8 (plus 3) Good Reasons to visit the Badlands

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by Karen Lee Ensley
June 19, 2014

  This South Dakota National Park is filled with bountiful wildlife, rugged scenery and endless adventure Why would any sensible traveler want to venture to a place named Badlands? Here are eight reasons — plus three nearby attractions — why you’ll want to pack up the motorhome and head... Read more »

Yellowstone Your Way: A First-Timer’s Tool kit

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by Christine Goodier
June 2, 2014

  Planning a trip to see Old Faithful? Here’s what you need to know before heading off to the world’s largest collection of geysers Tell a few people you’re going to Yellowstone National Park and you’ll suffer from information overload. Your helpful boss or mother-in-law’s idea of a... Read more »

Utah’s Top State Parks

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by Donna Ikenberry
March 25, 2014

  These 5 parks offer lots of outdoor recreation along with Full-service campgrounds   As most RVers know, Utah has a lot of beautiful destinations. The state not only has five national parks and six national monuments worthy of a visit, but there are also 43 state parks that shouldn’t be... Read more »

Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Donna Ikenberry
June 15, 2013

Mention Utah and most people think of destinations like Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. No doubt these places are worth a visit, but there’s also a brilliant treasure to the east of those well-known attractions, a 2,241-acre gem named Kodachrome Basin State Park. There are plenty of things to... Read more »

Exploring Everglades National Park in Southern Florida

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Christine Goodier
Photos: Robert Goodier
March 19, 2013

I’ll admit it: we watch reality TV shows set in swamps — the ones where gutsy gals and gritty guys search for enormous reptiles. So in a quest to learn more about our country’s wild creatures, my husband, Bob, and I made a detour last spring during our trip to Florida. After leaving the Florida... Read more »

Explorations in Joshua Tree National Park

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Donna Ikenberry
February 25, 2013

My mom used to despise the desert. She loves all shades of green haunts, and dreary, rainy skies. So it was a surprise when she agreed to take a drive with me through Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree National Park I had been boasting to her about Joshua Tree and all its... Read more »

Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road

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Bobbie Hasselbring
Photos: Anne Weaver
January 23, 2013

As we turn the corner, the scene spreads out before us — mountains so high they’re permanently capped with snow fields, wind-swept alpine valleys, azure blue skies with clouds designed by Maxfield Parrish. We’ve arrived in sky-high heaven. Colorado is known for spectacular scenery and plenty of... Read more »

Wyoming: Devils Tower to Yellowstone

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Bobbie Hasselbring
Photos: Anne Weaver
December 19, 2012

With its stunning desert landscapes, soaring Rocky Mountains and more than 75 rivers, Wyoming has long been a favorite of RVers. The Cowboy State is also home to Yellowstone, the first national park in the United States, and Devils Tower, the nation’s first national monument. We decided to take the... Read more »

Autumn In Appalachia

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Patricia Krasenics
September 18, 2012

Shenandoah and the Smokies Display Fall Color at Its Finest In this world, there are day-trippers, weekend warriors and long-distance ramblers seeking outdoor activities to rejuvenate their lives. America’s mountain roads and coastal highways are filled with travelers determined to exchange stress,... Read more »

Rare, Deadly Disease Hits Yosemite National Park Visitors

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August 29, 2012

The National Park Service posted the following press release concerning a virus that has been linked to cabins at Yosemite National Park. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Yosemite National Park... Read more »

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