Where the Wild Things Are

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by RG Coleman
November 1, 2013

  Thousands of free-spirited people descend upon Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man, a colorful week-long event where art and self-expression is celebrated   Fold in one part art festival, two parts party and a generous helping of community spirit. Stir, and bake on high for a week... Read more »

New Hampshire’s Autumn Magic

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by Lisa Halvorsen
October 4, 2013

  Meandering through the Lakes Region in search of fall’s changing colors   A common loon, startled by the sudden appearance of our pontoon boat as we enter a secluded cove, dives beneath the sparkling waters of Big Squam Lake. It resurfaces a mere 20 yards away, unconcerned by our presence.“Squam... Read more »

Lush Landscapes & Steaming Lattes

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by Irene Middleman Thomas
September 5, 2013

  From bustling Seattle a short ferry ride gets you to the San Juans, where each island has its own charm and the pace is slower It’s a misty, gray morning in my hometown in Colorado and I’m actually glad — because it feels like Seattle. I’d just spent six days in the gloriously green, vibrant... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part IV

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Pamela Selbert
July 5, 2013

After two adventurous days in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, we bade farewell to the smiling Route 66 chainsaw-sculpture bear at Woody Mountain Campground and headed west toward Williams. This fourth and final stretch of the Mother Road would take us, over the next 10 days, to the end of the line at... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Take That Murphy!

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Alan Rider
July 5, 2013

If there’s one certainty we’ve found in our travels along The Scenic Route it’s that Murphy’s Law—which postulates that “anything that can go wrong will”—is our constant companion.  From snapped engine belts to heavy-duty trailer hitches that somehow cracked... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Rolling Home

Alan Rider
June 14, 2013

Hard as it may be to believe, it’s been a full year since my family and I packed up and hit the road in in search of adventures along The Scenic Route. Our 21,000-mile odyssey on the roads less traveled has taken us from the rocky cliffs of Oregon’s Pacific Coast Scenic Byway  to the sandy... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Get Connected

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Alan Rider
June 7, 2013

In our travels along The Scenic Route one of our recurring struggles has been finding decent internet access. While many campgrounds now offer free wi-fi connectivity, the reality is that surfing the web, sending email and all the other online tasks you take for granted at home become a much more much... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Go Long!

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Alan Rider
May 31, 2013

Whether you’re newly retired or just have a whole bunch of accrued vacation days you need to burn through, there are some times when nothing less than a truly epic RV adventure will do.  Which, not coincidentally, is exactly what my family and I have been enjoying over the past year in our travels... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Short But Sweet

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Alan Rider
May 17, 2013

Traveling The Scenic Route over the past year has been, quite literally, a long road.  As part of our twelve-month celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the National Scenic Byways program, we’ve brought you stories of some of the longest of these extraordinary routes, from the 584-mile... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Rock On!

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Alan Rider
May 10, 2013

Over the months since my family and I set out to explore The Scenic Route, I’ve used both my full-length feature stories in the pages of Trailer Life and my weekly posts here to encourage and entice you to leave the soulless interstate highways behind and discover the many pleasures that come with... Read more »

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