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Publisher Comments:

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money.

In this guide, renowned husband-and-wife travel writing team Shirley Slater and Harry Basch offer up their favorite RV trips around the U.S., including scenic routes along Virginia's Skyline Drive and the New England coast, plus jaunts down Mexico's Baja Peninsula and through Canada to the Alaska Highway. On each trip you'll get all the famous, infamous, and off-the-wall attractions; campgrounds along each route, from luxurious private RV parks with heated swimming pools and golf courses to quiet, forested campgrounds in state and national parks; tips for making life on the road easier and more comfortable; and a complete guide to buying or renting an RV, with tips on how to decide which type is right for you. All this, plus information on wildlife watching and scenic views, the best parks and beaches, quick-and-easy recipes, packing suggestions, info on road etiquette and safety, and more. Head off the beaten path with Frommer's, to discover the real life lurking around the bend.

Other helpful guides for your trip include Frommer's USA, Frommer's California, Frommer's Portable Los Cabos & Baja, Frommer's Alaska, Frommer's Texas, Frommer's Florida, Frommer's Miami & The Keys, Frommer's Virginia, Frommer's New England, and Frommer's Portable Maine Coast.

Synopsis:

Freedom, independence, discovery, self-reliance?there?s something quintessentially American about hitting the road in an RV. Renowned husband-and-wife travel team Shirley Slater and Harry Basch offer up their favorite trips around the U.S. and Canada. You?ll find:
  • Great itineraries, from the legendary Alaska Highway to scenic routes along Virginia?s Skyline Drive and the New England coast.
  • Campgrounds along each route, from luxurious private RV parks with golf courses to quiet, forested campgrounds in state and national parks.
  • Wildlife watching, the best parks and beaches, and more.
  • A complete guide to buying or renting an RV, plus tips for making life on the road more comfortable.
Great trips begin at Frommers.com
  • Book flights, hotels, and rental cars.
  • Get free updates on attractions and prices.

Synopsis:

This all-new guide to the best RV trips and campgrounds in the country, written by two veteran RV travelers and journalists, is perfect for the several million adventurous souls who buy or rent an RV each year and go in search of America. Whether they're novices or experienced campers, here is the one-stop guide they need, complete with:
-- The best drives in the U.S., with complete itineraries, top campgrounds, attractions, national and state parks, unusual sights, detailed maps, budget tips, splurges, and more
-- Tips on how to buy or rent the RV that's right for you and how to get started!
-- Black-and-white photos throughout

Table of Contents

PART 1: GETTING READY TO HIT THE ROAD.

1. Life on the Road: A Personal & Public History of Rving.

Excerpts from a Road Diary; or, If We Can Do This, Anyone Can.

How to Give Backing-Up Directions without Destroying Your Marriage.

RV History: The Tin Can Tourists.

Thirteen Notable Dates in RV History.

Six Common Misperceptions About RVs & Their Owners.

2. Getting Prepared: RVing Tips & Hints.

Driving Schools.

Learning Your Vital Statistics.

Making a List, Checking It Twice . . . .

What Kind of Wardrobe Is Right?

Stocking the Larder.

Don't Drink the Water.

Trimming Costs: Eight Money-Saving Tips for the Road.

Safety, Sanity & Insurance.

Ain't Misbehavin': Road Etiquette.

The Community of Man: Getting Together with Other Rvers.

3. Where to Sleep: Campgrounds & RV Parks.

Campground Glossary.

Should You Sleep by the Side of the Road?

Campsites: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

Using the Directories to Find a Campground.

The Latest from Frommer's.

Ten Ways to Save Money on Campgrounds.

Membership Campgrounds.

Special Camping Situations.

Ain't Misbehavin': Campground Etiquette.

Ten Tips for Cozy Winter Camping.

How to Become Campground Hosts.

Plugging in Your Rig.

PART 2: RV ADVENTURES.

4. The California Desert & Las Vegas.

RVing in the California Desert & Las Vegas.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Desert Sights, Tastes & Experience.

On the Road.

Ten Scenic Side Trips.

5. Utah's Parks & Canyons.

RVing Utah's National Park Country.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Utah Sights, Tastes & Experiences.

Talkin' Utah: A Glossary.

On the Road.

The History of Utah-and a Tasty Dinner, Too.

About Edward Abbey.

Ten Scenic Side Trips.

6. Driving the Alaska Highway.

RVing Along the Alaska Highway.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Alaska Highway Sights, Tastes & Experiences.

A Crash Course in Speaking Alaskan.

On the Road.

Seven Tough Side Trips & Three Easy Ones.

7. The Dakotas: Black Hills & Buffalo Burgers.

RVing the Dakotas.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Dakotas Sights, Tastes & Experiences.

On the Road: South Dakota.

The Custer Connection.

South Dakota Nightlife.

On the Road: North Dakota.

A Dozen Terrific Side Trips in the Dakotas.

8. The Rio Grande Valley & the Wilds of West Texas.

RVing Along the Rio Grande.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Sights, Tastes & Experiences of the Rio Grande.

"I See by Your Outfit That You Are a Cowboy . . ."

Horses, Dogs, Bulls & Goats.

On the Road.

Texas Talk.

The Comanche Moon.

The Sounds of the Rio Grande.

Five Ways to Enter Terlingua's International Chili Cook-Off.

Six Special Side Trips.

9. In the Heart of the Heartland: Iowa, Illinois & Indiana.

RVing in the Heartland.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Heartland Sights, Tastes & Experiences.

On the Road.

Classic Americana.

Ten Tender Tenderloins.

A Box of Popcorn.

10. The Florida Keys (with Side Trips to the Everglades & Orlando).

RVing the Keys.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Sights, Tastes & Experiences of the Keys.

Talkin' Conch: A Keys Glossary.

On the Road.

"And Then I Wrote . . ."

Miracle of the Keys.

Two Great Side Trips.

11. The Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive.

RVing the Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive.

Travel Essentials.

The Best Blue Ridge Sights, Tastes & Experiences.

Southern Accents: A Glossary.

On the Road.

Nightlife Along the Road.

Literary Lights.

Great Smokies RV Safety Tips.

12. The Lobster Coast: New England & the Canadian Maritimes.

RVing in New England & the Maritimes.

Travel Essentials.

Best Sights, Tastes & Experiences of the Lobster Coast.

Lobster Trivia Quiz.

On the Road.

Investing with the Mashantucket Pequots.

The Museum of Family Camping.

The Beans of Freeport, Maine (and More).

The Loyalists & the Acadians.

Anne of Green Gables Sites.

Five Side Trips.

PART 3: HARRY & SHIRLEY'S RV BUYING & RENTING GUIDE.

13. RV Types & Terms.

The ABCs of RVs: A Glossary of Common RV Terms.

Types of RVs.

14. To Rent or Buy?

Three Ways to Check Out Campground Life without an RV.

Renting.

Buying.

Useful RV Websites.

Appendix.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764565953
Author:
Basch, Harry
Author:
Slater, Shirley
Publisher:
Frommers
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
Recreational vehicles
Subject:
Recreational vehicle living
Subject:
Recreation areas
Subject:
Camp sites, facilities, etc.
Subject:
Travel -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Frommer's Complete Guides
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20020614
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.44x5.26x1.02 in. .99 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Travel » North America » United States » General

Frommer's Exploring America by RV (Frommer's Exploring America by RV)
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Product details 464 pages Frommer's - English 9780764565953 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Freedom, independence, discovery, self-reliance?there?s something quintessentially American about hitting the road in an RV. Renowned husband-and-wife travel team Shirley Slater and Harry Basch offer up their favorite trips around the U.S. and Canada. You?ll find:
  • Great itineraries, from the legendary Alaska Highway to scenic routes along Virginia?s Skyline Drive and the New England coast.
  • Campgrounds along each route, from luxurious private RV parks with golf courses to quiet, forested campgrounds in state and national parks.
  • Wildlife watching, the best parks and beaches, and more.
  • A complete guide to buying or renting an RV, plus tips for making life on the road more comfortable.
Great trips begin at Frommers.com
  • Book flights, hotels, and rental cars.
  • Get free updates on attractions and prices.
"Synopsis" by , This all-new guide to the best RV trips and campgrounds in the country, written by two veteran RV travelers and journalists, is perfect for the several million adventurous souls who buy or rent an RV each year and go in search of America. Whether they're novices or experienced campers, here is the one-stop guide they need, complete with:
-- The best drives in the U.S., with complete itineraries, top campgrounds, attractions, national and state parks, unusual sights, detailed maps, budget tips, splurges, and more
-- Tips on how to buy or rent the RV that's right for you and how to get started!
-- Black-and-white photos throughout
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