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 »

Highs and Lows of the Great Smoky Mountains

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by James Richardson
October 31, 2013

  Discover miles and miles of old-growth forest, waterfalls, scenic overlooks and elevation changes in Tennessee and North Carolina’s world-renowned national park With more than 9 million visitors annually, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can still boast of being the most-visited national... Read more »

Miles of Exploration

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by Len Cousineau
October 25, 2013

  Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah: Slot canyons for hiking and Lake Powell for water recreation are part of this vast landscape of buttes, mesas and cliffs In 1869, explorer John Wesley Powell described the region that is today known as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area... Read more »

200 Years of History

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by Len Cousineau
September 5, 2013

  Camping, hiking, scenic views, Nike Missile Site and Alcatraz Island — all in a national park that hugs the California coastline for nearly 60 miles The most recognizable and iconic manmade structure in the Western United States is indisputably California’s Golden Gate Bridge. This engineering... Read more »

Flaming Gorge: Land of Red Canyons, Aquamarine Water and Vivid Rainbows in Utah and Wyoming

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by Emily Fagan
August 8, 2013

  Flaming Gorge is exactly what its name describes: a spectacular, fiery canyon of towering red rocks carved into existence by the immense power of the sparkling Green River at its base. For millennia the river was a thin ribbon that snaked along unevenly at the bottom of the canyon, but the construction... Read more »

Exploring New York’s Adirondacks

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Jack Ballard
July 3, 2013

Long before Europeans settled this region, Native Americans inhabited the Adirondacks, finding sustenance from the area’s wildlife, plants and other resources. The term “Adirondack” is from an Iroquois word meaning “bark eater.” This label was insultingly flung by the Iroquois in the direction... Read more »

Whiskeytown Recreation Area: A Hidden Treasure

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Len Cousineau
May 8, 2013

Within Northern California’s Klamath Mountains sits an area of such overwhelming natural beauty that professional en plein air artists can apply each year to spend up to four weeks rendering on canvas the gorgeous landscapes within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Fewer than 30 such artist-in-residence... Read more »

Independence National Historic Park, Pa.

Independence National Historic Park, Pa.

Len Cousineau
January 9, 2013

Every school kid learns the broad strokes that led to the creation of the United States of America: taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the United States Constitution. These events and documents... Read more »

Antietam National Battlefield

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Len Cousineau
November 15, 2012

Determined to maintain momentum after the Confederate Army’s victory in the Second Battle of Manassas, Va., in August 1862, General Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate President Jefferson Davis just one month later, “We cannot afford to be idle.” The objectives of Lee’s plan were multifaceted:... Read more »

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Len Cousineau
September 14, 2012

For millions of years, the waterway that today bisects northern Wyoming and southern Montana flowed north, carving a deep canyon that made interacting with the river dangerous for the people who later would inhabit the river’s banks. Yet the Bighorn River became downright friendly to travelers and... Read more »

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