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.

Connecticut Magazine put together a list of campgrounds that has something for everyone. 

Back in April 1919, 60 acres of land was donated to Hamilton County by the Briggs Family. Briggs Woods has the distinction of being Iowa’s first county park.

The camp host at Greenhorn Meadows Campground is addressing criticism apparently directed at the condition of the park in a recent town hall meeting.

State parks generate nearly $40 million in annual revenue for Illinois, but two of the most popular campgrounds at one park have been closed since 2015. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory digs into the red tape behind the four-year shutdown.

Despite the havoc caused in forested areas by last December’s powerful windstorm, Little Qualicum Falls is the lone provincial park still closed in the aftermath.

There is only one reason we set course for the little-known North Carolina town of Kinston and that was to eat at Chef and the Farmer. If you have ever watched the PBS show A Chef’s Life then you too have fallen in love with Chef Vivian Howard and the local farmers and personalities that entertainingly fill her show.

We had read about a good biking road that runs between Bastrop State Park and Buescher State Park. So when we checked into our campsite here, I asked the lady in the office about it and she used the word “grueling”.

When our friend Amir told us we could use his passenger van and convert it into a camper van, I was beyond excited! Having lived out of a professionally converted camper van, I was ready to take on our own DIY camper van build.

Dropping down into the Midway-Sunset Oil Field plain, after spending a month of enjoying the green hills and wild flower displays in southern California, was a shock to our eyes.

The day we moved over to Twin Peaks Campground, we met up with the gang for a hike up Bull Pasture Trail.

This is the peak of the RV Shopping season as RV shoppers across North America narrow down their selection and make their purchases. So, what exactly are RV shoppers looking for? In our interview of the week, we’ll talk to a group of them and learn what features are most in demand.

Jayco is recalling certain 2019-2020 Jayco Embark motorhomes. While the motorhome was being delivered, the hitch may have been damaged, compromising the motorhome’s ability to safely tow vehicles.

Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on May 21. This daily lottery system will be operated through and will help improve the visitor experience at Camp 4 Campground.

In Governor Gina Raimondo’s budget proposal, she asked for an increase in campground and beach parking fees to raise $1.5 million. Raimondo said the money will be invested in maintaining the states parks and beaches.

Families are invited to celebrate Arbor Day by participating in the Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) annual Great Ohio Planting Day on April 26 at 9 a.m. at Deer Creek State Park campground, located at 20635 State Park Road 20 in Mt. Sterling.

The National Park Service says it will kick off National Park Week by waiving all entrance fees on Saturday.

With National Park Week kicking off on Easter weekend, you can be sure there will be stifling crowds in some parts of the National Park System. So why not avoid the crush by going to one of the overlooked jewels in the system?

After taking reservations for Marshall’s Whistle Stop Campground since December, the staff is ready to build on its first-year success. Opening weekend is slated for Friday, April 19, with reduced rates for overnight camping through May 16. The last camping weekend is Oct. 5-7.

Linger Lodge’s RV Park set to undergo renovation if approved by Manatee County commissioners.

We’ve tried more than a few things over the years to keep our RV windows covered. Track mounted curtains. Home-made draping curtains. Pleated shades. Roller shades. Suction cup-py reflect-y thingies. We’ve even been known to try the factory-supplied shades (gasp)! But with our new loaner van, Parky, we thought we’d check the market again and see if there was a better mousetrap around.


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