Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

Seeing Hoover Dam was on my bucket list. A few years ago, when my son and I visited, we were both stunned by the immensity of Hoover Dam’s engineering and the magnanimous monument it is to the strength of the human spirit.

“We’re not only going to be celebrating moms, but our 20th anniversary as a campground,” said park manager Rebecca Murphy. The weekend’s festivities will include a big party with a DJ, games, a fish dinner, a birthday cake, a Mother’s Day raffle, a fishing tournament and a big giveaway.

nuCamp RV, selling the TAB, TAB 400, and TAG teardrop campers and trailers in North America, will add another smart member to its lineup. Starting next year, the company will also offer its customers the compact travel trailers of Barefoot Caravans.

If you like the idea of hitting the open road and getting out of the city, while enjoying the flexibility of stopping when you want to see points of interest, you may want to consider the options recreational vehicles offer.

“It’s not so much about just getting to where you’re going and stopping when you’re there, but you really get to enjoy the journey,” says Julie Hall, a spokesperson for AAA. “It’s also a cost-effective way to travel, or it can be at least.”

Entegra Coach is recalling certain 2019 Entegra Vision and Emblem motorhomes built on a Ford F53 chassis. The blower motor electrical circuit may be missing the 25amp fuse, possibly resulting in overheating of the wiring.

The possibility of a new national park is being considered in western Montana, not run by the federal government but by a sovereign American Indian tribe.

Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport is featuring six new “unique retreats” that range from a bohemian-style hideaway to a futuristic glass dome, as well as more ways for young kids to go glamping.

A manhunt is underway for the gunman who shot five people late Saturday along the Central coast. The shooting unfolded at Oceano Dunes State Park just before midnight.

The Coronado National Forest will be increasing fees for annual passes and some day-use areas, campsites and group sites across the forest in Southeastern Arizona.

For some parents, it can be plenty challenging just to take young children on a trip to the mall. Then there are those who take their tiny hikers into the wilderness.

Recently, the country christened its 61st national park. Joining that elite group is the former Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In February, President Trump signed a bill that included redesignating this 15,000-acre national lakeshore as Indiana Dunes National Park.

When we go to RV shows here in the US, we usually have pretty good success finding models from the mainstream manufacturers. But our ability to find smaller, niche players at the bigger RV shows is hit or miss.

Newborn deer fawns in the wild are a precious sight. Just don’t get too close or a mother deer attack could ruin your RV trip. Here’s how to keep you and your pets out of harms way.

Southern Illinois is nestled between two of the biggest rivers on the continent. Historically, regular floods of both the Ohio and the Mississippi left the region covered deep in silt, fantastically fertile soil. Until the early twentieth century, most of our country’s wheat was grown here.

Do you tow a travel trailer? The towing hitching up tip we are about to share with you can literally save lives. Not to mention your travel trailer.

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Rockwood and Flagstaff recreational trailers. The wiring for the front bedroom air conditioning may have been improperly installed and may come in contact with the heat strip in the air conditioner.

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Dynamax Isata motorhomes built on a RAM cab chassis. The primary and secondary brake hoses located between the brake master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit may have been manufactured without anti-corrosion plating on the ferrules.

At Thursday’s land use meeting, Manatee County Commissioners approved a rezone of the Linger Lodge RV park and campground property on the Braden River in east Manatee County, along with a general development plan that would allow for an expansion of the historic fishing camp.

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Dynamax Isata vehicles built on a RAM chassis and equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position.


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