Join us on one or more
of our fabulous
Special Military Active
Recreational Travelers
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 (PDF version)
Caravan Application (Word)
and mail it along with a $280 deposit to

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.

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

.        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 and get on the Stand-by list.
You may still get to go.  We usually have a cancellation or 2 before each caravan.
Autumn in the Appalachians Caravan

Date:  23 September to 30 October 2015

Wagon Masters:  Kathy & John Steinbauer
Asst Wagon Masters:  Lynn & Steve Hyman

Cost:  $3,000 for 2 person rig

Can only take 18 RVs on this caravan
Have 14 signed up

Click here to read about the
2014 Autumn in the Appalachians Caravan
We are a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(19) Veterans' Organization.
The Great River Road 2015

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

Wagon Masters:  John & Arlene Farrell
Assistant Wagon Masters:  Doug & Connie Harrell

Cost:  $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:  Phil & Nita Taylor
Assistant Wagon Masters:  Tom & Sandy Pearcy

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

Limited to 20 rigs
Have started a Stand-by List
Rose Parade Caravan

Theme for the parade is
"Find Your Adventure"

Dec. 27, 2015 - Jan. 4, 2016

Wagon Masters:  Connie & Doug Harrell

Cost:  $2785 for 2 person rig
$1698 for 1 person in rig/ $1130 for Guest

Cutoff date to sign up is June 1, 2015
as we have to send non-refundable deposits

We will have Full hook-ups

Can only have 20 rigs
Have 4 signed up
Canadian Maritime Provinces Caravan

19 June to 17 August 2016

Wagon Masters:  Carl & Gwen Hopper

Assistant Wagon Masters:  Mark & Linda Avey

$5,800 for 2 person rig
$4,200 for 1 person rig
$1,700 for Guest

Limited to 20 rigs
Have 13 signed up
Some Caravans we have had in the Past:

AIBF - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Colorado Adventure
Rose Parade

Grand Frontier Western
Kentucky Experience

Autumn in the Appalachians
Pacific Northwest Coastal
The VIAL OF LIFE form is replacing the Medical Questionnaire that SMART has used in the past.  It
will be your responsibility to fill out this form and place it into a container and place in either the freezer
or refrigerator of the RV in case of an emergency.  Remember, by keeping this information updated
and current, it may save your life.  It can also be used in your home and car as vital information for first
responders and or medical personnel during a time of medical emergency.  

There are two copies of the
VIAL OF LIFE available. One in EXCEL (can be saved, updated and
printed) and the other one in a
PDF format for those of you who don’t have EXCEL or Open Office
(Sun Microsystems).  
Visit our Archive page to view
Journals from past Caravans.