Whiskeytown Recreation Area: A Hidden Treasure


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

Country Music Highway Museum, Paintsville

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

Pensacola, FL beach

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

A scene within Oregon's Willamette Valley - photo by pete4ducks

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 »

The Rally 2011 Wrap-Up


July 29, 2011

The Rally 2011, presented by DISH Network, was one of the best rallies to date. Nearly 3,000 RVs of all sizes were parked on the grounds of the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon, which was home to 6,500 rally-goers from July 14 to 17. First-time guests as well as the many veteran... Read more »

Oswald’s Bear Ranch, Michigan

July 18, 2011

I called up Dean Oswald last February from California. He and his wife Jewel had just returned from an 11-day train trip across the West. Since their primary interest is bears, they got off the train in Seattle for a couple days at the zoo. In Arizona, they left the train again in Flagstaff. Dean has... Read more »

Memoirs of a Longtime RVer

July 1, 2011

So Trailer Life began publishing in 1941. That is about the same time I started serious fantasies about pickup campers. I doodled pictures of such wondrous vehicles on my homework papers, much to the dismay of my teachers. It would be 1965 before I got to experience a real camper. I grew up as a shop... Read more »

Hoofing the Highlands

June 1, 2011

Virginia’s High Country is unlike anything else in the state. Its breathtaking vistas and thickly wooded ridges that suddenly open into lush rolling pastures make Grayson Highlands State Park and adjacent Mount Rogers National Recreation Area a treat for anyone with a fondness for the outdoors. Hiking,... Read more »

Lincoln’s Boyhood Home

June 1, 2011

As presidents go, more parks and memorials are named for Abraham Lincoln than any other. If you add the schools, museums, banks and cars, the name Lincoln is almost biblical in our country. In fact, they tell me here in Southwestern Indiana, where there are several of Lincoln parks — two city, a state... Read more »

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