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Places To Go in WashingtonPlaces To Go in Washington | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 15-Dec-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

"From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf stream waters"—the U.S. offers limitless possibilities for road-trips in your RV. With a number of impressive forests, moderate temperatures, and access to the Pacific Ocean, many people visit the various state and national parks and forests in the state of Washington.

As the home of the mythical "Bigfoot" and an incredible amount of geographical and cultural diversity, the northernmost continental state in the U.S. sees a lot of rain. Because of this, the vegetation is lush with plenty of cedars and pine forests. Plus, with black bears, cougars, moose, wolves, and whales, the wildlife is abundant and varied, as well. If you're going to visit the 42nd state in the U.S., consider these scenic areas. (Keep in mind, a recreational license is required for ....

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Hearty Soups To Keep You Healthy & Warm in The RVHearty Soups To Keep You Healthy & Warm in The RV | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 12-Dec-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

As the days get cooler and the nights get longer, it's beneficial to add a few new dishes to your repertoire to get you through the winter. Soup is a comfort food that can also be part of an easy to make, healthy meal. These soups in particular provide plenty of vitamins and fiber, so they make a great addition to keep you energetic and healthy throughout cold and flu season.

With plenty of vegetables and tasty broths, these recipes make enough to feed a family, serve at a get-together, or provide several meals throughout the week. Add some fresh bread or crackers and wine for dinner, and then serve the leftovers with a salad or sandwich the next day.

Borscht

Place 1 to 2-pounds of beef or stew meat cut into bite-sized pieces in a big pot with just enough water to cover the meat. Cook ove....

Byways That Offer The Best Scenery Byways That Offer The Best Scenery | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 07-Dec-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

Many RVers hear it—the call of the open road—the desire to explore. For some, trips are planned with a destination in mind. For others, however, the drive is the destination. Road trips provide an opportunity to enjoy different types of landscapes from the amazing vistas found nearly everywhere.

Whether you go it alone, or travel with friends or family, consider these following byways before taking your next road trip. These are a few of the most beautiful found across the country.

Big Bend Scenic Loop, Texas

Driving the Big Bend Scenic Loop takes about a day and is a great way to experience the Big Bend National Park from the comfort of your RV. The scenery is breathtaking including the Mules Ears Peak and Mariscal Mine. Plus, the indigenous animals you may see along the way include biso....

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Find the right RV repair serviceFind the right RV repair service | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 04-Dec-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

If you're lucky, prepared, and the gods smile on you, the only times you'll need to take your RV in for servicing is when it needs its planned periodic maintenance. If you're like us, however, you're looking for RV repair service when you're far away from your "home base," and it's either late at night or on a weekend. With emergency repairs required, how do you know who to get? This is especially tricky if you're in an unfamiliar area or on the road. So, what should you look for? What criteria should the would-be rv repair service meet?

Will They Accommodate You?

One of the first things we look for when choosing a mechanic is how quickly they can get to us. If it's a weekend and our bedroom slide-out is stuck, are we going to have to wait until Monday? Depending on the issue, and the dist....

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5 Top IKEA Products for Motorhomes5 Top IKEA Products for Motorhomes | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 30-Nov-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an RV that didn’t come complete with furniture. Unfortunately, this furniture is not always the most comfortable or functional, and after a while, many items do have a tendency to break. This sends many RVers out looking for the best furniture replacements for their motorhome or travel trailer.

Now, I am certain that there are many great furniture pieces out there. However, my husband and I chose to outfit our trailer with furniture from IKEA. Our reasoning for this is that the furniture is inexpensive, yet comfortable and durable. It is also incredibly functional with plenty of hidden storage and fold out options.

During our search for the perfect IKEA furniture for our rig, we came across a number of awesome tables, chairs, and sofas that would work quite n....

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RV Christmas Decorating IdeasRV Christmas Decorating Ideas | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 28-Nov-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

If you’ll be spending time in your RV this Christmas season, you probably want to add a bit of cheer to your tiny home-on-wheels. Unfortunately, doing this is a little bit difficult due to space limitations. Therefore, you might have to get a little bit creative during your Christmas decoration session this year.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to give your RV that holiday feel we all know and love. If you’re having trouble coming up with ways to do this on your own, you might try one of the ideas below.

Deck the Walls

Limited floor space doesn’t have to translate to limited space everywhere. For instance, most RVs have plenty of wide-open wall space just waiting to host some holiday decor. Wreaths are the perfect thing to hang on an empty wall. Advent calendars and felt Christmas....

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RV Fitness: Best Cold Weather GearRV Fitness: Best Cold Weather Gear | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 22-Nov-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

Many parts of the country experience great fluctuations in temperature. It may be relatively warm one day—perfect for a run through the woods—and then overly chilly the next. Some people live for these crisp days; others, not so much. Living or traveling in an RV doesn't leave a ton of indoor room for workouts (although, there are several workout options that you can do in the limited space of your motorhome), but taking the winter off can really have a negative impact on your health and weight. Fortunately, modern fitness gear means that you can still have options. With a bit of planning, and creative layering, you can enjoy biking, hiking, and running outside.

Assess the Local Weather

Many campgrounds and RV parks have a variety of fantastic biking, hiking, and jogging trails that are gr....

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RV Blanket Insulation TipsRV Blanket Insulation Tips | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 21-Nov-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

Usually, when you know winter's coming, you have plenty of time to take precautions by beefing up insulation and winterizing the water lines. You could even seal the windows with weather stripping or plastic wrap and install thermal blinds and insulating curtains to keep the cold air out. What do you do, however, when the weather changes with little warning, you run out of propane, or you lose power? Consider stocking up on heavy blankets for emergencies. Not only are they essential for bedtime, but you can use them to keep the cold weather out and the warm air in.

Use Heavy Blankets to Create Emergency Insulation

You can reduce drafts from the outside by hanging blankets in front of the windows and exterior doors. Then place a few in the doorways between rooms to create cozy spaces to hol....

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Camp At The Land Of 100,000 LakesCamp At The Land Of 100,000 Lakes | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 15-Nov-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

If you haven't visited the “Land of 100,000 Lakes,” you're missing out. With black bears, beavers, elk, and wolves, some of the best fishing north of the Mason Dixon line, the great North Woods, Lake Superior, and the Great Mall of America, Minnesota is one of the premier destinations for travelers of the U.S.

Although it was originally an animal trapping and fur trading location, it's now known for its boating, camping, fishing, and cold weather activities. With snowmobile crossing and a greater number of ice houses—designed for fishing on the frozen lakes—there is no such thing as "too cold" for most Minnesotans. It's a beautiful state—if you don't mind enormous mosquitos—that has been our "home away from home" in our RV during the summer for many years. Whether it's to enjoy th....

Route 66 AttractionsRoute 66 Attractions | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 13-Nov-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

When people hear the name “Route 66,” they often immediately envision old drive-ins movie theaters, greasy-finger-licking burgers, and odd roadside attractions. This popular RV road-tripper's dream is a 2,500-mile highway that runs from Chicago, Illinois to L.A., California offer these things, and so a ton more. Along with the many natural landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest, it offers a slice of kitschy Americana.

When the road became paved in 1926, it was quick to become the most popular road trip option in the U.S. Even though it's no longer considered a road, it's still the quintessential RVer's paradise. Here are a few of the quirkiest and (in my opinion) most interesting attractions.

Illinois Attractions

The Gemini Giant—the 30-foot-tall, bright green statue€...

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