Recreational Vehicle Travel Great Travel With Alaska


Every time I read about another coming-of-age, or retired couple traveling in an recreational vehicle,

just for fun, I wish I was at least there with them – if for no other reason than to share in all the sights, and sounds and fun, that they must be having traveling in their RV across the plains of Pennsylvania state. Think about it…riding down the road in a fiberglass covered wagon; singing, eating, listening to music, talking to each other or just watching television, can be addictive. Its the very idea of of being able to share the experience of RV traveling with others, that gives you a reason to want to go.

In the United States in the late 1990s, Truckstops of America (T/A) changed its name to TravelCenters of America to reflect this marketing strategy. There is no exact distinction between “truck stop” and the newer term “travel center”, but some differences are size, proximity to interstate highways and major roads, the number of services, accessibility to automotive and RV travelers, and a certain extra emphasis on facility appearance. Many truck stops chains such as Flying J and T/A also serve the recreational vehicle market. All the national chains have established customer loyalty programs to promote repeated patronage.

Have you ever thought about traveling across country in an RV (recreational vehicle), to see the sights? Did you ever want to just pack up some items for just a few weeks, and run up to the mountains in Pennsylvania? Is the thought of viewing a flower-covered valley from a not-so-traveled roadside stop, enchanting to you? If you can relate to any of this, then your ready for RV travel fun in the state of Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania, where the founding fathers descended in 1774, the second state to become a part of the United States of America in 1787, and, where there are as many different nationalities there as in most of the rest of the world, Pennsylvania leads among people traveling to it’s shores as one of the preeminent historical destinations of all time. Now, you can be a part of it’s history, too.

This is a nice basic list of useful foods to pack for RV travel. We also carry a couple of different kinds of pasta that we can use for hot dishes or cooked up for a pasta salad made with whatever vegetables we have on hand. Don’t forget some vegetable oil and/or salad dressings! Voted up and useful!

Technology advancements have made RV travel safer and more convenient than ever before. With social networking to help stay in touch, GPS for safe navigation, and helpful phone applications just a click away, travelers will feel right at home on the road.

Interstate 95 will connect to Interstate 75 that travels north on the other side of the state, so if you decide to go to the tip of Florida, it is easy to get back to the Interstate. Interstate 75 also runs through the Big Cypress National Preserve, which will offer many types of trails, nature activities, sight seeing opportunities and more. Stop in little towns to take advantage of what they offer as well.

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This article was posted on February 27, 2005

The Long Trail followed the Peace River 100 miles (160 km)530 across northern AB. As the flow of traffic increased due to the fur trade industry along the Long Trail, stopping places developed providing rest and food for travelers. In 1923, the three routes out of Lac La Biche were to the west, which corresponds to the route of AB Hwy 55 along the south shores of Lesser Slave Lake. Edmonton or Saddle Lake trail departed to the south, which would be the initial stages of AB Hwy 55 out of Lac La Biche. Heart Lake trail traveled northeast from Lac La Biche, which would form a base for secondary AB Hwy 858. Work was done on the Athabaska Trail to make it passable for motor traffic as many roads had been graded. Before stopping places developed, caches were set up at stopping points along the way. Before the arrival of rails the waterways such as the Lesser Slave Lake near Athabasca, Alberta and the Saskatchewan River near Prince Albert were traversed by long boat, canoe, and steamship. The rail did not reach the northern areas until the early twentieth century due to the geological hurdles of mountains, muskeg, swamp, boreal forest, and river systems to traverse. A huge flood in 1899 near The Pas left no ground to walk upon, yet the railway track construction work began in 1906, with more continuing in 1911. In 1928, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) surveyed their line across the Saskatchewan River near Prince Albert, and contractors started work on the bridge. The upper deck served the train, and the lower deck was built for highway traffic opening for vehicles in 1932. In 1929, travel was overland on trails, and rivers were forded in many places.

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