If you have been following my blog over the past three years you know that I include geocaching in most of my RVing adventures. It is a great activity for traveling families and even for us empty nesters that are approaching seniorhood. Geocaching gets you out and about exploring your surroundings, revealing secret places and […]
Archives for January 2012
I first visited June Mountain around 1980 and it made a lasting impression on me. A beginner skier, I had learned on the crowded slopes of several Southern California ski resorts.
If you like getting up close and personal with history instead of peering at it through a glass case in a museum, you’ll enjoy the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail outside of Moab, Utah. Although short, this self-guided trail goes a long way in preserving the bones of dinosaurs that thrived here in swampy conditions 150 […]
Arizona is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state this month. Author and columnist Sharlene Minshall, a resident of Arizona, takes a look at what makes the state special.
If you are in the market for a new travel trailer, fifth wheel or toy hauler this year, you will have a lot to choose from at moderate prices. Here are some of the new models that are attracting attention in 2012:
The PGA Tour recently unveiled a free iPad app available for the 2012 golf season. The PGA Tour app, sponsored by Callaway, is available now in the Apple App Store. The app’s centralized dashboard design provides fans with at-a-glance access to exclusive live coverage information including scoring, player statistics and course statistics. The PGA Tour’s […]
We had a vague sense that Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, bordering the line between Arizona and Mexico, is a special place. But its surprising beauty enchanted us. As we drove south off I-10 through 75 miles of scrub desert—shifting sand dunes, salt-covered flats, scraggly creosote bushes, and small to tiny towns that had […]
You probably know that sunburns are a serious problem. They can cause cancer, leave you looking old before your time and they are just plain miserable. Nothing can ruin an otherwise gorgeous vacation like the misery of severe sunburn. Here are some tips to help you avoid those sunburns and find relief from the pain […]
It has become a habit on the once-a-month hour-long trips I make to Surprise for supplies, that I pull into McDonald’s drive through at the east edge of Wickenburg, for a cup of coffee to keep me alert. I handed the smiling clerk a dollar and she informed me that a small coffee was […]
Are you a retired RVer and on a fixed income, maybe you are a people person and looking for some face time with other RVers or maybe the downturn in economy displaced you from your job and you are looking for a new, less stressful lifestyle? If you fit any of these descriptions or countless […]
Tucked away in the northeast corner of Oregon is the tiny town of Joseph. Back dropped by the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains, it’s easy to see why the area has been dubbed the “Little Switzerland of America.” But did you know it is also known as the “Bronze Valley of Oregon” thanks to its resident artists […]