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City Highlight: Hershey, Pennsylvania

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last hundred years, you surely know about Hershey’s chocolate. And chances are, you’ve had your fair share of Hershey’s Bars and Kisses. However, not everybody knows that Hershey isn’t just a famous chocolate company – it’s also a city. Hershey, Pennsylvania gets its name from Milton Hershey, philanthropist and founder of the chocolate company, who played a massive part in founding the city.

While the history of Hershey–the man, the city, and the company–is what draws in many visitors, there’s much to see and do, making it a worthy stop on your travels. Here are some things to do if you find yourself in Hershey, or as it’s also known, “Chocolate Town.”

Learn About the Town Built on Chocolate

Even in the slight chance that you’re not a fan of Hershey’s Chocolate, the history of the company, and the man behind it, is fascinating to learn about. Hershey prides itself on its humble beginnings, which you can learn more about at The Hershey Story. This family-friendly museum is packed with exhibits that include both machinery from the original Hershey factory and interactive replica props. And of course, no stop in Hershey is complete without a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World, where you can learn more about the chocolate and even create your own Hershey bar!

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Check Out Other Hershey Attractions

There’s more to Hershey than chocolate. One of the city’s more popular hot spots is Hersheypark, an amusement and water park that has attractions ranging from roller coasters to a Ferris wheel. If you and your family are looking for something a little more laid back, consider a visit to Hershey Gardens, a 23-acre botanical garden that features a butterfly atrium and children’s garden. For a little entertainment, you can see a show at Hershey Theatre or catch a game at Giant Center, home of the Hershey Bears hockey team.

Visit Nearby Locales

While there’s a lot to keep you busy in Hershey, another appealing aspect of the city is its location, which is central to many other Pennsylvania sites worth visiting. Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg, is a half hour’s drive away, and is home to many attractions from the historical to the modern. Gettysburg, another popular historical area, is an hour away from Hershey, but well worth the drive. And Lancaster, about 40 minutes away, is famous for its Amish culture, if you’re interested in learning about a way of life most people seldom see.

Bring Your Motor Home

You shouldn’t have many issues when travelling to the Hershey with your motor home, as there are multiple campgrounds in the nearby surrounding area. Closest to the action is the Harrisburg East Campground, which has tree-shaded campsites that have full hook-up and multiple amenities such as a pool and sports grounds. A little farther away, but still close to downtown Hershey, is the Hersheypark Camping Resort. While this campground has similar amenities to Harrisburg East, choosing to stay here gets you special deals for attractions around town. There’s also Pinch Pond Family Campground, which is about half an hour from Hershey, but offers a more woodsy experience with its location on the pond. If none of these campgrounds piques your interest, remember that there are plenty more campgrounds to choose from.

Hershey is a must-visit for every chocolate lover, but as you can see, there’s much more to the city than its background in sweets. Plus, with its proximity to other Pennsylvania sites of interest, Hershey makes a great base for exploring the south central part of the state. Take a visit to Hershey to see for yourself how it earned its motto, “The Sweetest Place on Earth.”

The Best Motor Home Parks in the Country

The beauty of owning a motor home is that, when you’re behind the wheel, you have the freedom to go almost anywhere. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll actually want to go just anywhere. You want the best! If you’re tired of hitting the same old campgrounds time after time, change things up by visiting one of the following resorts, which are among the best in the United States.

Beaver Dam Campground in Berwick, Maine

Just glancing at the long list of awards that Beaver Dam Campground has to its name should be enough to pique your interest in the park. Taking a look at pictures of the campground, however, is enough to seal the deal. Located on a picturesque, 20-acre pond, Beaver Dam promises to offer an ideal vacation away from the stresses of city life.

That doesn’t mean that your visit has to be free of any fun, though, as the campground boasts such activities as mini golf, canoeing, fishing, and cycling. Plus, with all the amenities that you’d expect in a great campground–including full hook up, Wi-Fi, and even a dog park–there’s no doubt you’ll have a care-free stay at Beaver Dam.

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Yosemite National Park in California

Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in not just the country, but the entire world. So, it’s natural that camping out here would offer one of the opportunities of a lifetime. There’s a surprising amount of activities you can do here, including biking, hiking, and even golf, but the real reason most visitors come is for the spectacular sights that transcend description.

Yosemite has 13 campsites in total, 10 of which are accessible by motor home. However, you should know that while Yosemite has some of the best views, its campsites don’t get points for convenience for motorhome campers. Unfortunately, they don’t have electrical, water, or sewer hookups, although there are dump stations nearby and limited generator use is allowed on-site. If that doesn’t sound appealing, there are nearby campsites that are still somewhat close to the action and have more of the amenities you might prefer. Do note that Yosemite National Park campgrounds require reservations during the busy season, which lasts from April to September.

Petoskey Motorcoach Resort in Petoskey, Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan is a hotspot for quality motorhome camping, but Petoskey Motorcoach Resort may just be the creme de la creme. Combining the beautiful natural features of Northern Michigan with the professional upkeep of a top-of-the-line resort, this campground simply screams luxury. Along with the immaculately-kept grounds, the resort features five-star amenities that include a tennis court, 9-hole putting course, and pool and spa.

While it may be difficult to leave the pampered experience of the resort, nearby attractions like Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island, and Traverse City will beckon you to explore. Tip: try to make your trip in autumn to see the leaves change color – truly a spectacular sight.

America is a big place, and there are many, many campgrounds that offer a large variety of experiences. While the resorts on this list are definite must-visits, there are plenty more out there! Sometimes, the best places you can find are the ones you stumble across serendipitously. The only way to find out is by packing up, jumping in your motorhome, and hitting the road.

Review: 2017 Newmar Ventana 4310

When shopping around for a new motorhome, it’s important to take a look at the under-the-hood specs. Of course, you want something powerful and reliable enough to take you wherever you want to go, without fail. However, the pure power of a motorhome is only half of the equation – it has to feel right, too.

With the new 2017 Ventana 4310, luxury motorhome manufacturer Newmar has brought back all the quality features of its top-of-the line models, along with some new additions. If you think you’ve seen everything there is to see in a motorhome, just wait until you check out the new Newmar Ventana.

The Space to Live Your Life How You Want

One of the more important features of a quality motorhome is the amount of space you have to work with. With the Ventana 4310, you never have to worry about feeling confined or running out of room. At an interior width of just about eight feet, you have plenty of room to move around in, and two full-sized bathrooms means both you and your guests will never be bumping into each other. Plus, with a sliding door that separates the master quarters from the rest of the coach and standard roll-down window curtains, you’ll go about your days without worry of privacy.

The amenities of the Ventana also give you more than enough room to work comfortably. In the kitchen, you’ll find a stainless steel sink that’s deeper than any previous Ventana model. You also have large pantry storage with adjustable shelves that allow you to set the height to whatever you need. Under the coach is an insulated, slide-out understorage, giving you easier access to your luggage and other possessions.

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The Comforts of Home, Wherever You Go

One of the more difficult aspects of being on the road is having to sacrifice some of the simple comforts of home. Not so with the Newmar Ventana, which takes the best of home and puts it right at your fingertips. Along with the space to easily fit you and your guests, you can make yourself at home and cook in comfort with a fully-fledged kitchen. Maybe the most interesting feature of the kitchen is the induction burner mounted within the countertop. The burner, which is fully detachable, allows you to even take it outside to do some outdoor cooking.

As you know, living the motorhome isn’t all about getting the job done – it’s also about having fun. And in the new Ventana, you’ll have all the opportunities to kick back and relax. Sony televisions in the living area and master bedroom and a JBL sound system provide you with everything you need for a relaxing night in. And with large, comfortable furniture and six-point drivers’ seats, you’ll have no problem opening up your home to guests.

Newmar has been around for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve settled. Every year, their new models demonstrate leaps and bounds in luxury motorhome design, and this year’s Ventana is a testament to that. If you want to see one of the best motorhomes on the market right now, do yourself a favor and check out the Newmar Ventana.

City Highlight: Savannah, Georgia

While Savannah, Georgia might not top many vacation destination lists quite like Orlando and New York City do, with its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a prime location to stop, take a breather, and have a look around. And while the sights of Savannah are good enough alone to make the visit worth it, the real reason most travel to this city is for its vast and well-preserved history. Here’s a sample of the things you can get up to in Savannah.

Get a History Lesson

Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia, and while you can expect to find all the amenities of a modern city, there’s a lot to remind visitors of the history of the city, the state, and the country. Of course, Savannah played a part during the Civil War, as it was captured by General Sherman after his March to the Sea. As such, you can book historical sightseeing tours to get a first-hand glimpse of landmarks from the era. Or, if you’d rather take things at your own pace, you can get a feel for the history yourself as you take a walk through the city’s many historic squares.

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Explore Modern Savannah

While a lot of Savannah’s appeal lies in its history, don’t be fooled into thinking this is a city trapped in the past. One of the city’s major attractions is the City Market, the four-block area downtown that’s home to many of the city’s best dining and entertainment attractions. It’s here that you’ll find art galleries and shops to spend your day in and bars to spend your night in.

Get Out to Nature

With Savannah’s southern location, time spent outside during the summer will be in hot and muggy conditions. If you’re brave enough to leave the shelter of air conditioning and head out into the humidity, you’ll find that Savannah has a lot of natural beauty to offer. For a day at the beach, head over to Tybee Island, which is a half hour’s drive from downtown. If you’d like to spend some time on the water and see Savannah from a unique point of view, you could reserve a seat on a steamboat river cruise. And if you’d like to see the untapped nature of Savannah, take a trip to the nearby nature reserve, home to all parts of the ecosystem – including alligators.

Bring Your Motor Home

Due to Savannah’s rural surroundings, it’s quite easy to find a place to park your motor home while visiting the city. Closest to downtown, and perhaps the most highly rated, is the Red Gate Campground. Besides the added benefit of being closest to the action, the campground offers many additional features, including fishing ponds and horseback riding. Of course, there are plenty of other campgrounds to choose from near Savannah. Not far from Red Gate is Biltmore, which has been operating since the 1950s, and a bit farther out you can find Sunshine Park. All told, it shouldn’t take much effort to find the right place for you and your motor home.

With its delicate mix of history and modern amenities, Savannah provides an experience you won’t get in many other places. Whatever you choose to do, be it booking a tour through a haunted house or taking a horse-and-buggy ride the city, one thing’s for sure: you’ll probably learn a thing or two.

What to Do If You Get a Flat Tire While on the Road

The last thing you want to happen on a fun motorhome trip is to run into any problems. Still, while you needn’t dwell on all the things that could go wrong, it is best to be prepared so you can handle any problems that might come up. One of the issues that could throw a wrench into your travels is a flat tire. Getting a flat on your motorhome isn’t quite the same as getting one of your everyday car, so it’s important to know what to do in this somewhat unlikely–but still possible–scenario.  

Pull Over Safely

Just as you would if you got a flat on your car, once you realize you’ve got a blowout on your motorhome, you should pull over as soon as you can. While you’ll want to find a good spot on the side of the road that will accommodate the width of your motorhome, you should be wary of driving too far on a flat. Once you’re on the side of the road, put your indicator lights on. Consider bringing along in your trip some road cones or warning triangles that you can lay down behind your motorhome. This way, oncoming drivers will know to slow down and take caution as they pass you and your coach.

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Why You Probably Can’t Fix It Yourself

If you’re more of a DIY person, you’ll find that, when it comes to fixing your motorhome’s flat tire, the deck is stacked against you. Most motorhomes don’t even come equipped with a flat tire, let alone a jack that will be able to lift the weight of your coach. Even if you did have the proper equipment, it would take up space that you may not have or want to give in your motorhome. Plus, while you may have had experience changing a car tire before, you probably haven’t had to change one on a motorhome, so when combining your inexperience against the backdrop of a possibly busy road, it’s safest just to let a mechanic to do the work for you.

Get a Professional to Handle It

Surely the last thing you’ll want to do on your trip is send your motorhome to the mechanic for a day or two, but consider this – do you want to risk further damaging your motor home, costing your more money than you would spend having it towed and fixed? Plus, there’s a good chance that your motorhome insurance covers just this issue, meaning you’ll only have to pay the deductible. Your insurance might not cover further damage caused by you in attempts to fix it yourself.

Prevent Flat Tires from Happening

While some flat tires are a result of just bad luck, you can do a few things to prevent them from happening in the first place. First of all, take a regular account of each tire’s pressure. You should check your tire pressure every morning before you drive. Ensuring that they’re at the right pressure will not only save you from a possible blowout, but it’ll also keep you driving with better fuel efficiency. It’s also a good idea to have your tires inspected every five years or so, and when driving, be sure you aren’t speeding and over capacity – these are two of the biggest factors in tire blowouts. A little work in maintaining your motorhome’s wheels can save you a lot of hassle from a flat tire.

Road Signs You May Have Never Seen Before and Why You Should Know What They Mean

As you travel across the country, you’re bound to come across a few road signs you’re unfamiliar with, some perhaps you’ve never even seen before. Don’t forget, you’re always responsible for your driving, and ignorance is no excuse if you get pulled over! Here are some uncommon road signs you might run into on your travels, what they mean, and what you should do when you see them.

Low Clearance

Imagine this: you’re driving along, not a problem in the world, and as you pass under a bridge, scrape! Passing under a bridge that’s too low for your motor home, as you might imagine, can cause huge damage to your coach, effectively sidelining your trip and costing you thousands in repairs. You should always be aware of your surroundings when you drive, but towns and cities pose more potential issues for you and your motorhome. Keep an eye out for low clearance signs posted onto bridges. They are usually rectangular and yellow or orange, and they should have written on them the maximum height allowed to pass under the bridge. It should go without saying that you’ll want to know your motor home’s height clearance before hitting the road.

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Falling Rocks

You might not always see the parts of the environment that threaten to damage your motor home. This is the purpose of advisory signs like the falling rocks warning, which indicate that you should take extra precautions for unanticipated dangers. The falling rocks sign is different depending on where in the States you are. In California, it’s a symbol of a car driving under a crumbling cliff, while in other states it’s just phrases like “falling rocks” or “watch for rock.” Keep in mind that you shouldn’t just be on the lookout for rocks falling from above, but also ones that might be on the road and obstructing your path.

Downgrade Road

You might have seen this sign before – it’s a yellow diamond with a design of a large truck driving down a steep decline. The sign’s message is simple and should be pretty easy to figure out: there’s a downward hill coming. But its importance is much greater to you when you’re driving your motorhome. As you know, something as massive as a motorhome carries a lot of inertia to it, meaning that you need to take extra precautions when making your way down a steep hill. You don’t want to put too much wear and tear on your brakes, so you should downshift, letting your engine take care of the work. Making use of your jake brake, if your motorhome is equipped with one, can also help you stay in control during your downward descent.

Thankfully, most road signs in America are pretty common, and if you’ve never seen one before, there’s a good chance that you’ll figure it out easily enough. However, if you think you’re a little rusty on your road sign knowledge, the Wikipedia page for road signs in the United States will give you a helpful primer to the ones you might see during your travels. Above all, staying attentive and being cautious at all times while you drive will prove to be the best thing you can do.

Review: 2017 Newmar Canyon Star 3911

There’s a lot to love about the motorhome lifestyle. Whether you’re a fan of travelling, camping, or just seeing America first hand from the driver’s seat, a well-designed motor home gives you the power to make any place your home. Unfortunately, that dream isn’t always attainable for everyone. Most modern motor homes, while luxurious and state of the art, aren’t designed for all people, especially wheelchair users. The 2017 Newmar Canyon Star 3911, on the other hand, is. With its cutting-edge design that’s attractive and accessible, Newmar’s latest is a motorhome that’s worth checking out.

Making a Motorhome More Accessible

The standout feature of the Canyon Star 3911 is its wheelchair lift, but don’t be fooled: from front to back, this motorhome has been designed with accessibility in mind. The lift, which is compliant with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, can hold up to 800 pounds and features dual handrails and a backup pump. Once you’re in the motorhome, you’ll see for yourself how easy it is to navigate. The entire pathway within the motor home is 30 inches wide, meaning you’ll have all the space you need to get around your home. Plus, the bathroom is equipped with a roll-in shower, a shower seat, and grab bars, so you’ll be comfortable and safe at all times.

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Accessibility Without Compromise to Style

Don’t forget that, while the Canyon Star 3911 has better accessibility than most motorhomes, it also features some luxurious design choices. Maple cupboards, polished countertops, and quality (and spacious) furniture delight, giving other coaches a serious run for their money. This is evident in the smaller details, too: hidden hinges on the cabinet doors, full extension drawers, and passenger seat work station mean that you’ll be cruising in comfort–and style–for the duration of your journey. You won’t be afraid to have guests over. In fact, with such quality furnishings, you’ll want to give them the full tour.

All the Features, and More, That You Expect

Just as you would expect from any modern motorhome, and especially from a Newmar, this coach is equipped with every feature that will make your time on the road entertaining. In the extensive kitchen, you’ve got a Norcold refrigerator with 8 cubic feet of space, a three-burner range, and a microwave oven. That means you won’t be relying on suspect fast food or campground offerings. Instead, your new travel buddies will be coming to you when you host dinner! Also, with built-in TVs, radio, and CD players, you’ll have all the entertainment you could possibly wish for.

The Power and Safety of a Newmar Coach

You know when you buy a Newmar, you’re buying quality – and that’s not just in the luxurious interior choices. The Canyon Star 3911 has some serious oomph to it, running off a 320 horsepower engine, so you’ll be able to go wherever you want, whenever you want, without worry. Installed in this Newmar are double-pane, tinted safety glass windows, so you’ll be able to rest with ease in your home.

No matter who you are or what your abilities may be, if you want to experience all the pleasures that owning a motorhome can bring you, you should be able to do so, just as anyone else. That’s the purpose behind this motor home, and with Newmar’s attempt in marrying luxury with accessibility, it’s clear they have a success on their hands.

Advantages of Staying in a Luxury Motor Home Over Traditional Camping

For generations, families have spent their summers hitting the road and getting back to nature, armed only with supplies and a tent. But while camping, in the traditional sense, is certainly one way of getting back to your roots, it isn’t necessarily the best way. As a luxury motor home owner, you have similar access to the outdoors, but with many more advantages. With a motor home, you have all the benefits of traditional camping and much, much more.

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The Comforts of Home

The beauty of owning a luxury motor home is that wherever you go, you can take your home with you. Have you ever tried camping overnight in a tent? It isn’t exactly comfortable. Between the rough ground, limited space, and unknown things bumping in the night, it’s tough to get comfortable, let alone fall asleep. This can make for a vacation that’s more stressful than rejuvenating.

On the other hand, bringing your motor home along for the journey can give you the best of both worlds. While it only takes one step out the door to get back to nature, you also have more than enough space to be comfortable. You’ve got all your modern amenities with you, including a real bed, a kitchen, and even bathroom facilities. Plus, a motor home provides the safety that a simple zip-up tent cannot, meaning you have more privacy and protection from wildlife, the elements, and strangers.

Less Fuss, More Relaxation

While going camping is meant to be–and certainly can be–a relaxing activity, it ironically can take a lot of work to unwind. Camping outdoors means you have to trudge around with your gear, set up a tent and campsite, and maybe worst of all, deal with inclement weather. Good luck if you haven’t planned for a torrential downpour!

Taking your motor home with you ensures an easier camp setup, as your campsite is wherever you park it. There’s less need to pack and unpack supplies, as you’ve got more than enough space to fit everything you’ll need for your camping trip. And perhaps best of all, when you’re ready to move on to your next destination, it’s easier to get up and go.

More Options for a Memorable Trip

Traditional camping can take a lot out of you, and it can be even more work than it is a relaxing vacation. Because you’re expending a lot of energy getting your campsite set up and secured, there’s less a chance that you’re willing to hit up more campsites or even take part in the outdoor activities you’d planned to do.

With your motor home, it’s easier to get up and go, so you can more easily experience a variety of places. No matter if you’re in the middle of a bustling metropolis or in the middle of nowhere, you can sleep in the comfort of your home. And if you really want the “authentic” experience, you can always bring a tent along. In your motor home, there’s more than enough space for it.

All in all, taking your motor home camping only gives you more comfort and more options for your trip. Instead of being at the mercy of your environment, you choose when it’s time to experience nature and when it’s time to relax. You have nothing to lose – except maybe the unpleasant experience of having your tent rained in!

City Highlight: Nashville, Tennessee

America’s best cities always have one or two things that make them special and like any other in the country. Los Angeles has the film industry, Miami the beaches and Cuban culture, and New York City its fashion. No one need tell you what Nashville is all about, and while the music is this city’s main attraction, you’ll soon find that it’s not the only thing it has going for it.

The Music Capital of the Country

Let’s face it: the musical history of Nashville is probably the city’s most defining feature and the one that makes it most worth visiting. There’s a reason it’s called Music City, after all. Be sure to hit up the Grand Ole Opry, the decades-old radio show and institution of not just Nashville, but of America as a whole. If your tastes are a little more… refined, be sure to check out the renowned Nashville Symphony Orchestra at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. You need not spend money to see a performance, however: Nashville has tons of free musical shows you also can attend.

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A City With Some Stories

With such musical roots as Nashville’s you know there are bound to be some great stories to be found. Indeed, Nashville has a lot of history to it, and you can find here plenty of museums detailing the city’s rise to destination for many aspiring musicians. If Nashville’s musical history piques your interest, you’ll need to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which has many exhibits detailing some of the most important events in country music history. You can also find in Nashville the Johnny Cash Museum, home to memorabilia related to the singer. Of course, it’s not all about music history in Nashville, as you can also find many restored artifacts of Southern history, including relics of the Civil War.

Cuisine With a Southern Touch

Nashville isn’t just a feast for the ears; it can be a literal feast for the stomach as well. The city has a large food scene, with dishes good enough to warrant claims that the city is one of the culinary jewels on the United States. Hot chicken, which hails from Nashville, is the city’s speciality, and you can expect to find a lot other Southern-tinged comfort food to fit your fancy. Still, there’s plenty else to satisfy your taste buds, with food trucks in particular making up a large and diverse part of Nashville’s edible attractions.

Motor Home Friendly

If you plan on making a visit to Nashville with your motor home, you’ll find that the city’s surrounding areas will be quite amenable to your plans. Although Nashville is a major city in its own right, it doesn’t take long to get out to quiet peace of nature, which is something that many campgrounds nearby use to their advantage. Among Nashville’s top campgrounds are the Two Rivers Campground and Nashville KOA, both of which are located central to the action. And if you find Nashville rubbing off on you during your stay, you can always try your hand at the Grand Ole Resort karaoke Saturdays!

While many make their pilgrimage to Nashville in order to start a musical career, as a visitor, there’s plenty else that will draw you in. From the obvious must-visit musical attractions to the hidden dietary treasures, you’ll find that while “Music City” is a fitting label for Nashville, it isn’t near enough to describe everything the city has offer.

Places You Need to Take Your Motor Home This Summer

As a motor home owner, no one needs to tell you that once you’re behind the wheel, it’s almost as if the world is your oyster. The joy of owning a motor home means that whenever you want, you can pack up, hit the road, and end up at any of a countless number of great destinations. However, that freedom can make it tough to choose where to go. If you need a little vacation inspiration, make these great motor home spots a priority this summer.

The Grand Canyon

It’s the Grand Canyon! While this too-impressive-for-words natural feature is almost a cliche vacation spot, multitudes visit every year for good reason. As one of the oldest national parks in our country’s history, the Grand Canyon has built up quite a reputation over the years, and it’s a reputation it’s earned quite easily. The crevice runs more than 250 miles long, with some gaps being up to 20 miles wide – nearly unfathomable and definitely a sight to experience. But don’t think that all you’ll be doing is looking. There’s actually a lot of activities you can take part in, including mule rides, helicopter tours, and of course, camping with your motor home.

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The Redwoods of California

It’s a wonder that the redwoods in northern California aren’t an official wonder of the world! The tallest trees on Earth grow to be nearly 400 feet and live to be nearly 2000 years old, meaning that when you visit the many redwood parks of California, you’re almost stepping into a time machine into the distant past. This area of California is also very motor home-friendly, with tons of campgrounds to pick from, including the highly-rated Redwoods Resort in Crescent City.

Florida

It’s warm, it’s got the second longest coastline in America, and it could be the best state for motor home owners – any questions? While there’s a lot to do and see in Florida (Disney World, anyone?), no one will blame you if you’d rather just drive your motor home up to the beach and call it home for a little while. If that sounds good to you, check out resorts such as Red Coconut, Coral Sands, and Beverly Beach. At these resorts, you can literally park on the beachfront and fall asleep every night to the waves lapping the shore.

Alaska

Who the heck would ever want to drive to Alaska?! Believe it or not, many motor home owners make the long, long drive up north every year to visit our country’s second youngest state. Sure, there will be challenges: getting the passports sorted, facing tough roads, driving long hauls, and yes, maybe even fending off some bears. But the feeling of accomplishment in making the drive–which can take up to a week or more–is too good to pass up for some. Plus, it can be a nice to get out of the states and visit our neighbors in the north. And you’d better believe that there are some excellent sights along the way. It’s perhaps the biggest adventure you can face in your motor home – are you up for it?