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Doing the Dune Climb (on a very hot day) at the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Tom Kaiser: Managing Editor
Photos & Video: Chris Soash
June 1, 2012

This summer, Trailer Life staff went camping in state parks near the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in northern Michigan. They decided to take a trip down to Muskegon and do some king salmon fishing, for a day, with Addiction Charters. This is what ensued. Addiction Charters is based out of Bluffton Bay... Read more »

Golden Spike Tower Features View of World’s Largest Rail Yard


Press Release
May 22, 2012

NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA—As the Union Pacific railroad celebrates its 150-year history during 2012, trains lovers of all ages can get a birds-eye view of today’s modern UP rail system at the Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center in North Platte, Nebraska.  The eight-story-high Golden Spike Tower... Read more »

Oregon Wine Country Tour

Oregon's wineries provide a tasty treat and a scenic tour.

Bob Difley
May 21, 2012

Most of Oregon’s wineries are nestled in its valleys or creep up the south-facing hillsides of the Cascade and Coast Ranges. We were lucky enough to visit five of the state’s eight grape-growing regions during our tour. These included the North Willamette Valley and South Willamette Valley,... Read more »

Explore the Emerald Coast near Fort Pickens

Fort pickins

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
May 14, 2012

With bright white beaches, perfect spring weather and plenty to do, Pensacola, Florida, is a great place to explore the Gulf of Mexico before the summer heat and humidity sets in.  History buffs can check out the stalwart Fort Pickens, one of only four forts that never fell during the civil war. The... Read more »

Craters of Diamonds State Park

Craters of Diamonds State Park's diamond field.

Pamela Selbert
May 7, 2012

A little more than a century ago an Arkansas farmer named John Wesley Huddleston spotted two “round pebbles with fiery eyes that blazed up at him” from the gravel of his barnyard where he was feeding his hogs. Huddleston arranged for the stones to be sent to a jewelry store in Little Rock to be appraised.... Read more »

Fossil Hunting in Keystone Kansas


Pamela Selbert
April 30, 2012

Heading south from Oakley, Kansas, a rustic town noted for the 1868 bison shoot in which William Cody became legendary “Buffalo Bill” Cody, U.S. Highway 83 cuts across terrain that is mostly as flat, round and brown as an old penny. But here and there along the 26 miles south to Keystone Gallery,... Read more »

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

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Len Cousineau
April 23, 2012

Only about 50 miles from the incomparable Mammoth Cave, another of Kentucky’s attractions draws travelers who are interested in American history. Although George Washington is often viewed as the father of our nation, perhaps no one has done more to shape the country we live in today than Abraham Lincoln.... Read more »

Out of Africa, Outside Phoenix


April 17, 2012

Head 90 minutes north of Phoenix and find yourself in Africa. Well, Out of Africa is more like it. At the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona, you can feed a giraffe, watch a zebra smile for handouts and see tigers play and chase plastic inflatable prey in and out of a swimming pool. Tour... Read more »

Traveling Death Valley By Trailer: Why Not?

Death Valley Travel

Barry Zander
April 16, 2012

I grew up picturing the desert as I saw it on Saturday morning TV westerns. That impression – of uninhabitable expanses that required 100 gallons of water to drive across – stayed with me until I experienced the desert for myself.  As RVers, we seek variety in our camping spots. My wife, Monique,... Read more »

Let’s Go To Idaho!

Idaho travel

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
April 14, 2012

Idaho often get’s a bad wrap, sandwiched between the tourist meccas of Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, Utah and Oregon, the state is often forgotten by travelers.  Yellowstone, Las Vegas the forests of Oregon and the mountains of Utah seem to get all the publicity.   Idaho, however, is packed with... Read more »

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