The Scenic Route: By The Book

300 Best Drives in the US

Alan Rider
March 29, 2013

On our year-long travels along The Scenic Route, we’ve used a number of sources to uncover some of the many interesting stories we’ve brought to you here and in the pages of Trailer Life magazine. While we’ve found the National Scenic Byways program’s website to be a good starting... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Give Me A (Spring) Break

Alabamas Coastal Connection

Alan Rider
March 22, 2013

Spring break.  Two words that conjure up images of wild debauchery in those traditional destinations where college kids revel in doing things that they either won’t recall or will end up regretting later. All of which leads me to conclude that spring break—like youth itself—is wasted on the... Read more »

The Scenic Route: A KOA Giveaway

KOA Giveaway

Alan Rider
March 15, 2013

After a long, grueling day researching all the cool things to see and do along The Scenic Route (I know, tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it), my family and I want nothing more than a quiet place to just kick back and relax.  And, over the past nine months we’ve been on the road, we’ve... Read more »

The Scenic Route: 6 Must-Have Apps For RVers

Must Have Apps

Alan Rider
March 8, 2013

When we first set out on our year-long quest to follow The Scenic Route, we loaded every tool we thought we might need—from an air compressor to a roll of Gorilla Tape—into the side compartments of our ARE DCU truck cap.  Recently though, it’s a new digital tool we find ourselves reaching... Read more »

The Scenic Route: The All-Americans

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Alan Rider
March 1, 2013

When you hear the phrase “All-American,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  For most of us those words conjure up images of sports teams in general and, at this time of year, baseball teams in particular. Peoria Sports Complex, spring training home of the Mariners and Padres... Read more »

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Sneak Peek

Stuart Bourdon headshot

Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
February 25, 2013

Late last year we attended the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky (Nov. 27-29). There were hundreds of new RVs packed into the Louisville Exposition Center, and as we walked the show it appeared as if the place was awash with trailers and motorhomes... Read more »

The Scenic Route: San Diego Dreamin’

Mountain View Anza-Borrego - Courtesy Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org

Alan Rider
February 22, 2013

Traveling The Scenic Route, there are times when you find a place that seems so ideal you can hardly bring yourself to hitch up the trailer and motor on out of town.  For me, San Diego has always been one of those places. Mountain View Anza-Borrego - Courtesy Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org Blessed with... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Sweets For My Sweet

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

Alan Rider
February 15, 2013

Okay, so you let Valentine’s Day pass without doing something nice for your sweetheart (trust me, you’re not alone in this).  So here’s some advice that just might get you out of the doghouse.  In my experience, there’s nothing like hitching up the trailer for a little road... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Byways On Your Way

Natchez Trace: Photo by NPS staff

Alan Rider
February 8, 2013

One of the great things about traveling The Scenic Route is that, if you play your cards right, you can string several of these scenic byways together into a cross-country road trip that’s virtually guaranteed to be more memorable than simply droning along on the interstates. Having written about... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Coming To Your Senses

New Orleans band

Alan Rider
February 1, 2013

Having just related the pleasures of traveling one of my favorite scenic byways—Louisiana’s section of the Great River Road—in the February issue of Trailer Life, I find I’m still in a Big Easy state of mind.  Now, if you’ve never spent time in New Orleans, that may seem like an... Read more »

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