Texas Hill Country Gem

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by James Richardson
March 4, 2014

  Canyon of the Eagles Resort, nestled in a private nature park, is an idyllic launching point for water-related activities, wildflower viewing, cave exploring and wine tasting   Very few places can compare in scenery with the Texas Hill Country in the springtime, particularly when there has... Read more »

Spring Flings

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by Kathy Cabrera
March 3, 2014

  Ten top RV Spots Sure to Delight Everyone in the Family   For many of us, spring represents getting our RVs out of storage, shaking off the sleet and snow, and saying goodbye to thermal underwear and heavy winter coats. Spring break may be the only week we can get away as a family and enjoy... Read more »

New Mexico’s Enchanted Sunrise

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by Mary Zalmanek
February 26, 2014

    The first week of October, hundreds of colorful balloons illuminate the Albuquerque skyline as thousands of smiling, upturned faces watch   The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is claimed to be the most-photographed event in the world, and for good reason. Here I am at the... Read more »

Arizona’s Mountain of Superstition

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by John Swaim
February 3, 2014

  In this land of legends, numerous hiking trails cross the range with 5,000-foot peaks rising sharply from the desert floor   It’s said that timing is everything, and ours is impeccable. My wife and I arrived at Superstition Mountain, just east of Phoenix, Arizona, on a day following two... Read more »

Plains, GA: Frozen in Time, Forever Friendly and Peaceful

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by Carl Calvert
February 3, 2014

  The slow-paced Southern town of Plains, Georgia, boasts hard-working, friendly people, among them the 39th President of the United States who still teaches Sunday school at the Baptist church   Little has changed in Plains, Georgia, with a population of 693, in the last half-century or so... Read more »

NOT for the Birds

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article by Alan Rider
February 3, 2014

  A tandem paragliding flight may require a leap of faith, but it’s the closest you’ll ever come to soaring like an eagle   Running off the edge of a 300-foot cliff is not something I do everyday, which explains why my response sounds a little less than confident — OK, a lot less than... Read more »

Alabama’s Seaport City

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by Patricia Strutz
January 31, 2014

  Mobile is steeped in antebellum architecture and celebrates its rich history with the country’s oldest Carnival celebration   Six flags have flown over Mobile, Alabama, including those from Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States, the Alabama Republic (when it seceded from the Union... Read more »

Arizona’s Great Abyss

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by Pamela Selbert
December 30, 2013

  The Grand Canyon, One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is a Colorful Landscape of Beautifully Preserved Ancient Rocks Layered in History    On each of our previous visits to the Grand Canyon — there have been half a dozen over the years — our first glimpse into the mighty abyss... Read more »

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 »

New Campground in Death Valley National Park

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December 30, 2013

  Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park has added 26 full-hookup RV sites and created the new 35-site Fiddlers’ Campground adjacent to its golf course. Located at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, both facilities are within easy reach of the Borax Museum and visitor center. All resort amenities... Read more »

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