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Luxury Motorcoach Resorts See A Surge

March 31, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Can we call it a comeback? A surge? A return to glory days? When it comes to profitability, development and expansion of luxury motorcoach resorts, those in the business agree that there’s a lot to be positive about these days, but they are hesitant to break out the ticker tape and start ringing the bells. Jerry Kidd “I would say we’re cautiously optimistic,” said Jerry Kidd, president of Kidd Group Communication Design, a Tallahassee, Fa.-based company with a 30-year history and... Read more

Is Your Website Ready For This Change?

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In a Feb. 26 post on its official webmaster blog, Google announced a major change to the algorithm method its search engine uses to determine how websites are ranked for search results. At its very basic essence, websites that are not mobile-friendly will be downgraded. Many have dubbed this change “Mobilegeddon,” and webmasters are busy ensuring their sites are ready for the change that goes into effect April 21. Roxi Baxley Recently, Roxi Baxley of Strait Web Solutions, a web development business... Read more

ARVC Highlights Ballpark/RV Park Pairings

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With the 2015 Major League Baseball season ready to get under way, the National Assocation of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is ready to play ball. In a recent post on its gocampingamerica.com website, ARVC provided a list of campgrounds for those baseball fans planning a pilgrimage to see their favorite team play ball this summer. “Today’s campgrounds offer a range of accommodations — from tent spots to RV hook-ups to cabins and more; many of the comforts of home; and plenty of diversions... Read more

N.M. Campgrounds May Reopen In 2016

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By the summer of 2016, the public again may be enjoying the Lincoln National Forest at South Fork Campground, the Ruidoso News reported. Smokey Bear District Ranger Dave Warnack said that goal is the focus of the district along with ensuring that hiking and biking trails are sustained for visitors to the Ruidoso area. The Little Bear Fire swept through the forest in June 2012, burning about 45,000 acres and damaging South Fork as well as West Lake, a campground operated by the city of Alamogordo,... Read more

Work Campers Jailed In ’92 Murder Case

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A couple was arrested Thursday (March 26) at a Monroe County, Ga., campground in connection with a 1992 Kansas murder, television station WMAZ reported. Kelly Jones and Roger Jones Sr. were living and working at the campground under false identities since last year, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. An investigator from Monroe County, along with an investigator from the Ford County, Kan., Sheriff’s Department made contact with an employee at the campground... Read more

Age Of Average RV Owner Gets Younger

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When James and Stef Adinaro first looked into purchasing an RV in 2010, they were hesitant, CNBC reported. At 42 and 39, they felt they were too young to purchase a recreational vehicle. Five years and one RV later, the Adinaros are hoping to upgrade, having embraced the road-tripping “RV lifestyle.” Originally, the couple, who lives in Salt Lake City, purchased a used mid-size 2003 Mercedes van for convenience while traveling to bicycling competitions. But now, the couple are considering... Read more

Mo. Campground Plans New Petting Zoo

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Big Elk Camp and Canoe in Pineville, Mo., is rolling out a new feature this year, Tara Tinsley, recreation technician at Big Elk Camp and Canoe, told the Neosho Daily News. “We are open year round, but we have actually been putting boats out for the last two weeks,” she said. “Not a lot, but Memorial Day, of course, is when we really take off. We have all of our RV spots are 50 amps. We have great camping spots and there is a wide variety of camp spots. “It is family friendly camping,... Read more

Parks Canada Adding Tent/Cabin Hybrids

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Parks Canada is almost doubling the number of its new oTENTik camping structures in national parks and other locations across the country. According to the Windsor Star, an oTENTik is a cross between a tent and a cabin and is intended to add a degree of comfort to camping. After rolling out a few dozen of the units in 2013, initially at La Mauricie National Park in Quebec, Parks Canada made 124 available across the country last year, mostly in national parks but also at a couple of national historic... Read more

N.Y. Seeking Comments On Campground

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The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment on a management plan for Bear Spring Mountain campground in the Catskills near Walton, the Associated Press reported. The plan calls for creation of 15 remote campsites at Launt Pond, construction of accessible paths and a playground, electric hookups, and other improvements. The campground is in the Delaware County towns of Walton and Colchester in the western Catskills. The 31-acre campground is part of the 7,141 acre... Read more

No Bathroom For Spring Break Campers

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What happens when the campground you visit for spring break has the bathroom doors locked? Some folks found out this week when they visited North Twin Lake near La Pine, Ore., television station KTVZ reported. With almost the entire campground in use, this had the potential to be a smelly situation. “They may have an explanation, but there’s no excuse for it,” Curtis Bean, a La Pine resident, said Friday. “Unlock the bathroom! It’s spring break!” The locked bathroom doors... Read more

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