Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been? is a new feature intended to showcase “hidden gems” our members have found in New York State and around this great United States.

Do you have a favorite campground? Secret spot? Hiking trail? Local or National Park? Restaurant? AS dealership? Storage location? Good place to take kids?

Everyone is welcome to contribute!!

Please send your submissions to Liz Kirk at 002webmaster@wbcci.net

LIBERTY HARBOR RV Image result for statue of liberty free images
The following recommendation was submitted by Ed Valentin.
Several members have asked I provide the link to the campground outside of NYC.  If you are interested traveling to the city with your Airstream I recommend the campground. A  great place to park and spend several days in the city. Margie and I make it a point to travel to the city in the fall and spring for a few days and camp at Liberty Harbor.  http://www.libertyharborrv.com

TEXAS AIRSTREAM HARBOR INC.
Texas Airstream Harbor Inc.—fondly referred to as TAHI
(pronounced Tay—High). TAHI is located just in Zavalla, TX on the shore of Sam Rayburn Lake. It is an Airstream exclusive community and just about the friendliest group of folks you will ever want to meet. TAHI has full-timers, snowbirds, short-timers, and transients.  Some members of the Club have chosen to become Park owners.  Other members stay as visitors and receive a discount off of nightly rates. But anyone with an Airstream is welcomed as part of the family. The website is: https://texasairstreamharbor.com/home-page-1

Charlie and I stored our AS there through the winter.  It was a great place to kick off our winter travels through Texas this year.  We would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area (especially if like to fish, boat, or kayak!!)  Submitted by Liz and Charlie Kirk

TRAVELERS REST RESORT
29129 Johnston Rd. Dade City, Fl. 33523
phone: 352-588-2013
Website: https://www.travelersrestresort.com/
This was an Airstream only RV Park built by Airstream volunteers that has now been opened up to other brands. Donna and I found it in 2004 after touring Florida checking out all of the Airstream Parks, and have been here ever since. Several past WBCCI International Presidents have lived or visited here. Located in central Florida it is just off I-75, south of Ocala, and NE of Tampa. Several of our NYFLU members or past members spend or have spent their winters here. Submitted by Ted & Donna Smith 

CAMPING IN PUERTO RICO
Margie and I wintered on the island of Puerto Rico. We rented a house on the west coast of the island. While traveling and  exploring the island we discovered campgrounds.  Beach camping is very popular, camping  in Puerto Rico is available year-round . We traveled to Rincon, Puerto Rico where there is a significant American population living on the island. Our observation –  beach camping in Puerto Rico is not like anything we have ever experienced. The campers at Rincon made it clear to us – when  in Puerto Rico you are  experiencing – island living.  We were overwhelmed – the music, food, water games, coconut cutting, and dancing is on-going.  Margie and I travel frequently to the island not realizing the magnitude of  the RV lifestyle on the island. We understand there are several ‘camping clubs’ not very formal more word of mouth or communications that occur on social media.  Campgrounds that are located inland   have a cabana consisting of a siesta room, with a bathroom, small kitchen and a covered deck.

It was explained to us camping on the beach is limited to five consecutive days. It is dry camping with access to a bathhouse.  The cost per day can range from $35 – $50 / day depending on your location on the beach. Inland  campgrounds on average cost $30/ night full hookup. If you wish to rent a campsite for a month not located on the  beach it will run about $330 / month. We understand campers / trailers / RVs are imported to the island from Florida. Owning a camper in Puerto Rico can be expensive as they are imported, gasoline cost more and with no manufacturing facilities  maintenance is limited. Unfortunately, we did not locate any Airstreams, we encountered several Avion’s.  Next year, we plan to return to Puerto Rico for the winter and maybe we will rent a trailer at a campground. Margie is not convinced it is something she wants to do on a tropical island!  Submitted by Ed & Margie Valentin