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Podcast 174 features Carlsbad KOA owner Shelley Fugitt

(March 15, 2018) -- This week’s guest is Shelley Fugitt, one of the relatively new owners of the KOA campground near Carlsbad, N.M. She and her husband, James, bought the facility last year and manage it year-round with their three children. Fugitt explains why they decided to get out of pediatric oncology – or treating kids with cancer – and get into the campground industry instead. She explains why they settled on acquiring a KOA franchise versus a privately-owned campground. She also talks about what she learned at KOA University that has helped her prepare for the challenges she faced as new business owners who were brand new to the outdoor hospitality industry. Read More »

KOA: 5 national parks you need to visit

(March 14, 2018) -- There are places we’ve all heard of, The Grand Canyon and Yosemite. For many of us they top our bucket lists as places to visit. But there are lesser known national parks that are worth the trip for the views and activities they offer. Take a trip off the beaten path and discover some of the most undervalued national parks. Read More »

KOA: Your chance to win a new Keystone RV

(Feb. 19, 2018) -- For the past several years, our partners at Keystone RV Company have graciously provided a brand new recreational vehicle to be awarded to one lucky camper who enters our “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?” Giveaway. Read More »

Gila Bend KOA Journey wins Rising Star award

(Jan. 18, 2018) -- Scott Swanson and his mother purchased the Gila Bend KOA Journey in Gila Bend, Ariz., in September 2015, and have been busy transforming it into an inviting snowbird destination and overnight park for travelers ever since. Read More »

KOA: 19 hacks that will improve any camping trip

(Jan. 18, 2018) -- Camping connects you with the quiet majesty of nature, allowing you to recharge your batteries and relax with family and friends. For some, “roughing it” is all part of the fun — but why not allow a bit of homespun ingenuity to make things easier for you on your next camping trip? Read More »