Join us on one or more
of our fabulous
Caravans
S*M*A*R*T
Special Military Active
Retired Travel Club
Choose a High Quality Caravan

Our caravans are usually 40-50% less expensive than other
commercial caravans

Click here  to access a
Caravan Application.
A deposit of $280 must be submitted
with each application.

"Seeing the Country We Defend"
Click on the links below to learn about each caravan.
To save a spot on one of these great caravans,
print out the
Caravan Application
and mail it along with a $280 deposit to

SMART
600 University Office Blvd, 1A
Pensacola, FL 32504

The payment schedule for caravans is
50% of the total price by 6 months prior to caravan start
and 100% paid by 3 months prior to start.
Caravan costs include camping fees, and any other attractions, tours,
meals, etc. that the Wagon Masters have planned for the Caravan.
SMART CARAVAN TOPICS by Craig Christen

The top 5 Excuses you should not go on a SMART Caravan this year-- debunked

1
.        The fuel is too expensive this year
a.       Fuel is not going to get any cheaper
b.      Your RV is a very expensive lawn ornament if not used
c.       A 25% increase in fuel prices makes less than 10% increase in total caravan costs
d.      Traveling in SMART caravans offsets the higher fuel prices with lower caravan costs
2.        I’ll wait until next year
a.       Next year never comes
b.      Your health may not hold until next year—are these on your “bucket list”
c.       The caravan you want to go on may not be offered next year
d.      The cost will probably be more next year
e.      Many  our caravans fill up early and you might not get to go next year
3.       Caravans are too expensive
a.       SMART caravans are the least expensive quality structured caravans by 40-50%
b.      SMART gives you back any left over money
c.       Wagonmasters pick quality RV parks and exciting value-packed events & tours
d.      You attend more quality activities to more wisely experience your travel locations and not just waste your
travel $$.
4.       Caravans are too restrictive
a.       You can deviate from planned route as you want
b.      You have the safety net of other folks and trained wagonmasters
c.       Caravans are  great way to get to know an area that you are unfamiliar with
d.      SMART caravans travel slowly and give you free days to do/see your own thing
5.       Caravans are not fun
a.       New experiences & places is more fun shared with friends
b.      Traveling with folks of common military background is fun
c.       Wagonmasters use experiences from other caravans to help everyone have fun
d.      Just read the last few SMART Traveler magazines to see the fun we have
e.      You can bring your non-SMART RVing friends along if you want
Once a caravan is Full, we start a Stand-by list.  If you would like to go on a caravan,
but it is full, please call HQs at 800-354-7681 or 850-478-1986
or email us at smart@smartrving.org and get on the Stand-by list.
You may still get to go.  We usually have a cancellation or 2 before each caravan.
2014 Maritimes Caravan
June 19 - August 18
Wagon Masters:  Jon & Nancy Katin
Asst Wagon Masters:  Mike & Lorraine Lynch

Note the ending date changed from August 15 to August 18

Cost: $5,400 for 2 person rig
Can only take 20 rigs on this caravan.
Autumn in the Appalachians Caravan
Tentative date:  25 September to 30 October 2014

Wagon Masters:  Kathy & John Steinbauer
Asst Wagon Masters:  Marilyn & Chuck France

Cost:  $2,900 for 2 person rig
$2,300 for 1 person rig, $800 for guests
Can only take 18 RVs on this caravan
Already have 18 signed up
We have a Stand-by List
Deposits for Caravans has been
raised from $260 to $280.  
Pacific Northwest Coastal Caravan
September 2 - 20, 2014

Wagon Masters:  Ken & Mary Helen Mayhew
Assistant Wagon Masters:  Ed & Charlene Julkowski

Cost:  $2,350
Have 9 signed up.
We are a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(19) Veterans' Organization.
All donations are tax deductible.
The Great River Road 2015

April  14 - June 17, 2015
Travel between the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Itasca

Wagon Masters:  John & Arlene Farrell
smartrnr@cox.net
Assistant Wagon Masters:  Doug & Connie Harrell

Costs:  $6,600 for 2 person rig
$4,750 for 1 person rig
Only taking 13 on this caravan
Have started a Stand-by list
Northern Exposure - An Alaskan Caravan

June 14 - September 3, 2015

Will cover 5400 miles-Visits 26 campgrounds
Will last 81 days

Wagon Masters:  John & Fran Kurz
redrooster120@gmail.com
Assistant Wagon Masters:  Phil & Nita Taylor
philnita.taylor@gmail.com

Costs:  $7100 for 2 person rig
$5300 for 1 person rig

Already have 19 signed up
Limited to 20 rigs