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Holiday Meals on Holiday Wheels

Different people enjoy different aspects of the holidays. Some are enthralled with the spirit of gift giving, some enjoy the family togetherness, others love the music and the festivities, and yet others love the religious aspects of it. There is a large number of folks who look forward to traveling during this special time of the year, especially when it’s over the river and through the woods all the way to grandmother’s house … or anywhere else they choose to go.

There is one aspect…

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Added by Cruise America on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fun Holiday Destinations

The holidays are a special time for so many folks. Some love to spend them at home, staying clear of the outside and the cold weather. Others, however, embrace being out in nature, escaping the crowded frenzy of shoppers, the hustle and bustle of the fast-moving season, or maybe even the family drama that seems to be inevitable. They would rather be enjoying the outdoors, gazing into the crystal-clear skies for falling stars, constellations, or any sign of Rudolph’s bright red nose guiding…

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Added by Cruise America on November 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It’s Not Just Haunted Houses That are Haunted!

The only thing that makes a better Halloween setting of ghost stories around the campfire, are the ghosts, themselves, around the campfire! Now we’re not promising that by going to one of these “haunted” areas you’ll see a spiritual apparition, but the chances do exist! Here are a few of these sites with such eerie, supernatural folktales:

Bottomless Lake State Park, New Mexico: So, the lakes in this park are beautiful to behold, as they have a rich, blue-green color that gives…

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Added by Cruise America on October 25, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Halloween Camping Treats

There’s just something about camping in the woods that makes folks hungry. Is there anything better than waking up in your motorhome after a comfy night’s sleep to the smells and the sounds of bacon and eggs frying? And what is it about the smell of burgers on the grill while in the wilderness? It must be the same principle that makes a hotdog taste so good at the ballpark; the location and the time of year. Not so much because of the physical place, but the place where you’re enjoying…

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Added by Cruise America on October 20, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

5th Anniversary of my owning 'The Breeze'

It was 5 years ago this week that I bought a 2006 Cruse America Majestic 23A. At that time it had 133,000 miles on it. As of yesterday it had 148,000 miles on it. When I bought this RV I made a promise to myself that I would take it camping at least once a month. And, with the exception of 2 or 3 months, I have done that. Over the last 5 years I have camped at over 75 campgrounds, traveled over 15,000 miles and have explored 6 states in the mid atlantic region. I call my RV 'The Breeze'…

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Added by Mike Calabrese on October 9, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Changes Are Underway in the RV World

The phones have not been idle for the folks at Cruise America. More and more travelers are discovering the many benefits of renting or purchasing an RV for their travels. Low prices, cheaper gas and rising wages have boosted the RV travel industry substantially since 2016.

Like baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, recreational vehicles are about as American as you can get. In fact, over 66% of these fun machines are manufactured right here in the U.S.—and business is booming. On a…

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Added by Cruise America on September 28, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

First Time Renting an RV?

Renting a motorhome is a great way to enjoy the RV lifestyle. If you haven’t tried traveling in an RV, your first experience will be a real treat! There are all kinds of resources that will tell you just what steps to take to rent and operate an RV, along with how to utilize all the amenities that it has to offer. However, there are not a lot of resources that explain a few of the things NOT to do.

So, we have compiled a few tips and suggestions of things you definitely do not…

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Added by Cruise America on September 28, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Coming This Fall: Mother Nature in Living Color

When you think about the ideal RV trip, what season you are picturing in your mind? Everyone has their own opinion about which time of the year is the most beautiful. Many say that it’s definitely winter, with its cleansing blanket of gleaming white snow. Others love the awakening of the spring foliage as it is resurrects in its full glory, bringing forth leaves and blossoms to budding branches that have been bare for the last several months. There’s summer, when we have the opportunity to…

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Added by Cruise America on September 27, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Millennials are In the Driver’s Seat

RV manufacturers anticipate shipping a record-breaking 446,000 recreational vehicles in 2017, up from last year’s 430,691, which was also a record. But what has instigated such growth?

The members of the last wave of Baby Boomers are approaching retirement age, and are handing over the working-class reins to the Millennials. In the past, the RV industry has relied on retirees to push growth, but a paradigm shift is happening, and there is another group that is sliding over into the…

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Added by Cruise America on August 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Shoot for the Stars

One of the activities that goes along with camping in the great outdoors, is photography. So many of our travelers are constantly showing us photographs of their trips, and we love it! That’s why we sponsor a photography contest from time to time … because we know that you’re going to take plenty of photos while on your RV adventure.

Campers love to snap pictures of lakes, wildlife and scenery of all kinds. Most of the time, we consider the best conditions to be a sunny, calm day. But…

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Added by Cruise America on August 29, 2017 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Sherman Sees the (CA) Seashore

This is the last chapter of the three-week adventure we titled "Sherman's March to the Sea. Please see our previous blog entries on the Cruise America blog page.

Throughout Sherman’s March to the Sea, we’ve had some great stops along the way. Helen (adorable wife) and I both loved White Sands, NM, and Cottonwood, AZ, but we probably saved the best for last.

As we pulled into our assigned campsite at Point Mugu, CA we were filled with mixed emotions. First, there was the…

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Added by Easin' Along on August 20, 2017 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Where Will You Be for the Big Show?

Great American Eclipse

There’s a big show coming to town, and you’d better make plans now, as there’s not much time before the curtain goes up! The good news is that the entire population of the United States will be able to see the opening act. The bad news is that unless you select the right seat, you won’t be able to see the show in its entirety. This hasn’t happened here in the U.S. since 1918, and won’t happen again until 2024! It’s a total solar eclipse, and it’s billed to be a spectacular…

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Added by Cruise America on August 16, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cruisin' Into Cottonwood, AZ

Sherman, our Cruise America RV, pulled out of Kirtland AFB raring’ to go. We had rented a car for a couple of days to explore the area around Santa Fe, so Sherman was given the weekend off. Now, rested, ready, and with a full tank of gas, he was heading due west on I-40 to Cottonwood, AZ.

About three hours into a very scenic drive we passed the entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park and decided to pull over to commemorate the event with a picture. We coaxed a young lady into…

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Added by Easin' Along on August 2, 2017 at 8:08am — No Comments

Choose Your Eclipse-Watching Spot!

It’s just a matter of days before the Great American Total Solar Eclipse will manifest itself as it makes its way across the nation—from coast to coast. On August 21, 2017, America will witness something that hasn’t been seen in over 100 years; a total eclipse of the sun that will travel the width of the United States, and will be visible from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans.

The areas in the country where viewers will witness the totality of the event all fall within a…

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Added by Cruise America on July 31, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

Where do You Stand Statistically?

According to a survey conducted by The Associated press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the number 1 thing that Americans want to do while on vacation is … nothing! In fact, close to 75% of Americans say that relaxing while on vacation is extremely important to them. They are perfectly willing to turn in their hiking shoes for a good, comfy hammock.



What About the Traditional Staycation?

While we do like our relaxation, it seems that most of us don’t…

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Added by Cruise America on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Shopping Day in Santa Fe, NM

We were on the eighth day of Sherman’s march to the sea and staying at the Kirtland AFB FamCamp. Our seventh day had been spent taking in the sights around Albuquerque (see previous post) and today, the eighth, would be devoted to Santa Fe and some shopping.

I’m not a shopper. I do enjoy strolling through flea markets and consignment stores, but aside from that, I can think of several other pastimes I had rather pursue. Helen (adorable wife) feels much the same…unless there’s a sale…

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Added by Easin' Along on July 20, 2017 at 5:19am — No Comments

Gettin’ High Above Albuquerque

Leaving White Sands was a tad bit difficult because the setting was incredibly beautiful. We would have loved another day there to pause and enjoy, but Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque was the next stop and we wanted to spend some time in the area. We had no reservation. Helen (adorable wife) had been told that space was tight so we pointed Sherman (our Cruise America RV) northward and took off. The drive was only four hours and we had plenty of time before check-in. This would be our first stop…

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Added by Easin' Along on July 8, 2017 at 4:17am — No Comments

Sand Looks Great Dressed in White

Texas is big, really big. Sherman, our Cruise America RV, only wants to travel in daylight so it required two days to make it across the state. Our route took us south and westward away from San Angelo on Interstate 10 through some pretty barren countryside. This made for interesting views. We were able to see vast stretches of desert punctuated by a few oil rigs, and small herds of cattle. We went for miles without seeing a human soul except for those in passing vehicles. The scenery was…

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Added by Easin' Along on June 27, 2017 at 4:21pm — No Comments

How to Safely View an Eclipse

As kids, every one of us would repeatedly hear several of “life’s rules.” Don’t run with scissors in your hand— always wait at least 30 minutes after eating before getting in the pool—don’t talk to strangers—and don’t look directly into the sun! Soon, you’ll be allowed to break one of these rules, and you won’t even get in trouble!

On August 21, 2017, a celestial phenomenon will occur that we earthlings have not seen for 26 years. It’s a total eclipse of the sun, and because of the…

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Added by Cruise America on June 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Chasing Shadows for a Heavenly View

At Cruise America, we have blogged about hundreds of places you can go in one of our top-of-the-line class C rental motorhomes. We offer ideas for the best views that Mother Nature has to offer. We’ve suggested national and state parks, beaches, forests, mountains, deserts, glaciers and even volcanos. But hang on to your trailer hitches folks, because there’s something coming up in just a matter of weeks that you won’t want to miss, and you may need to make travel plans to get the best view…

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Added by Cruise America on June 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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