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 »

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 »

California’s Castle on the Hill

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by Gary Wescott
December 3, 2013

  “The Ranch,” as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst called it, is open for public tours and showcases a considerable collection of art and antiques   It was 1850 when George Hearst arrived in California. Like many, he had gold fever, but he also had a degree in mining. Making his... Read more »

Fall Colors and Festivities

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by Kathy Cabrera
October 4, 2013

  Top 10 RV destinations across America to enjoy this October   While every now and then you’ll meet a solo RV traveler, the majority of us take part in the leisure travel that defines the RV lifestyle with our partners, family and friends. That said, for every RV traveler who wants to enjoy... Read more »

Cherishing Chattanooga

At the Tennessee Aquarium, hand-feeding the manta rays is a highlight.

by Lynn and Glenn Pribus
October 4, 2013

  In this storied town where once the river was wild and crisscrossing train tracks brought in locomotives, the “Scenic City” is now a top family destination   We were humming “Is that the Chattanooga choo choo?” for weeks after our visit to this engaging city in southeastern Tennessee.... Read more »

Lush Landscapes & Steaming Lattes

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by Irene Middleman Thomas
September 5, 2013

  From bustling Seattle a short ferry ride gets you to the San Juans, where each island has its own charm and the pace is slower It’s a misty, gray morning in my hometown in Colorado and I’m actually glad — because it feels like Seattle. I’d just spent six days in the gloriously green, vibrant... Read more »

Trail of the Ancients

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article and photos by Alan Rider
September 5, 2013

  This National Scenic Byway in Utah and Colorado offers new mysteries of a vanished civilization at every turn In an age where scientists have been able to explain the workings of everything from the smallest subatomic particles to the movements of distant galaxies, I’m happy to report there’s... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part IV

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Pamela Selbert
July 5, 2013

After two adventurous days in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, we bade farewell to the smiling Route 66 chainsaw-sculpture bear at Woody Mountain Campground and headed west toward Williams. This fourth and final stretch of the Mother Road would take us, over the next 10 days, to the end of the line at... Read more »

A Day In Louisville: Southern Breakfast, Bourbon Tasting and Horse Racing

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Nicholas Upton
June 20, 2013

Louisville, Ky., is well known for two things: bourbon and horse racing, but the city of 250,000 has barrels full of other attractions. Visitors could easily find a week’s worth of entertainment in town.   Any seasoned southern traveler knows that a day that starts with a southern breakfast is... Read more »

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