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Old 06-14-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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My DH and I like to take road trips during the summer. I thought it would be informative to hear other ideas and tips for traveling.


I will start with a couple of books.

1. This is my Travel Bible for interstate travel. It is a must for anyone driving around the country.
Amazon.com: the Next EXIT 2012 (9780984692101): Mark Watson: Books

2. Entertainment is a book with discounts for many locations. Here is their link:
Start Saving with Exclusive Coupons, Offers and Discounts | Entertainment.com


3. Campgrounds are a great way to travel. They are fun and have a lot of activities going on. Many have camping cabins. Try these chain campgrounds for cabins. The prices are great for all that you get.
Jellystone Park Camping and Campground Locations

Find a KOA Campground | KOA Campgrounds

4. And a link to see how the campgrounds are
RV Park Reviews :: Home

5. "Here's a tip - 264 of your 397 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee."
U.S. National Park ServiceFree Entrance Days in the National Parks




So let's hear about your travel plans and tips
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'll add that sometimes state parks have scenery and amenities at least as nice as some of the national parks, sometimes with far less crowding.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Basic camping stuff (mostly just the cook box).
Road Map Atlas book.
Cash or ATM card.

Follow your nose. Go slow. Welcome distraction.

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Old 06-17-2012, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I'll add that sometimes state parks have scenery and amenities at least as nice as some of the national parks, sometimes with far less crowding.
You are so right. I live on the border of three states and we have some wonderful State Parks. I actually just called and ordered the brochures to plan a couple of camping trips.

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Follow your nose. Go slow. Welcome distraction.
I only wish DH and I could do that. Two type A's have a tough time slowing down to smell the roses, lol.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:47 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Two type A's have a tough time slowing down to smell the roses...
Another type A:

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"Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out."
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