The Apostle Islands Teem With Natural Beauty

Rock Off Basswood Island of the Apostle Islands

Len Cousineau
March 22, 2013

The seemingly endless expanse of Lake Superior’s blue water laps at the shores of 21 islands that fall under the aegis of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. All of these landmasses teem with natural beauty. Some islands feature the remnants of the communities that used to exist on these remote Wisconsin... Read more »

Austin, Minnesota: Where SPAM Began

SPAM Museum

Bill Graves
March 18, 2013

This is Minnesota and the town is Austin. But the name painted across the front of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is “SPAM Town USA,” as well it should be. This is where in 1937 it all began for SPAM – SPAM, as in SPiced-hAM, fully cooked, ready-to-eat, in a can with a flat front, now with... Read more »

A Day in Albuquerque: Green Chile, a Towering Tramway and a ‘Grande’ Zoo

Sandia Peak Tramway

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
March 14, 2013

The city of Albuquerque, N.M., is a mecca for the unique food and culture found only in the “Land of Enchantment.”  Anyone traveling west from Texas or east from California should find time to swing through, even just for a day. The city of some 550,000 is quite diverse, but just about every... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part 2

Route 66 Logo

Pamela Selbert
Photos by Guy Selbert
March 11, 2013

Armed with maps and books on the subject, we spent five weeks following the road on which, in a different era, America drove west. The first stretch traced the 500 miles between Chicago and Springfield, Mo., “birthplace” of the old highway. This second stretch, about 570 miles, runs from Springfield... Read more »

The Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Amanda Lepinski
Photo by Chris Granger
March 7, 2013

Situated in Indiana, Pa., the Jimmy Stewart Museum opened in 1997 and is devoted to the life, career and memory of famed actor James Stewart. Born in 1908, Stewart grew up in Indiana, Pa., as the oldest of three children and went on to appear in 92 films, television programs and shorts throughout his... Read more »

Traveling Alaska’s Historic Richardson Highway

Alaska feature

Lisa Densmore
Photos by Lisa Densmore and Jack Ballard
March 5, 2013

For More Information and a Free Guidebook, Click Here! The Richardson Highway, a 366-mile route from Fairbanks to Valdez, Alaska, is both destination and journey. This historic motorway cuts through the southeastern Alaskan interior to Prince William Sound. Over a century ago, gold prospectors followed... Read more »

10 Music Festivals For Those Living The RV Lifestyle

Molly's Revenge at Live Oak Music Festival 2011

Kathy Cabrera
March 5, 2013

The great American novelist and poet Don Williams Jr. is famed for his quote stressing the significance of the journey versus the destination: “The road of life twists and turns, and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”  On the road of... Read more »

Small Town South Carolina

south carolina

Bruce Leonard
February 27, 2013

The outboard roared to life before the first rays of morning cleared the horizon, and the large trimaran pontoon soon parted the smooth water as the boat skimmed through the diversion canal. Pillows of fog hovered above the banks, and cormorants stood sentinel on weather-worn pylons. I huddled against... Read more »

Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C.

Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C.

Len Cousineau
February 25, 2013

Spending night after night on a slab in a line of RVs so close together that slideouts nearly touch and generators bleat out a monotonous drone does not spring to mind when many people hear the word “camping.”  Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C. Sure, this method of RV over-nighting is perfectly... Read more »

Branson, Missouri: Not the Las Vegas of the East

Table Rock Lake

Bill Graves
February 18, 2013

People compare Branson, Mo., to Las Vegas or Las Vegas to Branson, depending on where they were last. I am not going to do that, although it’s tempting — the contrast is dramatic and very real. I’ll let you do it. Not far from the hustle and bustle of Branson and its 80 million visitors per year... Read more »

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