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Four Fabulous State Parks

Texas is big, and has more than enough state parks to keep RVers busy exploring for a long time. Although I haven’t visited them all, I do have four favorites—Palo Duro Canyon, Caprock Canyons, Seminole Canyon and Davis Mountains. The first two, Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyons, are southeast of Amarillo … Continue Reading


San Francisco’s Gem: the Presidio

Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and other attractions and activities have drawn visitors to San Francisco long before 1962 when Tony Bennett left his heart here. One of the USA’s premiere tourist destinations, the city is compact, offers excellent public transportation, fine … Continue Reading


Superb Oregon Parks

We all love to hit the road, traveling to new vistas and wonderful sites, such as our national parks. But, one of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the access to splendid state parks. For me, a third generation Oregonian, Oregon state parks offer destinations that are gems in … Continue Reading

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Seeking Redemption

Singer/songwriter Scott Helmer is not a big name in music so perhaps it wasn’t surprising when RV manufacturers rejected the chance to help sponsor his tour, even if many of his performances were to … [Read More...]


The Shaper of Modern Golf

James R. Hansen’s recently published book, A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf, is more than your average golf book. In 500 pages, the New York Times bestselling … [Read More...]


Spring into Salad

Late last month spring snuck up on us without much pomp or circumstance. While most of us are still donning sweaters (or more), the seasonal shift means the inevitable return of fresh produce to our … [Read More...]


Keep It Fresh

Not everyone who has an RV takes full advantage of the “self-contained” aspects of their rig. While some fill up their fuel and water tanks and head off for parts unknown, others enjoy taking their … [Read More...]


Should You Go Solar?

I vacuumed my RV the other morning. A few minutes later, my husband used the microwave to warm his coffee. While ordinary domestic scenes like these are usually nothing special, they were significant … [Read More...]


Getting Away from It All

There are many ways to enjoy the RV lifestyle. You can travel to RV resorts and revel in luxurious amenities. You can stay at campgrounds at state and national parks and pursue outdoor recreation. And … [Read More...]


Time for a Checklist

This was shaping up to be a busy morning. I’d gone out hiking with the dogs, and was heading out to the beach. Low tides were coming in the early afternoon, and I was looking forward to some great … [Read More...]

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