Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Going to the Dark Side

  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...
Fort Sumter

Civil War Charleston: Fort Sumter National Monument

Every American school kid learns the basic facts about the Civil War, but people who want an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of American...
Jackson Lake in the morning shows why Grand Teton National Park is one of the gems of the Rocky Mountains.

Grand Teton National Park by RV

My husband, Guy, and I have visited Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming a number of times over the years. We always marvel...
Children playing-Tularosa Basin, NM

Splendor in the Sands: Desert Vacations

  Off the beaten path in southern New Mexico, the alabaster slopes of the world’s largest gypsum dune field crown a beautiful and surreal landscape   I’ve...
Trees and Half Dome at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Responds To Rare, Fatal Disease

The National Park Service posted the following press release regarding a rare, fatal disease that has hit Yosemite National Park: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - The...
Spectacularly blue Moraine Lake ripples across the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park.

Around the West in 30 Days

  Fifteen tips for an epic RV trip to nine North American national parks Maybe you can relate. You and your partner brainstorm trip ideas and...
Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Great Smoky Mountains

  On the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, small towns charm visitors, rivers and streams converge, and ridge after ridge of forested landscape drape...
Wide shot of people standing at bottom of steep cavern on sunny day

A Road Trip from Hell: 10 Wickedly Cool Places to Visit this October

You might ask the question, “Why the heck are so many places named after Satan?” Though many geographical locations live up to their devilish...
The mysterious petroglyphs in Penasco Blanco are thought to show a massive supernova from the year 1054.

Ancient History in Chaco Canyon

Spring was perfect with mild days and clear nights just right for exploring and stargazing. We hiked through the abundant ruins during the day,...
Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado

RoVing Colorado

  Trading in a tent for a travel trailer, the author renews her sense of wonder for her home state and steers clear of bears   I’m...