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RV Destinations Magazine Issue 5 - July/August 2021

RV Destinations Magazine is a travel magazine for the RVer. It'll tug at your travel heart-strings and inspire you to get out and explore. Whether you're trekking by backpack, tent, Class A, B, or C, travel trailer, or just the backseat of your car, this magazine is for you. With stunning imagery from cover to cover, you'll find write-ups on everything from well-known destinations to those hidden gems off the beaten path to help you choose your next vacation getaway. So, get out there and explore.

United States
RV Destinations Magazine, LLC
8 Issues

in this issue

2 min
letter from the publishers

This has always been an exciting time of year. Summer is in full swing; days are long, nights are warm and the wheels are rolling on RVs, campers and cars. Families are gathering together for summer holidays and the excitement of summer vacation is thick in the air. Aahh…summertime. We hope we have inspired you to explore new parts of the country this year and we are continually adding to the resources we offer you to help you get out and try a new location. If you are still in planning mode, no worries, we’ve got your back. This issue is full of fantastic location ideas! We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our loyal subscribers. We have always focused on making sure your user experience is…

2 min

Instapot.... great food and fast. –J. Corcoran, Jupiter, FL RVD Response: The Instapot is worth its weight in gold! One of our favorite recipes is inside out egg roll. A portable grill/smoker because we are cooking all the time. –D. Westermann, Columbus RVD Response: A must for every RVer! Traeger makes a great small, portable smoker/grill. This may sound silly, but we love our portable weather station...just a simple, wireless, battery-powered device we probably bought on Amazon. It’s amazing how much we look at the indoor and outdoor temps to gauge when we run the HVAC or what to wear when heading out for the day’s adventures. Handy! –V. Jones, El Dorado Hills, CA RVD Response: A very useful tool and makes a great gift for an RVer. We love gifts, like portable weather stations. Maybe one will…

5 min
new york finger lakes region

Boasting the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon of the east, a NASCAR and IndyCar Series racetrack, eleven glacially formed lakes, campgrounds galore and enough wineries to make even the most seasoned sommelier break a sweat, the New York State Finger Lakes Region is the go-to vacation destination for those who love the outdoors. Steeped in history, Native American legend says that the Great Spirit blessed this land with his hands, leaving the shape of his fingers behind. However, geologists believe that the Laurentide Ice Sheet receded two million years ago, carving the deep, beautiful lakes we see today. Regardless of what you believe, you won’t find such diverse beauty anywhere else. With an abundance of state parks and plenty of private campgrounds to choose from,…

7 min
wintering in bullhead city

Before it was a town, Bullhead City, Arizona, was simply a place for travelers to pass through—a crossing on the southern Colorado River, below the Grand Canyon. Even so, it’s been a busy place with a long history, from cliff-dwelling farmers of the Anasazi Era to wandering burros and camels followed by bustling dam builders and active snowbirds and vacationers. Incredibly beautiful in its unique way, the land is rugged, rocky and colorful. But usually, summer is too much. In the old days, no one would visit when the summer sun scorched the surrounding desert hills. Thanks to the Colorado River Compact and its related projects, even summer became a desirable time to visit the river if you’re a fisherman or boating enthusiast. That agreement was between the states that contain or…

5 min
craters of the moon

“SOMEWHAT OVERSHADOWED BY THE STATE’S NATIONAL FORESTS AND BEAUTIFUL FALLS, CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT AND PRESERVE IN IDAHO IS AN OTHERWORLDLY GEM OF A STOP FOR THOSE WHO SEEK IT OUT.” THE HISTORY Starting some 15,000 years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions created a colorful abstract of coarse, sculpted landscape in this spot. There were eight eruptive periods which lasted up until about 2,000 years ago. Over the course of those thousands of years, lava erupted from what is now called the Great Rift. This series of deep cracks stretches for a length of more than 50 miles and the lava that seeped from the cracks covered more than 600 square miles to form the Craters of the Moon lava field. Two smaller lava fields, the Wapi and the…

1 min
featurted destination yosemite national park

It feels cliche to claim that a national park as popular as Yosemite is our favorite. However, there’s a reason this destination is a pilgrimage for everyone seeking aweinspiring natural beauty. Driving into the park via Big Oak Flat Road feels like soaring over the Valley. The views are so immediately grandiose that you expect a sweeping score will begin to play. The towering white rocks reflect the coolest and most peaceful blue tones. The fresh pine-laden air imparts invigorating powers. Yosemite often feels separate from reality, as if the world went on around it, but left this Valley perfect and unblemished by the progress of time. The experience of Yosemite immediately comes to mind when you think of “camping” and “the great outdoors.” From hiking to climbing to swimming to…