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National Park Maps

National Park Maps Website

We have found a link to an excellent website with links to over a thousand National Park Maps to over 90 National Parks and Monuments. The site is Matt Holly, the author of this website, is a park ranger. During the government shutdown in 2013, having nothing to do, Matt developed this website and started filling it with national park maps. The maps come from all over the national park system’s hundreds of web pages, and took a lot of research to dig out. Many are hiking maps showing the many trails within the park. Some of these are topographic maps of some of the remote regions of these parks. Next time you plan a trip to one of our national parks, check out this excellent site.


5 Questions to ask when buying an RV

We look at a short eBook from our friend Terry Cooper concerning the 5 questions you must ask and have answers to before buying an RV. First of all is “Why?” Why do I want to do this and will I be satisfied with the decision? From there we go on to whether or not one can live comfortably in such a small space, and what amenities and features do you need or want. Next we discuss who can help you evaluate the RV you have found, and last but not least, how can you learn more about this lifestyle? In conclusion, you need to do a lot of homework before you pull the trigger on a purchase.

Terry is a principal with the RV Inspection Connection at .


Our new Monthly Newsletter

We are starting up a monthly (for now) newsletter called Living the RV Dream (imagine that). It will have new information on the latest happenings in the RV Industry and lifestyle. We will also give you some behind-the-scenes looks at Living the RV Dream. We’ll also have information on upcoming promotions in our store as well as events where we will be attending. I hope you will check it out and subscribe to the newsletter, as I think you will enjoy it! We will not share readers’ e-mail addresses or other contact information with anybody else and never will. On each page of the Living the RV Dream website is a block for the Newsletter.

We hope you will fill out your email address in the block on the top of the left hand column and press the subscribe button. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure you want to subscribe. The web address is

Most noteworthy of all, we have finally repaired our main email address in order to contact us. From now on, please use for all correspondence. You will get responses from that email address.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.