There’s a simple reason campgrounds and RV parks make $5 billion annually. The 2014 American Camper Report found that 40.1 million Americans (that’s 14% of us) go camping every year, making it one of the most popular American pastimes. The average camper spends 14.9 days a year at their favorite campgrounds, whether it’s roughing it in a national park or visiting our RV campgrounds and Tulsa splashpark.
While 14.9 days might seem like a long time, to RV enthusiasts who’ve gone full-time it’s just a drop in the bucket. Right now there are thousands of U.S. families traveling around the Midwest in their RV, seeing the sights and meeting up with friends and family at RV campgrounds.
Whether you just rented your first RV or have a steadfast fifth wheel you’ve been tooling around in for decades, the Internet can be a great way to find new RV travel tips, RV-friendly campgrounds, campfire recipes, and tons more. There are also tons of RV instagram feeds with amazing photos of life on the road.
So without further ado, here is a short list of the best RV travel blogs for residents of the Midwest. If you’re on Instagram and love RVs, then you won’t want to miss the best RV instagram accounts on the web.
Best RV Blog for Retirement: LiveLaughRV
LiveLaughRV is one of the better known RV blogs out there, thanks in part to the gorgeous photos you’ll find there. The blog was started by Ingrid and Al, who travel all over the country sharing RV travel tips, photographs, and travel reports. If you’re considering going full-time after retirement, this is a great place to start!
Best RV Family Blog: Family Rambling
Fun. Family. Travel. That’s the motto for this family travel blog started by Iowa mom Jody Halsted. Jody’s a great writer who shares her first-hand experiences traveling with children in an RV. With blog posts like “5 Incredible Midwest Towns You Must Visit,” Family Rambling is a must-follow blog for Midwestern RV lovers with kids or grandkids.
Best Eco-Friendly RV Blog: Live Small. Ride Free
If you’re a green travel junkie who loves eco-friendly travel advice, then you absolutely have to check out the fine folks behind Live Small. Ride Free. Ching and Jerud are an outdoor-loving couple traveling around the country in a fifth wheel, solar-powered RV, towed by a truck that runs on vegetable oil. It’s a fascinating travel blog, with one of the best RV Instagram accounts we’ve ever seen. See their awesome fossil fuel-free travel adventures at@livesmallridefree.
Best Blog for Airstream Lovers and RV Campgrounds: The Aluminarium
Like Live Small. Ride Free, the Aluminarium RV blog is run by another couple with an amazing Instagram account, perfect for animal and RV lovers alike. This couple has been full-time since 2005 in a 2012 Airstream Flying Cloud, with more than 2,000 days on the road (and counting). They’ve also got tons of helpful information on RV campgrounds all over the country.
And remember, if you’re looking for RV camping near Tulsa, Oklahoma, come visit Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort at Keystone Lake in Mannford, OK. RV lovers are always welcome!