The Ultimate Texas Barbecue Tour

The Ultimate Texas Barbecue Tour

Grab your friends or family and head to the Lone Star State for the ultimate barbecue tour! Texans love their barbecue, and some of the state’s most celebrated establishments are located in Dallas, Austin, and the small towns in between.

Start in Dallas, where your luxury motorcoach from Goss RV will be waiting for you. It can even be stocked with everything you need for your barbecue journey. Include a private driver and you’ll enjoy the scenery and maybe a nap between meals. The drive from Dallas to Austin is about three hours, but you won’t want to miss some of the state’s most celebrated barbecue along the way.

After climbing aboard your stunning luxury motorcoach, your first stop should be Pecan Lodge; their brisket is legendary! The dedication of Pitmaster Justin Fourton is evident in his cooking, and instead of delivering trendy sides, they stick to traditional, family recipes.

Don’t depart Dallas without trying the iconic Lockhart Smokehouse. The owner’s grandfather founded Kreuz Market in Lockhart, TX, so this restaurant is steeped in tradition. Lockhart’s specializes in sausage and a special cut called shoulder clod, along with every other meat you can imagine. And you don’t want to miss sides like brisket-stuffed deviled eggs and blue cheese slaw.

If you want to stay near Dallas to let your food settle, park your big rig and digest at one of the Sun RV Resorts locations in Arlington or Carrollton.

After checking out the barbeque in Dallas, head down the road to Waco and visit Chip Gaines of HGTV’s favorite spot, Vitek’s Market. The number one item on the menu and Chip’s favorite is the Gut Pak. This 2.5-pound meal is an elevated Frito Pie with brisket, sausage, pinto beans, cheese, and all the classic barbecue fixings.

Speaking of the Gaines family, no stop in Waco is complete without a stop by Chip and Joanna’s Magnolia Market. If you’ve had your fill of ‘cue and need some rest and relaxation, stop by Flat Creek Farms for the evening for a little slice of Texas heaven.

Make your next stop your home base for the next few days. Austin, the capital of Texas, has so much to offer — from live music and entertainment to shopping. But you’re here for the barbecue, so let’s dive right in. Franklin’s BBQ is a great place to start, claiming to serve “the best barbecue in the known universe!” Don’t miss the masterful brisket, sausage, and even turkey. Another Austin establishment to check out is La Barbecue, whose signature is perfectly slow-smoked USDA black Angus prime brisket. It will simply melt in your mouth.

Austin has several choices of places to stay to prepare for the rest of your tour. La Hacienda RV Resort, a sprawling luxury resort with premium amenities, was voted one of the top 100 parks in North America. Or try the Austin Lone Star RV Resort, located just five miles from downtown. You will certainly enjoy the comfort and conveniences at this park, along with its spacious, tree-shaded sites.

Once you have revived, it’s time to pick a direction to experience even more incredible barbeque.

Head South of Austin to Lockhart, Texas for two of the most iconic barbecue spots in the state. Black’s Barbecue, known for their brisket, has the most unusual smoking method; cooked for eight hours using only wood, stored for a couple of days, then smoked on brick pits. It’s odd, but you can’t argue with the results. Acclaimed Kreuz Market (pronounced “Krites”) smokes meats in its centuries-old pits and serves as both a grocery store and meat market. For a break between meals, walk around Lockhart State Park or go fishing in its creek.

Drive West of Austin and drive through Texas Hill Country to Driftwood, Texas, home to the family-owned favorite The Salt Lick. This sprawling “barbecue campus” is usually at or near the top of barbecue aficionados’ lists. Need a break from all the meat? This region also boasts The Driftwood Wine Trail, with six wineries nestled in the hills, each with wine tasting rooms and vineyards to explore.

Journey East of Austin to Elgin, in the area is known as the Sausage Capital of Texas. There you will want to visit Southside Market, the oldest barbecue joint in America that’s still in operation. They are famous for their sausage or “hot guts,” but if you are ready for something different, check out their mutton ribs, a rarity in Texas. If you can handle more sausage, look to Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse. The Meyer family has been making sausage in Texas for more than a century, and you will want to try all six flavors.

Need more excursions from Austin? The possibilities are almost limitless. Check out this comprehensive blog. Or better yet, contact us and let us plan the trip for you!

There is simply no better way to enjoy all that Texas barbecue masters have to offer than in the comfort of a luxury motorcoach rental from Goss RV. Browse our motorcoach collection and give us a call today at (770) 288-5945  for more details.

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Imagine you, your friends, and even your family on a memorable journey though the beautiful Kentucky countryside in a luxury motorcoach, winding down rural roads with horses grazing, the smell of fresh air and the sun shining on your face. The only thing that can make it better? Bourbon!


Meet one of the South’s iconic traditions, bourbon distilling. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a collection of bourbon whiskey distilleries located in Kentucky. Begun in 1999 as a way to bring tourism to Kentucky, this tour gives visitors an up-close look at how bourbon is distilled, the history behind the crafting of bourbon, and the art behind the perfect bourbon tasting. Whether you are interested in history, cooking, business, agriculture or art, this trip is perfect for you.

To get those most out of this trip, three days or more is recommended. The best time to visit the distilleries is in cooler weather, fall or spring, it’s less crowded and you’ll miss the heat of summer in Kentucky. And there is simply no better way to enjoy the Bourbon Trail than from the luxurious comfort of a Goss RV motorcoach. This an ideal trip to have a private driver on the road with you; you can imbibe without worry and enjoy the beautiful Kentucky countryside. We’ll work with you to plan an unforgettable experience, including booking your tours in advance.


Start your journey in Louisville, and get oriented with the history of the trail at the Bourbon Trail Welcome Center. A few blocks away is the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, the first distillery on Bourbon Row. You don’t want to miss Angels Envy, located in the heart of Louisville; it’s downtown Louisville’s first fully operational whiskey production facility. On your way out of town, one last stop is required at Jim Beam, considered by many to be the “birthplace of bourbon.”

After a long day, My Old Kentucky Home will be a delightful respite. Originally a 1,300 acre plantation, the wooded forests and rolling hills of this beautiful campground are the perfect end to a perfect day. After waking in the peaceful setting of My Old Kentucky Home, start your day by visiting Heaven Hill Distillery, home to many award-winning bourbon brands.

Next head into Bardstown for lunch, Kentucky’s second oldest city and considered one of the most beautiful small towns in America. After spending some time in Bardstown, travel down the road at bit to Maker’s Mark and see the story behind the iconic wax-topped bottle. The last stop of the day is your home-away-from-home at the pastoral Marion Fair RV Park.

For a full day (or two!) of distillery stops, start with historic Four Roses Bourbon. Here you’ll enjoy the quiet Kentucky countryside and charming Spanish-style architecture while tasting their award-winning bourbon. Only eight miles away you’ll find Wild Turkey, with an impressive visitor center and rich history. Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve are not to be missed; both are registered historic landmarks. The location to park your RV for the night is none of than the Kentucky Horse Park. Worth a visit on its own with attractions like horse shows, museums and rides, this facility also offers spacious and lovely RV sites.

End your journey in Lexington, the second largest city in Kentucky and home to the University of Kentucky. If you haven’t had enough distilleries, there are two here worth visiting: Barrel House Distillery and Lexington Brewing Company, the only place on the trail to taste both bourbon and beer.

Keep in mind that these are just some of the distilleries you can visit. Goss RV can customize a tour to meet your needs and timeline. Contact us to learn more about exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in a Goss RV luxury motorcoach.

Visit Goss RV Today to Browse Their Luxury Motorhome Inventory

How will you, your friends and family get to enjoy The Bourbon Trail this year? If you don’t already own an RV, or if you are looking to upgrade to a newer motorhome, visit Goss RV today. We can help you decide if you should purchase a new RV or go with a luxury RV rental. We have a large inventory of some of the finest motorhomes currently available. Give us a call today at (770) 288-5945 or visit their website at Goss RV for more details.

Florida in the Fall

Florida in the Fall

Thinking about a road trip? You should definitely consider Florida this fall. With cooler temperatures and lower humidity, anytime from September to December is ideal. And the best way to experience all that Florida has to offer is in a luxury motorcoach from Goss RV. These motorcoaches are simply amazing! They are five-star hotels on wheels, with fabulous features like full bathrooms, HDTV’s in the bedrooms, in-motion satellite in the salon, dishwashers and much more. Some have washer and dryers and even fireplaces. Sleep your whole family or join friends on the road with private master suites and bunk beds. Like chartering a yacht, you can unpack once and then simply enjoy.

Nicer weather means you can enjoy the great outdoors with power awning and externals TVs. With amenities like this, you won’t have to miss the big game while traveling. Or sip your favorite beverage while you relax and recuperate from your adventures in fabulous Florida locations.

Many of our motorcoaches are pet-friendly, most are available for one-way rental, and all are smoke-free and meticulously maintained. Don’t want to do the driving? Your coach rental package can even include a professional driver to take care of every detail.

Not sure where to stay? Goss RV has curated the best of the best in luxury RV resorts. Some of our favorites are Bluewater Key® RV Resort in the beautiful Florida Keys, Aztec RV Resort near Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, and MotorCoach Resort – St. Lucie West, a favorite with regular Class A RV travelers.

And there is simply no better time to visit Walt Disney World® than the fall. Bring your RV to Fort Wilderness and enjoy all the amenities of a Disney® Resort.

If you need inspiration, please check out The Sunshine State Tour, created to get you thinking about all the possibilities that await you in glorious Florida. With so much to do in Florida, Goss RV can help you create a fabulous itinerary, from the Gulf Coast to the Keys, and it can all be experienced in a luxury motorcoach.

Visit Goss RV Today to Browse Their Luxury Motorhome Inventory

How will you and your family get to your fall vacation destination this year? If you don’t already own an RV, or if you are looking to upgrade to a newer motorhome, visit Goss RV today. We can help you decide if you should purchase a new RV or go with a luxury RV rental. We have a large inventory of some of the finest motorhomes currently available. Give us a call today at (770) 288-5945 or visit their website at Goss RV for more details.

Hiking, Biking, and Fishing Near Zion River Resort

Hiking, Biking, and Fishing Near Zion River Resort

If you are ready to take your family on an adventure they won’t soon forget, you should consider staying at Zion River Resort inside of Zion National Park in Virgin, UT. This park offers plenty of options for fun outdoor activities that your entire group will enjoy. Whether you love hiking in the woods, taking a bike ride through the park or fishing in the Virgin River, you can take part in these activities and more when you stay at one of the most popular luxury RV resorts in the state.  

Hiking at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the best places in the country to go hiking. Here are a few of the most popular hiking trails at this location.

Weeping Rock

The Weeping Rock Trail is one of the shortest in the park and that makes it one of the most popular as well. It is only 0.4 miles and takes 0.5 hours to complete. While the short hike makes it a good choice for those who don’t want to overexert themselves, it is still a difficult steep and uphill walk to endure.

Canyon Overlook Trail

The Canyon Overlook Trail is a short but thrilling hike that takes you on an awesome view of the Zion Canyon. The hike is great for all ages and ability levels as it is very easy to moderate. It takes on average an hour to complete. If this is your first time visiting the park, going on a hike through the Canyon Overlook Trail should be at the top of your list.

Emerald Pool Trail

The Emerald Pool Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Zion National Park. It starts out easy but becomes more difficult as you go on. The final climb is the most challenging however it leads you to the large Emerald Pool which is a spectacular sight to see after your journey. The trail is between 1.5 to 3 miles, depending on how far you hike. It can take between 2 to 4 hours to complete.

Biking at Zion National Park

If you are bringing along your bike during your stay at Zion National Park, here are a few bike trails in or around the area to check out.

Jem Trail

The JEM Trail offers a variety of options for beginners and intermediate cyclists to enjoy. It is a popular route in the area and was designed with mountain bikers in mind. The terrain is made up of desert hardpack, allowing you to ride fast without braking for surprises along the way too often.

Gooseberry Mesa Trail System

This is one of the most well-known bike trails in Southern Utah. It features amazing views of the park and includes a technical single-track as well as a rolling slickrock. There are options for both beginners and advanced riders as well as a Practice Loop.

Little Creek Mesa

This is the ideal track for intermediate and professional mountain bikers who have no issues with balance or navigation. This backcountry style bike trail connects the West Mesa Loop and the North point Loop to create one of the most advanced bike trails in the area.

Fishing at Zion National Park

The mountains surrounding Zion National Park have stocked reservoirs that provide plenty of fishing opportunities. Native fish to the area includes the Virgin Spinedace, Desert Sucker, Speckled Dace, and Flannelmouth Sucker. The best fishing areas at the park include Duck Creek, Navajo Lake, and the Kolob Reservoirs.

Visit Goss RV Today to Browse Their Luxury Motorhome Inventory

How will you and your family get to your summer vacation destination this year? If you don’t already own an RV, or if you are looking to upgrade to a newer motorhome, visit Goss RV today. We can help you decide if you should purchase a new RV or go with a luxury RV rental. We have a large inventory of some of the finest motorhomes currently available. Give us a call today at (770) 288-5945 or visit their website at Goss RV for more details.

Planning on RVing?  Don’t Forget to Bring High-Quality Firewood

Planning on RVing? Don’t Forget to Bring High-Quality Firewood

When preparing to take a trip in an RV, it’s important that you bring high-quality firewood. Renting a luxury RV from an industry-leading company like Goss RV will open the doors to a world of new outdoor adventures, some of which include sightseeing, camping and tailgating. Regardless of what RVing activities you have planned, though, premium firewood will create a more enjoyable and memorable trip.

You Can Easily Build Fires Using High-Quality Firewood

It’s frustrating when you finally pull up to your RV campground, only to discover that all the local wood is wet and soggy from a recent rainstorm. You may go through an entire box of matches trying to light it, all to no avail. But you can avoid this headache by bringing high-quality firewood. The kiln-dried firewood sold at Cutting Edge Firewood has been dried for 12 times longer than the kiln-drying standard created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a result, it’s incredibly easy to light, often requiring just a single match with a small pile of tinder and kindling.

RV Campgrounds May Prohibit You From Gathering Local Wood

Even if you’re able to find dry wood at your RV campground, you may not be able to collect and use it. Many parks, campsites and RV campgrounds prohibit visitors from gathering local wood. If there’s an erosion problem at your campground, for example, officials may require you to bring your own firewood. Fallen tree limbs and branches protect against soil erosion by disrupting the flow of water. But if you collect and use this local wood, the soil will become susceptible to further erosion problems. By bringing your own firewood, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you can build fires at your RV campground or destination regardless of whether there’s a ban on collecting local wood.

You Can Build Hotter, Cleaner Fires

When you’re sitting around the fire in the evening, you’ll experience more warmth and less smoke by using high-quality firewood. The amount of heat and smoke produced by a fire is influenced by the quality of the firewood used. High-quality firewood produces more heat and less smoke than low-quality firewood because of its low moisture content. With its low moisture content – usually 10% to 20% – kiln-dried firewood produces a more efficient combustion process in which a greater amount of the wood is burned and converted into heat, making it ideal for RVing.

To make your fires even hotter, consider the following tips:

  • Only use kiln-dried firewood.
  • Arrange your firewood in a traditional tipi style, meaning the individual logs are placed in a circle as they lean into each other at the top.
  • Blow on your fire to fuel it with extra oxygen.
  • Build your fire in an open area so that wind can blow into and through it.
  • Keep your firewood dry by storing it in a safe, sheltered area until you are ready to use it.

You’ll Become the King of Grilling and Smoking Foods

Good food and RVing go hand in hand. After a long day of driving on the road, there’s no better way to unwind than by feasting a homemade meal in front of a fire. High-quality wood will allow you to grill and smoke more delicious foods by adding a unique flavor to whatever you cook. From chicken and fish to beef brisket, pork chops, ribs and steaks, you can use high-quality wood to enhance the flavor of your foods.

Unbeknownst to many people, different varieties of wood offer different flavors when used for cooking. Hickory wood offers a strong flavor that’s both smoky and sweet, whereas pecan wood offers a milder, nuttier flavor. Feel free to bring several types of high-quality cooking wood when RVing. You can then experiment with the different types to see which one works best.

High-Quality Firewood Completes the Tailgating Experience

There’s no substitution for high-quality wood when tailgating. When tailgating, you’ll need to bring two things to cook delicious food: a grill or smoker and the right wood. After driving up your tailgating destination, you can pull out your grill or smoker to begin the cooking festivities.

High-quality wood, especially cooking chunks or chips, will inject flavor-rich compounds into your food. You don’t have to rely strictly on wood when cooking at tailgating party. On the contrary, many tailgaters prefer a combination of both charcoal and wood. Just a handful of high-quality cooking wood chunks or chips will enhance the flavor of your food. Be warned, though, other tailgaters will likely venture towards you once they catch the aroma of your grill or smoker, so you may want to bring extra food just in case.

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a month-long vacation, don’t forget to bring high-quality firewood when RVing. With its ability to burn hotter and cleaner, it outperforms locally gathered firewood in almost every way.

Written by Brent Willingham

5 Unique Activities at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

5 Unique Activities at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is located in the heart of the Magic Kingdom and brings together the rustic detail of the great outdoors and the modern and exciting environment of Disney World. This is an excellent place for large families or groups to visit. It is one of the most inviting luxury RV resorts in the nation and offers fully furnished cabins as well as campsites and RV lots.

About Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

The Fort Wilderness Resort at Disney World first opened in 1971, just a few months after the park officially opened. Guests get to sit around the campfire and roast marshmallows, take part in sing-alongs, explore the forest trails or relax on a fun fishing excursion. You get all the great benefits of going camping or visiting the forest with your family with the added benefit of exploring Walt Disney World at the same time.

The Top 5 Best Activities In One of The Best Luxury RV Resorts

There are many exciting things to see and do while staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, here are the top five according to guests.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a stage show at the resort and also one of the longest running dinner theater shows in the nation. It first premiered at the Fort Wilderness Resort in 1974. The Pioneer Hall Players put on a two-hour show filled with comedy, song, and dance. There is an all-you-can-eat buffet with classic items such as fried chicken and pork ribs.

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-Along

Guests of the Fort Wilderness Resort get to take part in this fun sing-along with two of Disney’s most beloved characters. Roast marshmallows and sing tunes around a real roaring campfire with your friends and family as well as other guests.

Tri-Circle-D Ranch

The Tri-Circle-D Ranch allows guests to get up close and personal with the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street U.S.A. horses. Watch a real blacksmith make horseshoes for the variety of breeds on site such as Arabians, Clydesdales, and Appaloosas. The Ranch also offers pony rides for kids and carriage rides.

Fort Wilderness Archery Experience

Learn to be an experienced archer with this fun-filled 90-minute experience that is great for kids ages 7 and up. Archery guides teach participants how to use a compound bow at targets. The class size is limited to 10 guests per session so you will need to book your spot in advance. But the smaller class size means that every participant gets more attention from the expert instructor.

Movies Under the Stars

Enjoy watching some of the latest Disney movies under the stars with your friends and family. It’s a little like a drive-in movie inside of a beautiful forest setting. The resort provides complimentary screenings of popular Disney films all inside the impressive Meadow Recreation Area. Take the opportunity to get some fresh air and sing along with your favorite characters at the same time. It will be one movie screening that you will never forget.

Choose a New RV from the Grand Selection at Goss RV Today

Are you ready to travel to Disney World with your family but want to experience the trip in a completely new and different way? Then you should consider staying at the luxury Fort Wilderness Resort and Campsite. And if you need a new or upgraded RV for your trip, you can stop by Goss RV to browse their selection. They have a wide variety of motorhomes from every class for you to choose from. Give them a call today at (770) 288-9135 or visit their website at Goss RV for more details.