Cathedral Valley Loop in Capitol Reef National Park

At each overlook along the loop the views are increasingly spectacular.

Gary Wescott
June 4, 2012

After driving up the amazing Water Pocket Fold from Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell, Utah, following the Burr Trail and Notom-Bullfrog Road, we found ourselves at the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center. The Fruita Campground was a comfortable place to make a plan and pick up some fresh berry pies... Read more »

Experience the Maine Lobster Festival By RV

Maine Lobster Festival Blurb

Bobbie Hasselbring
Photography: Anne Weaver
May 28, 2012

  They’re not pretty, but they are delicious. Homarus americanus, the lobsters found off America’s northeastern coast, are some of the most delectable foods on the planet. Nowhere can you find more tasty — and bargain-priced — lobsters than the sweet, soft shell ones found at the Maine Lobster... Read more »

Mesa Verde: A Treasure among National Parks

Mesa Verde National Park, cliff palace

Gary Wescott
May 7, 2012

  Of all the amazing national parks in the West, Colorado’s Mesa Verde is surely one of the most impressive. Mesa Verde National Park was established on June 29, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt to, as he put it, “preserve the works of man.” It was the first national park of its kind.... Read more »

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

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Press Release
April 27, 2012

  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 Ken Salazar and Jon Jarvis of the National Park Service. The proposal was announced April 26 and would create the park, in partnership with... Read more »

North Carolina’s Outer Banks By RV

Built in 1823, Ocracoke Light Station is the second oldest operating lighthouse in the nation. It's one of many sites along the Outer Banks.

Christine Goodier
April 9, 2012

Warm weather had arrived, my husband,  Bob, announced he had four days off of work and I wanted to try dry camping without hookups. So we packed up our newly acquired 2006 Class B diesel Sprinter van, headed for North Carolina’s Outer Banks and launched our plan to see three of our state’s most... Read more »

Get Free Admission During National Park Week

National Parks Service Logo

Amanda Lepinski
April 6, 2012

Mark your calendar for April 21-29 to celebrate National Park Week. This presidentially declared week has been allotted for Americans to celebrate the diversity, beauty and history within our national park system. The National Park Service (NPS) oversees 397 national parks and more than 84 million acres... Read more »

Discover Wildflower Wonders With New U.S. Forest Service Map

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April 5, 2012

  The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations within national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy America’s great outdoors. The wildflower map includes 317 wildflower viewing areas on National Forest System... Read more »

Tents for Troops sets sights on free camping for active military

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Laura Michaels
April 3, 2012

  Tents for Troops has created a petition on the White House’s “We the People” site asking President Obama to issue an executive order compelling parks/recreation areas on all federal lands to allow free camping for active military and active reserves. The Tents for Troops program, which... Read more »

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park by RV

Colorado High Desert

Bobbie Hasselbring
March 26, 2012

The roar is audible even before we see the river. The overlook goes right to the Black Canyon’s edge, a dizzying 2,700-foot drop down to the torrential Gunnison River. We stand mesmerized and a little terrified by the unfathomable depth of the steep black granite walls and the green ribbon of water... Read more »

RV Destination: Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Amanda Lepinski
March 22, 2012

Construction began on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall of 1935 and for the past 76 years it has been an American staple. Spanning 469 miles through 29 counties, the parkway takes travelers along the Appalachian mountains through North Carolina and Virginia providing a unique view of foliage and history. Drivers... Read more »

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