If you are looking for remarkable destinations not far from home, Dry Falls should be at the top of your list for this summer. This site has long been popular among Washingtonians, but it is now getting international recognition. In fact, it was recently recognized as one of the first 100 International Union of Geological Sciences Geological Heritage sites. Keep reading to learn more about this designation from the Washington State Parks.Newsflash from Washington State Parks
The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, has selected Dry Falls to be part of The First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites, which includes areas designated by the geoscience community for their significant impact in understanding the Earth and its history.
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If you own an RV, it is quite important that you familiarize yourself with the batteries. You also want to become aware of all the different options, as well as the drawbacks and benefits of each. Learning these pros and cons can help you make the best battery choice for your RV and extend its lifetime.Different Types of RV batteries
If you ever need to replace a battery in your RV and you want to do the work yourself, it’s important to know the different types of batteries. The specific battery types will depend on the specific components of your RV. For example, if you can drive your RV and use home appliances, it will come with more than one kind of battery to perform both functions at the same [...]
Does the mention of camping make your kids roll their eyes? Do you get lots of whining and complaining? Nowadays most of us are so addicted to technology, it can be difficult to step away. The thought of going somewhere with no access to video games and the internet can be downright frightening for some kids. However, we are all also aware of the numerous benefits of time in the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of tips for how to get kids excited about camping.#1 Pack Board Games
It’s time to go back to the good old board or card games instead of video games. Instead of outright banning all gaming on your trip, offer games played face to face with others. There are endless [...]
Looking for a great travel trailer for the whole family that won’t break the bank? Look no further! All Seasons RV has many great value trailers available, and this model is one of the best. The 17BHSK is packed with features and weighs in at less than 4,000 lb. The unique front queen bed flips up to create additional seating space during the day. The kitchen slide provides extra room for the ever-popular U-dinette and includes a panoramic window. The rear bunkhouse gives you double over double bunks for additional flexibility and comfort, while the outside kitchen gives you additional options for mealtime and entertaining.
With features like this, and a price this low, this model is sure not to last for long!
Most of us head to the parks to get away from it all. We’re looking for rejuvenation and reconnection with nature. Jam-packed crowds and long lines have a way of quickly deflating the mood at a National Park. You could choose to only travel during the off-season, but for many, that may not be possible. If you’re hoping to hit up the National Parks this summer, follow these tips to avoid the crowds.Go on a weekday
Many people escape to a National Park on a weekend. Consequently, for the fewest crowds try to avoid visiting Friday-Sunday. Use weekend days to visit other local attractions, or as a rest and recuperation day at the campsite. Plan to be in the park on the less [...]
Are you knee deep in summer travel plans? Are you searching for the perfect campsite location? We have several questions that are key to answer in your hunt for the perfect campsite. Answering these questions will make your search much more straightforward.Question 1 : What hookups do you need?
What hookup does your RV require – 30 or 50 AMP? Conversely, if you’re planning on staying in a tent or have a much smaller rig, you will not want to shell out the dollars for a 50 AMP spot if that hookup is unnecessary. Most camping locations will allow you to narrow your search by hookup.
In addition, you need to consider whether sewer hookup is a must. Some of the prettiest and more remote campsites [...]
With gas prices soaring, you may not be driving your RV quite as much this summer. However, rather than having your RV sit idle this summer, consider fueling more trips by renting out your RV. RVs – whether purchased or rented – are in high demand. With this increase in demand, there are multiple outlets from which you can rent your RV. These companies streamline the process, even providing insurance to give you peace of mind. If you’re considering renting out your RV, check out the top 5 pros.Pro #1: Maintenance Motivation
A used RV is a maintained RV; an unused RV is often an un-maintained RV. If an RV sits in storage for a long time, pests can make their home, [...]
Camping is fun, an adventure, exciting, and memorable. But more than all these things, it holds incredible health benefits. Those who take the time to get away and get outside will find numerous positive effects on both their mental and physical well-being.Reducing stress
Getting away from the day to day demands of our routine life can greatly reduce stress. Camping takes you away from the stress of traffic, a house needing repairs and the noise and bustle of the city. It is an opportunity to rest and refresh, and has an almost instantaneous effect on stress hormones.Relational Connectedness
Camping allows you to connect relationally to others in a way that is becoming increasingly rare today. With the removal of technology and other daily distractions, you are able [...]
You have likely already started to dream about and plan for your summer RV travels. If you’re planning on hitting the road with the whole family this summer, it’s important to think through your packing list. Here are a few tips when making the RV family packing list to make sure everybody is ready and stocked to have a great time.Attire Clothing
Kids tend to get dirty, especially when camping. None of us want to over pack, but with little ones in tow, it’s wise to have a couple outfits a day for a least a five day period. It’s wise to use laundromats on the road to lessen the amount you pack; however, laundromats may not always be easily accessible. Pack items that are easily interchangeable with each [...]
A State Park can provide the perfect stunning backdrop for your next event. Whether you’re planning a wedding, an anniversary party, a retirement celebration or other event, a State Park may be just the perfect environment. However, there are some special considerations to keep in mind if you’re planning on celebrating on State Park land. Read on to learn more.State Park Event Considerations
- What will be provided? When you host events at more traditional venues the venue will often offer inclusive or for rent furniture, linens, decorations, and other event accessories. The offerings at a State Park may be limited. This means that you may have to rent things like tables and chairs from somewhere else. When planning your event, you need to budget [...]