Near the western border of Idaho, just a hop, skip and a jump from the state of Washington, is Coeur d’Alene (known as “CDA” by the locals). This little town is truly a gemstone for all those who visit.
CDA was given its name by French fur traders referring to the Coeur d’Alene Indian tribe members. The term literally means “the heart of an awl (a very sharp tool).” The name reflects the French traders’ experience with the tribe’s traders as tough businessmen, “sharp-hearted” or…Continue
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Yellowstone National Park is an immensely popular destination for RVers. It’s a 3,500-square-mile recreation area that is situated on top of a volcanic hot spot. The park spreads across Wyoming, but into parts of Montana and Idaho as well, so naturally, a motorhome is the perfect way to see the jaw-dropping views. There are gorgeous canyons, alpine rivers, dense forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including the world-famous “Old Faithful.” There are also large numbers of wildlife…Continue
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Taking a traditional family vacation is so relaxing. It’s a simple matter of figuring out how to pay for six airline tickets, and buying them in advance to avoid the last minute expense.
Packing is a breeze, if you are a proficient mathematician that can figure out the density factors for fitting everything you will need for ten days of travel into one (or two, if you don’t mind paying the extra fees) relatively small suitcase.
At Cruise America, we are grateful for the…Continue
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State Route 128 is one of Utah’s prettiest state highways. It has been designated as the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway, and is part of the Utah Scenic Byways program. Locals, however, call this stretch of road “the River Road.” It connects the I-70 to the US 191, just to the north of Moab, Utah, and follows the banks of the Colorado River through a spectacular gorge, with high, sheer sandstone walls that provide a beautiful setting as you travel in your Cruise America rental RV. This…Continue
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One of the best things about traveling in a rental motorhome from Cruise America is that you don’t just fly over the tremendous beauty of a cross-country journey; you get to go through it, stopping whenever you like to “smell the roses.” Try that in an airplane!
This nation of ours is so diverse, that one could travel a lifetime and never see all there is to see. To experience the various cultures and customs from state to state is priceless when you’re creating family memories. But…Continue
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Every state in the nation has its special charm. No matter where you travel, you will find intriguing landmarks and beautiful countryside. The western state of Arizona is certainly no exception. The natural attractions are abundant, and you can find several different climates within the boundaries of the state. This makes it an ideal place to take your Cruise America RV and hit the road. As a matter of fact, some of the best RV road trips can be found in the Grand Canyon State.
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Some folks’ plans for retirement include working in the garden, taking up a hobby or just having more time to spend around the house. And there is nothing wrong with that. But for others, retirement means they can finally set out on the open road, traveling wherever they want, when they want, for as long as they choose. There is no better way to make this happen, than to travel in the comfort of a motorhome. Whether you decide to venture across the nation, or just take a trip to the nearest…Continue
Added by Cruise America on March 10, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments
For many RVers, a family vacation means not only loading up the kids, the gear and supplies … they also bring along the furriest member of the family! And Cruise America is happy to be a part of it! We love our pets, and we know how much fun it is to take them along. Luckily for travelers, there are many RV parks that are designed to accommodate four-legged guests. Some are equipped with pet-friendly amenities that guarantee that “man’s best friend” will enjoy the vacation as much as his…Continue
Added by Cruise America on March 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Vacations that are taken in an RV are much friendlier to the environment than the more traditional methods, such as traveling in an airplane, renting cars, staying in hotels, etc. RVers have always held a special place in their hearts for our Mother Earth, and they go to great lengths to take extra care to minimize their carbon footprints as they camp.
RV manufacturers are also taking care to design and manufacture motorhomes that will be the friendliest to the environment. These…Continue
Added by Cruise America on February 22, 2016 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Camping has been a tradition for families ever since the dawn of nature. There’s something about getting out and enjoying the fresh air of the great outdoors, listening to the sound of the wind as it courses through the pine trees. Or how about the sound of the crashing of waves against the beach? Another wonderful sound is the sound of laughter as you roll along the highway in your Cruise America rental RV—no matter what your destination may be. We have put a few funny quips together that…Continue
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There are countless opportunities for you to enjoy family adventures in your rental motorhome from Cruise America. The countryside across our vast nation is diverse, providing the best-of-the-best in several categories of travel. This is one of many good reasons why more and more folks are choosing RV travel.
America’s national parks provide a beautiful, serene look at our nation. Whether you’re into coastline, lakeside, mountain or desert camping, there is a national park to fill…Continue
Added by Cruise America on November 12, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments
RV living is a great way to vacation. So many family memories are created traveling in one of Cruise America’s fleet of class C RVs. But did you ever consider living the RV lifestyle permanently? As retirement approaches, it may be something to consider. Here’s why:
1. There are No Property Taxes
2. Requires Less Money to Live
3. Unlimited Visiting of Friends and Relatives
4. Create New Experiences
5. Take Home Along With You
6. No More Yard Work
Added by Cruise America on November 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
One of America’s favorite pastimes is traveling. Another favorite pastime is eating. So why not combine the two? Let’s talk turkey here …
The holidays are quickly approaching, and it’s time to start making your way over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, or wherever you happen to be going. You can attempt to get airline tickets and try for a hotel near her home, or you can drastically reduce your luggage and supplies and attempt to fit everything you need for the…Continue
Added by Cruise America on November 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
If you're new to the RV lifestyle, or if you're shopping for one right now, it may benefit you to read this blog post about the costs of RV ownership. It could help you in your planning and search. There’s no way we can cover everything one needs to know when making such a major purchase, but we can sure offer you a basic foundation to get you rolling (no pun intended).
Purchasing a recreational vehicle isn’t much different than purchasing a car. It may be a little more intense; and…Continue
Added by Cruise America on November 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
When you set out to do some RV camping, you have a choice of where you want to stay. Many prefer the secure, amenity-laden RV parks that come equipped with water, power and electrical hookups. This certainly makes life much easier to have these conveniences at your fingertips. However, should you decide to do some boondock camping (otherwise known as “dry camping”), there are a few changes in habits that you will need to prepare for, including conserving water where possible. You must always…Continue
Added by Cruise America on November 4, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
There are an infinite number of spectacular places you can go for an adventurous camping getaway in your motorhome. Many folks prefer to stay in RV parks or campsites, while others prefer to be away from civilization and go “boondocking,” “dry camping” or “wild camping.” For these campers, this article lists ten boondocking gadgets to have with you while camping off the grid. If you own your RV, there are things you can add to it. If you are renting your RV, there are a few things that may…Continue
Added by Cruise America on November 2, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
People always try to seek out places of interest when vacation time rolls around. We, as humans, want to be sure that we don’t waste our precious days off by going somewhere that we aren’t going to absolutely love. However, not all places people visit give them what they want. Traveling in a motorhome almost guarantees that you’ll enjoy yourself wherever you go. The family togetherness and the memories created are incomparable.
There are enjoyable vacation spots all over the nation,…Continue
Added by Cruise America on October 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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
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