Among Florida’s many well-known and loved attractions, there are also some more unique gems. Apollo Beach’s quirky Manatee Viewing Center is one such place – it's been a favorite local secret for years, but is often overlooked by those just passing through.
The visitors who do make a stop at the attraction are well rewarded, with the chance to observe dozens of playful manatees and perhaps even pet a stingray!
Wilder’s been a large part of the Florida RVer community for decades, so you know a Wilder recommendation is informed and doesn’t come lightly. When visiting Florida, there are some smaller destinations that can be difficult to find, but the memories are oh so worth it. Sure, Disney is an experience that most wouldn’t consider passing up, but what about the Sunken Gardens in St Petersburg or Duke Energy’s Manatee Viewing Center & Preserve? We’re huge fans of these kinds of destinations at Wilder, and we know which ones are worth the trip. Read on for some captivating Wilder-recommended destinations, and to learn how Wilder is growing with the community!
RVing and camping in winter is a lot of fun. Many people think of it as too cold, but with a good RV and a plan it can be the best time of year for fun.
Here are the top 5 winter RVing activities and even a few ways to save money!
It happens every year: The little ones, and some of the big ones, dress up like ghosts, pirates, and superheroes. They walk around the RV park, stopping at each RV, saying, “Trick or treat.”
Whether you’re hosting a menagerie of monsters this year or you need to take your own little creatures out trick or treating, Halloween is a great holiday for RV life.
Being the best ghost hostDon’t run away on Halloween night. You’ll be missing a lot of fun and egg can be hard to get off of the RV. Instead, plan ahead and be ready for the fun.
Here are the steps you can take to make this Halloween one you and your visitors will remember:
There are lots of beautiful places in the United States, but south Texas is easily among the most amazing.
Wilder RV Resorts has several locations in the Rio Grande Valley, sitting in the heart of some of the country’s most pristine lands.
Here is our list of places to go while you’re visiting the Rio Grande Valley:
Welcome to Lady Lake, Florida and amazing central Florida.
There are so many cool things to do in this part of Florida that you can stay here for a month and never go to the same place twice.
Here is our list of the most interesting and hidden treasures in this area of Florida.
Lake Griffin State Park - State parks are always worth the trip. You can hike, fish, and walk through 400-year-old stands of oak. There are 620 acres of exploration and fun. Not only can you paddle on the swamp, but they offer guided tours. There are two hiking trails that are 2 miles long total.
It’s a great place to see wildlife in the middle of a major US state. The park boasts raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and bears. It’s an ideal place to take a break from the city and see true Southern wildlife.
Smartphones might be the best thing to happen to RVers since the portable television. Besides making calls, you have access to a world of information that can make RV living easier and more fun.
At Wilder Resorts, we talk to lots of folks who use apps to find things on the road, keep track of the things they need, and even just find a place to dump their sanitation tank.
Here’s our list of the best apps for your travels:
Once upon a time, a long time ago (the 1990’s), if you wanted to make a living from your RV, you had to write travel books. Today, the gig economy and the internet make it easy to make money while you travel the country.
This is a very brief guide, but we’ll introduce you to everything you need to start making a living while you travel. After a couple of years, you can make a reliable living and never have to be in the same place twice.
At our Ft Myers RV resort and two of our Texas RV resorts, we have people who come by all the time that work right from their RV. You can see them sitting at picnic tables typing or using a mouse to create digital art. One of them says that he makes over $100,000 a year and he only works about 4 hours a day.
Living the RV Lifestyle is akin to treating life as an adventure.
Whether it’s a family vacation or a home on wheels, traveling in an RV is an incredibly unique experience. We’ve put this list of DIY RV hacks together to make your next road trip as smooth a ride as can be. You’re welcome!
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No matter how well-trained, dogs need to stretch their legs. It isn’t healthy to keep them cooped up for too long, so before you head out on your long trip, pick out a few places to stop and recuperate. The best spots are rest stops with enclosed/gated fields and dog-friendly RV parks nearby. You’ll appreciate the extra lax time, and so will the rest of the pack!