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RV & Camping

Some of the best road trips are taken in an RV and some of the best nights are spent camping under the stars. At Drive The Nation, we love to get affordable hotel deals, but we also love the freedom of traveling in and RV or camper. Check out our recent articles about RVing & camping, plus our favorite adventure travel ideas. You can also search for an RV to truly start your #DrivetheNation adventure!

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
3 months ago

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The giant redwood trees are something that California is known for. And luckily you can get a taste of them at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

If you’re spending time in the area and want to see some of the best natural wonders of the world, the famous California redwoods, this is the place to go. It’s not far from San Francisco and offers plenty of opportunities for spending some time outdoors, and yes, getting a few special photos for Instagram!

In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about spending some time in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. 

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Visiting Missoula, MT
4 months ago

Visiting Missoula, MT

What’s in Missoula, Montana?

Endless outdoor adventure, that’s what. 

Every now and again, you need to drop everything you’re doing and recharge your internal batteries. Ditch the city (and technology) and dive into the great outdoors! Missoula is just what the doctor ordered. 

If it’s hiking, skiing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, or fishing you’re after, this is where you want to plan your next vacation. In this post, take a look at some of the best-rated places to get outside and have fun! 

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
6 months ago

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

When a place is on the shortlist to become the next National Park you know it has to be pretty good. Well, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has the honor of that designation. It’s pretty easy to see why this National Lakeshore is so popular with visitors and residents alike. 

First, is it’s location. Unlike most National Parks, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is easily accessible from a major city. It’s only about 40 miles from downtown Chicago. So it’s no wonder this park sees over 1.7 million visitors each year. 

Now, beyond being easy to get to, there are a lot of other reasons why Indiana Dunes is a great spot to visit. In this post, we’ll cover a few of the reasons why. 

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5 Ways to Boost Your Green Efforts On Your Next RV Trek
7 months ago

5 Ways to Boost Your Green Efforts On Your Next RV Trek

Anyone who travels knows it’s easy to dive straight into poor habits as soon as you get on the road. Whether you’re ditching healthy eating or foregoing your regular exercise routine, there’s something about sailing down the dusty trail that gives you permission to indulge and soak up the carefree nature of being in motion.

That being said, some habits are still just as valuable to keep up on the road as you do at home. Maintaining a low carbon footprint is becoming an increasingly important topic of conversation, and even though green habits are harder to keep up on the road, they’re far from impossible.

If you’re hoping to boost your green efforts during your next RV trek, here are some tips to help you get started:

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Visiting Mohican State Park
1 year ago

Visiting Mohican State Park

State parks are truly one of the unmentioned gems of America’s park system. While the National Parks attract millions of visitors each year and stun people with their size and beauty, there’s just as much that can be said about state parks. 

After all, once the weather is nice, who doesn’t love spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and enjoying naturalist programs? You can find dozens of these in every state, but in this post, we want to highlight Mohican State Park.

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Visiting Houghton, MI
1 year ago

Visiting Houghton, MI

America is full of small towns that get overlooked due to the fact that they are small or not considered major cities. However, there are a so many that offer unique sites and rich culture.  Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a town that is home to many hidden gems that most people never knew. It is the quaint and historic town of Houghton, Michigan. Houghton was named after Douglass Houghton who was Michigan’s first appointed state geologist.

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Most Remote National Parks to Visit
2 years ago

Most Remote National Parks to Visit

There is no question the National Park System truly is one of America’s greatest gems. And, with 2016 being the 100th birthday of the system, the parks were able to see increased growth.

While most people know the big parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains, there are dozens of incredible parks that most people don’t visit because they don’t know about them or they are very remote.

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10 Best National Parks for Tent Camping
2 years ago

10 Best National Parks for Tent Camping

Camping. It’s one of the best ways to experience nature as a whole. And we don’t mean sleeping in a cabin, we mean the real deal camping. Pitching a tent and sleeping there for at least one night. America is filled with natural beauty all around the country, and when it comes to finding some of the best National Parks for tent camping, we know a few of the favorites!  Read More

7 Camping Safety Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
2 years ago

7 Camping Safety Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

 

No matter who you are or where you live, getting out into the great outdoors is always a good way to slow down a bit, enjoy some nature, and recharge your batteries.

Camping is one of the most fun and yet least expensive activities you can do outside, so it’s no wonder that millions of people look forward to camping trips with friends and family every year, no matter what the season.

But, in order to really make the most of your experience, and this is true especially if you are new to camping, there are a couple of safety tips you should keep in mind. Follow these, and you’re going to be far more likely to avoid any accidental mishaps that can put a major damper on any camping experiences. Read More

Best National Parks for RVing
2 years ago

Best National Parks for RVing

When the summer comes, thousands of people all across the United States hop in their RVs. Many of these travelers head out to tour the National Parks. It’s a time honored tradition, and for many, RVing is the best way to be able to get up close and personal with the parks for an extended period of time.

Now, it’s important to remember that not all parks are great for bringing the RV along. Sometimes it can be a matter of a lack of space for RVs, remoteness or lack of facilities. In some parks RVs aren’t even allowed at all (so be sure to check!). Read More