Wishing everyone a very happy holidays this season and very other day and all the best in the coming new year. Happy travels everyone!
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As the oldest and largest state park in the US, and one that is open all year, it’s a great getaway. Only 6 miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the park showcases ancient trees, petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. Red sandstone formations formed from the sand dunes shifting 150 million years ago, hence the name Valley of Fire.
With summer temps exceeding 100-120 degrees, and mild winters, with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees, makes this a great winter camping destination.
If you’re looking for more information on each rock point and some greta points of interest, visit: valley-of-fire.com. Each rock formation is fabulous on it’s own and the stories behind just add to the enchantment. The petrified wood and animals that cohabitate in this area are a worth the drive to explore.
The desert is extremely fragile so remember to pack out absolutely everything that you pack in leaving no trace and preserving this wondrous destination for years to come.
If you’re looking to extend the exploration, campsites are available. RV camping with power and water hookups are also now available if you’re looking to add a little luxury to your stay. Camping is limited to 14 days in a 30 day period and we offer a number of budget RV’s to suit the journey.
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If you are getting ready to start your RV adventure you may want to check out some of these helpful apps to make your trip a little more carefree.
There are lots of apps helping you to decide where to stay. I don’t like dishing out money to buy apps, there are lots of free apps available, but some of these are worth the price. Here are some of the most popular.
ALLSTAYS-Camp & RV, this app lets you find and filter places with or without available internet. This is a great app that includes filtering by tenting, RV resorts, parking lots (that you are allowed to stay in), fuel stops, rest areas, and more. It’s worth the price. Allstays also has a Walmart Overnight Parking app that comes in handy when you are just looking for a place to get a few hours sleep.
Some of the best apps for navigating come built into our phones. The built in IOS map app is a great app, Suri gives good directs so that you do not need to be looking at your phone while you are driving. Even for an iPhone user like me the Google app has its place. When you are on a website and hit the get directions link it usually uses Google maps. I don’t think that it is as smooth as the IOS version but not everyone is lucky enough to have an iPhone.
There is a RV travel blog http://www.technomadia.com/ that I have been reading and they have created some of there own apps based on RV travel need. This one lets you track cellular signal off line so that you can check and make sure that the campground you are planning on staying at has cellular connection.
Let’s face it, we want to rent an RV so that we can reconnect with our family. The last thing we want the kids to be doing is staring at their cell phones. Why not use the phones do get everyone in the same place interacting with each other. The Campfire Songs app will remind you of all those great songs that you used to sing as a kid.
How about taking the kids on a treasure hunt with this Geocaching app. This is a great way to get everybody together, to get moving and see somewhere that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
This has to be my favorite apps for getting people moving and interacting with the world. Don’t discount Pokemon Go as an app only for kids. I would say it is for ages 10-99. This apps gets people out walking, and interacting with other people playing the game. When you are at a Pokestop you end up talking to other people that are there and comparing Pokemon, finding out where they are from and a little of their story. The draw back to this is that you need to be in populated areas to find the Pokemon. If your RV rental trip includes some city stops you should give this app a try, you may be surprised.
There are sani-dump apps and gas price check apps, things to do apps, weather apps, hiking trail apps, the list is endless of what is available to us online. Check out the star gazer apps that will name constellations as you view them through your phone. What a great way to spend an evening by the campfire.
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We just love road trips and what better way to experience it then to use a one way RV rental. As falls comes into full swing and the colours are blooming, who wouldn’t want to travel from New York to Miami? With all of the adventures that New York and Miami have to offer, but also the secret spots of fun along the way.
So if you’re looking to rent an RV for a one way road trip from New York to Miami, here are our must see stops along the way:
First Stop: Washington DC
Park the RV for the day and make use of city sightseeing by hoping on a trolley bus tour of the old town or amphibious vehicle tours on the Potomac river. If you’re in the city and museums are your thing, a stop at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and for some time outdoors US Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous stop.
Photo credit: Blue Ridge Parkway Daily
Beach Time: VA Beach
Check out where Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a 3-mile boardwalk that stretches along the oceanfront. There’s plenty of restaurants, nightlife and even amusement parks for the kids. Outside of city life, there’s hiking trails and endless water sports.
From there, you can take the drive to Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Mountains Are Calling: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
After lounging on the beach, it’s time to hit the mountains and explore the world renowned diversity of plant and animal life in the ancient mountains of the Great Smokies. The Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park.
Photo Credit: Visit my Smokies
Back to the Beach: Myrtle Beach
After some solid hiking in the mountains, it’s always great to relax. And where better then on Myrtle Beach with it’s 60-mile Grand Strand string of beaches.
Stepping into the City: Savannah River Street
After all of that relaxation, it’s time to head back to the city. But let’s take it slow. River Street in Savannah is the perfect place to start. With its century old buildings, spectacular galleries, and amazing brew pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, it’s the perfect stop before heading into Florida.
Fun for All Ages: Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World is a stop that’s fun for all ages. Between the rides, entertainment, dining, events and tours, Disney is the place to be. There’s multiple theme and water parks that appeal to child in you where a magic world never has to end.
The Last Stop Between Orlando and Miami: Kennedy Space Center
The last leg between Orlando and Miami is a short 3 hour jet, stopping at the Kennedy Space Center is a must. Why Kennedy? Check out the rocket garden, the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit and take a ride on the Shuttle Launch Experience to learn what it really feels like to launch into space.
It’s a great one way trip from New York to Miami with all kinds of hidden adventures for every soul.
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Are you an avid bird watcher or simply like to take in the sights? Check out this west coast road trip that features birding to see some of the most exotic birds in the USA.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Port Lavaca, Texas
The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to start off the trip. With 54,000 acre’s, this refuge is most famous for its rarest bird, the whooping crane. Out of the 250 left in the world, more than 100 of this highly endangered species usually arrives here between mid October and early April. To protect the cranes, visitors can view them only by boat, but it’s well worth the trip. 5,000 acres of the refuge is accessible by car and on foot making sightings of many herons and egrets, sandhill cranes, waterfowl, shorebirds, and terns plentiful during the winter months.
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Flickr: 20110214-USDA-JN-0001 by John Noll
Cave Creek Canyon, Portal, Arizona
After hitting up the wildlife refuge, head west to southern Arizona. There are many outstanding birding locales in southern Arizona, however, Cave Creek is of special interest. The canyon not only houses a wide variety of species in a small area, but also many essentially Mexican birds. These birds don’t venture much farther north then Cave Creek including the elegant trogon, the painted redstart and many hummingbirds.
Photo credit: Nick Athanas
Monterey Peninsula, California
Next, head towards California and take a drive up Highway One to Monterey and keep an eye out for saltwater ducks, gulls and alcids such as guillemots, murres, and other pufflinlike birds on the municipal wharf and the Coast Guard pier. If you’re looking for a California native, the chestnut-backed chickadee can be found in the hills of Monterey cypress and pine.
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Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is a unique birding locale as it offers 1,189 accessible square miles with elevations that range from 2,000 to 13,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada range. Due to the cross section of habitats, birds that are typically in more northerly locations, such as Canada, can easily be seen. The great gray owl, pine grosbeak, calliope hummingbird, white-headed woodpecker and many more .
Photo credit: Cameron Rognan
Tule Lake, California
If you couldn’t get enough waterbirds, head up to Tule Lake which houses three national wildlife refuges – Clear Lake (not open to the public), Lower Klamath and Tule Lake itself. In the dry uplands you can spot the rarely seen sage grouse and in the fall hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and swans stop here before continuing their migration south.
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Miami is a great location to pick up your RV because there is plenty of beachy campgrounds, it’s close driving distance to the Everglades and there’s endless options about where to go after Florida. Do you want to travel up the coast of Florida? Maybe continue up the east coast towards New York? Or perhaps head west with a one-way RV motorhome rental and drive along the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans and Houston? Whatever you decide, make sure you check out what Miami has to offer before heading on the road!
Outside in the City
Take a boat tour or an airboat with one of many companies in Miami. Get the chance to see flowers and wildlife in nature! Alligators and baby alligators are commonly seen on boat tours.
Buffalo Tiger’s Airboat Tours
The Wynwood area is known for its graphic street art. The ‘walls’ here are covered in amazing, colorful art pieces. Walk around, enjoy the art and maybe drop-in to a craft brewery. There is also lots of great restaurants in this area.
The Bayfront Park is 32-acres of maintained greenery located in the centre of downtown Miami. Take part in the activities held here or catch a show at the amphitheatre. There is a sandy beach, a waterfall, tropical rock garden, and vendors to quench your thirst. Taking a stroll around the park will give you the opportunity to see monuments such as a World War 2 Veteran’s Memorial, the Challenger Memorial, Statues of Claude Pepper, Julia Tuttle, and Christopher Columbus, and the Mildred and Claude Pepper’s Fountain. The park extends along Biscayne Bay leading to the Bayside Marketplace.
Attractions & Entertainment
Zoological Wildlife Foundation
The ZWF is no ordinary zoo. When you arrive you will be appointed a knowledgeable guide to lead you around the area. You have the opportunity to get personal with the animals and even hold them. The centre truly cares about providing the best quality of life to the animals as possible. A great family activity to see local and exotic animals.
Outlet shopping, anyone?!
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Visit Bayside in the afternoon or evening for live music. This is a great place to shop for souvenirs, hangout, people watch, and grab a bite to eat!
Miami Design District
History & Museums
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
‘Villa Vizcaya’ is a former estate of James Deering, a successful antiquities collector. It is in the Coconut Grove neighbourhood on the Biscayne Bay. There is Italian Renaissance gardens and the architecture and furnishings were also inspired by Italy when the estate was built in the early 1900’s.
Perez Art Museum Miami
If you like modern art, the PAMM is for you.
Culture, history, good food and even better cigars! Little Havana is named after the capital of Cuba, and is appropriate because the Cuban-American population here is large. You can get by with English but a Spanish phrase book is always handy. Sip on a mojito after taking a walking tour of this colorful district. Make sure to seek a cigar shop that rolls the cigars in front of your eyes!
Landmarks include the American Airlines Arena, Marlins Park and the Freedom Tower.
Where to camp near Miami after you pick up your RV:
Florida City Camp Site and RV Park
Southern Comfort RV Resort
The Boardwalk RV Resort
Miami Everglades RV Resort
Thompson Park Campground
Embassy RV Park
Larry & Penny Thompson Campground in South Miami
For more RV parks and campgrounds in Florida check out Florida’s chapter of RV on the go.
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