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How to Walk to the Hollywood Sign

How to Walk to the Hollywood Sign

A short drive into Hollywood and about a 3-mile hike, will allow you to get up to the top of the mountain.

The History of Raystown Lake

The History of Raystown Lake

Raystown Lake, the largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania, is a recreational area in the heart of Huntingdon County. Because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns the surrounding land, the area remains undeveloped, and ...

What Is a KOA Campground?

What Is a KOA Campground?

KOA "kampgrounds" exist in almost every state within the U.S. KOA appeals to families with children who enjoy some of the luxuries of everyday life while also enjoying time together outdoors. KOA staff offer a variety ...

How to Cold Weather Camp in Your RV

How to Cold Weather Camp in Your RV

While “snowbirds” head south to warmer climates such as Florida's as soon as fall passes, others relish the sensory deprivation that winter camping affords. Modern RVs are equipped to deal with colder ...

How to Camp on South Padre Island, Texas

How to Camp on South Padre Island, Texas

If you're looking to pitch a tent in a campground with all the amenities, pickings are going to be slim for you on South Padre Island, Texas. You'll find only a few campgrounds on the island, and some of them do not ...

How to Sail to Catalina Island

How to Sail to Catalina Island

Richard Henry Dana described his view of Santa Catalina Island from what would one day be Dana Point, in his classic memoir, "Two Years Before the Mast." You can catch a high-speed ferry to Catalina for less ...

The Best Places to Ride Jet Skis in Florida

The Best Places to Ride Jet Skis in Florida

Florida has more than 1,800 miles of coastline, 1,200 miles of sandy beaches and nearly 8,000 lakes, according to the website, StateofFlorida.com. With this much water at the public's disposal, Florida is one of the ...

Minnesota Top Five Fishing Lakes

Minnesota Top Five Fishing Lakes

It's hard to imagine a place with more fishing options than Minnesota, but in a state renowned as the land of 10,000 lakes, how do you choose the right spot to cast your line? The best fishing lakes in Minnesota offer a ...

How to Unfreeze a Frozen Holding Tank for RVs

How to Unfreeze a Frozen Holding Tank for RVs

The contents of RV holding tanks will freeze during cold weather if preventative measures are not taken. Freezing results in leaking waste water tanks, which leaves an unpleasant mess to clean up. Frozen holding tanks ...

Homemade RV Holding Tank Treatment

Homemade RV Holding Tank Treatment

One of the most common discussions among RVers is how to properly deodorize and clean holding tanks. While some campers swear by their preferred commercial brand of tank chemicals and deodorizers, more environmentally ...

How to Pan for Gems in Pennsylvania

How to Pan for Gems in Pennsylvania

Some of Pennsylvania's natural wonders, its caverns and caves, are also sites for gemstone panning. Such caverns and caves are historical parks featuring numerous other activities, including cavern and wildlife tours, ...

My RV's Awning Won't Retract

My RV's Awning Won't Retract

An RV awning provides shade and relief from the elements. These awnings typically roll into a small housing above entry ways. Designed to open and close easily, the awnings can get gummed up with debris and sediment, ...

How to Enjoy a Cold Day at the Beach

How to Enjoy a Cold Day at the Beach

Enjoying the beach is easy. The sun, the water, the waves, the fresh scent of sand and salt air not to mention all the fun activities: sunbathing, people watching, frisbee, volleyball, bird watching and walking along ...

How to Winterize a Coachman RV

How to Winterize a Coachman RV

A Coachman RV that isn't traveling to warmer climates during the winter needs to be winterized. Winterizing the RV enables it to handle inclement weather and prevents pests from setting up residence. Doing this every ...