On a Mission in San Antonio

(Opposite page, from left) The Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, located about 10 miles south of San Antonio, offers up many interesting creatures, including this roseate skimmer. Wildebeest mom and calf at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, located northeast of downtown San Antonio and next door to Natural Bridge Cavern. At Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, we drove through several times to feed animals like this Damaraland zebra, which seemed to laugh at the thought of food being served from our pickup.

by Donna Ikenberry
December 30, 2013

  There’s more to this Texas city than the Alamo, with its historic buildings, a wildlife ranch, caverns, and the restaurant- and shop-lined River Walk that winds under bridges   San Antonio. Mention the city and you’ll probably think of the Alamo and four other 18th-century missions found... Read more »

Camping in Vintage Style

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by Mary Zalmanek
December 30, 2013

  Restoring Retro Trailers Went from a Hobby to a Business for this Couple in Colorado   When Richard and Vicky Nash married, it was a match made in trailer heaven. Richard is a custom homebuilder and classic car buff. Vicky is passionate about midcentury travel collectibles. When she read... Read more »

The Readers Have Spoken

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December 18, 2013

  Twenty-Seven Favorites Chosen from an Array of RV Products and Services   RVers are a savvy bunch. To travel the country in a truck and trailer, whether for a week, a year or a lifetime takes more than just a map and agenda. It requires knowledge of both the tow rig and your home on wheels;... Read more »

California’s Castle on the Hill

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by Gary Wescott
December 3, 2013

  “The Ranch,” as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst called it, is open for public tours and showcases a considerable collection of art and antiques   It was 1850 when George Hearst arrived in California. Like many, he had gold fever, but he also had a degree in mining. Making his... Read more »

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 »

1954 Boles Aero Mira Mar

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by Ken Freund
October 29, 2013

      This charming and rare 1954 Boles Aero Mira Mar 19-foot trailer is a true survivor. Purchased by Liz and Barry Marks of Santa Ynez, California, in March 2012, it was in its original state when Barry found it stored in a hangar at the local airport, which had helped to preserve it.... Read more »

New Hampshire’s Autumn Magic

Wolfeboro, established in 1770, is the oldest summer resort in New Hampshire.

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 »

Atlanta Camping World/GoodSam Rally, October 17-20, 2013

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by Roger Fenton
September 24, 2013

  Billed as The Greatest RV Rally in the World, the Atlanta Camping World/Good Sam Rally will take place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, in Hampton, Ga., just 30 miles south of Atlanta proper. • Rally Admission with RV Parking-2 adults dry camping $199. • Rally Admission with RV Parking-2 adults,... Read more »

Amazon CamperForce: Your Next Adventure

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Laura Michaels
September 16, 2013

  RVers are known for their enthusiasm, always looking for their next destination and exciting experience. For RVers, then, Campbellsville, Ky., Coffeyville, Kan., and Fernley, Nev., might not be the first towns that come to mind when thinking about that next adventure. But adventure is exactly... 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 »

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