I traveled down the western coast of Michigan, stopping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to watch the climbers of all ages taking two sandy steps forward and sliding back three as they made their way to a view of Lake Michigan, then running or rolling back down again. Ah memories – further down Michigan’s […]
Archives for September 2009
Last week we took a 12 mile bike ride downhill. After all that work, you may need to take a refreshing dip below a roaring waterfall or maybe skim down a waterslide. Both are readily available just a couple of miles from where the bike ride began. 70 ft. Franklin Falls crashes into a clear […]
NEW YORK – Looking for a great vacation spot? From Alaska to Virginia, take a look at the towns that grew up around the discovery of copper, the mineral that helped build America, according to the Copper Development Association.
Jackson Center, Ohio – Airstream, one of the leading recreational vehicle manufacturers in North America, announced today that it has increased production by 30 percent over the last six weeks to meet a growing wholesale and retail demand for its trailers.
VENTURA, CALIF. – The Good Sam Club, the world’s largest recreational vehicle (RV) owners’ organization with nearly one million member families, recently announced the top five finalists for the Good Sam 2009 RVer of the Year Award. For the second year in a row, the Club will recognize a member of the RV community for their outstanding achievements that benefit fellow RVers or the community at large.
(Reston, VA) An internet search for “wildlife tours” can yield over 1 million results! The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) provides a service that makes picking a trip easier for the eco-traveler. After reviewing hundreds of itineraries to nearly every major wildlife-viewing spot in North America, NWF has selected the 15 best wildlife-viewing tours of 2010. And in this time of tight budgets, value was a crucial element in the consideration process, which is why half of the hand-picked tours start below $2,000 per person. The 15 selected tours can be found at www.nwf.org/expeditions.
DENVER, CO – National parks will never be the same. Some things your parents and their parents did are no longer permitted; some places they visited are forever changed, and other places no longer exist. At least in some cases, this is good news.
SAN DIEGO, CA – Southern California’s premier car event of the season is racing to San Diego, specifically to the “island” of Coronado – a beautiful community in Southern California – to benefit the military, as well as offer a variety of new attractions to its 12th annual year.
As hoped, the RV sector received a positive boost by CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF, the No. 1 Show for Motor Homes and Caravans. The recent staging in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed with a record participation of 161,200 visitors from 37 countries and good sales figures. A total of 580 exhibitors from 25 nations showcased their extensive selections of motor homes and RVs as well as accessories and travel destinations. CARAVAN SALON 2009 fulfilled the RV industry’s expectations and demonstradted that after a difficult first half year business is getting better.
POMONA, CALIF. – Off-road enthusiasts anxiously awaiting the Tenth Annual Off-Road Expo in Pomona October 9-11 can now purchase the lowest priced tickets for the expo at www.offroadexpo.com. When purchased online, tickets to this off-road extravaganza are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, $20 for a Family Four Pack which includes two adult and two child tickets, $21 for an adult Weekend Pass and children five and younger are free.
WASHINGTON – Wetlands conservation is passing a major milestone today. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) program has allocated more than $1 billion in federal grants. A slate of projects approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission today pushed the program over the cusp.