Spaced Out in Huntsville

A space shuttle replica sits proudly in the middle of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

by Carl Calvert
August 4, 2014

  Southern hospitality awaits in this north Alabama city that houses many of the state’s antebellum homes and America’s most extensive rocket collection   Huntsville, Alabama, is well known for its numerous historic sites and down-home attributes. The city’s downtown area is rich in... Read more »

Follow the Sun to British Columbia

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by Larry MacDonald
July 25, 2014

    From Saltery Bay to Desolation Sound, far-western Canada’s Sunshine Coast welcomes RVers to spectacular scenic beaches, ancient forests and 280 sunny days a year   No question about it, RVers love sunshine. It’s the primary reason so many Northerners head south during winter,... Read more »

Happy Birthday St. Louis!

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by Pamela Selbert
June 25, 2014

  Historians don’t agree on the date of the founding of Missouri’s Gateway to the West, but that’s not stopping this river city with a French past from celebrating all year long   St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway to the West, celebrates a major anniversary this year. The city, with its unmistakable... Read more »

Beyond Mount Rushmore

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article and photos by Scott Simianer
June 24, 2014

    Experience the American West in a land of timbered mountains and sandstone badlands, canyons and gulches, and miles of breathtaking scenery in the Black Hills of South Dakota   An oasis on the Great Plains, the Black Hills region of South Dakota is a beautifully diverse land that... Read more »

High and Mighty

Hikers precede us on the Great Glacier Trail on the way to spectacular views. (Below right) Brent poses next to an old-timer.

by Jane Cassie
May 2, 2014

  Camping and climbing steep slopes and hiking through old-growth forest in a land of snow-clad mountain peaks and glaciers in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada   It’s early September and time to restock our RV once again, dust off the hiking boots and head out of town for Alberta and... Read more »

Colorado Rocky Mountain High

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by Irene Middleman Thomas
March 31, 2014

  The Pikes Peak Region Offers Rugged Adventure, Wild West Towns, Red-Rock Formations, and Top-Flight Dining and Nightlife   If you’re dreaming of a Colorado Rocky Mountain High vacation, the Pikes Peak region, just 60 miles south of Denver, stands tall — very tall — in offering spectacular... Read more »

Crowley’s Ridge Parkway

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by Pamela Selbert
March 31, 2014

  A Scenic Drive Runs Along the Spine of this Crescent-Shaped Rise that Juts Abruptly from the Table-Flat Mississippi River Delta Lands of Arkansas and Missouri   The St. Francis River, thickly lined with overhanging trees clear to the water on both sides, swings a wide, milk-chocolate arc... Read more »

Texas Hill Country Gem

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by James Richardson
March 4, 2014

  Canyon of the Eagles Resort, nestled in a private nature park, is an idyllic launching point for water-related activities, wildflower viewing, cave exploring and wine tasting   Very few places can compare in scenery with the Texas Hill Country in the springtime, particularly when there has... Read more »

Arizona’s Mountain of Superstition

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by John Swaim
February 3, 2014

  In this land of legends, numerous hiking trails cross the range with 5,000-foot peaks rising sharply from the desert floor   It’s said that timing is everything, and ours is impeccable. My wife and I arrived at Superstition Mountain, just east of Phoenix, Arizona, on a day following two... Read more »

NOT for the Birds

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article by Alan Rider
February 3, 2014

  A tandem paragliding flight may require a leap of faith, but it’s the closest you’ll ever come to soaring like an eagle   Running off the edge of a 300-foot cliff is not something I do everyday, which explains why my response sounds a little less than confident — OK, a lot less than... Read more »

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