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Calif. Full-Timers Launch Social Media Company

Eric and Danielle Hannon After exiting the corporate world, a California couple launched an online social media company, shorelooksnice.com, that provides a variety of marketing services to the RV retail sector while also offering  a snapshot of their travels as full-time RVers. The business venture started during the summer of 2014 when Eric Hannan made the decision to quit his job in Orange County and hit the road with his wife, Danielle, and two Pomeranians, Bailey and Zoey. Hannan has since... Read more

Surge in Visitors is Overwhelming National Parks

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is the poster child for the crowding of America’s most hallowed natural places. With its soaring and magisterial red, dun, and white rock cliffs with grand names such as the Court of the Patriarchs and the Temple of Sinawava, Zion is at the top of the list of the nation’s most dramatic scenery. Yale Environment 360 reported that Zion is also small as parks go, just under 150,000 acres and has only one main road, six miles long. Yet Zion gets as many visitors... Read more

Leavitt Names Nick Spencer as Insurance Agent

Nick Spencer Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance (LRHI) is pleased to announce that Nick Spencer has been promoted to insurance agent and specializes in home and auto insurance for individuals and families. “Nick has been with the agency a little over a year and moved from our marketing department to assist our customers with their personal insurance,” said Chris Hipple, managing partner of LRHI. “Nick looks forward to helping people find insurance solutions for their home, auto,... Read more

Ontario Park is Helping Big Brothers Big Sisters

New owners of Willow Lake Campground & RV Park in Tavistock, Ontario, Melanie and Mark Jaycock, have selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Woodstock & District as their park’s charity of choice. According to a press release, in May of 2017, Mark and Melanie Jaycock connected with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Woodstock & District (BBBS) with an opportunity to receive the proceeds of cans and bottles donated by their guests. Melanie and Mark introduced themselves as the new owners of... Read more

Calif. Parks Launching New Reservation System

Visitors to California state parks can reserve campgrounds and lodging with a new booking system launching this week. SFBay.com reported that starting Tuesday (Aug. 1), residents can go online using the ReserveCalifornia service to reserve campsites up to six months in advance on a rolling basis. Previously, the state offered reservations for certain blocks of dates in advance. Other features of the new system that will be rolled out between next week and March 2018 include interactive maps with... Read more

July Consumer Sentiment Shows Surprise Gain

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in July to 121.1 to a 16-year high, despite expectations for a drop, The Conference Board announced. CNBC reported that economists polled by Reuters forecast the major indicator of consumer optimism to decline to 116.5 in July. Instead, consumer confidence remains at the highest level since July 2001. “Consumers foresee the current economic expansion continuing well into the second half of this year,” Lynn Franco, The Conference Board’s director of economic... Read more

KOA, Sunland RV Vie for Control of Calif. Resort

Three companies are in the running to take over management of the Vail Lake Resort, a campground east of Temecula, Calif., that was known as Butterfield Country in the 1970s. According to a Press-Enterprise report, the list includes the Chula Vista-based operator of KOA campgrounds, which would rebrand the property as a KOA, and Paydar Properties, which runs Sunland RV locations. The third applicant is The California Parks Co., which has managed the grounds’ RV slips and recreation rooms areas... Read more

New York Parks Add Sites to ‘Taste NY’ Initiative

The push to give more exposure to New York-made products is expanding to six more state parks. The State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation say travelers can now find New York-made food and beverages at 10 properties. State officials say the 10 parks draw nearly 30 million visitors annually. Over the past three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth. Officials say the program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and... Read more

Colorado’s State Parks Honor Military Members

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is doing its part to thank active military members and veterans this August by giving them free admission to every state park. In order to get the pass, veterans and servicemen and women just show their proof of military service at any state park office. In turn, they’ll get a hang tag that will get their vehicle into any park they want. Other fees, like those for camping and fishing, still apply. For more information and for a list of state parks, go to: http://cpw.state.co.us/ Share... Read more

VIDEO: Fidalgo Bay Resort Offers Scenic Views

Mobile RVing, hosted by Southeast Publications, spotlights Washington State’s Fidalgo Bay Resort, a 141 full hook-up site offering views of Mount Baker, San Juan Islands, Fidalgo Bay, and the Tommy Thompson scenic walking trail. The RV resort is located two miles outside of Anacortes, Wash., on Fidalgo Island. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the WCM home page. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

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