Call this one the Triple Crown. Like a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and the Preakness, the Suzuki Grand Vitara is off to a great year. It’s been made over for 2006 and improved in many ways—looks, handling, horsepower and size, just to name a few. This muscular, sculptured vehicle with an all-new design handles like a sporty model, affords the comfort of a luxury car, but performs like the SUV it is.
Archives for April 2006
Tour Guide in a Box
If you plan to tour western Canada this summer, you will be able to rent a device that is mounted on your windshield and automatically plays the commentary of a tour guide as you travel. The device uses GPS technology to track where you are. As you pass certain points, audio files are triggered and the tour guide starts talking.
Newmar Names President
Newmar Corporation, which builds Class A motorhomes and fifth wheels, has named Matthew Miller as president and member of the executive committee. Miller, the son of Newmar owner Mahlon Miller, has been involved with the company since 1991.
Ever hear of Indian autumn? We are all familiar with Indian summer—it comes in the fall. But Indian autumn comes at the same time or a little before the first wildflowers arrive and before the fields and roadsides turn green. The sun’s warm rays fall on the muddy earth covered with last year’s fallen leaves. The leaves dry out and when a sudden spring wind lifts them, they blow up into the air, across the road, and into the fields beyond. Just like in the autumn.
The Vixen, which was produced from 1986 to 1989, is a fabulous example of how a good idea, innovativeness, sound engineering, and quality components don’t necessarily guarantee success in the RV industry.
Low spring tides are great for collecting top-notch seafood, including the great variety of clams we have on the West Coast. No matter where you park your RV, there is probably a good claming spot within a few minutes driving time.
Now that the Torino Winter Olympics are but a melted memory, the focus will gradually shift to the 21st Winter Olympics to be held February 2010 in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. Just north of this cosmopolitan city is Whistler, which will host Olympic skiing events and is home to some of the best skiing and golfing venues in Canada. Those wishing to visit this picturesque alpine area for its golf options won’t be disappointed. Four of Canada’s top 100 golf courses are nestled around Whistler.
Canada is very helpful in signing for fuel stations that have sewer dumps and water. Of course I bought gas or propane whenever I partook of these free amenities. Having done that, with comprehensive maps in hand and excitement in my bones, the exploration of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, was mine.
Bob and Penny Murphy have run up against a problem a lot of full-time RVers face: how to get a driver’s license and register a vehicle without fibbing to the state about where they live.
Pleasantly exhausted from two days of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park, we dragged ourselves out way before dawn to gather with our group and meet our guide for a shot at sighting wolves.
Do you love to wander along remote coasts where beaches are often empty, communities are small, and the pace of life is at a walk? Do you like to explore places where you can turn onto country lanes that lead to small parks where you can enjoy the beauty of nature in solitude? Do you enjoy seeing where land and ocean meet in a tempestuous battle for supremacy?