Today we’re beginning a new monthly feature on the RVT.com Insight blog. At the end of each month, we’ll post a roundup of interesting news tidbits, new products, travel tips and RV trends of interest to RV owners. Enjoy! 🙂

National Park Fee-Free Days

In honor of National Public Lands Day, admission will be free this Saturday, September 28, at more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other federal lands. The final fee-free day will be held Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11. Click here to find participating parks by state.

Wildfire Safety for RV Campers

This has been a record year for wildfires, forcing evacuations of homes, campgrounds and national parks. Fueled by drought conditions, more than 33,000 wildfires have burned through 3-4 million acres in western states from Washington to Colorado. Pedata RV Center has published a list of helpful tips for camping in wildfire-prone areas. The tips are worth reading and offer RV campers good advice on what to do when natural disasters or emergency situations occur while camping.

New family trail open on Mount Rainier

The 7-mile round-trip Glacier Basin Trail at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington has been reconfigured for family use. The new trail is nice and wide with a fairly even grade and few obstacles and adds a longer hiking option to Rainier’s family-friendly day hikes. To show the kids the largest glacier in the lower 48 states, about a mile from the trail head steer left to the Emmons Moraine Trail.

Product of the month: Spice Clips

These inexpensive self-stick plastic clips are low-tech but incredibly handy. Designed to hold spice bottles, they also work with pill bottles. Mount them on cabinet doors or walls to keep small bottles organized and accessible. Available at RV stores and Amazon.com.

For a lot of people, September is their favorite month – what about you? It can get a bit chilly for camping in some parts of the continent; of course RV camping can help take the bite out of the air!