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In this episode, we're taking a look at the new EXPLORE act, passed by the US House of Representatives and on its way to the Senate, that will establish new bike trails, new accessible trails, ease concessionaire permitting in National Parks, and more, along with revamping the rules that pretty much shut down filming videos in national parks over t…
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In this episode of America's National Parks, we embark on a journey of comparison and discovery, exploring the grandeur of the natural world through the lens of America's most treasured landscapes. From the towering sequoias of California and the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon to the cliffs of Zion and the shifting sands of the Great Sand Dunes, …
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This week, is RVing the cheapest way to vacation? A recent RVIA report featured in RV Today Magazine seems to think so. Our thoughts on the data, plus are you new to towing or driving an RV (like Abby)? If so, we've got plenty of tips, tricks and first-hand accounts on ways you can safely build confidence to tow or drive your RV. This discussion is…
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An entire food chain lives in the Everglades. But throughout its coexistence with man, the Everglades have been threatened by poachers, who disrupt the delicate balance of this important ecosystem. By Lauren Eisenberg Davis Hosted by Jason Epperson Use promo code PARKS20OFF to get $20 off your next purchase of $200 or more at solostove.com.…
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This week, after six incredible months, our Baja to Alaska adventure comes to an end with an incredible trip to Seward, Alaska. Join us as we wrap up the adventure of a lifetime and recount a week filled with conflicting emotions and memories of a lifetime. Plus, Campspot shares it's top 10 RV Resorts across the country and we are surprised to see …
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The Zion Canyon Visitor Center is one of the greenest buildings in the National Park Service inventory. In this episode, we take a look at how it cools without air conditioners, heats without a furnace, and more. Plus, as park visitation grows, how a second visitor center on the other side of the park could improve the visitor experience. Use promo…
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This week on the podcast, we recap our time in Homer Alaska, our second-to-last RV destination on our epic 2023 Baja to Alaska adventure. Plus, we've got the dirt on The Dyrt's 2024 Glampy Awards, a shocking insurance data discovery and why are we embarrassed for Camping World? REMINDER: Tickets for HOMECOMING go on sale for Mile Marker Members on …
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In this episode, we look at the final National Park visitation numbers for 2023, a new budget for the NPS from the White House, an employee housing crisis in the National Park Service, a new look at Gateway Arch National Park, and more. Use promo code PARKS20OFF to get $20 off your next purchase of $200 or more at solostove.com.…
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This week we are going way back, to a simpler time, to a time of campsites with full hookups under $50 and gasoline under $2. We'll take a look at what RVing cost in 2019, 2014, and 2004. Come be surprised along with us. It's the first annual RV Miles' "5, 10, and 20's of RVing." Plus, we've got ticket release dates for HOMECOMING and you're going …
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In this episode, we delve into the untold stories of the women who lived in the shadows of America's majestic landscapes, their lives intertwined with the national parks we cherish today. The wives of National Park Rangers played a pivotal role in the early days of the National Park Service, yet their contributions have largely gone unrecognized. A…
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This week, Abby shares a very scary severe weather story that caught everyone at the intersection by surprise. Plus, we continue our Baja to Alaska adventures with one of our favorite places during the trip - Talkeetna, Alaska. We've got the food, the campground, and a ride on the Alaska Railroad. You won't want to miss this incredible destination …
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In this episode, we share some tips from our friends at RVshare about finding the path of totality and viewing the upcoming big solar eclipse on April 8th. Plus, some updates on the Grand Design Frame Flex Frenzy, and more. Solar Eclipse Resources from RVshare: https://rvshare.com/solar-eclipse-2024 Josh the RV Nerd's video: https://youtu.be/JE_J9m…
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Dive into the heart of Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park, a landscape where the Painted Desert's kaleidoscopic hues meet the ancient, stone-cast logs of the Petrified Forest. This episode takes you through the mesmerizing colors and geological wonders that define the park, from the brilliant reds and oranges sculpted by mineral sediments to …
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In this episode we come to you live from the Seattle RV Show. Plus, Josh Winters, AKA Josh the RV Nerd from Bish's RV joins us to chat about his favorite new RV brands and innovations, along with a new initiative from Bish's to dramatically reduce the time it takes to get an RV repaired. Watch Jason and Abby on @komonews Seattle: https://youtu.be/a…
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In this episode, Kevin Long, CEO of The Dyrt, shares all the details of the company's 2024 Camping Report, including the surprising news that booking a campsite is finally getting easier — even if it's still 4 times harder than it was pre-pandemic. Plus, the RV Miles community shares some top travel-day tips. IMPORTANT LINKS: For all the links to t…
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In this month's national park news, new-to-science fossils have been uncovered at Mammoth Cave and John Day Fossil Beds, a rabies scare is taking hold at Saguaro National Park, a man gets convicted for diverting the Platte River at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and more. Hosted by Jason Epperson Visit LLBean.com to find great gear for exploring the national…
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In this episode, we're covering some of the pros and cons of motorhomes and trailers. Plus, what is a full-time approved RV warranty? We have the details, along with a few stories about getting pulled over in Chicago. IMPORTANT LINKS: For all the links to today's episode visit https://RVMiles.com/307 Become an RV Miles Mile Marker member at https:/…
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Set against the backdrop of Miami’s skyline, six structures rise from the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. Rugged and isolated, these houses on stilts are an unexpected site in the midst of a national park water world that was designated to preserve the coral reefs, seagrasses, mangrove forests, and other natural features. Cormorants and herons pe…
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This week, we share some truly horrifying camping experiences from Reddit, and we recap our favorite places outside of Denali National Park, like the Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater and 49th State Brewery. The Cracked article with the camping stories: https://trivia.cracked.com/image-pictofact-11052-22-horrifying-experiences-people-had-while-hikin…
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Salem Maritime is not just any National Historic Site; it’s the first place the National Park Service was tasked with preserving that wasn’t about nature, scenery, or wildlife. Over 160 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, It was time to preserve our history. Hosted by Jason Epperson Visit LLBean.com to find great gear for ex…
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In this episode, we share our thoughts after visiting the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa on all the new models and floorplans. Spoiler alert: this wasn't a huge year for innovation. IMPORTANT LINKS: For all the links to today's episode visit https://RVMiles.com/305 Become an RV Miles Mile Marker member at https://rvmiles.com/milemarkers Sign up for …
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In this month's news round-up, we take a look at some concerns about the ranks of National Park Service employees: morale is lower than that of other federal employees, and Park Service criminal investigators are down by nearly half. Plus, actor Pierce Brosnan has been busted for going off-trail in a thermal area of Yellowstone, a Mexican Wolf has …
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In part 2 of our 3-part Denali series, we're covering some of our favorite parts of this wonderful park: our Discovery hikes in the backcountry, and the Teklanika River Campground. Plus, we get out the crystal ball and talk about it about what the Florida RV SuperShow and 2024, in general, will hold for RV manufacturing. IMPORTANT LINKS: For all th…
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Gold Mining drew the world's eye to the wonders of Alaska. Some of our most treasured landscapes were explored in the first place in the effort to strike it rich. But what are the ramifications of gold mining in our national parks? Even in places where it ended a century ago? In this episode, we explore the effects of gold mining in the Kantishna h…
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In this episode, we begin a 2-part discussion on our visit to Denali National Park & Preserve. Find out about the sled dogs, moose, grizzleys, where to camp, and more. Plus, we debate outdoor TVs on RVs and whether or not they're a fun feature or a campground nuisance. In fresh tank / black tank, Pierce Brosnan has been fined for going off trail at…
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