The middle of January is a busy time for the folks of Quartzsite, Arizona. This is where the weeklong annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Extravaganza takes place. This giant celebration, mostly attended by RV enthusiasts, was inaugurated on January 28, 1984, and was originally called the Quartzsite RV Show. There were only 60 exhibitors and one small tent. Because of the extreme interest in the event by so many attendees, it became obvious that it wasn’t going to work to keep having…Continue
Added by Cruise America on October 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
The official name for the French Louisiana region that is made up of, for the most part, a Francophone population, is called Acadiana (named for the French settlers that were exiled from L’Acadie by the British in 1755). This intrastate region is comprised of 22 of the 64 parishes that make up the state of Louisiana. It’s called Cajun Country, and it’s rich with a culture that can be found nowhere else in this land of ours. Oh, and it’s a great place to explore in your Cruise America rental…Continue
Added by Cruise America on October 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Planning on a trip or vacation with your family is great, and deciding how you’re going to get there and where you will stay, is a must. While enjoying adventures at each destination is the real goal, it turns out that while traveling in a Cruise America RV, it’s the journey itself that helps to create the long lasting memories for the whole gang.
The word “Michigan” came from the word “michigama” which means “land surrounded by water.” Obviously, this is a very apropos name for the…Continue
Added by Cruise America on October 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Traveling in one of our Cruise America rental RVs feels like you’re traveling in a portable house, which is apropos, as that is exactly what you are doing! It creates memories for you and your family that last a lifetime. You can live, eat and play in an RV and not have to worry a single second about stagnancy. And isn’t it funny how we look forward to each meal with so much gusto? It seems like meals are more of an experience when they’re eaten while camping.
The reason eating while…Continue
Added by Cruise America on October 6, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
RVs, or recreational vehicles, are a great way for a family to roll across the country, taking in the views. This is due to a number of reasons, but the most obvious ones are the comfort and convenience factors. While this is probably very old news, it doesn’t hurt anything to extol the virtues of RV travel from time to time. At Cruise America, we want to make sure that you know we are here, and what we can do for you—especially if you don’t own a motorhome yet, or if you are thinking of…Continue
Added by Cruise America on October 1, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Traveling in an RV combines the lure of the open road with the creature comforts that so many of us have become so accustomed to. One of the greatest things about RV travel is that there are RV parks all over the U.S. that are available for your stay. However, before you head out on your explorations, there are a few things you should know about campgrounds that accommodate RVs—they are not all created equal!
RV campgrounds are abundant across this country of ours. They can be found…Continue
Added by Cruise America on September 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Crater Lake has been an inspiration for travelers for hundreds of years. There is nowhere else on this blue planet that you can experience a crystal blue lake with pure, clean water surrounded by sheer cliffs that rise close to 2,000 feet up, with two magnificent islands created from a violent volcanic past. It is Crater Lake National Park, and it serves as a place of beauty and tranquility, as well as an outdoor classroom and laboratory for the whole family. It’s the perfect RV…Continue
Added by Cruise America on September 15, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments
There are all kinds of interesting food to savor, but sometimes it’s so tasty to just go back to the basics and throw a variation on a classic. For instance, have you ever considered making a grilled cheese sandwich—on the grill?
Very few people would disagree that everything seems to taste better when it’s prepared on the grill; and the flavor is even increased more when it’s prepared and eaten while camping! This blog contains a way to prepare a classic, simple dish on the grill,…Continue
Added by Cruise America on September 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Most travelers have heard of Redwood National Park, as it is the home of the tallest trees on earth. But the parks are also a sanctuary to vast prairies, wild riverways, oak woodlands and almost 40 miles of beautiful coastline. Every one of these locations plays host to a rich variety of wildlife, as well as cultural traditions. The National Park Service and California State Parks work together to oversee these riches for not only the enjoyment, but also the inspiration and education of all…Continue
Added by Cruise America on September 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
One of the beautiful things about hitting the open road in your Cruise America rental RV is that you are not limited to anything but your imagination. There are virtually thousands upon thousands of worthy destinations to travel to. Here are seven of some of the most popular destinations in the nation:
River’s Edge RV Park in Fairbanks, Alaska
Located in the population hub of Alaska, this park is surrounded by not only breathtaking scenery, but also all of the wonders that…Continue
Added by Cruise America on September 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
There are several ways to camp with a motorhome. Traditionally, most travelers choose to set up camp in an established RV park. Finding one of these has never been very difficult, as they generously dot the entire nation. As a matter of fact, where you find a popular attraction, you are sure to find RV camping facilities. Some of the parks charge a very reasonable fee, and some are a bit more expensive, depending on the location and the “amenity factor.”
In 2010, RVers Kim and Don…Continue
Added by Cruise America on September 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
There are those who claim that it’s just as comfortable for them to camp in a tent at an RV park than camp in an RV. Anyone who says this has obviously never camped in an RV!
Let’s take a minute and consider some of the differences between outdoor “tent camping” and camping in a motorhome. It really takes a special breed to be able to camp in a tent and be comfortable at the same time! In this day and age, the modern rental RVs (like you’ll find at Cruise America) are just like small…Continue
Added by Cruise America on August 17, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments
One of the greatest advantages to traveling in an RV is that you often find yourself in quiet, serene places far from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the beauty of the plush landscape and green foliage, to the crystal blue waterways that dot our nation, traveling in an RV places you on the 50-yardline of nature’s splendor.
Just because the sun goes down over your campsite—rendering the landscape invisible—doesn’t mean that the beauty has to end. Being far from the lights of…Continue
Added by Cruise America on August 11, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
I wanted to send a note to tell you how impressed I was with your company and my Cruise America experience. From Sabrina Pietroricca who I dealt with on the phone for my reservation to Crandall Payne at your Las Vegas location, your entire team was very pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process.
This was the first time I've ever rented a RV and things went well. The motorhome was in great shape, clean and ready for me when I showed up. While the office was VERY busy, I can…
Added by Cruise America on August 5, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments
There is just something about rolling down the open highway on a family vacation that makes a traveler want to snack. It's easy to stop at the store and load up on junk food, and isn't it funny how the "junkier" the food is, the better is seems to taste? That's because it's loaded with the three flavor makers: salt, sugar and fat. Things like potato chips, candy bars and donuts are the normal snacks for the road for many folks, but that can be a real physical downer. With just a little…Continue
Added by Cruise America on July 21, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Just got back from my trip to Glacier and Banff parks. Two trips back and forth between US and Canada by car and one by air. A couple of observations:
On the car trips, custom agents didn't pay much attention to the dog. I was only asked for vet paperwork once, out of four border crossings.
On air trips, custom agents paid more attention.
-On trip into Canada, the custom agent said my crate/carry bag was too small. Dog needs to be able to stand up in it. I'm…
Added by Margaret Schuler on July 20, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments
We’ve got the bug. After our test drive of the RV lifestyle, we knew that we were ready to embrace the open road with open arms for more adventure. Renting an RV isn’t cost effective and doesn’t allow for any modifications we’d like to make for conservation and convenience. Clearly the only choice is to purchase a motorhome.
But which class of motorhome would we want to make our home on the road?…
Added by Lisa Pietsch on June 21, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We lived in an RV and We liked it.
rv lifestyle, drivingFor the past several years, my partner, Mike, and I have had fun discussions about how great it would be to just pack up the kids and pets and take off on an RV adventure. We’d be modern day explorers, seeking out new adventures and making new friends, all while being (technically) on vacation. More and more, we began to dream out loud about the RV lifestyle.…
Added by Lisa Pietsch on June 17, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We lived in an RV and We liked it.
For the past several years, my partner, Mike, and I have had fun discussions about how great it would be to just pack up the kids and pets and take off on an RV adventure. We'd be modern day explorers, seeking out new adventures and making new friends, all while being (technically) on vacation. More and more, we began to dream out loud about the RV lifestyle.
When it became necessary to travel to New Mexico, we discovered the least…Continue
Added by Lisa Pietsch on June 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
One of the best ways to see the nation is behind the wheel of a rental recreational vehicle from Cruise America. When you're in an RV, it's easy to explore the world of adventure waiting for you to discover. If you are considering renting an RV from Cruise America for the first time, congratulations on your travel savvy. Here are a few first timer RV tips that you might find handy:
• With Cruise America, one size does not fit all; you can choose the size that's right for you and your…Continue
Added by Cruise America on June 16, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments