Author Bobbie Hasselbring proudly displays her own catch, a wild king salmon weighing in at 25-plus pounds.

Hooked on Tillamook

  Flush with possibilities for fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, surfing and hiking, the glorious northern Oregon coast lures sightseers, seafood lovers and outdoor enthusiasts I feel...

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Drive one of many roads leading to Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and you’ll almost be convinced that you are in another region of...
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Strategic Air Command Museum

Having completed 20 years of service in the Air Force, with most of my career in Strategic Air Command (SAC), I collected a number...
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Exploring Historic Route 66: Part 2

Armed with maps and books on the subject, we spent five weeks following the road on which, in a different era, America drove west....
(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.

On a Mission in San Antonio

  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...

Top Pet-Friendly RV Parks Named by Good Sam

More than 50 percent of RVers travel with their pets, so finding a good park for Fido, Spot or Mittens is priority No. 1....

Snowbird Getaways: California

The rich veins of precious metal that drew prospectors to its mountains and streams earned California its Golden State nickname. But today it is...

Kentucky Spirit

I don’t understand why the Bourbon Trail, which flows through the rolling hills, bluegrass meadows and tourist-friendly cities in central Kentucky, took so long...

The Slabs

The desert of Southern California offers more places for a primitive campout than an RVer can discover in a lifetime of winters. I say...
A tom turkey strives to impress one of the local hens at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Grand Canyon of Texas

  Twenty miles south of Amarillo in the notoriously flat Texas Panhandle, Palo Duro Canyon surprises with spectacularly colorful rock formations, a bonanza of wildlife...
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