My last article detailed the first part of our holiday camping trip. With Thanksgiving behind us, we continued our trip enjoying time as our family of four in Oregon. We last left off in Seaside. To catch up, check out part one of this article.

Make the Most of Your Next RV Roadtrip

We started out on this mobile lifestyle 7.5 years ago with some very low-tech resources.  With just a flip phone, an awesome Nat Geo road atlas, a list of friends’ recommendations, a bird ID book, and a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, we got around, found campsites, and had some incredible adventures.  But oh, how times have changed!  With the parallel growth of both RVing and smartphone apps, what’s available at our fingertips today is a game changer.  Categorized and described below are a whole host of apps and online resources helpful to both plan your travels as well as make the most of them.  If you are curious about something, there’s probably an app for it.  While not exhaustive, this list includes our favorites as well as some great recommendations from fellow road warriors.

If you’re anything like our family, the holiday season includes many get togethers with family and friends. With 3 Thanksgiving days on our calendar this year, we scheduled our 2nd annual Thanksgiving trip with our RV. Since our trip would also lead into December this year, it was a great way to kick off the holiday season with lots of fun for our family of 4 before the Christmas rush. While the weather in our neck of the woods is sure to shut down camping season (aka towing season) by Christmas, we’ve appreciated the chance to squeeze in one final trip over Thanksgiving. With the birth of our second child in June, this past summer didn’t include many camping adventures, so we were grateful for this opportunity.

There are lots of RV shows early in the year. Large RV Shows are great places to see and compare RVs in a climate-controlled indoor setting and save you the time and fuel of driving miles and miles between RV dealerships and dealing with traffic. But how do you know which RV Show is the best to attend?

Following are five things you should look for when deciding what RV show to visit:

In the last article we looked at a bunch of acronyms representing federal and state land agencies and what passes and permits were required on each. While it would take a novel-sized book to adequately outline all your camping options for each agency, in this article we will take a quick overview in the hopes of introducing readers to new places to find campsites.

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