Aspen: A Rocky Mountain Playground

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By Mary Zalmanek
April 22, 2015

  More than just a top ski spot, this Colorado town is a year-round destination for lovers of the great outdoors   Originally settled as a mining town in the 1870s, Aspen, Colorado, is best known today as a ski resort. It’s a playground for the rich and famous who arrive in private jets... Read more »

Lake Havasu City: Arizona’s Playground

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By Mary Zalmanek
March 30, 2015

  In addition to outdoor activities — mountain biking, boating, fishing, golfing and hiking — this town is home to an English Village and historic London Bridge   A sign on the outskirts of Lake Havasu City invites visitors to “Play Like You Mean It.” My husband, Jim, and I accepted... Read more »

Getaway: Seattle, Washington

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By Mary Zalmanek
January 29, 2015

  Biking, Sightseeing and Boat-Building in the Pacific Northwest   My husband, Jim, and I set off for Seattle, Washington, for two reasons: Jim wanted to learn how to build a kayak and I wanted to visit my niece, Dr. Caley Coulson. We arrived the day before Jim’s boat-building session began at... Read more »

A Winter Escape to Phoenix

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By Mary Zalmanek
November 21, 2014

  Find plenty of sunshine, outdoor adventures and fascinating attractions in the heart of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert   While the rest of North America was enduring the brutal 2014 winter, my husband, Jim, and I spent two glorious weeks in Phoenix, Arizona, where weathermen were reporting... Read more »

National Museum of World War II Aviation

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by Mary Zalmanek
November 21, 2014

  An amazing display of World War II-era aircraft being restored in Colorado Springs   The National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened in 2012 to explore the role aviation played in winning the war. Our guide, Phil Heacock, explained America’s isolationist... Read more »

Fun & Games

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by Mary Zalmanek
October 21, 2014

  Seven Mild-to-Wild Sports for RVers   Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” As my husband, Jim, and I have traveled the United States in our motorhome, we have met RVers who participate in sports and recreation at levels we never imagined possible.... Read more »

10 Hobbies for the Road

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by Mary Zalmanek
September 4, 2014

  Even more portable pastimes to enjoy while traveling   In 1930, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote,  “Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” More than eight decades later, it’s easy to see the wisdom in his words. I meet lots of happy people when I travel,... Read more »

Wyoming’s Wild Side

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by Mary Zalmanek
July 29, 2014

  A 6-day, 600-mile tour through the Cowboy State reveals Buffalo Bill history, antique guns, Western whiskey, dinosaur fossils and relaxing hot springs Our trip to Wyoming was the kind of vacation I used to fantasize about in my pre-motorhome days: no stress, no expectations and a generous deadline.... Read more »

10 Wonderful and Wacky Museums

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by Mary Zalmanek
February 21, 2014

  Every town has a story; find out what it is at these offbeat attractions   My husband, Jim, and I have found there’s no better way to learn about a nation’s people and their cultures than to visit museums. It’s where we can explore history and heroes, pastimes and passions, and collections... Read more »

Las Vegas: Beyond the Glitz and Glamour

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by Mary Zalmanek
January 23, 2014

  The Gambling Capital of the World Offers Much More than just Gaming   The Las Vegas Strip draws visitors from all over the world with its gambling, glitz and glamour. However, I wanted to see what lies beyond the slot machines and poker tables, since I’ve never been much of a gambler. The... Read more »

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