Uncommon Sense

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By Alan Rider
April 20, 2016

  A visit to Capitol Reef National Park is a treat  for all of your senses   By their very nature, all national parks are places where the senses are invigorated. As you look up at the gigantic redwoods towering above you, or listen to the mournful sound of a loon calling across the water,... Read more »

Life’s A Beach

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By Alan Rider
March 21, 2016

  Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores make fine places to be marooned for days on end When we think of the National Park Service (NPS), we generally think of just that: national parks. The fact of the matter, however, is that for the past century, the NPS has been faithfully standing... Read more »

A Walk in the Dark

The Historic Tour leads visitors through Broadway, or the Main Cave. This 2-mile, two-hour tour has an elevation change of 300 feet.

By Alan Rider
February 24, 2016

  Make your own journey to the center of the Earth at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky Though it may seem like the National Park Service has been around forever, it was 100 years ago that President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the agency tasked with protecting America’s... Read more »

Find Your Adventure: Smartphone Saver

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by Alan Rider
February 3, 2016

  One of the best things about our yearlong Find Your Adventure series celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service are all the fun new activities we’ll be introducing you to, from sea kayaking to canyoneering. While the range of adventures is quite broad (see the first of our feature... Read more »

Sweet Sensations

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By Dave G. Houser
January 27, 2016

  Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park rewards visitors with a glimpse into its historic past, one-of-a-kind vistas and delectable local foods including suc culent blackberry pie I have a real penchant for avoiding summer crowds when I set out on an RV trip. I’ll go to almost any length... Read more »

A Grand Time

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By Alan Rider
January 27, 2016

    Experiencing a truly unforgettable visit to Grand Canyon National Park requires more than simply stopping and staring It is perhaps America’s best-known natural wonder. But few of the 5 million people who visit Grand Canyon National Park each year ever do more than stare down into... Read more »

Find Your Adventure: Water, Water Everywhere

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by Alan Rider
January 26, 2016

  We’ll be visiting some of this country’s premier national parks in the pages of MotorHome magazine in the months ahead, as part of our Find Your Adventure series celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. But we also want to show some love to less visited parks, like this... Read more »

In Hot Water

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By Alan Rider
December 17, 2015

  A visit to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas proves to be a cleansing experience   In a modern era where we jump out of the shower and are out the door in minutes every morning, it may seem odd to think there’s a place where the act of taking a simple bath — literally being in hot... Read more »

Icons of the Old West

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By Mary Zalmanek
December 16, 2015

    Approximately 1.6 million saguaro cacti can be found within Arizona’s Saguaro National Park If you haven’t seen a saguaro cactus since John Wayne quit making westerns, there’s no better place to see this icon of the Old West than Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. In 1933,... Read more »

Escape Those Winter Blues

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By Ken Reid
November 19, 2015

  Be it by land, air or Salton Sea, the Palm Springs area in Southern California is the perfect foil for cold-weather chills Nearly everyone eventually succumbs to the winter blues. When the sun doesn’t shine for weeks, the temperature only varies from cold to colder, drizzly fog soaks everything... Read more »

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