The Sunny Side of Oregon

Snowcapped peaks decorate the drive to Sisters.

by Emily Fagan
April 29, 2015

  From royal-blue Crater Lake to the outdoorsy yet cosmopolitan city of Bend, this high-desert playground is flanked by the captivating Three Sisters peaks and perennially unattached Mount Bachelor   Central Oregon is protected from the Pacific Ocean’s wet storms and moist air by the towering... Read more »

Wisconsin Charmer

Devil’s Lake was formed by ancient glacial activity. Natural overlooks on the trails above the waterway give visitors a peek at its unique geology.

by Jack Ballard
April 29, 2015

  There’s a more natural side to the Midwest’s bustling Waterpark Capital, with magnificent riverside cliffs, rock formations, breathtaking parks and nature preserves   So extraordinary was a series of rapids on the otherwise placid Wisconsin River that early French explorers dubbed them... Read more »

Highway of Genius

Step back in time at Hannibal’s Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

by Pamela Selbert
April 2, 2015

  Route 36 through Missouri connects Kansas to Illinois and showcases small towns and the American innovators and inventors who lived there   Viewed on a road map, U.S. Route 36 across Missouri resembles a belt, spanning the state at its narrowest point, 200 miles of horizontal road connecting... Read more »

Blazing the Trail in Nova Scotia

Take a breathtaking hike at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

by Jan Napier
April 1, 2015

  In Canada’s second smallest province, a larger-than-life demigod, over-the-top scenery and the world’s highest tides set the stage for RV travels on a grand scale   Look up, way up, because Glooscap is a giant in Atlantic Canada’s Mi’kmaq culture. This almighty being was of such gargantuan... Read more »

Alaska’s Switzerland

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by Donna Ikenberry
March 31, 2015

  Surrounded by mountains rising above 13,000 feet, the scenic port of Valdez is an outdoor paradise for cycling along Prince William Sound, cruising past calving glaciers, kayaking among marine animals and gazing at Alaskan wildlife   Valdez is a must-see, must-experience, must-visit place. Often... Read more »

Adventures in History

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by Kathy Cabrera
March 3, 2015

  Hit the road to celebrate America’s colorful past — from Gettysburg to the Oregon Trail   Whether you have kids in tow or are looking for an enriching experience on your next RV trip, why not celebrate American history? We’ve handpicked 11 historical hot spots that represent our beloved... Read more »

Let There Be Light

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by Janet and Stuart Wilson
March 2, 2015

  Explore the spectacular scenery and luminous history of 11 Washington lighthouses on a Puget Sound road trip   We think it was serendipity. A chance conversation a few years ago at the cozy Rainbow’s End RV Park in Sequim, Washington, kindled a fascination with lighthouses and eventually... 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 »

Appalachian Playground

he base of Wonder Falls on Big Sandy Creek is a popular swimming hole near Morgantown.

by Carl Calvert
February 5, 2015

  On the West Virginia–Pennsylvania border, pine-studded peaks, serene forests and scenic state parks surround the charming community of Morgantown   Singer-songwriter John Denver knew what he was talking about when he referred to West Virginia as “almost heaven.” This picturesque Appalachian... 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 »

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