True North

Native people, gold prospectors and early traders used Portage Glacier as a “portage” between Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet.

by Peter Lewis
January 29, 2016

    With dramatic coastlines, soaring mountains and extravagant wildlife, the ultimate road trip takes RVers into the heart of North America’s Last Frontier In Alaska Odyssey, Part I, I discussed the first leg of our journey, starting in Prince George, British Columbia, and traveling about... Read more »

America’s Last Frontier

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by Peter Lewis
December 23, 2015

    Hitch up for the ultimate RV road trip along the scenic and historic highway that stretches 1,387 miles through British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska Less about the destination than the getting there, the Alaska Highway is the quintessential road trip. Travelers pass through towns and cities,... Read more »

Splendor in the Sands

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by Al Swanson
December 22, 2015

  Off the beaten path in southern New Mexico, the alabaster slopes of the world’s largest gypsum dune field crown a beautiful and surreal landscape   I’ve always had a yen to go to White Sands National Monument, but during our travels, it has invariably been too many miles off our driving... Read more »

Around the West in 30 Days

Spectacularly blue Moraine Lake ripples across the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park.

by Peter Lewis
October 30, 2015

  Fifteen tips for an epic RV trip to nine North American national parks Maybe you can relate. You and your partner brainstorm trip ideas and come up with a plan. Pretty soon, details intrude, and the final plan looks nothing like the one you started with. For my wife and me, what began as an... Read more »

RoVing Colorado

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by Lynette Chilcoat
August 31, 2015

  Trading in a tent for a travel trailer, the author renews her sense of wonder for her home state and steers clear of bears   I’m not afraid of bears but I don’t want one crawling in bed with me. As a Colorado native who has spent many decades tent camping high in the Rocky Mountain... Read more »

Autumn in the Grand Tetons

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by Al Swanson
August 31, 2015

  Northwestern Wyoming’s impressive “mountains of the imagination” paint a grand backdrop for the meandering Snake River and fall’s dazzling kaleidoscope of deciduous trees   “What beautiful mountains these are,” I exclaimed to my wife, as we drove down U.S. Highway 191 in Wyoming... Read more »

In Search of Giants

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by Peter Lewis
May 29, 2015

  Visitors come from all over the world to hike through California’s primeval forests and stand in awe beneath canopies of ancient redwoods and giant sequoias, the tallest trees on earth   Among California’s unique attractions are the world’s tallest trees, massive conifers that can live for... Read more »

Great Smoky Mountains

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by Al Swanson
February 27, 2015

  On the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, small towns charm visitors, rivers and streams converge, and ridge after ridge of forested landscape drape ancient mountains in America’s most visited national park One of the most mesmerizing and naturally beautiful areas of this country lies... Read more »

Splendor in the Ash

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by Peter Lewis
February 2, 2015

  A century ago, nature unleashed its fury from Northern California’s Lassen Peak. Now the national park that surrounds the southern­most volcano in the Cascade Range is known for spectacular hikes, fascinating geology and bubbling hot springs   Peter Lassen was one of us. He explored... Read more »

Silver State Gem

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by Pamela Selbert
December 30, 2014

  Experience wonder at Nevada’s ecologically diverse Great Basin National Park, where ancient bristlecone pines grow, a cave shares its sculpted-in-darkness glory and thousand-year-old pictographs tell the story of a long-gone civilization   For more than 400 miles, U.S. Highway 50 —... Read more »

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