Category Archives: Destinations

Spokane RV Resort And Deer Park Golf Club Offer Family Camping, Great Course

Right here in Deer Park, Wash., you can enjoy a lifestyle that is in true harmony with nature’s beauty: a five-star RV resort catering to big rigs and family camping; elegant homes in a golf course environment; a challenging, excellently landscaped 18-hole golf course; and a grill and sports bar. You need go no further to enjoy the lifestyle a person dreams about. All of this surrounded by a breathtaking panorama of mountains, lakes and rivers.

Spokane RV Resort boast a Woodall’s 5 Star Rating, as well as excellence awards from several recreational camping and RV organizations. A camper can enjoy one of the very spacious RV paved sites with full hookups, including 50-amp service, WiFi and cable television with over 60 channels — all for one flat rate without surcharges!

A spacious family pavilion is available for camper functions. A large exercise heated swimming pool and refreshing hot tub are also available for RV client enjoyment. Campers will also find very spacious and convenient bathroom and shower facilities, as well as a laundromat with eight washers and dryers.

We have provided two dog runs for our customers with pets, plus there is ample, pick-up-as-you-go space to walk your dogs.

There is also a nine-hole miniature putting course in the park.

The backyard of this gem of the Pacific Northwest includes the aforementioned 18-hole, 6,751-yard golf course which is punctuated with reflection lakes, waterfalls, bridges, fountains and bent grass greens. You can work on your technique by practicing on the 300-yard driving range or the oversized chipping and putting greens. All of the clothing and equipment you will ever need can be purchased in our full-service “pro shop,” as well as signing up for lessons with one of our outstanding professionals. The course lends itself to walkers as well as to riding in comfort in one of our rental carts.

A delicious meal or refreshing drink is available at the “pro shop’s” Divots Grill & Sports Bar. By enjoying the service in this great facility you will soon learn why Divots has gained a reputation in the area for catering events and large gatherings in the RV resort’s spacious pavilion.

Wilderness Unlimited, The West’s ‘One Stop Shop’ For Outdoors Fun


Wilderness Unlimited is the West’s one-stop shop for outdoor opportunities.

Starting back in the 1980s Wilderness Unlimited (or WU) made its reputation by accessing and managing private ranches for outdoor recreation. Today they offer fishing and hunting opportunities on thousands of acres for the discerning responsible outdoors person. They balance the managing of each ranch’s renewable resources with the participant’s use. Property owners are assured their interest will be protected and, in many cases, improved via WU’s assortment of habitat improvement programs.


WU primarily operates in California and Oregon, offering year-round sporting opportunities for its members for fishing, big game, upland and waterfowl hunting opportunities behind locked gates. If that is not enough for members, WU also has its own in-house outfitting business. Members can book a trip to Colorado, Africa or elsewhere with the assurance that the operation is WU endorsed.

Wilderness Unlimited, being family based, has also led the way for youth and woman participation in fishing and hunting pursuits. WU’s sister organization, the non-profit Wilderness Unlimited Foundation (WUF) has taken over the lead in preserving the future of our outdoor heritage by providing educational and outdoor heritage programs that emphasize participation and in fighting to maintain sportsman’s rights. Together, WU and WUF are a formidable pair deserving of all sportsman’s support.


There is some level of participation for everyone. Several different membership types are offered by WU to fit each member’s outdoor interests.

Be part of our outdoor future by supporting one or both.

For WU information call (877) 611-4868 or check out

For WUF information call (916) 952-6460 or check out

Rodgers Fishing Lodge — Angling, Wildlife And More!

Rodgers Fishing Lodge is located in a wilderness setting on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Esperanza Inlet, about 70 miles due west of Campbell River, B.C.

This past spring and summer, there were black bear on the beaches near the lodge every day. The area also has one of the largest colonies of sea otters on the coast, and the gray whales pass by on their way to and from the Bering Sea. One day, 15 majestic bald eagles were counted nearby.

The trip to Vancouver Island can be made by air or by ferry, and Rodgers Fishing Lodge can be reached after an additional short overland trip. For a map and directions, visit their website,

Their experienced staff and quality equipment combined with their dedication to personal service ensure a worry-free vacation for you and your guests.

At Rodgers Fishing Lodge, you can take advantage of their guided packages, where they provide the boats, equipment, and guides. You can also bring your own boat and take advantage of their self-guided fishing packages.

Their experienced, friendly and professional guides operate fully equipped Transport Canada-certified 22- to 24-foot top-of-the-line Pursuits and Prolines. Your time on the water will be made enjoyable, successful and uncomplicated. They’ll supply everything you need, from tackle to all-weather gear.

They invite you to browse through their website for more information on their lodging and meals, reservations and policies, or to read a few of their guest comments. You’ll also find a page of links which you may find helpful.

Whatever your choice, you’re assured an enjoyable holiday at Rodgers Fishing Lodge.

White Peaks Ranch Boasts ‘Best Guaranteed Elk Hunting Experience In The World’

Always wanted to kill a big bull elk? Come visit us at White Peaks Ranch for the best guaranteed elk hunting experience in the world.

We have quality scenery, world-class lodging, top-notch guides, and a 100 percent success rate.

You choose your weapon and hunting dates, and you are ready to go!

Contact us today to speak with your guide and setup your hunting trip!

Wilderness Unlimited, The West’s ‘One Stop Shop’ For Outdoors Fun

Wilderness Unlimited is the West’s “one stop shop” for outdoor opportunities.

Wilderness Unlimited, or WU as we’re also known, manages fishing and hunting resources and access on numerous ranches encompassing thousands of acres for the discerning responsible outdoors person.

Fishing, camping, big game, upland and waterfowl hunting are included.

Several different membership types are available to fit your outdoor interests.

Members also enjoy the best connections for hunting and fishing around the globe.

WU is committed to preserving the future of our outdoor heritage by providing educational programs and fighting for our rights.

For information, call 877-611-4868 or check out

Seward Military Resort Caters To Active, Retired Military, DoD Civilians

The Seward Military Resort is open to active duty and retired military personnel, and DoD civilians. It is located in Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula which is termed “Alaska’s Playground” for good reason. Just about everything you can think of to do in Alaska can be done here.

The city of Seward is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park (abundant in wildlife and majestic glaciers). The drive, 130 miles south of Anchorage, takes visitors along one of America’s most beautiful scenic highways.

Seward Military Resort offers:

Lodging year-round (reservations may be made up to 365 days in advance)

RV park & campground (summer months)

Freedom Fighter’s Bar & Grill (open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day)

Deep sea fishing (halibut – Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day)

First-class fish-cleaning and processing facility (freezers and priority overnight shipping available)

Tickets and tours (Special rates for Alaskan attractions)

Snowmobile tours to Exit Glacier (an adventure for all skill levels – winter months)

Special events (New Year’s Eve celebration/murder mystery dinner theatres – winter months)

For reservations, call (907) 224-5559 or (800) 770-1858.

And check out!

Our motto: “You Provide Our Freedom, Let Us Provide Your Fun.”

Juniper Mtn. Ranch the ‘Largest Elk Hunting Preserve In The West’

Juniper Mountain Ranch is the premier destination for trophy elk and bison hunting.

Located in eastern Idaho, Juniper Mountain is the largest private elk hunting preserve in the West with 11,600 acres of private land covered with big sage, juniper, chokecherry and quaking aspen stands.

Our three-day guided elk or bison hunts or one-day cow elk hunts are guaranteed to be 100 percent successful.


No license or tag is required and there are no hidden fees.

Our experienced guides will ensure you have the hunt of a lifetime, and our excellent cooks’ delicious cuisine will entices you to stay for just one more bite.

The quality of our hunts will keep you coming back year after year.

Please check our website at for more details and contact us with any questions or for booking information. You’ll come as a client and leave as a friend.

Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch Offers Trophy Class Bulls – An Arrows’ Shot From Yellowstone

Alright, so maybe not archery range, but for Idaho an hour and a half is just about that. Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch offers three-day guided hunts that boast a 100 percent success rate.

Hunters are allowed to choose their weapon and can even bring along the family, as non-hunting guests stay free at the lodge.

Hunts start at $4495

(208) 351-7301 – Ask for a free DVD!


Remote Properties LLC Offers ‘Off The Grid’ Alaskan Parcels, Lodges, Motels, Trips

Remote Properties LLC is a real estate company which specializes in “remote and off the grid” waterfront parcels and cabins throughout the beautiful state of Alaska. Ocean, river and lakefront lots are available.

We also have the largest selection of fishing and hunting lodges or motels that are currently available for sale, properties on remote stretches along the highway and far-out flying destinations.

Additionally, we offer some of the finest angling or hunting opportunities, and can also make “shutterbug” or hikers’ dreams come true.

As a bush pilot, avid fisherman, hunter, skier and snowmobiler, we have visited just about every corner of this great state (about the size of one-third of the U.S.) and are familiar with the pros and cons of certain areas for certain activities. We are proud to say that we know Alaska better than anyone else, and it is this experience that allows us to help you best with a decision on one’s planned purchase.

Bernie Vockner, Broker
Barbara Vockner, Associate
4126 Apollo Drive
Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: 907-277-4608
Fax: 907-277-4609

Novices No More: Fishing Adventure On BC’s MV Charlotte Princess

By Mike Burke, a gaining experience angler

“What the…! Move! Quick! Get out of my way! No, not there! Get the…..”

The peaceful solitude was broken by high-pitched squeals of panic as the line was pulled out to sea. We were to find out later that the technical term is “Fish On!” and no need for the squealing.

This one got away, but we were both awake now and, amidst a boat now decorated with spilt coffee and rolling mugs (the excellent crew would love us!), my wife and I returned to our perches with eagles eyes, our hearts still racing. This was only the start.


Fishing was bountiful at Langara Island — even us novices were landing fish including coho, Chinook, lingcod, and one which we will have to check with the Fishmaster (not only knowledgeable but our chief supplier for all kinds of snacks)  – maybe he will be impressed with our catch, we certainly were! We were fishing at the MV Charlotte Princess, a floating resort operated by Oak Bay Marine Group and anchored in the Queen Charlotte Islands, or Haida Gwaii.

Once the “morning rush” was over, now was our time to relax a little, enjoy the scenery, eat lunch and finally get to any coffee that was still left in the flask – the crew thinks of everything! Both rods go off again, we reel the fish into the boat, almost nonchalantly now before releasing them; more bait gets prepped and hooked up, the lines don’t even get down to our desired depth before they’re jumping again.

After two solid hours of non-stop action, we are exhausted and, dare I say it, need a break from all these fish – never imagined I would ever say that! We returned to the ship, a delicious hot lunch was waiting for us – yes, lunch part two, this stuff works up an appetite!

Back to our boat which we didn’t even recognize – it was spotless and restocked with lots of snacks and the fish container was emptied ready for our next haul!


Now we were going looking for halibut! We knew we had to fish differently for these. We dropped the “hali” rods (by now even the proper lingo was becoming second nature) and literally 20 minutes later we snagged one of the lines on the ocean bottom. Wait … the ocean bottom moves? No, something big was on this one. We cranked the reel for quite a while in eager anticipation before this huge halibut came to the surface … it was big!

“Get the gaff! … Don’t hit the boat with it!”

Instructions were shouted out in yet another wild moment. We landed it in the boat and were later to discover it weighed 48 pounds, and yet was still 8 pounds lighter than the catch of the day. But we didn’t care, we were fishermen now!

Over a hearty dinner we were now championing our own pursuits of the day with the seasoned pros.

Breakfast starts at 4 a.m., we weren’t hungry, but the food is soooo good, we had to find a way! Now we were fishing for “Springs” only. Buoyed by our newfound confidence we set off solo, found a reef using our GPS and sure enough landed a 23-pound Chinook which was a great way to end our trip as we were now limited out on several species!

All this excitement was complimented by numerous whale sightings and beautiful scenery. The fishmaster – I nearly forgot – identified that odd catch as a dogfish, but our pride could not be dented. We can’t wait until next year.

The MV Charlotte Princess will be open  in June 2012 for another great fishing  season. For more information, visit www.mvcharlotteprincess or to book your fishing adventure, call 1-800-663-7090.