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 »

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 »

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 »

Fowl Play

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By Rhonda Ostertag
February 2, 2015

  Like RV snowbirds, our feathered friends are soaking up the sun before flocking back to their northern breeding grounds. Here are five places to get a bird’s-eye view of everything from crested caracaras to sandhill cranes along North America’s migratory flyways   In the past decade,... 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 »

The Flip Side of Florida

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by Irene Middleman Thomas
December 29, 2014

  A coastal road trip across the Florida Panhandle reveals the less-visited side of the state with dazzling blue-green surf, sugar-white beaches, friendly locals and a distinctly Deep South vibe We pulled into the bridge’s tollbooth lane, pleasantly stuffed from our dinner of fresh batter-fried... Read more »

Going to the Dark Side

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by Arline Chandler
December 28, 2014

  Step into a magical realm of subterranean treasures at Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, Missouri’s Marvel Cave and New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns Across America, caves form the backbone of mountain ridges. Some remain wild; others are open for tours. While many of America’s tourist caves share... Read more »

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