This issue is all about enjoying the change in seasons. It's October but there is plenty of camping time left. Why not pick a location that allows you to enjoy a leisurely drive through the fall foliage? There are also great autumn events near our preserves, like apple picking, corn mazes, Oktoberfests, and pumpkin patches.

Fall also means the holidays aren't too far away. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and the whirlwind of holiday celebrations begin. And then, the reality of winter sets in. So, before you put away your Halloween decorations and bring out the winter décor, plan your winter camping trips now.

A recent member survey showed that only 50% of our members are aware of the standard discount they receive at Encore RV Resorts. While all the Encore RV Resorts offer various deals throughout the year, the standard deal applies year-round. Thousand Trails members always receive 20% off daily rates and 10% off monthly rates. Toss in those other special deals and we've always got a reason for you to come discover Encore RV Resorts.

If you take a look at the map of Thousand Trails locations throughout the country, you'll find that the majority of the Thousand Trails preserves are heavy in the summer vacation destination areas like the Midwest, the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest. We've got you covered for summer fun.

Now, overlay an Encore RV Resorts map on top of that and you'll find we've got you covered for the winter, too! Take a long weekend and go fishing in the Florida Keys – if you don't want to drive the RV, take advantage of our rentals. Explore the Rio Grande Valley in Texas or enjoy the dry, desert climate and the gorgeous landscape of our Arizona resorts. Whether you drive or stay in a rental, the experience will be worth it.

What's more, Encore RV Resorts really knows how to make winter fun – there are concerts, sporting events, sightseeing trips and, of course, the on-site amenities and activities. We've even given you some ideas as to where you'll find fun in the sun with Encore RV Resorts this winter – check out pages 30-36.

So, while you're picking those apples or carving those pumpkins, heed my words of advice. Visit and make your winter plans now!

Once that last decoration is put away, you'll be glad you've got a warm, relaxing destination ready and waiting for you. And, if the Farmer's Almanac prediction for a "refriger-nation" is right, you'll be one happy, and warm, camper!