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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Roca Azul RV and Resort, Jocotepec, JAL Mexico - Passport America Participating Park

Roca Azul RV and Resort is located in the Roca Azul Club, a luxury resort and sports park on the west side of beautiful Lake Chapala, in the middle of a bird sanctuary. The Club has been in operation since 1968. Roca Azul is close to Jocotepec, a small town with many amenities including shops, markets, medical and other important services. We are less than an hour from downtown Guadalajara, either by truck or by car.

65 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 65ft, 30-amp, pull-thrus, back-ins, full hookups, partial hookups, dump station, Cable TV, tent sites, laundry, fire rings, BBQ, heated swimming pool, steam room, hot spring, lake view, pool table, game room, clubhouse, security, boating, canoeing, biking, ping pong, nature watching, picnic tables, propane, 3 set of bathrooms, 2 sets of shower facilities as well as 5 Internet modems positioned throughout the park. 

The park manager speaks excellent English and the staff maintains the grounds, which includes free trash removal. One of the many desirable features of the park is its regional geographic location. There is no other facility this complete and  accommodating in the Lake Chapala area. 

Park Events: New Years Eve, San Valentine’s dinner at the lighthouse at the shore of the lake, National Reunion of Combis in México, Independence Day Celebration, Halloween for the children outside the RV Park, Christmas Posada for our RV visitors and Park Staff, Annual Traditional Parade of "El Señor del Monte"- Big celebration at Jocotepec Plaza (please call for details).

Area Attractions: From Roca Azul one can quickly access a new, safe, and scenic highway leading to tourist locations in Guadalajara as well as local roads that traverse the Lakeside villages of Jocotepec, San Juan Cosola, Ajijic, and Chapala. All these villages have newly developed shoreline parks. 

There is easy access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats in nearby Jocotepec, as well as a Walmart, locally known as The Bodega. There is a Green Cross clinic located only 5 minutes from the park in case of emergencies. If needed, there are automotive parts, service and tire stores in Jocotepec. Domestic supplies are readily available as well as hardware, plumbing and refrigeration services. Propane, fresh water and taxis can be arranged for delivery to the park with the assistance of the club manager.  

It is the goal of Club Roca Azul to provide all the services and facilities to enjoy your visit with hopes that you will return many times in your travels to central Mexico.

Roca Azul RV & Resort
KM 53 Carretera Guadalajara - Morelia
Avenida Roca Azul
Jocotepec, JAL 45800 Mexico
Phone: +52 3310431768

Regular Rate : $300.00 MXN Pesos (Approx $20.50 USD)*

Passport America Rate : $150.00 MXN Pesos  (Approx $10.25 USD)*
NOTES: PA discount applies to daily rate only. PA cannot be combined with any other discount. Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome. Pet owners must be with their pets at all times. *Nightly rate is 300 Mexican Pesos (approx $20 USD), PA 150 Mexican Pesos (approx $10 USD). 2 people per tent or RV. Additional charge for each extra person.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Passport America at Quartzsite RV Show and Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama, Quartzsite AZ

Don't miss one of the largest gatherings of RV's and RVers on Earth! The Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV show starts Saturday January 21st thru 29th from 9AM until 4PM. Admission is free and you can find a complete list of exhibitors here. Be sure to stop by our booth, #116 and visit with our reps Jerry and Carole Langlois.

You can also visit with us at the Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama - Home of the largest show of its kind - January 20th thru 29th. Stop by our booth on Rows T & U, spaces 14 & 15. Visit with our newest reps, Dale and Joyce Bennett and our office manager, Maddy Patrick. 

Carole Langlois with new members and winners of a Yeti(TM) Cup, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Jensen at the 2017 S Texas RV SuperSale in San Antonio, TX.

All of our reps will be very happy to answer questions and give you a great special offer when you join Passport America or renew your existing membership at the event. Also, Members will have a chance to win prizes at both events. 
Also, if you are a Passport America Member and need a copy of our brand new 25th Anniversary/2017 directory be sure to ask. You will need valid proof of membership to pick up your copy (while supplies last). 

Hope to see you in Quartzsite, AZ soon!  


Passport America - 25th Anniversary/2017 Edition International Camping Directory - Now Available!

Do you need a copy of the Passport America International Camping Directory as a back-up when you do not have internet connection? Or do you need one for the RV and one for the house? Members can acquire as many copies as they need and pay only for shipping and handling. Purchase your copy today and we will mail it the next business day.

If you are a Lifetime Passport America Member, please either email or call our office to request your copy.

Not a member? Please click here to join online. When you join or renew you are given the option to choose "printed directory" at the time of payment.

Shipping and Handling: US Addresses: Standard Mail (2 - 3 Weeks) $5, Priority Mail (3-5 Business Days) $7 and Express (1-2 Business Days) $25. Canadian Addresses: Global Priority Mail (10-14 Business Days) $25. All other countries - $35.00.

Click here to purchase your copy online now or call us at (800) 283-7183 M-F 8AM-6PM and Saturday 9AM-4PM.
Members are also very welcome to pick up a copy at our office. Click here for directions.  From I-10 in South Mississippi, take Exit 28 and go south 3/4 mile. Our office will be on the right, directly after railroad tracks.
Download a PDF for FREE from our website.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Special Passport America Announcement - Three Months Only Member Referral Special - Extravaganza Event!

Know a fellow RVer that would enjoy 50% Savings on Campgrounds and RV Parks? Refer-A-Buddy Today! Each new member that joins using your name and/or ID Number, between now and November 30, 2016 counts as an entry to win. Plus, you will receive:

  • $10 CA$H for every referral
  • A chance to win $1,000.00 plus WIN LOTS of Prizes in our Grand Prize Extravaganza Give-A-Way. 
  • Plus, your buddy receives THREE MONTHS FREE, compliments of you!*

Click here to send an email to your Buddies and Fellow campers or have your Buddy Sign Up Today online at . For faster service, call us at 1-800-283-7183. This is just our way of saying “Thank You” for helping us grow! Need additional Passport America Brochures? Call or email us today!

Hurry, this Three Month Special 
Expires November 30, 2016.

*Once a member is entered into our database, we cannot change the referral code. Members cannot join with two different referral codes. Must be a valid member in good standing to qualify for cash prizes and giveaways. Free nights camping offer valid for 1 year from drawing date.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bay Bayou RV Resort Announces Bayou Grande - Passport America Participating Park

Tampa, Fla. - Opening November 1, 2016 

Bay Bayou, Tampa's premier RV Resort, is proud to announce Bayou Grande, 53 newly developed, paved sites. Bayou Grande features a variety of enhanced amenities including extended concrete pads, angled at 60 degrees for easy back-in with all-in-one electric, water and cable TV hook-up, 50 - 100 amp electric service, Wi-Fi and a picnic table at each site. Bayou Grande offers the only luxury RV sites in the Tampa Bay area with 100 amp electric.
Professional landscaping creates separation between the sites with ample parking on the paved drive for an RV and vehicle. The 20 foot pad width allows plenty of space to set up chairs, a table and covered fire pit. Visit our website,, for additional information about Bayou Grande including rates and a site map.

Perfect Location

Relax in the natural surroundings on Double Branch Creek and enjoy the deluxe facilities and amenities of our highly rated Resort. Bay Bayou is conveniently located near Tampa's exciting attractions, dining and the beautiful Gulf beaches. The Resort is pet friendly with a large and small dog park and offers many on-site activities including shuffleboard, Bocce ball, horseshoes, fishing from our docks and canoeing or kayaking in the backwaters.

About Bay Bayou RV Resort
Bay Bayou Florida RV Resort LLC, 8492 Manatee Bay Drive, Tampa, Fla. is privately owned and a Jennings Community. The Resort has been in operation for 30 years and currently offers 300 premier RV sites in a quiet, gated community. 

Area Attractions

A variety of activities are available within minutes of Tampa's Bay Bayou RV resort including Florida’s famous beaches, theme parks, sight-seeing, fantastic restaurants, shopping, gaming and golf. Sports enthusiasts may enjoy a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Rays game or catch the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees or Toronto Blue Jays in spring training nearby. Double Branch Creek offers water access for kayaks, canoes and small fishing boats to explore Florida’s unique wetlands. There is something for everyone at one of Florida's best RV parks Bay Bayou RV Resort!

If you plan on staying at one of the many Florida RV parks, come to Tampa's Bay Bayou RV resort! If we may provide any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful staff at 813-855-1000. We know you have many choices when selecting a Florida RV resort and we hope you come to our Tampa RV resort and make Bay Bayou RV Resort your new home away from home. 

Bay Bayou RV Resort
8492 Manatee Bay Dr
Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 855-1000

Regular Rate(s): $43.00 - $46.00*
Passport America Rate(s): $21.50 - $23.00*

NOTES: PA is not valid Nov thru April. PA valid 6 nights maximum. Reservations recommended, but drive-ups are welcome. Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome - up to 2 pets max (please see website or call for breed restrictions). *Rates: Deluxe sites w/30 amp $43, PA $21.50. Premium sites w/50-amp or waterfront $46, PA $23. Rates are for up to 4 people. $5 for each addl person.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Remi Lake Holiday Bay, Moonbeam, ON - New Passport America Participating Park


Remi Lake Holiday Bay in Moonbeam, Ontario is a nature lover’s paradise! Located near Kapuskasing, just off of Highway 11, our 75-acre Managed Forests campground provides seasonal, overnight and weekly camp site and cabin rentals for individuals and families with trailers, RVs and tents. Our park offers boat launching, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and more to help you sit back, relax and escape to the great outdoors of Northern Ontario.

As a 'Managed Forests' park, we are deeply committed to the preservation of wildlife habitat necessary to ensure the survival of the indigenous animals and birds that depend on it. Situated in front of a sandy beach on the south end of beautiful Remi Lake, across from Rene Brunelle Provincial Park.

Our campground has everything you need for the perfect outdoor escape. We provide an extensive range of overnight and weekly camp site rental solutions for you and your family. Amenities include 50 total RV sites, can accommodate RV's up to 40ft, back-ins, full hookups, partial hookups, 20/30 amp, water, tent sites, picnic tables, fire rings, RV storage, boat ramp, biking, boating, canoeing, chapel service, fishing, hiking, nature watching, jet ski, new children's playground. Pristine drinking water available right to your kitchen tap.

Remi Lake Holiday Bay in Moonbeam is proud to offer seasonal campsite rental solutions to let you enjoy everything our park has to offer for an extended period. Our full-service, two-service and unserviced seasonal campsites for trailers and RVs feature all the amenities you need to enjoy the camping season in its entirety.

If you are a lover of the outdoors, peace and tranquility, Remi Lake Holiday Bay has something for you. To schedule a viewing of our seasonal rental sites, please contact Carole Tremblay at 705-335-0639. We would be pleased to help you in English or French. On this page are just some of varied and lovely sites we have to rent.

A fisherman and boater’s dream location!
There’s a reason Ontario is known throughout the world as a sportsman’s paradise. Our campground on Remi Lake provides the opportunity to fish for great walleyes, northern pikes, smallmouth bass and more. No matter if you are bait casting or fly fishing, there is ample space for you to go to find the catch of the day. Great fishing spots can be found all around the lake, and you can even fish right off of the public docks in front of our campground. Be sure to snap a photo of your fish to prove to your friends just how big it was!

We provide complimentary boat launching services to get you out on the water quickly. For the boating enthusiast, Remi Lake is perfect for canoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding and much more.

Quit Smoking, Aviation Medical Examps & More in Moonbeam
The picturesque landscape at Remi Lake Holiday Bay in Moonbeam is the perfect place to quit smoking in a relaxing, safe and non-judgemental environment. Remi Lake Holiday Bay is operated by Dr. L. C. Larabie, who is proud to offer her smoking cessation boot camp at our park. Dr. Larabie is also equipped to perform aviation medical examinations at her clinic in Kingston.

Smoking Cessation Counseling - Dr. Larabie offers counseling for smokers looking to quit. Her background in clinical psychology, plus extensive research in abrupt smoking cessation qualifies her to aid those who struggle to quit. Using a proven method, our quit smoking boot camp provides a supportive and non-judgemental environment to equip you with the tools you need to kick the habit for good.

Your Trusted Civil Aviation Medical Examiner 

Choosing a highly experienced Civil Aviation Medical Examiner to perform your medical exam could mean the difference between maintaining your fitness to fly status or being grounded unnecessarily. Even if your aviation medical exam has revealed a problem, an astute CAME can keep you flying while the problem is under investigation. Based in Kingston, Dr. Larabie has helped pilots stay in the air safely since 1988. Frequently asked questions and answers about Aviation Medical Examinations here

Area Attractions:  

  • Complimentary bike rentals and Wi-Fi from Moonbeam Tourist Office. 35 kilometers of hiking, biking and walking trails near the campground.

  • Excellent birding & wildlife viewing. 
  • KapuskasingLumberjack Heritage Festival, July 22-24, 2016. This popular cultural folklore event demonstrates the lumberjack traditions, including both professional and amateur tree chopping competitions, log rolling, tree climbing and wood carving, Lots of music, food and fun for the whole family.
Remi Lake Holiday Bay
80 Ouellette Bay Rd
Moonbeam, ON P0L 1V0 Canada

Regular Rate(s): $30.00 - $35.00*
Passport America Rate(s): $15.00 - $17.50*

NOTES: Open May 20 thru Sept 10, 2016. PA valid Mon thru Thus. Minimum 2 nights stay required to receive discount. PA does not apply to reservations. PA not valid on lakeview sites or cabins. Cash or E-web transfer only. Dogs must be on leash. Horses welcome. *Payments in Canadian dollars. Plus 13% tax. Rates Water & Electric $30, PA $15. Full Hookups $35, PA $17.50. No guarantee of flush toilets or shower facility for tent campers. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Desert Pools RV Resort, Desert Hot Springs, CA - Passport America Participating Park

In the subtropical paradise of southern California's Coachella Valley, Desert Pools RV Resort offers guests a variety of amenities and activities in a beautifully landscaped resort. We pride ourselves on making sure that once you arrive you can stay active throughout the day with our many activities or just lounge around our pool letting go of the stresses of everyday life.

Along with our newly renovated naturally therapeutic hot mineral water swimming pool and hot tubs we feature 24/7 full hook-up sites that are big rig friendly.

Amenities include: 247 total RV sites, can accommodate RV's up to 45ft, 30/50 amp, full hookups, back-ins, Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, laundry, heated swimming pool, hot tub, handicap access, horseshoes, RV storage, game room, basketball, meeting room for groups, clubhouse, fitness center, pool table, shuffleboard, ice, biking, pickleball.

Desert Hot Springs' amazing Natural Therapeutic Hot Springs discovered by Cabot Yerxa on a piece of land appropriately called Miracle Hill is where Desert Pools derives it water from for its large swimming pool and three hot tub spas. These waters have transformed Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs into the popular vacation areas they are today.

The area is a mecca for golfers, with more than 80 golf courses in the area open to the public and challenged by some of the best golfers in the world.

If golf isn't your thing there are over fifty miles of hiking trails in nearby San Jacinto Wilderness, or trek through the ancient sacred Indian Canyons We can't forget stunning Joshua Tree National park just north of us with its spectacular Joshua trees and rock formations.

The resort city of Palm Springs is just twelve miles from us and offers a variety of shopping and dining including the famous El Paseo Drive with it Beverly Hills type shops and boutiques.

Or spend a day at outlet malls with over a 200 hundred stores. How about trying your luck at the many Indian Casinos located in the Coachella valley? Lets not forgot our Aerial tramway that transports you up 2,643 ft. to a spectacular view of the entire valley.

We also boast a myriad of museums including the General George Patton Museum, the critically acclaimed Palm Springs Art Museum and Sunny Lands Museum which many presidents have called home during visits to our valley. Just down the road is world class Tennis featuring the BNP Paribas Open. And last but not least Coachella is the home of the Stagecoach and Coachella Fest music festivals.

There are just so many things to do and see around our resort, you'll want to come back often and stay awhile.

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Desert Pools RV Resort 
70-405 Dillon Rd
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241

Phone: (760) 251-6555

Regular Rate(s): $45.00*
Passport America Rate(s): $22.50*

NOTES: Open October thru April. PA is valid for 2 weeks with 1 week between each visit. PA is not valid during holidays. Reservations and drive-ups welcome. Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome. *Rates subject to check the next season.


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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!