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Everything You Need To Know About National Parks Week 2018

  For one week in April the National Park Foundation and National Park Service join forces to celebrate America’s natural treasures by giving the public free entrance to all national parks in the United States. This year National Park Week runs from April 21 – 29th. Check out our tips on how to prepare for NP week and follow us on Instagram for an upcoming giveaway for you and a friend to see all the national parks for free for a full 12 months!   Photography: @ChrisBurkard   Know Before You Go: There are more than 400 parks available to…

National Parks Pass Giveaway!

  If you’ve been following our stories over the last few weeks, you’ve probably realized we’ve been building up to something quite special. We shared our RVers Guide to all 59 National Parks, the Top 10 Secret Destinations inside National Parks and the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. Today, in honor of the fast approaching National Parks Week, we have teamed up with She Explores + Leisure Travel to give away 2 National Parks passes, one for you and one for a friend! To win U.S.A park passes, all you have to do is:     Follow @lamesarv, @she_explores…

Top 10 Secret Must See Destinations Inside U.S.A National Parks

    For centuries, man has wandered into the woods in pursuit of the undiscovered. It is the desire for new terrain that keeps us on the road, traveling in our RV’s. With National Parks Week fast approaching, we’ve rounded up our favorite “secret spots” (because just how secret is anything anymore with the internet?) inside a few iconic national parks. Though you may have heard a thing or two about these locations, there’s nothing like seeing them with your own eyes. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture on the lonely shore… by the deep sea,…

An RVers Guide To All 59 National Parks

    From sea to shining sea, we welcome you to join us for this year’s National Parks Week. NPW offers free entrance to all U.S. national parks from April 21-29th. If you’ve ever daydreamed about climbing volcanoes in Hawaii, summiting El Capitan, swimming with marine life in Florida, dirt biking in the desert, kayaking the Great Lakes or climbing mountains in the Pacific Northwest, this is your chance to make those dreams a reality. The American landscape is vast and inviting. The road is open, winding and calling for you to pack up your RV and turn your eyes to…

An Adventure Photographer’s Guide to National Parks

  In celebration of Women’s History month La Mesa RV is highlighting women working in a number of professions in the outdoor industry and their love for national parks. First up is our very own Experience Life Blog Senior Editor Kristen Blanton.     For the last four years Kristen has been traveling around the world shooting film photography for brands including but not limited to Eddie Bauer, Subaru, Sperry, Hipcamp and Google Pixel. She has lived out of a camper van in Iceland, on a sailboat in Thailand, traveled by every mode of transportation throughout Vietnam and spent the…

She Explores Founder Talks Women in the Outdoors

      As we continue to feature women working in the outdoor industry in honor of Women’s History month, we are thrilled to introduce you to Gale Straub. Gale is the founder of She-Explores, a blog and podcast centered around women who are inspired by time spent outside. She-Explores platform is rich in adventure and community. The site is an empowering source of inspiration for women living on the road, for those desirous to leave their 9-5  for van life, but are also for those who are apprehensive to the whole idea. With over 300 stories shared by women,…

Top Tips When Traveling with Pets on The Road

  Owning an RV is a thrilling and unique experience. Beyond having the mobility to pick up and go whenever you so desire, you have zero hassle with airports, taxis, hotels, reservations and best of all, your pet can stay with you at all times. We caught up with a bunch of road warriors to get their insight on traveling with their four legged companion, and all the things you need to know before you set out for the sunset with your furry friend.   La Mesa RV: What is your Instagram handle? (so we can follow your sweet pup!)…

From Investigative Journalist to RV Lifestyle Reporter

  It’s that time of year again! Our one-of-a-kind Super B RV show is coming back to Phoenix on April 12th for 4 inspiring days. The event is packed full of meet and greets with industry influencers, factory representatives ready to answer all your RV questions, insight on new RV products and so much more. In honor of this epic bash, we got ahold of the event’s other special guests (last week we featured inspiring duo, We’re the Russos). Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to the Wendland’s of Roadtreking. Mike and Jennifer Wendland are seasoned road warriors. They have just begun their…

Top Events To Celebrate Earth Day 2018 Around the USA

      Earth Day began April 22, 1970 and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to focus on environmental issues through legislation, community and action. Today more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities around the world. This year, Earth Day Networks campaign is to End Plastic Pollution. Whether you’re interested in learning how to reduce your waste or you’re feeling motivated to physically clean up the coast, we’ve outlined some of the best Earth Day activities located in some of the most beautiful places across the United States. From fairs to festivals and…

5 Top States to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

With more than 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades held across the United States and countless accompanying themed events, it’s hard to decide just where to venture to for the March 17th holiday. Our top picks to celebrate this year’s festivities highlight places that offer unique parades, local events, great food and amazing outdoor adventure. Pack up your RV and don’t forget to dress it up with something green on the outside. Mmm, we can already taste the corned beef and cabbage. Who’s ready for a Guinness?   Photography: @nvic_nkt Boston, Massachusetts Boston reigns number one as the country’s most Irish-American City with…