January 2021
January 2021
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Every new calendar year brings a wave of fresh starts, personal goals, and a sense of hope being restored.  It is the perfect time for us to begin new habits, make changes in our routines, and envision a better way of life for the coming year.  Whether that means working on your physical, mental, or emotional well-being, you can include your New Year's resolutions in your RVing plans for 2021.  The new year also is an opportunity for you to set your eyes on the RV dream you have always imagined for yourself.  And, as always, FMCA will be here for you to help make that dream close enough to reach out and grab.
Let's pretend for a minute that there are no factors standing in your way.  What bucket list destinations would you like to visit in 2021?  You owe it to yourself to go big this year, especially if your travel plans had to be rewritten or cancelled altogether last year.  Envision your goals first and then figure out how to make them a reality!
Happy New Year!
The FMCA Team
Discover The Canadian Maritimes With Fellow FMCA Members! 
Welcome to the Canadian Maritimes — home to rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages, picturesque bays, and an abundance of historic lighthouses.  Travel with experienced tour leaders who escort you to can't-miss destinations, from the dramatic shores of Prince Edward Island to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, and Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.  Aside from taking care of the planning and camping reservations, Fantasy Tours will line up the best activities to ensure a stress-free vacation above and beyond your expectations.  To learn more, call 855-385-3622 or or click here for a complete list of FMCA member-only Canadian Tours.

FMCA Makes It So Easy

So easy to save, so easy to meet like-minded RVers, and so easy to enjoy the outdoor, adventurous lifestyle you deserve.  Click here to learn more about all the ways FMCA enhances the RV lifestyle.
How Do I?
Refresh, Rejuvenate 
A new year comes with lots of new opportunities.  Take this time as your invitation to establish new habits and behaviors that you want to carry with you into 2021 and beyond.  If you've created a resolution to take better care of yourself, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate that goal into your RV lifestyle.

Our friends at The Fit RV run a blog, a YouTube channel, and several social media pages dedicated to sharing their fit and healthy lifestyle while traveling and living in an RV.  Whether you are looking for diet recommendations, exercise routines, or simple tips and tricks for staying healthy on the road, The Fit RV can be your digital personal trainer to help achieve your goals.

Looking for some other ideas for activities to stay healthy while RVing?  Check out all the different ways FMCA member and guest blogger "Feathered Sunsets" recommends staying active while on the road in this blog.
Baby, It's Cold Outside!
When the mercury dips waaay down, some folks cuddle up with blankets inside.  Other can't wait to get outdoors!  If you fall into the latter category, take your RV and go play.  Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Not far from Traverse City, Michigan, visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to see the famous sand dunes covered in snow; if you're feeling hale and hearty, try a dune climb.  The area also boasts lighthouse tours, winter shopping, and snowshoeing.  Throughout the Wolverine State, winter welcomes with other activities, such as hiking and snowmobiling — even fat-tire biking, disc golf, birding, and stargazing.  Or, try an internet search for things to do in other states and provinces.  

If you're a fan of downhill skiing, you already know the white stuff is ready.  These 12 ski resorts and facilities permit overnight RV parking in their lots.  Among them are British Columbia's Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Wyoming's Grand Targhee Resort, and Oregon's Mount Bachelor.  A couple in Washington offer hookups: Crystal Mountain Resort and Stevens Pass.

Whatever your winter pleasure, please pursue it safely.  Keep in mind some basic tips for staying warm in the cold.  And if you do plan a winter RV trip, remember to check for closings or restrictions that might be in place because of COVID-19.  Don't forget your gloves!
Family RVing Magazine
PROTENG® Fire Protection
FMCA RV Basics
Curl Up With a Good... Magazine 
Keep yourself warm, cozy, and occupied this winter with the January issue of Family RVing magazine.  The January issue includes FMCA's annual list of cars, trucks, and SUVs approved by their manufacturers for flat towing behind a motorhome without major modifications.  Current and past issues of Family RVing magazine are available to members in both print and digital form. A sample digital issue of Family RVing magazine is available. 
Save On Campground Fees
Save even more this year by taking advantage of FMCA's partnership with Passport America, a 50% discount camping club.  FMCA members can purchase a reduced Passport America membership.  Click here to find out how.
Merry Meadows Recreation Farm, C13973
This central Maryland campground with the happy name is open year-round.  In winter, its quiet, pristine beauty is a big draw.  In warm-weather months, guests can enjoy a long list of fun: swimming, pickleball, disc golf, a playground, a giant swing, and much more.  Merry Meadows also makes a great base camp for exploring attractions within an hour's drive, including Hershey, Pennslyvania, and Washington, D.C.  Click here to learn more.
RV Miles Podcast
It's 2021.  If you haven't discovered the wonders of podcasts by now, you are truly missing out.  They are perfect for long drives or for audiobook lovers.  The best part is, there is a podcast for just about any topic you could think of.  Naturally, that includes RVing!  The RV Miles is a podcast hosted by two RVers (and FMCA members!) who travel the United States with their three sons, camping in national parks and sharing the ups and downs of full-time family travel.
Get Organized
For the untrained traveler, downsizing from a house to an RV, even if only for a week or two, can be a serious adjustment.  The living space is significantly smaller and people have a tendency to overpack.  Before you know it, the walls of your RV are closing in on you.  And no, we're not talking about your slideouts malfunctioning!  Check out our new FMCAdventure blog, "Tips for Keeping Your RV Organized."
Mystery Of The Monoliths
Toward the end of 2020, tall, silver monoliths began to mysteriously appear in remote locations across the globe.  One by one, news articles from around the world started reporting on the appearances — and vanishings — of these mysterious metal structures.  Check out all the different places they've popped up, and keep your eyes open during your RV travels... you never know where the next one might show up!
Meal Prep Primer

It's that time of year again!  You've realized you may have overindulged the past few months because of the holidays; now, you're wanting to get back to healthier eating habits.  A simple way to do this is by prepping meals for the week.  Meal prepping removes all the guesswork out of what you will have for lunch, dinner, etc., and it only takes minutes to plan.  It also will help you to eliminate those last-minute, quick-and-easy meals that led you to where you are now.

Here is an article we found that gives pointers on meal prepping and offers some great meal ideas.

Pig Out! On Peace Of Mind

New Year's resolutions aside, you can never have enough FMCA.  Get your fill (and then some) of the community that has your back.  From discounts to education, and a 24/7 road companion, make FMCA part of your 2021 adventures and JOIN NOW
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