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Monday, November 9, 2015

Winter Differently with Encore RV Resorts and Thousand Trails

Check out our new winter song and video and learn how to Winter Differently with all that Encore and Thousand Trails has to offer.  With 21 resorts in Arizona, 36 resorts in Florida, 2 resorts in Palm Springs and 10 in the Rio Grande Valley there is no shortage of ways to escape the cold.  All of our resorts offer deluxe amenities, action packed activity calendars and great area attractions so make your reservations to Winter Differently this year!  Hurry, sites are going quickly!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Alsatian RV Resort, Castroville, TX - New Passport America Participating Park

The Alsatian Resort and Spa in Castroville, Texas is a Good Sam 10/10/10 rated exclusive luxury RV park and golf resort south of San Antonio, TX out from the hustle and bustle of the city but only 30 minutes from The River Walk, The Alamo and just minutes from our local rivers.

Our 163 acre resort has its own top rated 18 hole golf course and The Hideaway, a full service restaurant & bar featuring a variety of culinary dishes, as well as the best steaks, chops and handmade Artisan pizzas. 

We also have a variety of sandwiches, appetizers and salads for you to enjoy, complimented by a wide selection of specialty drinks, the best Texas wines and craft beers from our exquisite bar.

Relax and unwind at our beautiful Serenity Spa overlooking fabulous views of the golf course with a full line of spa services. You are sure to be relaxed and pampered with our luxurious spa service. Bask in the sun and swim in our one of a kind Infinity Pool while being waited on.

Our oversized lots are perfect for even the largest RV, and Class A motorhome owners will love our luxurious Casitas "small houses" that are perfectly positioned on the golf course to take in the spectacular views and just steps away from our restaurant and clubhouse. 

Enjoy our pavilion with its outdoor living room garden setting where our guests can meet with friends and family, and enjoy live music and cocktails. Our spaces can be reserved for hosting anniversaries, special events, corporate events and meetings.

We aim to please! Monthly and yearly event activities are located throughout the resort that are sure to be a hit and keep you entertained with loads of fun during your stay.

We offer the ultimate experience for golfing in Texas. Stop by The Alsatian Resort & Spa for a free tour of our beautiful golf resort grounds, club and golf course.

Weather: The average daily temperature at our Golf Resort in November is 74 degrees, absolutely perfect golfing weather, while the daily low is 51. Nighttime temperatures in November are cool but the daytime temperature warms up quickly to a perfect level. December and January’s average daily high is 66 and the low is 41, which makes for sweater or light jacket golf and still very pleasant. February average high warms back up to a perfect 70 degrees, with daily lows around 45, and March is a perfect 76 and 51. Perfect weather for winter Texans.

So what are you waiting for? Come out and see us and have the most amazing experience you have ever had at a resort. 

Alsatian RV Resort
1581 County Rd 4516
Castroville, TX 78009
Phone: (830) 931-9190

Reg Rates: $35-55.00*
PA Member Rates: $17.50-27.50*

NOTES: PA is valid Monday through Thursday. PA is valid for 3 nights, 2 times per year. PA is not valid during holidays and holiday weeks. Reservations required. Must mention Passport America at the time of making reservation. Pets welcome. PA is not valid on the 9 Casita sites. *Rates are for 2 adults and 2 children per site. $5 for each additional person.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Northshore RV Resort on Lake Livingston, Onalaska,TX - New Passport America Participating Park

Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston has first class accommodations! The swimming pool and splash park have help cool off during those hot Texas afternoons! Come make yourself at home at one of the full hookup lakefront RV sites with all the comforts of home including Cable TV, 30/50 amp service, water, sewer and FREE Wi-Fi at all of the RV sites.

The gorgeous cedar cabins feature a pillow top queen sized mattress with high thread count sateen linens.  Your whole family will enjoy their stay in a cabin which includes a full kitchen, full bathroom and a set of bunk beds.

Lake Livingston is home to some of the best food.  Enjoy fishing for white bass, crappie, catfish, and stripers.  For those of you who want to try your hand at catching some of these delicacies, launch your boat from our concrete boat ramp. If fishing isn’t your cup of tea, Onalaska and the surrounding towns feature several antique and specialty shops.

Livingston, just a 10 mile drive away, is home to Trade Days, where you can find hundreds of vendors selling arts and crafts and antiques.  Don’t leave without visiting the nearby Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation.  For golfers, there are several courses to consider.  Mill Ridge and Cape Royale are local golf courses.  Just an hour away you can play at Tour 18.

Amenities: 76 total RV sites, 20/30/50 amp service, water and sewer, back-ins, pull thrus, full hookups, partial hookups, dump station, concrete roads & pads, can accommodate RV’s up to 70 ft. Laundry, restrooms, showers, propane, Wi-Fi and cable TV available at all sites, rec room with full kitchen, BBQ, fire rings, store, ice, picnic area, playground, swimming pool, volleyball, biking, nature watching, security. On Lake Livingston, boating, canoeing, boat ramp, sandy beach, bank fishing.    

Northshore RV Resort on Lake Livingston
168 Butler
Onalaska, TX 77360
Phone: (877) 766-7847

Regular Rate(s): $40.00 - $55.00
Passport America Rate(s): $20.00 - $27.50

NOTES: PA is valid September through February. PA discount is valid Monday through Thursday. PA not valid during holidays and cannot be combined with any other offers/discounts. PA is not valid for groups / club events. Reservations accepted only by phone. PA not valid with online reservation. Check in 1PM, Check out 3PM. Credit cards accepted. No smoking. Pets welcome.

Regular Rate:  $79-99.00
Passport America Discount: 10%.
Type of Rental:  Standard cabin with queen bed in bedroom. Full kitchen, bathroom and 1 set of bunk beds. 

Accommodates:  4 people
Linens Provided:  Yes
Check in time: 3 PM  Check out time:  11AM
Notes: Discount is valid September through February, Sunday through Thursday only. Discount is not valid during holidays and cannot be combined with another discount.

Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort, Traverse City, MI - New Passport America Participating Park

Timber Ridge Resort, located in Traverse City, Michigan is an all-season resort featuring an RV park, banquet facility, lodge and miles of gorgeously wooded trails. Guests can enjoy camping in tents, RVs or cabins; planning events like weddings, company meetings and retreats, or athletic outings; or outdoor adventures on over 60 kilometers of Timber Ridge-groomed trails and the connecting Vasa trail system.

Whether  you  are  a  warm weather  fan  or  cold weather  fanatic, Timber  Ridge  can  provide  you  and  your  family  with an entertaining  getaway  or  event  experience.  Explore  our  pages to  discover  all  “the  Ridge”  has  to  offer. Big  Rigs,  RVs,  Fifth Wheels,  Pop Up  Trailers  and  Tents  are  welcomed  to  escape  to Traverse  City’s  wooded  retreat!  With  Cabin  Rentals,  wireless internet  (please  request  this  when  making  a  reservation), spacious  and  shady  sites,  heated  pool,  a  variety  of  activities,  camp  store  and  goodie  shop,  and  clean  bath  houses,  Timber  Ridge  has  all  of  the  bases covered.

245 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 55ft, 30/50 amp, full hookups, partial hookups, dump station, pull thrus, water, sewer, tent sites, Cable TV, Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, laundry, heated pool, picnic tables, fire rings, clubhouse, propane, security, store, playground, nature watching, hiking, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, skiing, Banquet Hall Rental, Hi-Peak Tent Rental, group gatherings, dodgeball, 3- & 4-Wheel Turbo Bike rental, dog pond, dog park, cabins, cottages, park homes,  Boat, RV & Trailer Storage, covered bridge, winter sports & events, XC Ski, ATV, fat bike & snowshoe trails, weddings, reunions, sports camps, company meetings. 

Park Events: Iceman Cometh Challenge, Suds and Snow, Ice3 Arctic Triple Relay, Mud Sweat and Beers, Run the Ridge, Remembrance Run, Rock Road 50/50, She Skis, We Skis, North American VASA Festival of Races, Women's Winter Tour, Themed Weekends, Planned Kid's Activities, Weddings & Special Events, Corporate Parties, Caravan Tours.

Area Attractions: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Shopping, Casinos, Beaches, Boating, Fishing, Golf, Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, Sporting Events and Recreation, Wineries, Distilleries, Microbreweries, Tap Rooms, Taverns, Color Tours, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Traverse City Film Festival, National Cherry Festival, Microbrew Festivals, Wine Festivals, Music House Museum, Dennos Museum, City Opera House, Northwest Michigan Fair, Great Lakes Equestrian Festival.

Traverse City, MI 49686 

Regular Rate(s): $30.00 - $72.00*
Passport America Rate(s): $15.00 - $36.00*

NOTES: Open year-round. PA is valid Sun thru Thurs. PA is valid for 7 nights max. PA is not valid during weekends and the month of July. Reservations and drive-ups welcome. PA not valid with online reservation. Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome. *Rates are for 2 adults & 3 children. $5 for each add’l person.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A1 Flags and Poles - Specializing in Flags and Poles RVs - Featured Sponsor

Our slogan is “We Specialize in Making Statements, Let It Fly!”

A1 Flags and Poles provide high quality products for your RV, Truck, Campsite, and Home. 

We are located in Las Vegas, NV and our business is family owned and operated. We take pride in providing our customers with the personal attention that we feel every client deserves. Call us old fashion but we believe that great service is essential and anything less is unacceptable.

Whether you are at home, RVing, camping, off road or at the sand dunes what better way to get to know your neighbors and make your statement when you raise your telescopic flagpole and fly your favorite flag. What an impression you will make when you add a rotating solar beacon light in either red, green, blue, yellow or multicolored....or when you add a multicolored, red, white and blue stick light. The choice is yours but the result is always the same...impressive. In addition, just think of how easy it will be locating your RV site, tailgate party or campsite. 

Let’s not forget what a great asset the flagpole, flag and light would be for you out at the RV park, sand dunes, on the beach or just pitching a tent for the night.


- 22’ Fiberglass telescopic flagpoles 

- Mounting brackets Bumper, Frame, Ground, Hitch, Ladder, Ramp and Tire mounts for your RV, trailers, home, camping, trucks and almost every type of vehicle

- Assorted LED solar beacon lights (Colors: red, blue, green, yellow and multicolor ed) for the top of our fiberglass flagpole

- Stick lights (multicolored red, white and blue) for the top of our telescopic fiberglass flagpole

- A variety of spectacular 3’ X 5’ Flags and Car Flags
(American Flag, international flags, state flags, military flags, novelty flags, rebel flags, pirate flags)

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Xtreme Beachside RV Resort, Grand Isle, LA - New Passport America Participating Park - Special Offer!

Stay a minimum of 30 days and receive exclusive Passport America Member Appreciation Discounts up to 65% off! When you book a minimum of 30 consecutive days, your member price will be only $15 per day for both 30 and 50 amp sites. Promotion valid October 1st 2015 through February 208th 2016. Please mention Passport America Member Appreciation Special when you call to book your stay!

Xtreme Beachside RV Resort is a Grand Isle landmark. Located in the heart of the city, the camp ground is within walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants, gas station, souvenir shops, daiquiri shop, and clubs.

This managed resort offers daily, weekly, short term, long term RV spots with 30/50 FHU. 32 full hookups (16 have direct beach access), can accommodate RV’s any size RV, picnic area, fishing, canoeing. Covered and lighted picnic pavilion available at no charge to guests. 

With direct beach access, you are literally seconds away from fishing, crabbing, shrimping, swimming or just relaxing on the beach. Golf carts are now welcomed on beach for guests who prefer riding and sightseeing the entire beachfront.

Located in the middle of the island, this resort is your ideal hot spot for all of your holiday & vacation needs.

Be sure to check us out on Facebook to keep up with our activities!

Xtreme Beachside RV Resort
3064 Hwy 1
Grand Isle, LA 70358
(985) 787-2378

Regular Rate: $45
Passport America Rate: $22.50
NOTES: PA is valid for 2 nights max. Please see management for discounts on longer stays. Reservations and drive-ups welcome (please call ahead to check availability). Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Red Oaks Carefree RV Resort, Bushnell, FL - Great Discounts This Fall!

Stay a week or longer at Red Oaks Carefree RV Resort in Bushnell, FL get a great rate! Only $99 for a week or $299 for the month! This special is valid on stays completed before December 31st 2015! Call the park directly at (352) 793-7117 to reserve your site today!

Find fun and adventure around every corner in the 130 tree-filled acres that is Red Oaks RV Resort. One of the biggest and best Central Florida RV Parks, we have over 1,000 full-hookup sites, spacious enough to accommodate RVs of any size, plus additional spaces that allow for tent camping.

Red Oaks is chock full of fun for everyone. Have a musical blast at our line dances, karaoke nights and square dances, or bring your instruments to join our jam sessions. Get to know your Red Oaks neighbors during our quilting bees, bingo games, ice cream socials, water aerobics and more.

The fun continues outdoors on our shuffleboard courts, at our horseshoe pits, in our three heated pools and our hot tub. Anglers enjoy on-site fishing at our four retention ponds, and for pet owners, we have a spacious dog park with separate areas for large and small breeds.

Rallies are our specialty. Our grounds are well-equipped to accommodate large groups -- including five laundry facilities, seven bathhouses and five clubhouses, with separate spaces for billiards and card rooms.

Attractions: Dade Battlefield of the Seminole Wars, Florida National Cemetery, within 60 miles of Disney, Universal and Sea World

Activities: Golf within 5 miles, Biking on Withlacoochee Bike Trail that runs through Floral City (around 10 miles from Red Oaks), shopping at Webster Flea Market approx. 15 miles away, fishing on Lake Panasoffke, Disney

Medical: Thomas E Langley Medical Center

Shopping: Walmart, Winn Dixie, Paddock Mall in Ocala (30 miles from Red Oaks), Kohl’s and Target in Brooksville or The Villages

Dining: Howie's Family Restaurant, Beef O'Brady's, Sonny’s, Chucks Odd Couples, Coyote Rojo Mexican Restaurant, Old World, Lickity Splits.

Red Oaks Carefree RV Resort
5551 SW 18th Ter
Bushnell, FL 33513

(352) 793-7117

Regular Rate(s): $35.00*
Passport America Rate(s): $17.50*

NOTES: PA discount is valid for six nights. PA is not valid during holidays and special events. Reservations are requested. MasterCard and Visa accepted. Pets welcome. *Cable is included in the rate. Rate is for two people, $2.00 additional charge per night for each extra person.

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Since 1992, Passport America is the original 50% Discount Camping Club. With our Discount Travel Card, members of our club receive 50% Discounts on nightly camping fees for campsites at over 1,800 participating campgrounds, RV Parks and RV Resorts in the US, Canada, and Mexico! Membership is only $44.00 USD for 1 year and pays for itself with just a few nights stay. Please contact us (800) 283-7183 M-F 8AM-6PM CST SAT 9AM-4PM if you have any questions regarding our services. We are always very happy to help you!