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 »

Home is where the Art Is

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by Mary Zalmanek
October 1, 2013

  Sometimes rain clouds really do have silver linings. Three days of thunder-storms on last year’s winter vacation left me wondering what other people do when nasty weather confines them to their motorhomes — so I asked. The results of those inquiries were published in the August 2012 issue... Read more »

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