White Sands and Desert Dwellings

White Sands National Monument covers 275 square miles, making it the largest gypsum dune field in the world.

By Mary Zalmanek
October 26, 2015

  From subterranean curiosities to an ancient cliff city to a painting bear, southern New Mexico is a desert wonderland   Since New Mexico lies due south of our home state of Colorado, it’s... Read more »

RVers who live with gusto


By Mary Zalmanek
August 24, 2015

  Occasionally I meet people who dread retirement, afraid they’ll be bored. If Dale Carnegie were alive today, he might repeat this advice, “Make the most of today. Get interested in something.... Read more »

Aspen: A Rocky Mountain Playground


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... Read more »

Lake Havasu City: Arizona’s Playground


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... Read more »

Getaway: Seattle, Washington


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... Read more »

A Winter Escape to Phoenix


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,... Read more »

National Museum of World War II Aviation


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... Read more »

Fun & Games


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... Read more »

10 Hobbies for the Road


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... Read more »

Wyoming’s Wild Side


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... Read more »

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