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Carefree Announces 'Responsive' Websites

Carefree Communities Inc., owner and operator of more than 100 manufactured home communities and RV resorts, has successfully re-launched a new responsive website in wake of Google’s recent ranking algorithm. According to a company release, the website is now fully responsive thanks to the help of ProtoFuse, an Orlando-based web design company. Having a responsive site is extremely important from customer service and the customer experience perspective. Effective this past April 21, Google started... Read more

Camping In Ontario A Mouse Click Away

According to a report by The Toronto Star, there are more than 5,000 campgrounds in Canada to park your RV, pitch a tent or sleep in a cabin or room, and one-fifth of those are  in Ontario. From the peace and quiet of a natural setting far off the beaten path, to large-scale camping resorts offering every imaginable amenity for adults and kids alike, there’s a lot out there to choose from. There are pet-friendly spots and even some that will accommodate your horse and your whole posse, whether... Read more

Texas Resort Offering Waterpark Tickets

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels, Texas, is offering something many Texas families can’t refuse: Free tickets to Schlitterbahn Waterpark for those who stay at least two nights at the park’s cottage rentals. As another option, weekday visitors who spend two nights in a cottage rental can stay a third night for free. “If you check in on Sunday or Monday and stay two nights, you get the third night free,” Bryan Kastleman, managing partner of Hill County Cottage and RV Resort,... Read more

Surf & Stream Anticipates Fun-Filled Fourth

The Fourth of July doesn’t get much better than camping under the stars. At Surf & Stream Campground in Tom's River, N.J., guests can enjoy the great outdoors as well as participate in various activities for the whole family. According to a release, mark your calendars for these fun events all weekend long: Kids can gather around the big screen for Drive-In Movie Night on Friday at 8 p.m. while parents enjoy Adult Swim Night at the pool. Before jetting off to the beach, Saturday morning... Read more

Chelewah Motel & RV Park Opens In Wash.

Featuring eight bedrooms, 27 RV spaces, and 10 camping spots, the Chewelah Motel and RV Park in Chewelah, Wash., opened its doors to the public on June 5. According to a release, the former 49er Motel is under new management and renovations have been made from the time ABDK Properties purchased it this year. “Our guests can enjoy the rustic setting yet have the convenience of home. Each room is equipped with all-brand-new amenities such as a 42-inch flat screen TV, cable, an air conditioner,... Read more

Vision Metering Announces Staff Additions

Vision Metering LLC in York, S.C., announced that Don Kepley is the company's vice president of sales and Mike Mooy is its western regional applications engineer. Kepley joins Vision Metering after 27 years with Tyden Brooks (formerly E.J. Brooks) and brings with him a wealth of utility experience. He is based in York, S.C. and is replacing Shane Blackwood, who left Vision Metering at the end of March to buy Griffith Power, a rep agency in Georgia. Kepley can be reached at (office) 803-628-0035,... Read more

Campground Finally Gets Permit To Expand

The owners of the Scenic View Resort campground by Fish Trap Lake in Minnesota finally got their permit, with numerous conditions, to add 30 more campsites to the 130 sites they already have, according to a report by The Morrison County Record. The Morrison County Commissioners voted 4 – 1 to grant the county’s conditional use permit (CUP) to Jeff and Julie Hardy, during the Board’s business meeting, Tuesday. “It’s nice to be done with the process, and I want to say Julie and I appreciate... Read more

Popping Tents: Glamping Goes Mainstream

The Resort at Paws Up, located on a 37,000-acre working ranch in western Montana, calls itself the "last best place," according to a report by Fox News, and its landscape of lush valleys, majestic mountains and the mighty Blackfoot River make it easy to see why. The resort’s owner came under fire several years ago when he tried to trademark “Last Best Place,” which Montanans have held dear for decades. But there’s little debate that Paws Up was first at something else: glamorous... Read more

Va. Campground Ranked Among State's Best

One Luray, Va., campground is being recognized as one of the best in the state, according to a report by WHSV. Outlanders River Camp was recognized as one of the best tent camping experiences in the Commonwealth by Virginia.org, Virginia's official tourism website. The camp offers a variety of fun activities, including hiking, swimming and camping in tents, RVs or cabins. Co-owner Christian Johnson said that while there is a lot to do, there's one thing about the campground really makes... Read more

AAA: July 4th Travel Volume Most In 8 Years

Auto club AAA estimates that 41.9 million Americans will travel over the July 4th holiday, the most in eight years. USA Today reported that a stronger economy and uptick in jobs is helping to boost the number of planned getaways over what is traditionally the most traveled holiday period of the summer, with kids out of school and families kicking off vacations. And cheaper gas is allowing Americans to spend pennies saved at the pump on other activities. “Although some consumers are using their... Read more

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