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It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone! Doesn’t it feel like we were just doing this? Reflecting on all of the new and exciting things that happened throughout the past year, and prepping for the holiday season – and now we’re starting again.

2017 was full of highlights. From the countless #100DaysofCamping moments and all of the memories made throughout the season, to plenty of Halloween activities at a number of our locations. The year also brought its fair share of challenges from Mother Nature, with hurricanes and rainstorms across the country. As I reflect on each of these events, I’m humbled by the strength and positivity all of our on-site teams displayed. We’ve appreciated your patience through each challenge and have always been focused on welcoming you, our valued members and guests, back home.

This issue of TrailBlazer focuses on the future, and encourages you to look ahead to where you’ll adventure next. If you’re a fan of all things winter wonderland, I’d encourage you to check out the feature on Leavenworth. If you haven’t visited this idyllic, Bavarian-themed town in Washington, you’re overdue for a trip! In Washington’s Winter Wonderland, you’ll read why it’s the best place to strap on your snow boots and explore in the winter months. Plus, the tiny houses at Leavenworth will be braving their first holiday season and would love to have you visit.

If you prefer to spend the winter months with the sun on your face, our Florida and Arizona resorts are ready to show you how to “Winter Differently” this season. Our On Location feature highlights the Rio Grande Valley and why it’s a grand idea to swap the extra layers for your favorite flip flops. From bird watching to nearby beaches, spending the winter in the Texas heat is unrivaled for many winter Texans!

As we close out another year, I’d invite you to look back on 2017 and take note of your personal highlights. Which trip stands out to you? Who’s involved in so many of your happy memories? And, as we look ahead, where to next?

Thank you for letting us be a part of your 2017! I wish you a happy new year!

Marguerite Nader
President & CEO