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.

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Wellfleet Hollow State Campground (formerly Paine’s Campground) in the Town of Wellfleet will commence its first camping season under the management of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Many RVers have become so accustomed to hooking up to shore power (120-volt electrical service) that they are in somewhat of a quandary of what they should do when they find themselves without it for a night.

Have you ever looked at a map and been so curious about a road or town that you just had to hop in the car and explore? Well, that seems to happen to me a lot. First off, I love maps and have had an interest in geography as long as I can remember. I’m always wondering what’s around the next bend in the road.

If you’re looking for some truly great things to do in Branson, Mo., for couples, you’re going to find great delight in the Titanic Museum. Packed full of history and artifacts, this is one date night activity that will bring you hours of historical knowledge and facts.

The recent Honda Generator Recall has caused some confusion among RVers needing to access remote power when camping. Today we’re talking to the folks at Honda Power Equipment to find out the Honda generator recall information.

Campers at Montana State Parks will experience more flexibility when making campsite reservations at some parks this summer.

After leaving Fort Collins, our goal was to pick a camp spot less than 200 miles away since we have to return in four weeks. Rawlins, Wyoming camping fit the bill. It’s rent-free, far from crowds, noise and city lights. Perfect!

A large fire destroyed parts of a popular Lake Cumberland resort early Monday but the owner says the marina and houseboat rentals will be open for Memorial Day weekend.

If you’ve never tried RV boondocking, you’ll quickly learn that full-hookup RV park stays are totally different from a dry camping experience. When you’re thinking of making the switch, these two RV boondocking basics for newbies will help you do it with ease.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Colorado are planning to get away for the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend. A large number plan to go camping. If you have not already made a reservation getting a campsite could be a challenge.

Although high water over an entrance road to Brushy Creek Campground at Lake O’ the Pines would shut it down right now, that’s not the reason it’s closed.

After almost a century of crafting nearly identical, metallic, tear-drop trailers, Airstream has finally learned a new design language. The brand, one of 17 RV lines owned by Thor Industries Inc., ditched its silver-bullet style and created a fiberglass camping trailer in a bid to attract those who “love modern design.”

If you’re wondering how to choose the best national park for your next RV adventure, you’re not alone. We were clueless, too, when our full-time RVing life began in 2007. But after one giant boulder collision, several tree branch sideswipes, and 12 years traveling, we’ve got national park RV camping logistics down to a science. Here’s your chance to learn from our early blunders with foolproof tips for a flawless getaway.

There’s a campground a half mile away from Niki Rider’s house in Ohio, but when it comes to family camping, she’d rather drive two hours to the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Barton Lake in Fremont, Indiana.

Get your camping gear ready, for Memorial Day weekend will be upon us soon. It may be hard to find the great outdoors any greater than in Utah: Hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, off-roading and in several places – well, crowds.

Five months after receiving the highest award in the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park franchise network, the Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines has won a “Park of the Year Award” in the medium-size park category from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).

House Bill 4519, sponsored by state Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Wayland, would require the Department of Natural Resources to provide a two-week window for Michigan residents to make reservations for a campground, cabin, yurt or lodge at a state park or forest before opening up reservations to non-residents.

The Six Rivers National Forest is looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to serve as campground hosts for the 2019 summer season. Host duties include welcoming visitors, sharing news and information about recreational opportunities in the area, and light campground maintenance.

The May long weekend usually marks the start of camping season in Quebec, but cool, rainy temperatures and a late thaw have kept numbers low and many campsites empty.

There are two campgrounds at Black Butte Lake- Orland Buttes and Buckhorn. Orland Buttes seemed like the lower usage one so we went there. None of the sites are designated as accessible plus the campground is hilly and many of the sites are not level.


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