Civil War Sites and Spelunking in New Market, Virginia

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by Arline Zatz
September 6, 2013

  Exploring the diverse museums and stunning geologic formations of the Shenandoah Valley Founded in 1796, New Market lies in the heart of Virginia’s scenic Shenandoah Valley. This small, peaceful town with a mere 1,700 residents boasts lovely tree-lined streets, quaint shops, historic buildings... Read more »

200 Years of History

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by Len Cousineau
September 5, 2013

  Camping, hiking, scenic views, Nike Missile Site and Alcatraz Island — all in a national park that hugs the California coastline for nearly 60 miles The most recognizable and iconic manmade structure in the Western United States is indisputably California’s Golden Gate Bridge. This engineering... Read more »

In Search of Mayberry: Step back In Time to Mount Airy, North Carolina, Birthplace of Actor Andy Griffith

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by Lisa Halvorsen
August 8, 2013

  “Whoop, whoop.”A short blast of the siren pierces the air as a police car pulls into Wally’s Service Station on South Main. It coasts past me slowly, rolling to a stop in front of an adjacent brick courthouse. Curious, I watch from a short distance as the sheriff escorts his suspects inside.It... Read more »

Flaming Gorge: Land of Red Canyons, Aquamarine Water and Vivid Rainbows in Utah and Wyoming

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by Emily Fagan
August 8, 2013

  Flaming Gorge is exactly what its name describes: a spectacular, fiery canyon of towering red rocks carved into existence by the immense power of the sparkling Green River at its base. For millennia the river was a thin ribbon that snaked along unevenly at the bottom of the canyon, but the construction... Read more »

Exploring New York’s Adirondacks

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Jack Ballard
July 3, 2013

Long before Europeans settled this region, Native Americans inhabited the Adirondacks, finding sustenance from the area’s wildlife, plants and other resources. The term “Adirondack” is from an Iroquois word meaning “bark eater.” This label was insultingly flung by the Iroquois in the direction... Read more »

Whiskeytown Recreation Area: A Hidden Treasure

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Len Cousineau
May 8, 2013

Within Northern California’s Klamath Mountains sits an area of such overwhelming natural beauty that professional en plein air artists can apply each year to spend up to four weeks rendering on canvas the gorgeous landscapes within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Fewer than 30 such artist-in-residence... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Country Music Highway

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Alan Rider
April 26, 2013

Whether it’s singing along to a favorite CD as we pull our Kodiak 300BHSL trailer down the road or strumming the guitar around a campfire, music is a big part of our travels along The Scenic Route.  Which got me to thinking about the only one of the National Scenic Byways program’s 150... Read more »

Picture-Perfect Pensacola

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Carl Calvert
Photos by Ann & Carl Calvert
December 28, 2012

The trip from Alabama’s panhandle into Florida’s better-known panhandle is a short one, but in terms of the differences between the two states, the transition from one border to another is huge. Alabama is steeped in Southern tradition and lore, rich in regionally-sourced gastronomical delights and... Read more »

Carpe Autumn! Four Fall Destinations & Drives

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Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
August 20, 2012

It begins the first day that summer’s oppressive heat and humidity breaks — thoughts of fall, and all the places to visit during the most beautiful season of the year. Whether it’s the deserts of the Southwest or the rolling hills of the Northeast, the scenery of the entire United States is at... Read more »

Florida City Looks for Ways to Welcome RVers

August 23, 2011

Hundreds of Dunedin, Fla., residents recently fought to keep RV camping out of Honeymoon Island State Park — and won. But, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times, with all the hubbub, the city wants to make sure it doesn’t come off as unfriendly to RV users.   To that end, officials... Read more »

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