A befitting tribute to Father’s Day weekend and golfing fathers is a new book just published, “18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad.”
“Every Shot Counts,” by Mark Broadie, is a must-read golf book for everyone who picks up a golf club and hopes to improve their score. Golf is not a team sport, but rather an individual effort. Thus, using statistics to understand where you can improve is something all of us should consider. Mark Broadie offers […]
A golf writer from St. Andrews – the home of golf – is the latest recipient of the annual Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for the best golf book of 2015. “St. Andrews: In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris,” by Roger McStravick, is an in depth examination of the game that chronicles life in […]
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today is the perfect day to reflect on the full-timing dream in your heart. Take time to celebrate your vagabond soul with books that celebrate life on the road! As my Valentine’s Day gift to you, here is a short list of great books by full-time RVers with well-established track records […]
Golf’s Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara have published a cookbook that’s not only filled with lots of great recipes, but all proceeds benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Featuring more than 300 recipes compiled over the couples’ 55-year marriage, “Well Done! Life, Love & Food” is flavored with numerous family photos […]
Dan and Lisa Goy, who run Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours, have been RVing in Baja California since 1985 and been leading tours there since 2008. Now they have used their expertise to create a guide for those who want to travel to Baja on their own. “The reality is there are lots of folk […]
For long commutes or RV road trips, music and audio books can fill the time, but there’s another option—the radio drama. Radio programs recorded decades ago can be purchased in various audio formats today, but what you may not realize is that new radio dramas are still being created. Jim French, who began his scriptwriting […]
If you are contemplating becoming an RVer, this might be the book for you. Author Jo Ann Bender thought it would be fun to buy a decades-old RV and go on the road for two months with her husband, Frederick (Bud) Budinger, whom she calls Skipper. So they found a 20-foot, 1973 Ford motorhome, updated […]
For this new edition of Camping Utah, which was first published in 2002, author Donna Ikenberry researched everything anew to create an up-to-date guide to more than 300 public campgrounds in Utah. The book provides detailed information on campsites managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, state, county and […]
If you have a motorhome or fifth-wheel of 40 feet or more, you need some room to park, and your best guide to finding that space at an RV park or campground is Big Rigs Best Bets, available both in print and online. This campground directory, now in its 15th year, lists private RV parks […]
This series of guidebooks from Lonely Planet will steer you to some of the best roads trips in the country. Updated versions this year include California’s Best Trips and The Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips.
Lonely Planet stretches the definition of Pacific Northwest to include not only Washington and Oregon, but also British Columbia in this 368-page volume. The book gives detailed information on more than 30 road trips including eight designated as classics. Maps define the routes, and photos illustrate what you will see.
Most of the road trips would take two to five days. The longest in the Pacific Northwest is a one-week trip along the Oregon coast. The authors describe the highlights of each trip and recommend places to eat and sleep. Although a few campgrounds are included in the recommendations, this book is not where an RVer would turn to find a place to camp. But it’s a good guide for RVers or anyone looking for interesting places to travel.