it will show you when you’re using a passive voice, it will help with your readability and so much more.

GoProHeroes
Some of these videos are insane! This site compiles all the best GoPro videos for extreme adrenaline junkies. You might have to close your eyes on a few of these…

GetHuman
This might be the most useful website we’ll ever give you. GetHuman connects you to a real customer service person via phone or email. You can thank us later…

Freerice
If you’ve got some spare time on your hands, spend it here. Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for every question you get correct (and they’re pretty easy questions). Test your knowledge and feed someone in need at the same time. [Editor: Yes, this is legit.]

Addicted 2 Success
If you’re feeling a bit unmotivated lately, like you’ve hit a roadblock, this is the site for you. On it, you’ll find tons of articles to motivate, uplift and inspire you.

radio.garden
We may have shared this website with you in the past but one of our readers, Doug, just sent it to us and we admired it all over again. Listen to live radio stations all over the world. Seriously, this will keep you entertained! Thanks, Doug!

MAPS

WiFi Map
This works better as an app and not as a website, but it’s incredibly helpful for those looking for free WiFi. The app lists thousands of places across the U.S. where you can find free WiFi.

maps.stamen.com
Turn any map into a watercolor painting! Or, see what each map would look like if it were on Mars. This website is fun to play around with.

The Internet map
This is more fun than it is useful, but it is certainly a unique place to spend some time. Can you find RVtravel.com on this visually awesome “map” of websites around the world?

MapCrunch
This is so cool! This website drops you off at random locations all around the world through Google Street View. You’ll never know where you’re going to end up, but you’ll end up walking on roads all over the world! Check it out.

My Scenic Drives
Easily locate pretty much every scenic drive around the USA. A map shows the route. Plus learn about side trips, hikes and hotels (in case you don’t have your RV along).

TV Food Maps
Watch an episode of something and wonder about the name of the restaurant where they ate? Consult this handy website and see where everyone eats on TV!

Trendsmap
This neat map shows you trending keywords and hashtags in each state and around the world. See what people are talking about in Texas, Egypt, Brazil and/or China! Spend a few minutes poking around here, it’s neat.

Archive of National Parks maps
See a century of national park maps from the National Geographic archives. If you have a good cup of coffee or tea by your side, sit back and time-travel through some of our favorite American places.

Drive the Nation
This is a wonderful website about everything you should be doing in the U.S. If you’re already on the road, or headed out soon, you’ll want to consult this website for a list of things you must see, visit and eat along the way.

Scribble Maps
On the same note as Drive the Nation, Scribble Maps allows you to draw or write on maps, then save and share them! Very handy when planning a road trip, or trying to give directions to someone who isn’t, well, so good at directions. You could also use it to remind yourself of your favorite restaurants, hiking trails, campgrounds or stops you made on your trip.

A global heatmap of your last name
This article on Motherboard links to a website, Forebears, that maps out mentions of 11 million surnames around the world. Want to know who else has your last name (or versions of it) and where they’re living? Spend some time exploring here to find out.

National Park Maps
This website from the National Park Service offers all the park maps for free. It’s an app, too, so you can have them on your phone when you need them.

My Scenic Drives
Easily locate pretty much every scenic drive around the USA. A map shows the route. Plus learn about side trips, hikes and hotels (in case you don’t have your RV along).

Campground Map
Make it easy on yourself! Use this website to find every campground in the U.S.! Simply zoom in on a state (or area) and see all the campgrounds nearby.

Interstate Rest Areas
An excellent guide to rest stops across the U.S. In just a few moments you can use their maps to see how close you are to your next bathroom break – now how’s that for handy?

The Historical Marker Database
“This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.”

Roadside America
We’ve probably linked to this website before (maybe even several times), but it’s just so dang fun to poke around. Reader Sue Mills sent it to us in an email and wrote, “We have seen some neat places we would have missed, had we not used this site.” Thanks, Sue!

Polarsteps
Polarsteps is an app that will help you document your travels. It automatically keeps track of your travels and shows where you’ve been, how you got there, and what you did there. You can follow your family and friends’ trips too.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

23 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in America
These gardens really are stunning! ‘Tis the season to be outside and admire Mother Nature, so get out to some of these gardens and be prepared to be amazed. (And get your camera out so you can submit a photo to our photo contest!)

The best underwater attractions in the U.S.
Okay, odds are that you aren’t a scuba diver (but cool if you are!). However, even just looking at the photos on this page is incredible! Did you know all this existed in our country’s waters?

11 Best Hikes In U.S. National Parks
If you have any National Park hikes on your bucket list, we bet they’re on this list. These are some of the best hikes in the U.S.!

10 Best Paces To Go Snorkeling in the U.S.
Let’s make this the year you try something new, shall we? Snorkeling is a fun, beautiful place to start. This list gives you the best states to snorkel in, and the best places to go snorkeling in each of those states.

SunsetWX
Gail Marsh recently mentioned this website and we gotta say, it’s pretty cool! If you want to see how intense the sunset or sunrise will be in your location, or at what time it will occur, this is the website.

Certified Dark-Sky Parks
This list of certified dark-sky parks is brought to you by the National Parks Conservation Association (lots of other great stuff on this site too!). Happy stargazing!

An A to Z Guide to Not Killing the Planet When You Travel
This page from Conde Nast Traveler is informative, sure, but it’s also incredibly entertaining and done in a very fun way. Check it out and perhaps make some small changes in your day-to-day travels.

The 16 best zoos in the U.S.
When was the last time you visited a zoo? Well, since it’s National Zoo Lovers Day, perhaps today should be the day! These 16 zoos across America are so much fun to visit, even if you’re not with kids!

20 Epic Day Hikes in the National Parks (USA)
Since it’s National Take a Walk in the Park Day, we thought we’d encourage you to go outside! All of these can be done in a day, so tie up your hiking boots and get out there!

Where and when to see cherry blossoms in 2022: 10 best places in the U.S.
It’s cherry blossom season! The little pink flowers are popping up everywhere and boy, are we happy to see them! Here are some of the best places to see them across the U.S.

Raptor rehab centers in the U.S. and Canada
We think there’s a pretty good chance you point out raptors (birds of prey) on your RV travels: “Look at that huge hawk, Honey!” This list shows you raptor centers across the U.S. and Canada. Most of them you can visit, which would be pretty neat!

The Best Hike in Every National Park
The title says it all! Get your hiking boots on, fill up your water bottle and get ready to hike!

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
It may be winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from swimming! Or perhaps you should plan your summer travels around some of these beautiful places, eh?

Soak Your Winter Blues Away in America’s Most Beautiful Natural Hot Springs
If eyes could drool they would at all these photos. We want to go to all these hot springs!

Where to See Mammoth and Dinosaur Fossils in the U.S., Including Active Dig Sites
It’s National Fossil Day, so get out there and discover some fossils! These sites are the places to do so. How cool would it be to see something so old?

6 Things to do in the Smoky Mountains during fall
Apple cider? Orchards? Wine tasting? Waterfall exploring? Horseback riding? Count us in for all these great fall activities in or near the Smoky Mountains!

The Best National and State Parks in Texas
OK, y’all. It’s time to get yourself down to Texas and start exploring some of these beautiful parks! We’ll meet you down there!

Oldest National Parks in America
Before you visit this website, take a guess: Which National Park do you think is the oldest? OK, now you can click and find out!

The Best Natural Hot Springs in America
The weather is getting cooler and swimming pools are much less crowded. But who says you have to stop swimming in outdoor pools when hot springs exist? Check out this list from Reserve America and plan a visit to one of these amazing, hot places!

9 U.S. National Parks That Are Better in Fall
National Parks are gorgeous any time of year (no one can argue with that!). But here are 9 parks that are just extra magical in the fall. Check ’em out in this list from Forbes

Could you survive a run-in with a bear? 
Well, could you? Take this fun, interactive quiz and see what it says. Learn some useful tips to be bear-prepared! Thank you to Tom Hart for sending this to us!

10 Legendary Road Trips to take in North Dakota
The least visited Dakota still has so much to offer. You can take an expert-led paleontology fossil dig (how fun is that?!) or go on an ice-fishing excursion. Check out this list then plan your trip!

Space Weather
We have outer space on our minds today, but we think you’ll find this website pretty neat too. On it, you’ll find news and information about the weather in outer space. It’s a fun website to explore.

Why you should not drink plastic bottled water
Did you know that drinking water from single-use plastic bottles is 1,400 times worse for the environment than tap water?

How to Maintain & Extinguish Your Campfire
This helpful and well-designed page on smokeybear.com is a great resource. Now more than ever it’s important to know how to build a proper campfire, and once you’re done for the evening, know how to put it out.

BirdWatching
If you’re into birdwatching or just enjoy birds in general, you’ll have fun exploring this everything-bird website. You’ll find bird news, birdwatching gear, locations and travel articles, bird identification and much more. Tweet tweet! (That’s how you say “Have fun exploring!” in bird… we think…)

The U.S. Forest Service
OK, surely you know about the U.S. Forest Service, but have you ever spent time exploring their website? It has some pretty neat features, like showing you all the National Forests or Grasslands near you at this very moment. Check it out.

Save Our Water
While this website promotes sustainability and wise water usage, there are also a ton of helpful articles here about saving and conserving water. Have you ever thought about rainwater harvesting?

These 22 Beaches Across America Absolutely Must Be Added To Your Bucket List
The title says it all! How many have you been to? Oh, and even if you’re not near the ocean right now, some of these are lake beaches!

Your state’s most beautiful state park
Scroll through this slideshow and get ready to plan a lot of trips to a lot of state parks – some of these (OK, all of them…) are gorgeous!

U.S. Drought Monitor, Western states
This is alarming — a map of nine Western states showing drought conditions in each. This is more than just alarming, it’s frightening.

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
If you’re hot right now, looking at these glorious swimming holes might make you sooo jealous. Swipe through the slideshow and see if any are near you!

The top 10 destinations for wildlife spotting in America
We like this list from American Sky because not only do they tell you where the best places are to see wildlife across the U.S., they also tell you what you’ll see and how you can see it.

35 Surprising Facts About America’s National Parks
Spend a few minutes on this list from Cheapism and you’ll learn a whole ton about our National Parks. There’s a lot of fascinating trivia here!

16 Virtual Hiking Trails You Can Explore From Home
Forget the hiking boots, you can hike these beautiful 16 trails without leaving your couch! (But you could put your boots on just to pretend…)

Bucket-list experiences in America’s National Parks
Wow, we want to do all of these things! How many have you done? Take a look through Cheapism’s slideshow and get your walking shoes on – you’re going to want to get started crossing these off!

The Best State Park in Every Single State
Wouldn’t it be fun to visit all 50 of these beautiful state parks? How many of them have you visited?

America’s Most Loved City Parks
How many of these popular city parks across the country have you visited? This list from Thrillist gives you details on America’s favorite city parks, and we’d like to have a picnic in all of them!

earth.nullschool.net
This is a fun, and mesmerizing, website showing you how windy it is across the world right now. Don’t get dizzy!

100,000 Stars
If you like astronomy, you’re going to love exploring this website. Scroll, zoom and read about every star you come across. Not to mention, the visuals are beautiful!

International Space Station
Leave Earth for a few minutes and explore NASA’s fascinating International Space Station website. Learn about everything going on at the station, all of which is incredible when you think about how it’s floating in outer space!
Psst: You can actually see the ISS with your naked eyes. Learn how here

50 survival tips and tricks for the outdoors 
The link says it all! Visit this page (and explore the rest of the website while you’re at it) to learn the best tips about surviving in the wilderness. Lots of stuff here will come in handy!

The Dyrt Magazine
The Dyrt is also a great resource for finding campgrounds, but their magazine (blog) has some helpful articles about everything camping related. You might learn a few things!

How to fend off bugs… naturally!
Here’s an article about ways to fend off bugs using natural ingredients. It’s good information, and you’ll keep toxic chemicals away from your skin and body.

Get My Boat
Take a break from your RV for a day and rent a boat! Check out this website, where there are thousands of listings of boats to rent across the country.

American Hiking Society
This one is for the hikers out there! The “Hikes near you” feature is a great resource to keep bookmarked. It’s great for local walks too, not just hard hiking trails.

Bears in National Parks
The NPS website shares types of bears in National Parks, what to do if you encounter a bear, what about bear-deterrent spray, and even an interesting section on cultural connections to bears. It’s all beary good stuff to know!

Arrive Outdoors
Arrive is an amazing gear rental website where you can rent anything and everything from tents to tables and chairs to hiking shoes or poles to binoculars. Need something for your adventure but think you may never use it again? Want to test out a new brand? Rent it through Arrive!

Build a DIY campfire pit
Here’s a fun idea: build your own campfire pit! Here’s an easy step-by-step process of how to get it done.

Survival myths that could actually kill you
Have you been watching too many reality survival shows and think you can handle any type of emergency — like if you get lost in the woods on a hike, or your RV breaks down in the middle of the desert, or you get bit by a snake, or some other emergency? Well, here some myths are refuted and the facts are explained to help you survive in an emergency.

The best hike in every state
We’ve probably featured a website like this before, but we spent a good 10 minutes here just looking at the photos. Anyone want to join us for a hike?

Seek by iNaturalist
This app is so cool! Next time you’re outside, simply open the app, point the camera at a plant, animal, bug, etc., and the app will identify and teach you things about that living object.

PlantSnap
Out on a hike and wonder what a certain berry is? Can you eat it? What’s that cool-looking plant over there? PlantSnap lets you take a photo of whatever plant you’re wondering about, and it’ll tell you exactly what it is.

Park versus refuge: What’s the difference?
There are a lot of national and state wilderness designations. We’ll bet you’ve never heard of a lot of these (we hadn’t!). Here’s how to tell them apart.

Get out in nature…via live stream!
See some grizzly bears…from your couch! Here’s a list from Forbes of amazing nature live streams. Some of these are more exciting than action movies!

Edible mushrooms in the U.S. (and how to tell they’re not toxic)
Instead of buying mushrooms at a grocery store, go forage for them yourself! Here’s a list of 11 edible mushrooms you can find across the U.S. Yum!

The best walks in America
Here are 50 of the best walks in America. If you’re a hiker or a walker, you won’t want to miss these beautiful trails.

40 garden ideas for small spaces
We know it’s hard to have a garden with an RV, but we found some pretty interesting ideas on this website and think some of them might work for a campsite or even inside your RV. Take a look!

PETS

Preventing ticks on your pets
This page on the CDC’s website hosts a ton of information about keeping ticks off your pets. If you have a dog or cat who spends time outside, memorize this information!

Best Vet Hospitals in America
This is for your pets, folks, not your favorite veterans. If your pet is sick, has an emergency, or just needs their booster shots, see if you’re near any of these amazing vets offices. They’ll take good care of your furbabies!

10 Best: Amazing dog parks across the USA
Okay dog moms and dads, get ready to spoil your pups with this list of the top 10 dog parks across the country. Wow these sound nice!

Pet Friendly Camping at National Parks
This is an incredibly handy list if you have a pet and plan or want to camp in or near a National Park. Keep this one bookmarked!

America’s Most Pet-Friendly National Parks
If you’re traveling with Fido or Fifi and plan on visiting National Parks, consult this list first.

OpenPuppies
We’re sorry in advance if you now spend your entire day looking at puppies… With the tap of your space bar, this website shows you hundreds (thousands? Who knows!?) of short videos of dogs, puppies, and the occasional cat or two.

PawCulture
Any dog fans out there? This is your site for everything dog-related. Tons of advice about owning Fido, breed information, best gear out there, dog-friendly spots in major cities, etc. If it’s about dogs, you’ll find it on this totally pawsome site.

Travel with a pet
From the USDA, here’s everything you need to know about traveling with a pet. And, if you happen to own a swan, pigeon or a quail, no, you cannot travel with it.

Top pet-friendly campgrounds
Fido wants to come too! This site, BringFido.com, is a great resource for all things dog-related and this list of the best dog-friendly campgrounds is very detailed and informative.

Petfinder
It’s about time you got a dog or cat (or bird or turtle!). Petfinder’s infinite (well, it feels like it) database of available pets in your area is the perfect place to find your next best friend. Some trivia: Petfinder currently lists more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups. It is owned by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and reports that it has facilitated more than 22 million pet adoptions as of 2013.

The most dog-friendly RV parks in America
Fido will be lucky if he gets to stay at one of these RV parks! Most of them have dog parks and some have trails and agility courses.

For those who travel with pets…
GoPetFriendly.com is a “full-service” website for those traveling with pets. Besides helpful tips for traveling with your furry friends, they list pet-friendly campgrounds, beaches, off-leash parks, as well as veterinarians and pet supply stores, and even restaurants and wineries where your pooch is welcome to join you!

ROADS, TRAFFIC & WEATHER

U.S. Drought Monitor, Western states
This is alarming — a map of nine Western states showing drought conditions in each. This is more than just alarming, it’s frightening.

Safe Travel USA
This handy website from Iteris, Inc. puts together DOT and other state travel information to help you see road, traffic and weather conditions ahead. A good one to consult before long drives.

AAA Digest of Motor Laws
“The AAA Digest of Motor Laws is an online compendium of laws and rules related to driving and owning a motor vehicle in the United States and Canada.” Good reference source as you’re traveling around North America.

Mountain-Forecast
Hiking or exploring the nearby mountains? Mountain-Forecast tells you everything (and we mean everything) you’ll need to know about the weather forecast for any specific mountain or range. Find out at what elevation the snow starts and the temperature at every 1000′ of gain.

Interstate Rest Areas
An excellent guide to rest stops across the U.S. In just a few moments you can use their maps to see how close you are to your next bathroom break – now how’s that for handy?

How to keep an RV cool in the summer
It’s getting hot across the country and you may have already had to use your RV’s air conditioner. Here are a few simple tips for keeping your RV cool in the summer.

DIY Air Conditioner
Well, this is pretty cool….literally! Up for a fun project? Build yourself an air conditioner!

The deadliest highway in every state
This certainly isn’t one of our most cheerful websites of the day, but it is an interesting one. Ever wondered what the deadliest highway in your state is? This list from CBS News will tell you. And maybe be extra cautious when traveling on these highways.

Longhauler-USA
“Transportation trucking resources for long-haul truck drivers.” But this website is a directory of anything truck drivers, or any drivers, could ever need: road and traffic conditions by state, truck maps and routes (including restrictions), speed limit laws by state, hospital/physician search — too much to list (mind-boggling!). Check it out!

Weather2Travel
This website is great for planning vacations and taking weather into consideration. It shows you everything from humidity to sea temperatures (swimming, anyone?) as well as all current weather conditions. There are even interactive tools that show your chances of getting caught in storms, etc.

RV seat belt laws by state
Here’s a comprehensive list of all RV seat belt laws in all 50 states. It even tells you how much you’ll be fined for not wearing one.

Current Gasoline and Diesel prices
Every Sunday we tell you the current price of gas and diesel in the U.S. Here’s the site we get that information from, so now you can stay up to date any time of the week.

RV STUFF

Unusual RVs: Pinterest
You’ll love this! This Pinterest page features hundreds of unusual RVs. Just scroll through and look at some of these—Wow!

PlugShare
As electric vehicles become more popular, so do charging stations. PlugShare shows you every charging location around the country – there are a lot more than you think!

StressLess Camping
By now, you all know and love the incredible Tony Barthel. If you can’t get enough of him (like us), you can visit his own (and his wife’s) website, StressLess Camping. Lots of good stuff on there!

RV Service Reviews
When you break down in your RV, we’d hate to see you go to a bad service shop. This website shows you reviews of good service centers near you.

From Covered Wagon to Winnebago: The Evolution of the RV
This article from Cheapism walks you through the history of the RV. It’s easy to read and fascinating!

30 before-and-after photos of the most stunning tiny-house renovations
Funny that they consider RVs tiny houses but… that’s beside the point! Anyway, check out these INCREDIBLE RV makeovers. If your RV needs a renovation, this is where to start for inspiration!

11 Best RV Washer Dryer Combos To Do Laundry While Traveling
Please note: While we don’t endorse these specifically, if you’re looking for a washer/dryer combo for your RV, this list may be a good place to start to get a few recommendations.

RV hacks on YouTube
This isn’t so much a website… but have you ever searched “RV hacks” on YouTube? Well, if you do, this is the page that comes up. You’ll learn A LOT of neat stuff in these videos.

25 Tricked-Out Airstream Trailers You Have to See
No, really. You’ve got to see these! In honor of Barry Obermeyer’s Airstream, above, we felt that this was an appropriate website to share today.

50 MORE Tips for Better RVing
This short, sweet and to-the-point list of 50 tips for RVing by KOA is helpful and informative!

RVupgrades.com
Once you’re on this site, hover your mouse over “RV Product Categories.” Did you just gasp? Yeah, so did we. This online store has everything (eeeeeverything) you need to repair or upgrade your RV. You may be able to find these products somewhere else for less money, but here they’re all in one place to see and compare. Happy shopping!

Top 20 Weirdest RVs in the World
Check out these 20 wacky RVs from RVshare. These are amazing… but are they safe? Legal? Who knows?!

KOA Blog – RV Advice
Don’t go spending all your time on here (we’re selfish, we admit it!) – but here on the KOA Blog are many helpful articles on RVing tips, info and hacks.

PlugShare  
As electric vehicles become more popular, so do charging stations. PlugShare shows you every charging location around the country – there’s a lot more than you think!

Bill D’s Monacoers
Own a Monaco? Holiday Rambler? Beaver? Safari? This is the site for you! Get all your technical questions answered on their popular forums.

Repair Clinic
Have something that needs repairing? You’ll probably find it here. Learn how to repair appliances and products, and order the repair parts while you’re at it too

NADA Guides
Find prices and values for all RVs. A helpful resource for buying or selling!

ApartmentTherapy
You could spend hours drooling over all the things on Apartment Therapy. The section we’ve linked to here, though, is for small-space living where you’ll probably still spend hours drooling… Anyway, there are some great tips in here for small space organization, design, etc. Check it out!

Become an RV Inspector
If you own an RV, you know how important an inspection is. Why not become a top-quality RV inspector yourself? This post from Living the RV Dream is a great place to start.

Women’s RV Forum
This one is for the ladies! Chat with other women RVers in this handy forum about RVing with pets, RV recipes, plan get-togethers, start a book club and discuss recent crafts or DIY projects.

Sanidumps
Looking for a nearby dump station? Use this website to find every dump station in your area.

The top 100 camping blogs
Have endless hours to explore the Internet? Start here. These 100 blogs have everything (literally everything) you need to know about camping all around the world.

RV bloggers give advice to newbies
Well-known RV bloggers give advice on what they wish they’d known when they started.

Prepare your winterized RV for storage
Here’s a helpful article on KOA.com from our friend Mark Polk about how to properly store your RV after it’s been winterized.

Online resources for RVers
If you’d like to learn about a whole bunch of excellent online resources for RVers, this is a great place to start.

Drivin’ & Vibin’
This family of three lives full-time on the road and writes great blog posts about living minimally and mindfully.

Little Vintage Trailers
Even if you don’t want to buy a little vintage trailer (even though most of us wish we could!), this website shows off the cutest trailers for sale. Read articles about vintage trailers, buy art prints, view campgrounds and “glampgrounds” and learn how to decorate your trailer to make it just as cute.

GoRVing Reddit
A Reddit feed for everyone who wants to “talk shop.” Everything here from RV modifications (and photos), advice, tips, information on buying and selling, to just about everything else RV-related.

RVing Women
This a national group of more than 2,000 women of all ages who travel independently with RVs. Some are retired and travel full time. Others still work and participate in weekend rallies. No matter how long you’ve been on the road, you can always learn something, and this group is a great resource for solo women RVers.

Norcold Refrigerators
Time for a new fridge for your RV? Or just curious about what’s available? Check here for the RV refrigerator lineup at Norcold, the most popular maker of RV refrigerators in America.

HitchItch
Ever wonder what other RVers are up to? How are they making money? How’d they remodel their rig so it looks that nice? HitchItch lists pages of blogs of fellow RVers so you can stay up to date, get advice, and learn how other RVers are living.

Love Your RV
Full-timer Ray takes you along on his RVing journey. You’ll find great tips about the lifestyle on this website, as well as his favorite RVing products, DIY projects and more.

RVing Guide
This website has great articles about everything RV related. They say: “Real people. Real experiences. Real helpful.”

CAT Scale
Know how much your RV weighs? You should! Use this website to find a nearby CAT Scale to weigh your rig.

AAA Digest of Motor Laws
“The AAA Digest of Motor Laws is an online compendium of laws and rules related to driving and owning a motor vehicle in the United States and Canada.” Good reference source as you’re traveling around North America.

Elkhart RV factory tours
We’ve taken a few factory tours in Elkhart and highly recommend taking the time to do so if you’re in the area. Here’s a site with all the factories. Make sure to download the PDF to see the days and hours of operation at each factory.

RV Tow Check
“RV Tow Check is the only trailer towing calculator app of its kind that supports all manufacturers’ weight safety and warranty warnings. … This is the only towing calculator app RV owners need to use that answers the most often asked question, ‘How much can my truck or SUV tow?’ RV Tow Check complies with SAE J2807 trailer weight rating (TWR) calculation guidelines.”

Why is the RV design so boring?
This article from Curbed asks: Why do all RVs look the same, and what are with those ugly “swoosh” decals on the sides?

Simple ways to improve fuel economy
RVing expert Mark J. Polk, owner of RV Education 101, explains many different ways to improve on RV fuel economy on KOA’s website.

Tips for off-grid solar systems (and more!)
This website is all about solar power, and this article is especially useful for RVers with solar systems. Poke around here if you’re in need of some guidance on the subject.

How to stop condensation in an RV
A helpful article by the folks at Full-Time RVing about stopping mold in its tracks by not letting any condensation into your RV. They have some other helpful articles too.

31 mistakes I made with my RV
Here’s a great list from Writerz about mistakes one RVer made with their RV. Good info for all, not just newbies.

RV seat belt laws by state
Here’s a comprehensive list of all RV seat belt laws in all 50 states. It even tells you how much you’ll be fined for not wearing one.

Current Gasoline and Diesel prices
Every Sunday we tell you the current price of gas and diesel in the U.S. Here’s the site we get that information from, so now you can stay up to date any time of the week.

Camping hacks (from the dollar store) that you need to know
We see a lot of articles similar to this, but we’re shocked at how many times we said, “Oooooh! That’s a good idea!” while reading this one. There’s some good stuff in here, folks. Check it out.

RV Education 101
If you’re not familiar with our friend Mark Polk, who runs RV Education 101, make yourself. These amazing video and e-book training packages will tell you everything you need to know about RVing, including how to drive your new rig. It’s all good stuff. Keep it bookmarked.

Fix My Blinds
Just when you think there isn’t a website for everything…. If or when you have a problem with the RV’s blinds, check here for ideas about how to repair them.

SELLING/RENTING/BUYING RVS

NADA Guides RV pricing
Find prices and values for all RV types. See what your RV might be worth, or see how much the RV you’d like to purchase, or upgrade to, costs.

Tips for selling an RV
Thinking of selling your RV? Here are some great tips from DoItYourselfRV on how to sell your rig in the classifieds.

The best RV rental companies of 2020
Thinking about renting an RV? Check out this list of the best rental companies of 2020. You’ll know where to look after reading this.

RV USA
Looking around for a new rig? Want to see what others are selling your same year and model for? RV USA lists more than 36,000 RVs for sale – new and used!

Types of RVs: How to find the best one for you
Buying an RV soon? This article from Reader’s Digest will help you decide which type of RV is best for you, depending on your lifestyle and how you plan on using it.

TECHNOLOGY/APPS/PHOTOGRAPHY

PopPhoto
Whether you’re an experienced photographer or not, this website has a little something photography-related for everyone. Lots of good articles and information here.

PlugShare
As electric vehicles become more popular, so do charging stations. PlugShare shows you every charging location around the country – there are a lot more than you think!

Report Fraud
If you’ve been scammed, or know someone who has, use this website as a resource and report it! Tell them what happened and help stop it from happening to someone else.

40 Best Photo Editing Apps in 2022 (Free & Paid)
If you’re a photographer and want to step up your editing game (hey, even if you’re not a photographer!), check out this list. We’re going to try some of these out!

Scribble Maps
The easiest way to “draw on” and share maps. Draw out your upcoming trip route and share it with your family, so they always know where you’ll be. Circle campgrounds you’re interested in, restaurants you hope to visit, and more.

Wildlife photography: how to take perfect shots
See a beautiful bird? A herd of buffalo in Yellowstone? Sharpen up your photography skills and get ready to capture the moment!

2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Images
Check out the winners and finalists in the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year images. These are absolutely breathtaking!

20 Useful Travel Photography Tips For Improving Your Photos
There are a few, simple things you can do to improve your photos, even if they’re taken on your phone! This list will get you started.

iPhone Photography School
Now, you do have to pay for most of the classes and courses on this website, but if you want to improve your phone photography, this is the place to do it! You’ll learn so much!

WiFi Map
This works better as an app and not as a website, but it’s incredibly helpful for those looking for free WiFi. The app lists thousands of places across the U.S. where you can find free WiFi.

The Best RV Dash Cams in 2021
Speaking of dash cams (today’s poll), here’s a list from RV Hometown of the seven best RV dash cams to buy, and things you should know before buying one. If you’re thinking about getting one, consult this list first.

7 Great RV Security Systems That Are Worth The Investment
The folks at RVing Know How have brought you this helpful list of the best security systems for RVs. If you don’t have one installed, you might want to consider it. (Especially with so many RV thefts happening these days!)

National Parks With Fast Mobile Phone (Download) Service
If whatever National Park you visit is determined by its phone speed (mobile download speed), this list will help you plan.

Three-in-one: If you have old home movies sitting around (on whatever format), pay attention. Instead of just one website today, we’re going to list three. These are the top websites for digitizing old family pictures, slides, etc. This would make the best gift for a family member or friend! Send in your old tapes, slides, film, etc., and get them on a digital format so you can keep them forever. LEGACYBOX; digmypics MemoryBox; iMemories

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
This is a website you’ll want to bookmark. It tells you (briefly) what all the Terms of Service are for popular websites so you don’t have to read allllll that tiny print. Plus, you’ll feel better knowing you’re not ever signing your life away.

The Internet map
This is more fun than it is useful, but it is certainly a unique place to spend some time. Can you find RVtravel.com on this visually awesome “map” of websites around the world?

dafont
This website is so fun! If you need a fun font for something, bookmark this! You can spruce up anything with a unique font.

iPhone Photography School/iPhone Photography Tips
If you use your iPhone to take photos, check out the iPhone Photography School. It’ll teach you everything you need to know to take better photos with your phone.

Technomadia and essential RV apps!
Chris and Cherie have an excellent website about life on the road, but their page (and video) on must-have RV apps for your phone is a great resource.

Wi-Fi Free Spot
This very helpful website gives you lists, pages and pages long, of places that offer free Wi-Fi. Never be without Internet access again!

RV Trip Diary
This is an app (for iPhone and Android) that allows you to keep a written (and photo) diary of RV parks you visit. Answer questions like: Was the park clean? Did it have hookups? Would I return? Take photos and check the location off on your personal map. (Fun fact: This app was developed by the 20-year-old son of one of our readers!)

Ultimate Campgrounds
Download the app, or visit the website for information about 38,000 public campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada, updated monthly. It doesn’t get much more helpful than this!

EarthCam
Want to know what the weather is like in New York right now? Want to see how many people are at the Eiffel Tower? EarthCam has live webcams all over the world to help you moderate some of your wanderlust.

Is the website down for everyone or just me?
Frustrated because a website won’t load? This site tells you if the website you’re trying to load won’t work for everyone, or just you/your computer. Helpful for those times you want to throw the computer out the window!

Zocdoc
Zocdoc is a great website to bookmark. If you’re in a new place and need a doctor (for anything) simply type in what you need, your zip code and your insurance, and the website will match you up with a doctor nearby. Click on an appointment time, schedule your appointment and fill out paperwork, all right there! Couldn’t be easier.

Fifteen best photo-editing apps
These 15 apps are for both iPhone and Android, so they’ve got you covered. With these apps, you can edit your phone photos as you could with any professional photo software on your computer. Enjoy, photographers!

Best smartphone apps for RV living
Before clicking this link, make sure you have some free time because you’re going to want to download all these to your phone right away. They’ll make your life a lot easier.

Scam Alerts
Here’s the official (Federal Trade Commission) website for all current scams. Good to keep on hand and check now and again. Online scams are scary; make yourself aware so you aren’t a victim.

National Park Maps
This website from the National Park Service offers all the park maps for free. It’s an app, too, so you can have them on your phone when you need them.

Pianu
Ever want to learn piano? Or did you have to leave the grand piano at home? Don’t worry, Pianu will teach you how to play from your computer keyboard! This is neat…

Codecademy
For those of you designing a website (or who have always wanted to!), this is the site for you. Learn to code online in an easy and fun way.

PlantSnap
Out on a hike and wonder what a certain berry is? Can you eat it? What’s that cool-looking plant over there? PlantSnap lets you take a photo of whatever plant you’re wondering about, and it’ll tell you exactly what it is.

Lifewire
This is a great website for those of us who need a little help learning new technology. There are lots of articles on here that make learning new phones, computers, programs and applications simple.

Daily Overview on Instagram
This is a neat Instagram account! Take a look at these absolutely incredible photos showing the Earth from above. Pretty amazing we live on this planet, huh?

Seek by iNaturalist
This app is so cool! Next time you’re outside, simply open the app, point the camera at a plant, animal, bug, etc., and the app will identify and teach you things about that living object.

Polarsteps
Polarsteps is an app that will help you document your travels. It automatically keeps track of your travels and shows where you’ve been, how you got there, and what you did there. You can follow your family and friends’ trips too.

Creative ways to use your travel photos
Here are 27 brilliant ways to use your travel photos so they don’t get lost on your camera or phone forever. RVers take thousands of photos each day – it’s time to do something with them!

TRAVEL

The 30 Best Drive-In Movie Theaters in America
Drive-in theaters have made a comeback! And hey, who says you can’t park your RV in the back row (well, maybe some theaters have rules against it… but not all of them!).

23 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in America
These gardens really are stunning! ‘Tis the season to be outside and admire Mother Nature, so get out to some of these gardens and be prepared to be amazed. (And get your camera out so you can submit a photo to our photo contest!)

Travel Montana Now
If you suddenly found your Yellowstone plans canceled, check out this website for other things to do in beautiful Montana.

The best underwater attractions in the U.S.
Okay, odds are that you aren’t a scuba diver (but cool if you are!). However, even just looking at the photos on this page is incredible! Did you know all this existed in our country’s waters?

The 10 Most Unique Places To Go Kayaking in the U.S.
If you have room in your RV for a kayak, we suggest you have one! Kayaking is a great way to see places you wouldn’t normally get to see. Check out these unique spots! (And if you don’t have a space for a kayak, what about an inflatable one? They’re great!)

11 Best Hikes In U.S. National Parks
If you have any National Park hikes on your bucket list, we bet they’re on this list. These are some of the best hikes in the U.S.!

10 Best Paces To Go Snorkeling in the U.S.
Let’s make this the year you try something new, shall we? Snorkeling is a fun, beautiful place to start. This list gives you the best states to snorkel in, and the best places to go snorkeling in each of those states.

The 8 Best National Parks in Canada
We talk a lot about American National Parks, but of course we can’t forget about our Canadian friends. News flash: Canada is GORGEOUS!

10 Best Kid-Friendly RV and Camping Destinations
A family shares their top favorite places to take their kids camping in an RV, all across the country from Oregon to Maine.

Saddle Up for the Summer’s Best Wild West Festivals
Cowboys and cowgirls, listen up! These Wild West festivals all over the country look like an absolute blast! If you’re near any of these, you’re going to want to make sure to stop by for the festivities.

The 20 Best State Fairs Around the U.S.
Many state fairs are on for the summer! Get your ferris-wheel-ridin’ corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list ranks the top 20 state fairs around the country. (We apologize that the schedule for the fairs is out-of-date, but you’ll still get information about their locations, etc.)

SunsetWX
Gail Marsh recently mentioned this website and we gotta say, it’s pretty cool! If you want to see how intense the sunset or sunrise will be in your location, or at what time it will occur, this is the website.

See Jurassic Park Come to Life at These Amazing Dinosaur Fossil Parks
Take a look at the photos in this article—it’s hard to believe they’re real, but they are! It would be incredible to see these in person, especially if you’re traveling with kids or grandkids.

35 American Towns That Look Straight Out of Europe
If you want to feel like you’ve gone to Europe without all the hassle of flying there, these 35 towns right here in the states will do the trick!

The Happiest States—And How To Be Happy No Matter Where You Live
This is an article, not a website, but we think a lot of the things they say hold true for RVers. It’s good advice! And it’s fun to see which state(s) ranks the happiest. Perhaps it’s time to go reserve a campsite there… *Note: You can also listen to this article. Click the play icon at the top. 

The Great American Stations
This website is all about America’s beautiful train stations. Explore the stations and learn how you can be a part of building and maintaining great American train stations.

10 common travel scams, and how to protect yourself when traveling
Not all of these apply directly to RVers (you probably don’t take taxis too often), but they’re still really good to know about and keep in the back of your mind. We do NOT want you getting scammed, and scammers are getting very sneaky these days!

The Most Accessible National Parks in the U.S. 
These parks have paved pathways, all-terrain wheelchairs for rent and more accessibility features that welcome mobility-challenged guests.

PlugShare
As electric vehicles become more popular, so do charging stations. PlugShare shows you every charging location around the country – there are a lot more than you think!

Here are the most unusual places to stay in every state in the USA
Ever wanted to sleep in a jail? How about a caboose? A house boat? Well, with the help of this list, you can!

The best glamping in the USA
You can’t deny it… you’d totally trade your RV in for a night to stay at one of these ultra-luxe glamping locations, wouldn’t you? (We would!)

40 of the Most Colorful Places to Visit in the United States
It’s the time of year when we crave color… enough of those winter browns and grays already! Here are 40 places to get your color fix.

10 RV Airbnb Listings For A Unique Camping Experience
Sure, what these people are calling a “Unique Camping Experience” is actually just your everyday life, but if you want a break from your RV or want to get some interior design ideas, check these out.

Best Native American Culture Destinations to Visit in North America
You’ve probably been to some of these already, but they’re all worth checking out.

The world’s top 10 road trips
Now that it’s *safe* to travel internationally again, perhaps it’s time for an international road trip? Check out these top 10 road trips.

Certified Dark-Sky Parks
This list of certified dark-sky parks is brought to you by the National Parks Conservation Association (lots of other great stuff on this site too!). Happy stargazing!

America’s Eeriest Gold Rush Ghost Towns
If you’re a ghost town lover, or a lover of American history, check out this list from Love Exploring.

40 Fascinating Places You Won’t Believe Are in the United States
Not only will you not believe some of these places are in the U.S., but you’ll have a hard time believing they’re on planet Earth!

The best food city in every state
Some of these might surprise you, but where there’s good food, there are good people, so head in these directions! What’s your favorite food city?

The 8 Most Beautiful Lodges in America’s National Parks
If we could drool over a building, we would be drooling over these! Everyone knows National Park lodges are beautiful, but these are absolutely jaw-dropping. How many have you been to?

Travel British Columbia: Camping
If you’ve been to British Columbia, you know how gorgeous it is. If you’ve never been, well hop on this website, find a campground, and plan your trip. You certainly won’t regret it!

30 Top Things to Do in New Jersey
New Jersey is a beautiful state with tons to do! And did you know that it’s the “diner capital of the world”?

Escape the Ordinary on Your Next Vacation
We don’t usually find ourselves reading articles like this, but some of the campgrounds and resorts listed here look like so much fun we thought we’d share them with you.

An A to Z Guide to Not Killing the Planet When You Travel
This page from Conde Nast Traveler is informative, sure, but it’s also incredibly entertaining and done in a very fun way. Check it out and perhaps make some small changes in your day-to-day travels.

Jazz Travel Guide: 25 U.S. Venues You Must Visit
If you love listening to live jazz, you’ve got to check out this list. Some of these places are famous, while others you may have never heard of. Either way, we’ll see you out at some of these!

7 Exhilarating Motorcycle Road Trips Around the U.S.
In yesterday’s newsletter, we told you that 22 percent of our readers own a motorcycle. That’s quite a few of you! If you own one, check out these incredible drives to take with yours.

The Best Mountain Towns to Visit in America
It’s hard to say there’s anything better than a gorgeous mountain town, especially on a beautiful spring or summer day. See how many of these you’ve been to, and plan a trip to the ones you’ve never visited.

Seven of the Most Scenic Ferry Rides in the United States
There’s something special about ferry rides, wherever you take them. This list of the seven most scenic ferry rides is making us reallllly want to hop onboard.

25 Amazing Hot Springs In the U.S. You Must Soak In
They’re not lying, you must soak in these! Okay, it’s not a requirement, but after seeing the photos you’re sure going to want to! (We do!)

The Best Ice-Fishing Road Trips in America
We know you probably have spring on your mind, but if you’ve ever wanted to try ice fishing, put these incredible places on your list for next year!

Stops to Make Along the Civil Rights Trail
RVing along the Civil Rights Trail should be high on your list of trips to take. It’s not too late to start planning for 2022…

All 50 States, Ranked by Their Beauty
If your state isn’t number one, or even number 32, you may have something to say about this list. Just remember, it’s only one person’s opinion. But it’s still fun to see where your state falls on the list.

Where and when to see cherry blossoms in 2022: 10 best places in the U.S.
It’s cherry blossom season! The little pink flowers are popping up everywhere and boy, are we happy to see them! Here are some of the best places to see them across the U.S.

These 14 U.S. Destinations Are Just Right for Snorkeling
Snorkeling is such a magic activity. Who doesn’t want to gently glide alongside a sea turtle? This article from The Dyrt shows you the 14 best places to snorkel and where to camp nearby.

America’s most beautiful springtime destinations
If you’re near any of these beautiful locations, know that we’re jealous of you! These are some of the most beautiful places to visit in the spring. Now just try to not let all that pollen make you sneeze in a crowd…

14 Destinations to Visit and See Gorgeous Spring Flowers
Tomorrow is March (can you believe it?) and that means spring flowers are just around the corner! Start planning your trips around where the flowers bloom. Trust us—it’s a beautiful idea!

The Best Spring Break Trips for Families
For those who aren’t retired or don’t have the luxury of traveling during the off-season, traveling for Spring Break may be the only time for a quick escape. Here are some of the best places to go.

The Most Beautiful Photo We Could Find of Every U.S. National Park
They’re not lying—these photos are stunning! Trust us, you’ll want to visit every single one of these parks after looking through these.

Most Beautiful Scenic Byway In Every State
With spring around the corner (sort of), it’s about time to start planning your road trips. And we think every road trip should be spent on scenic byways, don’t you agree?

U.S. National Parks by size
This list of largest to smallest National Parks by size (measured by acres) might surprise you. We would’ve guessed some of these would’ve been higher on the list!

The Smallest Town in Every State
Sometimes small towns can be the most fun. Go through this list from Reader’s Digest and see how many of these you’ve been to.

The coolest thing to do in each Northern California county
Everyone knows it’s hard to believe that Northern California and Southern California are part of the same state, they’re so different! Get yourself up to Northern Cali and explore some of these beautiful and interesting areas.

Must-visit museums in Southern California
If you find yourself in beautiful, sunny Southern California, you must stop at one of these 28 funky museums. There’s something for everyone on this list. Note: This hasn’t been updated since 2019, so make sure these museums are still open before planning your visit.

National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation does so much for our beautiful National Parks. Learn about their work, how to support them or ways to get involved on their website. They also have tons of NP news and information.

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: Connected Communities
As the site explains, “The Connected Communities Project is a visionary effort led in partnership with the US Forest Service, SBTS, and community partners to connect 15 mountain towns for economic prosperity through outdoor recreation.”

The best destinations to go camping in Mexico
If you’re like us, warm weather and palm trees probably sound pretty good right now! How about an RVing trip down to Mexico? Plan your stays at some of these beautiful places.

10 Fantastic U.S. Zoos With Free Admission
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No, really! You can see all of them and many more at these free zoos across the country.

10 Of The Best Road Trips You Can Take In Michigan
Since it’s National Michigan Day, we thought we’d share this page from Only in Your State. These aren’t your typical road trips either. You’ll want to check this out.

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
It may be winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from swimming! Or perhaps you should plan your summer travels around some of these beautiful places, eh?

Where old cruise ships, airplanes, trains and cars go to die
This is a fascinating look at vehicle graveyards. Where do old planes, trains and automobiles go to “die”? Scroll through the slideshow to find out.

Skip Cannon Beach And Visit These Oregon Shores Instead
Cannon Beach and Seaside are two of Oregon’s most popular beach towns, and while they are beautiful, there are many more miles of shoreline to explore. Find some ideas here.

Soak Your Winter Blues Away in America’s Most Beautiful Natural Hot Springs
If eyes could drool they would at all these photos. We want to go to all these hot springs!

WheelchairTravel
If you or someone you know is wheelchair-bound, this website is for you. This link goes to a guide to wheelchair-accessible cities in the U.S. and Canada.

15 Cool Abandoned Places in the USA You Need to Visit
If you’re like us, you enjoy visiting ghost towns and other long-forgotten historical sites. Well, this website is for you! We’re adding these places to our travel bucket list.

The 10 best road trips to take across the USA
Even though this website is from the UK, they have some great articles, including this one. How many of these road trips have you been on?

Camping & RV in BC
If you plan to RV around British Columbia, this is a great resource. Find the best driving routes, campgrounds and much more.

Travel Wyoming: Things to Do
The official Wyoming tourism website is great for finding things to do, trip itineraries, food and drink options, and much more.

10 Oldest Restaurants in America
How cool would it be to eat at the oldest restaurant in America? Well, you can! You can eat at any of the other nine oldest restaurants too!

Strangest Town Names in Florida
We know many of you are in Florida right now, so we thought you’d get a kick out of this. Some of these are so funny! This website, Florida Travel + Life, has some other great articles, too, if you’re in Florida now or will be soon.

17 Top Beach Camping Spots in the U.S.
Some of the prices have probably increased on these campgrounds since this was published last year, but they’d still be worth a stay, in our opinion. Just look at those beach views!

The 25 Best Wineries in the United States
Okay, wine drinkers, this one is for you! These 25 wineries look beautiful and their wines sound fantastic. We’ll meet you at one (or two) of them, deal?

9 Great Campgrounds for Summer Fishing
It may still be winter, but as you start planning for your summer travels keep these nine campgrounds in mind if you like to fish.

The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season
We desperately want to sip hot cocoa in all of these adorable towns that are all decorated from top to bottom with Christmas decor.

42 Famous Houses From Movies and TV Shows You Can Actually Visit
Visiting sets where movies and TV shows were filmed is always fun, and it would be so neat to see some of these houses in person along the road. Don’t you agree?

The Best Diners in America
It’s hard to beat a good diner. It’s even hard to beat a huge plate of melt-in-your-mouth pancakes, or ham and eggs if that’s more your thing. Here’s a list from Food&Wine of the best diners in America.

The Coolest National Park in Every State
Wahhhh! This is making our wanderlust even worse than it already was! Look at all these beautiful parks! How many have you been to?

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America
As you start to plan your 2022 travel, take a look at this list from Town&Country and see if you can squeeze in one (or more) of these incredibly beautiful drives!

Festivals in December 2021
This list from Everfest shows you just about every festival going on around the country in December. You’ll surely find something festive and fun you’ll want to attend here.

Facts You Didn’t Know About National Historic Landmarks
As the headline says, these are fascinating things you probably don’t know about places you’ve probably been. See if it’s true!

The Tiniest Town in Every State
These are soooo tiny! Make sure you click the arrow on the right side of the first photo (it’s kind of hard to see) to start scrolling through the slideshow.

The 50 Best Luxury RV Parks in the US
This list from Outdoorsy is giving us some serious wanderlust. We’d love to be parked at one of these luxurious RV parks right now! Have you been to any of them?

Attractions of America
If you’re looking for something to do in any and all 50 states, this is your website! You could be exploring here for hours…

U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks
All right, folks. Check this out. This site has compiled all (or just about all) military campgrounds and RV parks across the country. Keep this handy!

Louisiana State Parks: Camping
Since it’s National Louisiana Day we figured we’d share the Louisiana State Parks Camping page with you. Look at some of these parks – they’re beautiful! Have you camped at any of them?

What 25 historic battlefields look like today
This article is neat because it shows you the “then” and the “now” of each battlefield – they look pretty darn different! Check it out.

Main Street of America: Route 66 attractions state by state
Have you ever driven the entirety of Route 66? If so, you’ve probably been to most, if not all, of these attractions. Still, this list is fun to scroll through.

The best places to go camping near NYC
Today’s poll got us thinking about campgrounds near New York City. If you’ve never spent time in the Big Apple, perhaps stay at one of these nearby campgrounds where you can go explore the city on day trips.

Ghost Tours of New Mexico
If you’ve never been on a ghost (or haunted) tour, you’re missing out! They’re fun and you learn a lot of history! Here are some of the most popular tours in New Mexico.

Top 15 U.S. Pumpkin Patches
It’s not too late to get yourself out to a pumpkin patch! They’re not just for kids! In fact, many pumpkin patches have beer and wine gardens, not to mention usually good food booths.

Where to See Mammoth and Dinosaur Fossils in the U.S., Including Active Dig Sites
It’s National Fossil Day, so get out there and discover some fossils! These sites are the places to do so. How cool would it be to see something so old?

The best places to visit in California
Check out this list from Lonely Planet and see if you agree – are these the best places to visit in the beautiful state of California? We think so!

Swimply
This is the Airbnb of swimming pools. In other words, people list their pools on Swimply and you can rent them out by the hour, day, etc. If you like to swim, this could be great for you while you travel around!

Reserve a campsite at an Oklahoma State Park
Perhaps the solution to crowded campgrounds is getting away from the ones that are the most crowded… Oklahoma might not be at the top of every RVers’ travel bucket list, but it does have plenty of beauty to offer! Book a campsite and see for yourself.

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in America
Today’s poll question inspired this website choice for today. Some of these look like they could be in Europe – they’re beautiful!

27 Coolest Museums in America
Every other week in our Saturday newsletter we feature a unique museum somewhere in America. But instead of waiting for us each time, check out this list of 27 totally cool museums.

6 Things to do in the Smoky Mountains during fall
Apple cider? Orchards? Wine tasting? Waterfall exploring? Horseback riding? Count us in for all these great fall activities in or near the Smoky Mountains!

Wild Western Towns in the USA
How many of these incredible Wild West towns have you been to? We’ve been to quite a few, but want to visit them all!

50 Great Articles and Essays about Travel and Adventure
Put on your reading glasses, grab a blanket and kick up your feet, these are some of the best essays about travel of all time. Happy reading!

The 10 Best Small Towns to Retire in the U.S.
If you’re thinking about retiring soon, whether that be from a job or your RVing life, perhaps consider one of these 10 beautiful towns.

Best U.S. Factory Tours and Museums
We guarantee you’re going to say, “I want to go!” when scrolling through this list of the best factory tours and museums across the U.S.

The Best National and State Parks in Texas
OK, y’all. It’s time to get yourself down to Texas and start exploring some of these beautiful parks! We’ll meet you down there!

20 Trips, 10 Cities, 1 Tank of Gas
You read that right! Travel Channel has planned out perfect day trips using just one tank of gas from 10 major cities around the country. Happy exploring!

Oldest National Parks in America
Before you visit this website, take a guess: Which National Park do you think is the oldest? OK, now you can click and find out!

19 Fall Festivals In America That You Need To Add To Your Fall Bucket List
This list of amazing fall festivals across the U.S. from Only in Your State (a great website to explore, by the way) will have you ready to put on a sweater and go drink some apple cider!

Turo
If you don’t have a tow vehicle or bring a toad along with you, Turo comes in handy. This car-rental service allows people, similar to Airbnb, to rent out their cars. You’ll find hot rods, vintage classic cars, old military vehicles, and more. Have fun and go for a drive!

The Best Natural Hot Springs in America
The weather is getting cooler and swimming pools are much less crowded. But who says you have to stop swimming in outdoor pools when hot springs exist? Check out this list from Reserve America and plan a visit to one of these amazing, hot places!

A Guide To The Best Places To See Fall Foliage In The U.S. 
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again, but here we are! We like the list on this website because it shows you the most scenic drives and hikes to take to see the colors.

New England vacations: 11 charming coastal towns in Maine, Massachusetts, and more
If there’s a time of year to plan a trip to beautiful New England, it’s now. The leaves are changing, the historic taverns have their fireplaces lit, beef stew is simmering… (well, OK, in another month those things will be true!). Visit this page then plan your visit.

Your Ultimate Guide to State Parks in the South
If you don’t already have a trip planned to the South, trust us, you’ll want to after reading this list. Look at these places – they’re gorgeous!

9 U.S. National Parks That Are Better in Fall
National Parks are gorgeous any time of year (no one can argue with that!). But here are 9 parks that are just extra magical in the fall. Check ’em out in this list from Forbes

Take Me Fishing
For all you fisher-men and fisher-women out there, this blog is for you. There are some great articles on this site, like ones that teach you how to fish from a kayak!

15 Fascinating National Monuments Everyone Should Visit At Least Once In Their Lives
These National Monuments are incredible. Maybe you didn’t even know some of these are National Monuments! Check out this list and see how many you’ve been to.

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the U.S. 
How many of these 24 beautiful places have you been to? How many of them have you camped out? Boy, we wish we were at some of these right now!

10 Legendary Road Trips to take in North Dakota
The least visited Dakota still has so much to offer. You can take an expert-led paleontology fossil dig (how fun is that?!) or go on an ice-fishing excursion. Check out this list then plan your trip!

First Gas Pump and Service Station
This is an article and not a website but it’s incredibly interesting! Read about the history of the gas pump, all the way back to the 1880s when a device in Indiana began dispensing kerosene…

Camp In South Dakota
Whether you’re in South Dakota to admire the beautiful Badlands, watch some adorable prairie dogs, or experience the giant jackalope at Wall Drug, this website will help you find the best place to camp.

34 Best Fall Vacations In The US: Take Your Pick
This list from Texas Breaking will give you some fall-spiration! How many of these places have you been to? And how many of these places have you been to during fall? Time to plan a trip!

9 Scenic Canada Road Trips Within 2 Hours of the U.S. Border
Woohoo! Canada is open! Celebrate by taking a day trip (or a several-night trip) to these beautiful places within just two hours of the border. Sounds pretty nice, eh?

The best thrift store in every state
Since it’s National Thrift Store Day we thought you should celebrate! This list from Insider shows you the best thrift store in each state, and some of them look incredible!

TimeOut
TimeOut is a great resource. Find things to do, places to eat and drink and things to see in cities all around the world. The “Things to do this week/weekend” is especially helpful for finding festivals and events.

WiFi Map
This works better as an app and not as a website, but it’s incredibly helpful for those looking for free WiFi. The app lists thousands of places across the U.S. where you can find free WiFi.

16 seriously cool art installations across the USA
These really are seriously cool, that’s for sure! Some of these don’t even look real…

OpenTable
OpenTable is the largest restaurant reservation website in the country, so there’s a good chance you already know about it. But here’s a trick you might not know: At the top, enter your desired dining date and time, how many people are in your party, and location, and every restaurant in your area with an available reservation will pop up. Now that’s helpful!

Travel Oregon – Scenic Drives
Put an RV trip along the beautiful Oregon Coast on your travel list. It’s unforgettable! Here’s a great resource from Travel Oregon of all the best scenic drives in the state.

America’s 15 Best Farmers’ Markets
Get out and buy some peaches, plums, nectarines and berries while you can – they’re going to be gone soon! Here are the 15 best farmers’ markets across the country. Did someone say roasted corn?

Six unique places to camp in Florida State Parks
Florida is a beautiful state, and that means it’s a beautiful place to camp! Here are some of the best, and most unique, places to camp in Florida State Parks.

10 Best Places to Visit in Michigan
If these places (and photos) don’t make you want to visit Michigan – well, no doubt about it, they will! Have fun exploring this beautiful state!

Awesome Farms and Ranches You Can Visit in Each State
Who can turn down petting a baby goat, buying some fresh cheese and veggies, or learning about sustainable farming? Not us! Check out this list from Travel Pulse with the best farms in each state.

Top U.S. Water Parks
Since today is National Waterpark Day we thought it only fair that we share with you Travel Channel’s list of the top water parks in the U.S. Let out your inner kid and go have fun on these hot summer days!

Everfest
For those of you who enjoy going to festivals (music, food, cultural, historical, seasonal, film, etc.), this website is for you. Everfest lists every upcoming festival around the country – search by festival or category. If the dates aren’t listed, copy the festival to Google and you’ll see the dates there.

Travel Nevada – Road Trips
There’s a lot more to Nevada than just Sin City. It’s a beautiful state! This page on the Travel Nevada website tells you about amazing road trips you should add to your to-travel list.

The Best Sandwich in Every State
We’re drooling just scrolling through this list. These sandwiches look GOOD. Check ’em out for yourself (but be warned, you’re going to be hungry!).

The U.S. Forest Service
OK, surely you know about the U.S. Forest Service, but have you ever spent time exploring their website? It has some pretty neat features, like showing you all the National Forests or Grasslands near you at this very moment. Check it out.

100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways
OK, Midwesterners, it’s your time to shine! Flip through this slideshow and get ready to pack your bags – you’re going to want to visit these beautiful places!

8 U.S. Beach Vacations That Aren’t Budget-Busters
This list of affordable beach towns will have you itching for sand and ocean waves. Get your beach towel ready and head over to these destinations.

These 22 Beaches Across America Absolutely Must Be Added To Your Bucket List
The title says it all! How many have you been to? Oh, and even if you’re not near the ocean right now, some of these are lake beaches!

Your state’s most beautiful state park
Scroll through this slideshow and get ready to plan a lot of trips to a lot of state parks – some of these (OK, all of them…) are gorgeous!

The 41 American Barbecue Joints You Need to Try Right Now
It’s BBQ season, and instead of doing it all yourself stop by one of these mouthwatering 41 BBQ spots across the country. No way you’ll regret it!

10 Best: Amazing dog parks across the USA
Okay dog moms and dads, get ready to spoil your pups with this list of the top 10 dog parks across the country. Wow these sound nice!

The strangest places to eat in the U.S. 
This list from Cheatsheet.com shows the strangest restaurants you can eat at across the country. Some of these are, well, um, interesting…

Pet Friendly Camping at National Parks
This is an incredibly handy list if you have a pet and plan or want to camp in or near a National Park. Keep this one bookmarked!

Hilarious illustrations of bad National Park reviews
Before you start scrolling, read the description from the artist at the top of the page. She illustrates one-star reviews for National Parks and they are hilarious!

The Best Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip
This is a great list of podcasts! Especially the first one for us RVers, The Atlas Obscura Podcast. How neat! Happy listening!

20 Epic Natural Swimming Holes Across the U.S.
If you’re hot right now, looking at these glorious swimming holes might make you sooo jealous. Swipe through the slideshow and see if any are near you!

8 Best Boondocking Destinations in the United States
How many of these beautiful boondocking locations have you been to? If your answer is none, time to pack up and go check ’em out!

The top 10 destinations for wildlife spotting in America
We like this list from American Sky because not only do they tell you where the best places are to see wildlife across the U.S., they also tell you what you’ll see and how you can see it.

Only In Your State
You should keep this amazing travel website bookmarked. It has everything you need to know about every state – best day trips, hikes, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, parks, etc.

The best winery in every state
Wine drinkers, this is for you! This list from delish.com shows you the best winery in every state. Cheers!

25 Best Things to Do in Lake Tahoe
If you haven’t spent time at Lake Tahoe, you’re missing out. Check out this list of the 25 best things to do while visiting and you’re surely going to plan a trip.

12 Most Beautiful Lakes in the United States
These jaw-droppingly beautiful lakes need to be on your must-visit list! How many of them have you been to?

The creepiest ghost towns in the USA you can actually visit
Even just reading about these ghost towns gives us the chills! Have you visited any of these yet? Did you see any ghosts?

30 Best Podcasts for Road Trips to Make the Miles Fly By
You’ll be grateful for this list of 30 amazing podcasts from Reader’s Digest when you have a long day of driving ahead of you. Happy listening!

Here’s what makes America’s newest national park worthy of its upgrade
Wondering what’s so special about America’s newest national park, West Virginia’s New River Gorge? This article explains (and shows) you!

The 17 best U.S. state fairs
Many state fairs are on for the summer! Get your ferris-wheel-ridin’ corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list from Insider ranks the top 17 state fairs around the country.

National Parks With Fast Mobile Phone (Download) Service
If whatever National Park you visit is determined by its phone speed (mobile download speed), this list will help you plan.

Hottest Memorial Day Destinations in the U.S.
We’d sure like to be eating some Nashville hot chicken today, or some BBQ shrimp in New Orleans…

Silly America
This is a fun website to explore! This link takes you to their Roadside Attractions page, where you can explore state-by-state attractions you won’t want to miss. Have fun!

22 Best U.S. Small Towns To Visit This Summer
There are a lot of beautiful small towns on this list. Have you been to any of them? Happy summer travels!

35 Surprising Facts About America’s National Parks
Spend a few minutes on this list from Cheapism and you’ll learn a whole ton about our National Parks. There’s a lot of fascinating trivia here!

Top 10 places for Elvis Presley fans to visit in the U.S. 
Well, Elvis fans, this one is for you! Even if you’re not a big Elvis fan, some of these places still sound pretty interesting!

This is the best state park near you
Aren’t you curious? Don’t you want to know what the best state park near you right now is? We do! This list from Cheapism will tell you.

The Best Hipcamp for Every National Park
If you’re looking for a nice, secluded camping site near any national park, check out this list from Outside (some of them are cabins though).

PlugShare  
As electric vehicles become more popular, so do charging stations. PlugShare shows you every charging location around the country – there’s a lot more than you think!

U.S. States Ranked by Their Food   Where does your state stand on this list of the states with the best food? Are you surprised? Do you think it deserves a higher spot?

Bucket-List Casinos Across America
If you’re a casino camper or a casino-goer, this list is for you! And even if you aren’t, you might be after you visit some of these – wowie!

Road Trip USA
Warning: You will want to road trip after looking through this list of classic American road trips. Click on any one of the road trips listed for detailed information.

National Parks to visit in May
This list from Full Suitcase lists the 15 best National Parks to visit this month. They break it down by temperature and why it’s a good time to visit. Very helpful!

Best summer road trip destinations state by state
This list has tons of great stops on it! If you’re struggling with trip planning, consult this list for some must-see places along your route.

Most scenic National Park overlooks
If you’re planning a trip to any of the National Parks, make sure to check out this list first. Travel + Leisure tells you the 10 most scenic NP overlooks and, boy, they’re beautiful!

A First-Timer’s Guide to RVing in Mexico
What better day to plan an RVing trip to Mexico than on Cinco de Mayo? This informative guide from A World to Travel tells you everything you need to know about RVing around our beautiful neighbor to the south.

The oldest restaurant in your state that you have to visit
These historic restaurants look so fun (not to mention yummy!). See which one is in your state (or the state you’re currently in) and make a trip for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Best RV Parks in Every State
So many of these look and sound so nice – oh, the amenities! Have you stayed at any of these around the country?

Where to camp along the Blue Ridge Parkway
If you’re traveling along the beautiful 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll want to look at this list from Travel + Leisure. It tells you tips about the drive as well as descriptions of the best places to camp.

Bucket-list experiences in America’s National Parks
Wow, we want to do all of these things! How many have you done? Take a look through Cheapism’s slideshow and get your walking shoes on – you’re going to want to get started crossing these off!

These Southeast road trips will appease all of your senses
If you’re headed to the Southeast, from the Mississippi River to the Florida Keys and up through the Appalachians, this list is for you. Sweet tea, pecans… this road trip has it all!

America’s Most Pet-Friendly National Parks
If you’re traveling with Fido or Fifi and plan on visiting National Parks, consult this list first.

The Best State Park in Every Single State
Wouldn’t it be fun to visit all 50 of these beautiful state parks? How many of them have you visited?

Where to travel around the world in a camper van
This list of where to travel around the world (including North America) in a van is super helpful. It even tells you where you can rent vans in each country and how much it will cost you. Get to planning!

The best place to camp in every state
Scroll through this list of the best places to camp in each state, put together by Condé Nast, and see how many you’ve stayed at. You’ll want to stay at some of these!

Where to see beautiful spring flowers across the U.S. 
Get outside and stop to smell the roses… seriously! This list from Culture Trip guides you to the best spring flowers around the U.S.

Travel Awaits
This is one of those websites where you could spend all day reading articles. Have fun exploring! Oh, and grab a notepad – you’ll get lots of travel ideas.

America’s Most Loved City Parks
How many of these popular city parks across the country have you visited? This list from Thrillist gives you details on America’s favorite city parks, and we’d like to have a picnic in all of them!

8 Waterfalls in the U.S. worth traveling for
If our eyeballs could drool, they’d be drooling over these beautiful photos! Wow, we want to visit all these waterfalls! Have you been to any of them?

Amazing cliff dwellings in National Parks
Have you ever visited a cliff dwelling? Take a look at these five amazing cliff dwellings in National Parks and see how many you’ve been to.

34 movies that will make you want to see the world
If you’re like us, the wanderlust is probably hitting pretty hard right about now. Check out this list of 34 movies that will make you want to jump up off your couch and see the world (including several locations in the U.S.). Make some popcorn and enjoy!

The one thing you must eat in each state
If you’re just going to go out to eat or get takeout once in each state, this is what you should be eating. Warning: Don’t look at this list if you’re hungry!

The Ultimate Guide to America’s National Parks
If you aren’t familiar with Atlas Obscura, make yourself. There’s so much great information on this website, especially on this page. Atlas Obscura shows you their favorite place in each National Park – attractions, trails, landmarks, beaches, etc.

America’s World Heritage Sites
Check out this list of America’s World Heritage sites from the Travel Channel and tally up how many you’ve been to. We bet many of you have been to all of them (or close to it!).

Google Arts & Culture
For the museum and art lovers, this is for you! Spend some time exploring museums all over the world. This easy-to-use Google site shows you what’s inside every museum organized by category and style of art. It’s a masterpiece!

The most luxurious RV resorts across America
Wow, park us at one of these and let us relax for a while – these are nice! Bluewater Key in Key West, FL, comes with your own tiki hut. ‘Nuff said.

7 ways to avoid crowds in National Parks
Here are 7 handy ways from the AARP to avoid those terrible crowds in National Parks. As National Parks become more popular, these are good to know.

2D Driving Simulator on Google Maps
We just spent way too much time on this, but it’s just so fun! This driving simulator takes you on the satellite view of Google Maps. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to drive yourself around a random place and explore!

7 ancient ruins to explore in U.S. National Parks
If you’re suddenly feeling a bit old, you certainly won’t after scrolling through this list. Check out these incredible ancient ruins you can explore in U.S. National Parks.

13 California road trips you should take at least once
Reader’s Digest leads you on 13 trips through California that you should take at least once in your lifetime. It sure is a beautiful state!

America’s most beautiful springtime destinations
If you’re near any of these beautiful locations, know that we’re jealous of you! These are some of the most beautiful places to visit in the spring. Now just try to not let all that pollen make you sneeze in a crowd…

Jaw-dropping photos of all 63 National Parks
Get us back on the road already!! These stunning photos of all 63 U.S. National Parks will have you itching to get out the door. (Although, if you dropped us off at the pictured island in Dry Tortuga NP and left us there, we wouldn’t complain…)

10 best RV campgrounds in Washington
Heading to the beautiful Pacific Northwest? If so, check out these Washington campgrounds (most of which have incredible views!) and book your spot now.

10 man-made structures inside National Parks
Well, if the travel bug hasn’t already bitten, it will after you read through this article. These man-made structures inside National Parks are incredible!

The best spring RV destinations
Spring is quickly approaching. Where will you travel to in your RV? Check out this list from Cheapism on the best spring RV destinations. Can we join you?

Where to get the best chocolate in every state
We’re sorrrrrrrry to make you drool but we couldn’t help but share! (Share the link…not the chocolate! We’re not sharing that…). Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so if you’re near one of these places, perhaps this is a sweet chance to support a small, local business? Thanks to Tom Hart for sharing this delicious tip for chocolate treats.

The best U.S. tourism websites
This blog, Everyday Wanderer, has created a handy list of all the best tourism websites for each region in the U.S.

Airport Parking Reservations
Yes, yes, we know you’re RVers, not necessarily flyers… But this website is good to know about for those times you do have to fly. You simply plug in which airport you’re departing from, and the site tells you all the cheapest places to park nearby.

Lonely Planet: North America
You may be familiar with Lonely Planet already (their guidebooks are great!), but if you haven’t spent time exploring their website, we suggest you do. It’ll spark the wanderlust, that’s for sure…

Here WeGo
If you’re familiar with Google Maps, this website and app should be fairly easy for you to use. It will tell you every possible way to get from point A to point B. But what’s cool about it is that you can drag the route wherever you want it to go, so if you want to take a detour to make a pit stop, or just take a road you’ve never traveled before, drag the route and it’ll re-adjust to your destination.

Viator
Viator is a site that plans the perfect vacation for you. Viator shows you things to do and tours to take all across the country – it’s a handy site to know about!

Adventurous Kate
Kate has been traveling the world alone since 2010. Her wonderful travel blog inspires women to travel solo and her guides explain how to safely do so.

The Ultimate Route 66 Travel Guide
We’ve seen a lot of Route 66 travel guides, and we’re not sure we’d say this is the “ultimate” one, but this state-by-state breakdown of the famous route by Travel + Leisure does have a ton of great ideas for things to do and see.

Where in the World
This Reddit feed shows you livestreams of people all over the world, most of them on walks or out exploring their town or neighborhood. You’ll get to see places all over the world!

Turo
This is the Airbnb for cars! It’s a car-sharing app that lets you rent cars from trusted hosts all around the world. Check it out if you need a car to rent!

Visit the USA: Trip ideas
Consult this website before you plan any trip. Really, it’ll practically make all the hard decisions for you.

America’s Quietest Routes
Tired of the hustle and bustle? Traffic got you down? Check out this map of the top 10 most scenic, quiet routes to drive around the country.

The USA’s prettiest libraries 
Oh, we’re just dreaming of the day we can go to libraries again! It’s the time of year we all want to cozy up with a book. Visit these beautiful libraries across the country and find yourself a good new book!

10 Best National Parks in the U.S. For Stargazing
This article from Travel + Leisure will make you want to camp out under the stars! Check out these amazing places to stargaze across National Parks in the U.S. Wow!

The Atlas Obscura Guide to The United States
This is one of the coolest websites we know about. There are 8,189 “cool, hidden and unusual things to do in the U.S.” listed here, and we bet you’ll want to hop in your RV or car and go explore some of them.

The 10 coolest Airstream hotels
We don’t even have time to write this description, we’re running out the door to check into one of these totally adorable hotels featuring Airstreams. See ya there!

Bon Appetit’s City Guides
Heading to a new city? What better way to learn about it and experience the local culture than through the food? These city guides will guide you right to the best restaurants, bars and cafes.

ParkTracks
Tired of hearing ambulances out the window? Your neighbor’s new puppy driving you nuts? ParkTracks, from the National Park Service, plays a track of sounds from our National Parks to relax you. Sit back, close your windows, then your eyes, and transport yourself to paradise.

Best diner in every state
Everyone loves a good diner, right? You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner at any time of day and you always pretty much know what to expect. Taste of Home has put together this list of the best diner in every state. Bon appetit!

Caves to explore in the U.S.
How many of these caves have you been to? This list of 15 incredible caves in the U.S. will surely bring out your inner explorer. Plus, who doesn’t love going into a cold cave especially during a hot summer?

EarthCam
Want to know what the weather is like in New York right now? Want to see how many people are at the Eiffel Tower? EarthCam has live webcams all over the world to help you moderate some of your wanderlust.

Go RVing Canada
We’re sure you know about Go RVing, but do you know they have a Canadian site for all your moose-viewing, maple-syrup slurping adventures? There’s a whole other world up there – go explore it! Well… when the borders reopen, that is. *sob*

The most beautiful golf courses in the U.S. 
This one is for the golfers out there. If you’re not already a golfer, you may become one after you see this list of beautiful courses. Wow!

America’s coolest hotels
Feel like taking a break from the RV for a night? Here’s a list of America’s most unique hotels and, we gotta say, they’re pretty dang cool.

The most unique U.S. camping destinations
Camp while you look for diamonds? Sure! Camp in a tree house? Yup. Even if you’re not the most adventurous camper, this list is worth a peek; there’s some pretty neat stuff here.

Fall colors state-by-state
Hard to believe it’s already fall, isn’t it? Here from tripsavvy.com is a state-by-state guide to fall colors. This is handy!

The prettiest town in every state
How many have you been to? Is one along the route of your next destination? This would even be a good list to plan a road trip around.

Indie Bound
While we do love Amazon (we can’t deny it), we do also love supporting small, locally owned bookstores while traveling. This site shows you every independent bookstore near your current location. Shop local!

American Fun Facts
Reader’s Digest has a great list of American fun facts you may not know! Plus, each fun fact links to another interesting article, so click here when you’re feeling curious and have some time to kill.

TripSavvy
Whether you’re planning a trip or just want to learn a little about the world, TripSavvy is a great, easy-to-navigate website about all the cool things to see and do when you travel. Enjoy!

18 bizarre and funny U.S. city names
This is an article on BuzzFeed, not a website, but some of these town names are so weird you’d think they were fake! Check ’em out for a good laugh.

My Scenic Drives
Easily locate pretty much every scenic drive around the USA. A map shows the route. Plus learn about side trips, hikes and hotels (in case you don’t have your RV along).

Best beaches in National Parks
It’s beach time, folks! Dig up that swimsuit and hit the water. Here’s a list of the 10 best beaches in National Parks.

Must-visit national parks in Canada
Want to RV around Canada? Consult this list first and plan your trip around these jaw-dropping national parks (once the border opens up, of course).

The best National Park road trips to take all year long
Stay away from the crowded National Parks in the summer, and plan one of these 15 road trips that can be taken at any time of year.

Slang across America
What the heck did that guy just say? He’s going to “wrench” the chicken? I hope not! This is an entertaining list of slang terms used across the country.

88 weird tourist attractions
If you’re looking for something to do that’s off the beaten path, consult this list. We’ve found some things to add to our list for this summer (especially since many can be done while social distancing!).

Interstate Rest Areas
An excellent guide to rest stops across the U.S. In just a few moments you can use their maps to see how close you are to your next bathroom break – now how’s that for handy?

The best towns for antiquing in the U.S.
Feel like shopping? Check out these 14 towns known for their numerous antique stores. We’ll come with you!

The best rest stops in America
Don’t just stop for gas and keep going – explore these 8 amazing rest stops across the U.S. Some have movie theaters, others have museums, and one even has mini-golf.

Tips for romantic RV vacations
Thinking of hitting the road with your new special someone? Check out these 11 tips on how to make your RV vacation romantic.

The most colorful places in the U.S.
How many of these colorful places have you visited? Among the 15 places listed here, it looks like this has planned the perfect colorful road trip for you.

Tour these ancient ruins in America you never knew existed
Ancient peoples built cities in this country long before Christopher Columbus set foot here. Some ancient sites are familiar, but here are five you may not have heard of — including some dating back thousands of years. Fascinating!

The coolest building in every state
Wooooow! Look at that house in Alaska! Have you ever seen anything like it? This neat list shows you the coolest-lookin’ building in each state – some of them are incredible!

The best places in America to travel back in time
You can learn about history by immersing yourself in a different era by heading to some of the best living-history exhibits, festivals and events across the country. Whether you want to experience traditional colonial crafts or a Wild West gunfight, here are the 40 best places in the U.S. to travel back in time.

The All-American Bucket List
Reader’s Digest brings you a great list for 50 adventures – one in each of the states. It’s torture – we want to do them all! How many of these things have you done?

Travel the world from your couch with these streamable movies
Reading, TV and movies are all a great way for your mind to escape (or “travel”). Here’s a list of 12 movies you can stream from your couch that will take you all over the world.

Free National Parks
Did you know that not all National Parks charge an entrance free? In fact, here’s a list of 50 that don’t! Once it’s safe to go out and travel again, we’ll see you at one of these beautiful spots.

Free travel guides from Oregon
Planning a trip to Oregon? Or do you live there and want to find out what you’ve been missing? Here are some free travel guides from Oregon that you can have mailed to you, and some can also be viewed online.

Jaw-dropping sand dunes in the U.S. 
Here’s a list from Travel Channel of the most jaw-dropping sand dunes across the country. How many have you visited?

Roadside America
We’ve probably linked to this website before (maybe even several times), but it’s just so dang fun to poke around. Reader Sue Mills sent it to us in an email and wrote, “We have seen some neat places we would have missed, had we not used this site.” Thanks, Sue!

America’s abandoned rest stops
This list from Thrillist is incredible. Take a look at these abandoned rest areas all over the country. You’ll want to plan a few stops at these once you’re traveling again!

Secret spaces hidden at famous landmarks
This list is making us want to go revisit some of these famous landmarks just to find these secret hidden spaces! How neat! We’d give up the RV for a few nights to stay in some of these amazing secret apartments…

Books that will take you on real-life adventures
We love a good adventure book (especially when it is a true story). This list from National Geographic will surely produce a lot of wanderlust. Happy reading!

Bizarre museums to add to your next road trip
This list of 15 bizarre museums from Fodor’s Travel is even entertaining just to look through. Once all these museums open back up, you’ll have to plan a visit!

The deadliest highway in every state
This certainly isn’t one of our most cheerful websites of the day, but it is an interesting one. Ever wondered what the deadliest highway in your state is? This list from CBS News will tell you. And maybe be extra cautious when traveling on these highways.

Parks with forts in the U.S.
If you’re like us and like visiting old, abandoned, historic military forts, this is a site for you. The National Park Service lists all parks with forts, for all your exploring pleasures!

America’s top indoor attractions
‘Tis the season of snow and rain and ice and sleet and hail. Ugh. If you’re feeling trapped inside, head to one of these 75 amazing indoor attractions across the country. Fun!

The best walks in America
Here are 50 of the best walks in America. If you’re a hiker or a walker, you won’t want to miss these beautiful trails.

Creative ways to use your travel photos
Here are 27 brilliant ways to use your travel photos so they don’t get lost on your camera or phone forever. RVers take thousands of photos each day – it’s time to do something with them!

The weirdest thing every state is proud of
Yep, they’re all pretty weird all right. Each state has one totally bizarre landmark that they seem to be pretty proud of. This page lists them all.

WORK/VOLUNTEER

Want to Become a National Park Ranger? Here’s What It Takes
This informative article from Thrillist tells you everything you need to know about becoming a National Park Ranger. We think it would be fun!

17 ways you can help the people of Ukraine right now
We stand with Ukraine and send our love and support to its people. TimeOut has put together a lengthy list of ways you can help.

CoolWorks
Looking for work? This site has you covered! And not only is it a great site, but the jobs are, well, really cool!

WorkampingJobs.com
If you’ve never considered a work camping job, perhaps it’s time? This website is your go-to resource for finding a position.

Give.org
From the Better Business Bureau comes give.org, a website that analyzes thousands of charities and shows you exactly how and where your money will be used. The BBB makes sure your money will be used effectively, should you donate.

fiverr
fiverr is pretty neat. If you’re in need of a freelancer (need a personal trainer? a photographer? a logo designer? a writer?), you can find them here. And, on the flip side, if you’re a freelancer, list yourself here and find work.

Volunteer at Florida State Parks
Florida needs your help! Do you live in Florida, or perhaps you just want to spend some time in the state? Consider volunteering with the State Parks!

Work with the NPS
Want to work or volunteer with the National Park Service? We think you should! Learn more about these great opportunities on this website.

Work For RVers
Looking for some work while on the road? This website shows current job postings you can do from your RV, or while you’re on the road passing through. Worth checking out!

All For Good
One of the largest sources for volunteer positions, simply type in your nearest town or city and see hundreds of opportunities appear.

Forest Service, NPS, BLM and other volunteer positions
Hundreds of volunteer opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, etc., including campground hosts, wilderness ranger, boat launch hosts, facility maintenance, trailhead naturalist, interpreter and educator, and tons more.

Workers on Wheels
If you’re looking for a new job while RVing, this is a good resource to keep handy. The site lists many available work opportunities for RVers, both in and out of campgrounds and RV parks.

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Bob Misenar
10 months ago

Wonderful compilation! How would I link to it so I don’t have to digest it all now?

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Misenar

Thanks, Bob! Maybe you can save it as a Favorite website? It’s updated every week with the Websites from the Monday – Friday RV Daily Tips newsletters. Enjoy! And have a good evening! 🙂 –Diane

Brian Anderson
10 months ago

Many entries are duplicated, sometimes more than once. Would be more useful if cleaned up.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
10 months ago
Reply to  Brian Anderson

Thanks for the observation, Brian. You might have missed the notation at the top: “*Note, some links may appear in more than one category.” That’s because some of the websites fit into more than one category, and someone may miss something if they’re looking in the “wrong” category. So, no, we’re not going to “clean it up” by putting a website in only one category, if it fits in two or three different categories. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Jim C.
1 year ago

WOW ! Phenomenal list ! You could spend days going thru it all. Job well done !

Joe
1 year ago

WOW! Wonderful lists. Any way you can have a link on RVtravel.com to find the list, maybe “List of Lists” or something??.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Thanks for the reminder, Joe! In the middle of the night last night, I thought of listing that in our Resources section of the newsletter and your comment reminded me. I’ll ask Jessica, one of our IT folks, to also add it to the list of Resources on our website. Wishing you and yours Happy and Healthy Holidays. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

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