Sierra Nevada Arch

Sierra Nevada: How the West Won Us

For decades we’ve traveled California’s picturesque U.S. Highway 395 along the eastern Sierra Nevada, which is Spanish for “snowy range.” We have always been...

Find Your Adventure: Let There Be Light

When we decided to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service with our yearlong Find Your Adventure series, we...
"Kila Kila Kai," (majestic ocean), one of a fleet of VW Campers available for rent from Happy Campers Hawaii, seen here at Namakani Pai'o Campground.

RVing on Hawaii’s Big Island

It is surprisingly warm early in the morning as my friend, Vicky, and I stroll along Crater Rim Trail flanking Kilauea Volcano’s smoldering Halema`uma`u...

Proposal aims to create tribal national park within South Dakota’s Badlands

  South Dakota’s Badlands National Park could be home to the nation’s first tribal national park thanks to a recommendation from Secretary of the Interior...
Bahia Tour Bag

Find Your Adventure: A Playtime PFD

Our yearlong “Find Your Adventure” series saluting the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service has taken us from the gentle ocean waves of...

Find Your Adventure: Happy Birthday Denali!

Just as our ‘Find Your Adventure’ series has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, we thought we’d take a few...
Denali National Park

RV Camping in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Denali National Park was established in 1980 when the Mount McKinley National Park -- established first in 1917 to protect Dall sheep -- and...
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Icons of the Old West

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...
National Recreation Trail

24 New National Recreation Trails Designated

This past summer, in honor of National Trails Day (June 7), and the 40th anniversary of the National Trails System, Secretary of the Interior...

Explorations in Joshua Tree National Park

My mom used to despise the desert. She loves all shades of green haunts, and dreary, rainy skies. So it was a surprise when...
motorhome window shades

DIY Day-Night Shade Repair

Adjusting the cord retainers, and even complete restringing, can keep perfectly good fabric in use for a long time in your motorhome. During the last...
Sonoran Sunset

Snowbirding in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert

  The Sonoran Desert offers an impressive array of colorful flora and fauna, scenic drives and outdoor recreation — all a stone’s throw from the...
Craig Kirby

RVIA Names Craig Kirby New President

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Craig Kirby to serve as president of the...
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Can we Really Live Full Time in an RV? – A Real-World Account and...

When we first hit the road a few months shy of five years ago, we didn’t think we were your typical RVers. We were...
Cathedral Gorge State Park at night with star filled sky and person holding flash light

State Parks of the West You Never Knew About (And Will Never Forget)

If you’re planning a road trip around the Western US, I can confidently say that all of these should make an appearance on your...