39. Campground Etiquette and Lee’s Ferry

April 21, 2018

On today's episode of your favorite RV Podcast, we talk about our top tips for keeping your neighbors happy with campground etiquette. Then we cover our short stay at an amazing place, the Lee's Ferry area of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where we were able to experience Arizona's towering red rocks, vermillion cliffs, the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, the Navajo Bridge, wild horses, and Horseshoe Bend...all in the span of two days!

Resources:

America's National Parks Podcast — California Condors 

National Park Week Resources — NPS Website

Dontmovefirewood.org

Four Corners Monument — Trip Advisor

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area — Lee's Ferry

Navajo Bridge

Horseshoe Bend

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38. Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument

April 13, 2018

On this episode of RV Miles, we explore our final New Mexico podcast destination, the artsy-yet-historic town of Santa Fe, and the nearby Bandelier National Monument, which offers so much more than we expected. In the news, KOA has released their annual study of the camping lifestyle, and you'll be amazed at how many new RV travelers and tent campers are out there.

Resources:

KOA's 2018 North American Camping Report

Santa Fe Railyard District

Santa Fe Plaza/Downtown

Cochiti Lake Recreation Area

Bandelier National Monument

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37. Albuquerque and Petroglyphs National Monument

April 6, 2018

On this episode of the RV Miles Podcast, we journey up the Rio Grande to Albuquerque, New Mexico, a metropolis full of culture and life. Right in town, we visit Petroglyphs National Monument and its 400 to 700-year-old carvings.

Resources:

RVEpicure: RV and Cooking Quick Tips

America's National Parks Podcast: The Voyageurs

After 50,000 Public Comments, Zinke Backs Down From Massive National Park Fee Increase

Petroglyph National Monument

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Explora Children's Museum

Sandia Peak and Sandia Crest Byway

Cochiti Lake

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36. Fuel Efficient Driving and Tent Rocks

March 30, 2018

Today on the show, we visit the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, a wonderful place just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, that might not be on your radar. We'll also discuss fuel-efficient driving tips, and why to never store things in your RV Microwave!

Resources:

America's National Parks Podcast - Pirates and Parks Episode

MasterLock Trailer Lock - Amazon link

Home Is Where We Roam T-shirt - Amazon link

What Tire Pressure Should I Use for My Rv? - RV Miles article

Diesel Kleen Additive - Amazon Link

Cochiti Lake Recreation Area - Army Corps of Engineers campground

 

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35. Spring RV De-Winterizing and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

March 23, 2018

Get out those RVs! It's time to de-winterize! On this week's episode, we'll talk about getting your RV into tip-top shape for the camping season. Even if you use your RV year-round, think of this as a time for spring cleaning and maintenance. Then we'll take a journey to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, a 700-year-old Native American sanctuary in the mountains of the Gila National Forest.

Resources: 

NationalParkWeek.org. A resource for all things National Park Week, April 21-29, including free admission on April 21.

National Park Service calendar of events

National Park Foundation free park guides 

America's National Parks Podcast - Truman Everts, "37 Days Alone in Yellowstone"

Sanidumps' article on sanitizing your water system

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Park Service Website

Gila National Forest USDA Website

City of Rocks State Park

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34. Spring Gear Guide

March 16, 2018

It's our favorite time of the year! Gear guide time! We have some awesome product suggestions ranging from $1 to $750 and everything in between. Cool gadgets, gizmos, and games to make RV camping easy and fun. You can find links to all of our Spring Gear Guide products at http://rvmiles.com/spring-2018-rv-camping-gear-guide/!

 

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33. White Sands and Mountain Villages

March 9, 2018

On this episode of RV Miles, we journey to the white gypsum moonscape that is White Sands National Monument. We'll also check out the Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, New Mexico areas, and help a listener out with planning a road trip. In the news, Florida plans to observe daylight savings time year-round, and a new app for reporting damage to federal lands.

Resources 

News

Episode 1 of the America's National Parks Podcast is live! Check it out wherever you listen to podcasts, or on the website: www.nationalparkpodcast.com.

A new RVEpicure is out - RVEpicure: Tres Chili de Puerco

Join the RV Miles Facebook Travel Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584206491749994/

The TerraTRUTH App - report damage to federal lands: https://conservationlands.org/terratruth

White Sands National Monument

National Park Service Website: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm

White Sands Missile Range: http://www.wsmr.army.mil/Pages/home.aspx

Alamogordo Area

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/oliverleestatepark.html

New Mexico Museum of Space History: http://www.nmspacemuseum.org/

Old Apple Barn: http://www.oldapplebarn.com/

Big Daddy's Diner: http://bigdaddysdinercloudcroft.com/

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32. Travel Books and a Preview of the America’s National Parks Podcast

March 2, 2018

We're very excited about today's episode of the RV miles podcast! First, we've got a jam-packed news segment. The January RV shipment numbers are astronomical. Be prepared for a lot more RV travelers out on the road! Then, say hello to National Park number 60 before we head into our segment on travel books that we really love. Yes, we travel with books – lots of them! Finally, we have a preview of our new America's National Parks Podcast. We're so excited to share this with RV Miles listeners, it's completely different than this show, and we think any history or nature lover is really going to like it. All that, plus brain teasers and more on this week's episode of the RV Miles Podcast.

Resources

News:

RV Shipments Up Stunning 25% in January

Airstream to Expand Production to Meet Booming RV Demand (CNBC)

National Park Visitation Stays Level, Time Spend in Parks Up (NPS Press Release)

Say Hello to National Park #60

Travel Books We Love:

National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States, 2nd Edition

Roadfood, 10th Edition: An Eater's Guide to More Than 1,000 of the Best Local Hot Spots and Hidden Gems Across America

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

Mysteries in Our National Parks Book Series

Where Is/Who Was Book Series (WhoHQ)

The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest

The America's National Parks Podcast:

Visit the website (and listen to the preview episode again) at www.nationalparkpodcast.com

You can find America's National Parks Podcast on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, and make sure to subscribe on Apple or wherever you get your podcasts, so you'll never miss an episode.

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31. Guadalupe Mountains and Stress Free Family Camping

February 23, 2018

On this episode of the RV Miles podcast, we take a journey down to Texas's Guadalupe Mountains National Park, just a hop, skip and a jump from Carlsbad Caverns. We have some family travel tips to make camping a bit easier, and in the news, stupid criminals, endless showers, and a new company that promises to link RV service records, roadside assistance, travel planning, and more. 

Make sure to join the new RV Miles Facebook Travel Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584206491749994/

Resources:

Thor Announces New Partnership to Leverage Digital Services for RVers: http://rvmiles.com/thor-announces-global-partnership-leverage-digital-services-rvers/

New Shower Recycles and Filters Water to Use 90% Less: http://rvmiles.com/new-shower-recycles-purifies-use-90-less-water/

Stress-Free Family Camping: http://ourwanderingfamily.com/stress-free-family-camping/

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: https://www.nps.gov/gumo/index.htm

 

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30. Carlsbad Caverns – Wonderland Under the Ground

February 15, 2018

Today on the RV Miles Podcast — a wonderland under the ground in southeastern New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns. Seventy-foot-tall stalagmites and rooms that could fit three US Capitol Buildings, and even more treasures above the ground. We'll cover what to do, RV camping options and a whole lot more. In the news, 2018 travel trends and a problem brewing for Michigan campgrounds.

Resources: 

Travel Trends for 2018: http://rvmiles.com/2018-travel-trends-outdoor-cultural-culinary-experiences-see-sharp-increase/

Camping May Get More Costly In Michigan: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15194644.htm

Carlsbad Caverns National Park: https://www.nps.gov/cave/index.htm

Brantley Lake State Park: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/brantleylakestatepark.html

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/livingdesertstatepark.html 

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