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How camping has changed in 2019

This week we interview the newly named CEO of Kampgrounds of America about the changing demographics of camping in America. Toby O’Rourke shares with us highlights of the company’s latest study and reveals that millennials now make up 35% of all the active campers in the U.S. She also talks about how her company is […]Read More

Episode 149: The Changing Face of Camping

Camping in North America is changing rapidly. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll learn in our interview segment from the most comprehensive camping study ever done, from the industry’s most influential camping organization. Toby O’Rourke, the Chief Franchise Operations Offer for Kampgrounds of America, shares the results with us, telling us how its changing, […]Read More

Campskunk Sells Out – Staying at the KOA

OK, I know many of you are disappointed in me, but I have compromised my principles and stayed at the Flagstaff KOA the last couple of nights. I needed to meet up with Mike Wendland and do some installation work on his satellite internet system, so we had to find a place in Flagstaff where […]Read More

Escape From the Cold: Naples and Marco Island, Fla.

When Jennifer and I decided to squeeze in a short two-week Roadtreking adventure to Florida, we had one goal only in mind: To escape the bitter cold of Michigan and get warm. As I write this at 9 a.m. from the picnic table of our spot at the Naples-Marco Island KOA in far southwest Florida, […]Read More

RT018: Getting Ready for the 2015 RV Travel Season

Are you ready for the 2015 RV season? Now's the time to plan and in this episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast, I share not only a great destination for you to check out – with a must-visit “sweet” side trip to take –  but also talk to Toby Hedges, KOA's marketing director, who shares […]Read More

KOA rebranding of campgrounds underway

Kampgrounds Of America's rebranding of its campgrounds based on their features and amenities has kicked off with the Billings, Montana KOA Campground, which officially becomes the Billings KOA Holiday Campground. The change is the beginning of a new brand structure for the 51-year-old iconic North American camping company.Three new brand segments will better identify the specific offerings of KOA's […]Read More

KOA re-brands itself according to facilities and amenities

One of the biggest surprises we had last year in our travels was with KOA – Kampgrounds of America. On our trip west and then on other meanderings over the season, we had the opportunity of staying at about a dozen KOA campgrounds across the U.S. They were all good experiences, to be sure, but […]Read More

America’s River Makes for a Great Picnic Spot

They call it America's River – the Mississippi – flowing 2,300 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. It's big and busy, with barges and riverboats and pleasure craft. And along a great little bicycle path hard on the eastern banks of the Mississippi in Rock Island, Ill., we parked the Roadtrek, fired up […]Read More

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