5 Florida Towns to visit in your RV!

5 Florida Towns to visit in your RV!

Looking for a tropical paradise with natural beauty abound? Imagine escaping to the beautiful Sunshine State. Take a look at these beautiful Florida towns to escape the cold.
Tallahassee is not just a beautiful city filled with many outdoor attractions but it is also the state’s capitol with many political landmarks. Visit one of the many different city and state parks in the area to see what makes Tallahassee one of the most biologically diverse regions in the United States. Also in the area you can see many antebellum plantations, with 71 plantations located between Tallahassee and Thomasville, GA. Located just 25 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Tallahassee is also close to beaches and the tropical Florida setting that we all know and love.
If you are looking to spend some time in Tallahassee, take a look at Bayhead. They are an All Age community that is conveniently located on the west side of Tallahassee. We hope to see you soon!

If you are looking for a Florida city to hang out at the beach, then this is defiantly the city for you! Clearwater has many award winning beaches to choose from. Whether you are looking for a beach less traveled or a beach with many attractions beach side, Cleawater has a beach just for you.  Clearwater is more than just a beach town with attractions including the Aquarium, golf courses, and the DalĂ­ Museum. Clearwater is also well known for its beautiful gulf fishing. There are many charter captains that can take you out and show you the ropes. If you prefer to stay on land, there are also many locations where you can fish on shore.
Want to visit Clearwater in your RV? Clearwater Travel Resort is for you. Clearwater Travel Resort is an All Age community that has everything you are looking for. Right on Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater Travel Resort is close to beaches and shops. We hope to see you at Clearwater Travel Resort.
Searching for the perfect Florida town that has the tranquility of the country but is close to the hustle and bustle of the big cities? Zephyrhills might just be the city for you! Zepherhills is a peaceful city located less than 30 miles from Tampa and around 70 miles from Orlando! If you want to take a day trip to either city, you are close enough to enjoy the attractions then retreat back to your country hideaway. Zephyrhills gives you the “Old Florida” small town feeling with a quaint downtown and many things to do in the area. Zephyrhills has beautiful city and state parks nearby so that you can explore all nature has to experience.
If you do swing by Zephyrhills, join us at Leisure Days RV Resort.
Are you looking for a town that offers beautiful architecture, minor league sports teams and theme parks nearby? Look no further than Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland has the beautiful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright on display at Florida Southern College. Lakeland is also, as the name implies, home to many beautiful lakes. Whether you want a beautiful backdrop for a walk or to feed the beautiful swans of Lakeland, there are quite a few lakes to visit. If you are a sports fan, there are two minor league teams in Lakeland, including baseball and basketball. The Flying Tigers play on Publix Field, which is also home to the Detroit Tigers spring training. The Lakeland Magic are the developmental team for the Orlando Magic and play in the RP Funding Center. For those looking for a fun day out, look no further than Legoland in nearby Winter Haven. Legoland is a great theme park for both young and old.
Want to make Lakeland your Florida base? Take a look at Valencia Estates or Woodall’s Village.
Bradenton, Florida is a beautiful Gulf coast town where there is plenty of water and fun to go around! If you are looking to escape all the hustle and bustle or be right in the mix of everything, Bradenton has a taste of it all. Robertson Preserve can give you a glimpse into the beauty of nature or check out the downtown scene for many things to do.  Since Bradenton is on the west coast, any of the area beaches are a great place to take in a sunset.  The crown jewel of the area is Anna Maria Island, home of beautiful white sand beaches. Anna Maria Island is a small beach town that really give you that island vibe.
Do you want to park your RV near Bradenton? Take a look at these different resorts in the area.
How Summer BBQ’s Help Serve RV Residents

How Summer BBQ’s Help Serve RV Residents

CLEA-20140909-181207-2The smell of barbecue chicken wafts through the summer air. It’s a smell that creates memories and brings them back for residents at Newby Management’s RV communities. For the residents, it’s about more than a BBQ, it’s a time to connect with friends, to relax and to enjoy their community.
For the Newby Management corporate team, the Summer BBQ’s are about living out one of the company’s core values: Servanthood. It states: “With Jesus as our example, we will strive to graciously serve our customers, investors, and fellow team members to the highest level possible. Each of us agrees to be accountable to a higher authority.”

Each summer, team members from the corporate office travel across the state with a grill in tow to
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serve up grilled chicken, potato salad, beans, dinner roll and a large cake at our RV Resorts. Themes create a fun and exciting atmosphere, different years have featured fiestas, the 70’s and more!
As you can imagine, a lot of logistics go into a BBQ for an entire RV community! In some larger communities, our team may cook over 400 pieces of chicken.  This means we start at dawn and turn the grill four times!
You definitely won’t go away hungry from one of our shindigs either. We give very specific instructions to local butchers on how to quarter the chicken so each serving is huge. That’s right! We not only serve big pieces of chicken, but we also use local butchers near the community we’re serving.
10517982_514553335312557_2918630772009030190_nWhen a resident comes through our line, they can be assured that we temp tested the chicken before it leaves the grill, so we can be sure it’s cooked thoroughly. Then comes the fun part: deciding whether you want light or dark meat. Delicious! You can get a piece plain or drenched in Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce.
We love summertime because it means an opportunity to serve our residents and give back to our communities with a good old-fashioned southern BBQ. To our team, these are times of great fellowship and fun. They are a time to create new memories and reflect on past memories. They are a time to remind our residents that we are on their side. And of course, we can’t forget the delicious food!
Do you want to learn more about Newby Management? Visit us online at www.NewbyManagement.com.
If This Doesn’t Make You Want to Camp Nothing Will

If This Doesn’t Make You Want to Camp Nothing Will

You don’t need 18 reasons to go RV Camping, but we have them. If you aren’t packed and in your RV after this list, you’re nuts!
1. To Have an Adventure

2. To Meet New People 

3. To See New Places

4. To Join a Culture of RV Campers

5. To Feel Free

6. To Go Back to an RV Resort You Love

7. To Have a Campfire

8. To Find a Quiet Place to Relax

9. To Open the Windows and Enjoy the Weather

10. To Reconnect With Loved Ones

11. To Go Off the Grid

12. To Get Sun kissed

13. To Wake Up Without an Alarm 

14. To Find Out That You Can Live With Less

15. To Become a Pro at Driving Your Big Rig

16. To See How Far You Can Drive on E

17. To Challenge Yourself to Do Something New

18. To Do Something That Makes You Happy

4 Florida Springs You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

Florida is known for its hot days, but did you also know about the cool waters? We’re going to let you in on 5 of Florida’s most awe-inspiring natural springs. Although our summer days can top 100 degrees, the springs sparkling clear water stays right around 72, so you’ll be cooled off in no time. Now for the list:

1. Mermaid in the Shade

At Weeki Wachee River, the spring isn’t the only thing that keeps people coming back. A real life mermaid show has been delighting guests since 1947. You can catch the show 365 days a year, and in the summer months you’ll love Buccaneer Bay.

 It’s a thrilling attraction with water slides, and a sandy beach that’s perfect for a tan. Want more action? Grab a kayak and head down the river, one of the most scenic paddling trips in the state! Whatever happens, you’re sure to have good Florida fun at Weeki Wachee.

2. Lu Goes There?

Who loves springs more than hot summer sunbathers? Manatees of course! At Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, you’re in the heart of manatee country. But, don’t forget to give a little love to Lu the Hippo. Who’s that? We’re glad you asked!

He’s just you’re average famous hippo, except of course that he was granted special Florida citizenship in 1991 by Gov. Lawton Chiles. While you’re there, stop by Crystal River’s Three Sisters Spring, one of the most amazing sites in the state! If you love manatees, then winter is a great time to go, because there’s tons of them. Grab a paddle board and become one with the sea cows!

3. The Black Lagoon

While there might be no Creature from the Black Lagoon here, you just might remember this place from an old movie. Just 15 outside of Florida’s capital, Wakulla Springs State Park is the deepest freshwater spring in the world! The springs aren’t just famous for one movie, they are a popular location for many Hollywood Classics. While you’re there, be sure to hop on the famous river cruise.

4. The Rocks & Ramblers

Located in beautiful Orange County, this spring is a refreshing experience for the whole family. At the springs head, cool water spills in at a rate of 26,000 gallons per minute. Choose to wade or tube in the clear waters of the stunning Rock Spring Run. Rent tubes or bring your own, plus you can stay overnight and enjoy the springs for a few days.

The springs also run for 8 miles through Rock Spring Run State Preserve and Wekiwa Springs State Park. You can access these waters through Kings Landing, a private company, where you can rent canoes and kayaks to paddle the length of the river. Get ready for some fun in the sun!

How Reviewing RV Resorts Makes Your Camping Trips Better

Did you just stay at an awesome RV resort? Are you excited to go back? Was the service exceptional?

You’ll tell your friends, talk about it on the way home, and quickly forget until your next vacation. Before long, someone else is looking up your favorite RV resort, wondering if they should stay there. You know what they check first? The reviews. 

Isn’t that what you check before staying at an RV resort? You want to know if other people thought it was great or not worth it, right?

Think about it. Before you buy or do anything these days, you’re likely to check out the reviews. You get honest opinions from people who tried it before you. You get to see what they liked and didn’t like. Chances are, you’ll decide what to do partly based on the reviews you read.

Why should you leave a review? Well, it helps fellow RV campers find the best places to go! You can even mention specifics like they had free WiFi, the bathrooms were clean or that they were big rig friendly. These could be really important factors that would make or break another RV campers trip!

When RV campers start to leave reviews it will create a community of informed campers who know where the good spots are! It will start to end lots of disappointment and bad times, too. Next time you are thinking of staying somewhere, hopefully the reviews will give you some good guidance.

At Newby Fun Resorts, we love to hear what a great time people had when they stayed with us, but we also like to hear what didn’t work. It gives us a chance to make improvements so that everyone’s stay is a little better. Plus, it gives us the opportunity to make things right with a guest who had a bad time, or to share in the memories of someone who had a great time.

On your next RV journey take a second to give back to the RV community and the resort you stayed at and leave a review. After all, 79% of people trust what online reviews say!

5 Creepy Cool Ways RV Campers Can Celebrate Halloween

Just because you’re RV camping doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year! We have some fun tips to help you turn your campsite into the scariest place to park a big rig. Let’s get started! 
1. The Creepy Cooler
You probably won’t want to store any drinks in here, but this creepy cooler is sure to get someone’s heart racing! Just put a fake skeleton in the cooler and let it’s legs hang out. Frightful, fun and easy! Plus, you can be sure no one will steal your food anytime soon. 
2. The Decorated Dash
Keeping a lot of holiday decorations in your RV isn’t always the best choice, so this tip keeps it simple. Use a few Halloween-themed items to really spice up your dashboard. You can change it out for different holidays and seasons with smaller items that are easy to store. 
3. The Perfect Pumpkin

Head to a local fall festival and pick up a nice pumpkin. Carve an RV or a cute road saying into it and place it outside your RV. We love this one because they are disposable and you can cook up the seeds for a delicious snack. 
4. The Great Gourd 
Fill an outdoor lantern with some seasonal items like small pumpkins, pinecones and squash for a simple and elegant Halloween decoration. This one will even work for Thanksgiving too with a few slight changes. The best part is that you can use what you already have and fill it with items that you won’t need to save. 

5. The Sitting Skeleton 
PVC, permanent markers and some bleach bottles are all you need to create these fun characters. Place them in a lawn chair to creep out your camping neighbors. It will be a fun project and it’s easy to store too! You can always make new heads next year.
How do you celebrate Halloween in your RV?