Trees of Mystery - great family RV Short Stop

Trees of Mystery – great family RV Short Stop

For more than 50 years, the Trees of Mystery in northern California have beckoned many travelers driving along U.S. Highway 101 about 36 miles south of the Oregon border. My first visit was back in the mid-60s. I was impressed then, as I was on my most recent visit, with the awe-inspiring ancient trees towering above the accessible paved trails that wind through the forest. In addition to the remarkable old-growth trees that resemble candelabras and cathedrals
2015 'Share the Experience' photo contest underway

2015 ‘Share the Experience’ photo contest underway

This year's popular 'Share the Experience' Photo Contest is accepting entries through Dec. 31, 2015. If you're an amateur photographer, this is a great chance to get your photos seen by millions of people simply by submitting inspiring images of America's federal lands, national parks, forests, waterways and historical sites ... and, maybe earn a little money for your efforts. The 2015 contest features more than $30,000 in prizes and, best of all, it will determi
Watch overloading your RV with too much 'stuff'

Watch overloading your RV with too much ‘stuff’

Now with camping season officially underway, safety of our recreation vehicle is a top priority. We need to be diligent about not overloading our RVs with all those toys, BBQs and camping gear. RV Safety & Education Foundation provides extensive information on weighing and determining load capacity. "The chassis manufacturer establishes weight ratings and limitations based on the major components of the system -- the engine, transmission, brakes, axles,
Memorial Day -- A humble thank you

Memorial Day — A humble thank you

For all the men and women who have served our country in the military--a profound thank you. We are grateful for your service and your family's sacrifices. On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, we honor all Americans who died while serving in the military  ... and extend our acknowledgement to those who died later as a result of their military service-related injuries or illnesses. A special remembrance to Major Ronald E. Crane, USMC, Retired, (1941-2000), veteran
15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend

15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend

This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the 2015 summer camping season. "More than 5.5 million RVs and 15 million RVers will be on the road during the Memorial Day weekend," according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, an RV industry organization. While hiking with our loved ones along a wooded trail or relaxing around a campfire roasting marshmallows with  friends, let’s all take a moment to remember the reason behind Memorial Day–a USA
Trees of Mystery - great family RV Short Stop
For more than 50 years, the Trees of Mystery in northern California have beckoned many travelers driving along U.S. Highway 101 about 36 miles south of the Oregon border. My first visit was back in the mid-60s. I was impressed then, as I was on my most recent visit,
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2015 'Share the Experience' photo contest underway
This year's popular 'Share the Experience' Photo Contest is accepting entries through Dec. 31, 2015. If you're an amateur photographer, this is a great chance to get your photos seen by millions of people simply by submitting inspiring images of America's federal lan
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Watch overloading your RV with too much 'stuff'
Now with camping season officially underway, safety of our recreation vehicle is a top priority. We need to be diligent about not overloading our RVs with all those toys, BBQs and camping gear. RV Safety & Education Foundation provides extensive information on 
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Memorial Day -- A humble thank you
For all the men and women who have served our country in the military--a profound thank you. We are grateful for your service and your family's sacrifices. On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, we honor all Americans who died while serving in the military  ... and extend o
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15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend
This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the 2015 summer camping season. "More than 5.5 million RVs and 15 million RVers will be on the road during the Memorial Day weekend," according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, an RV industry organization.
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 4 -- Planning tips
There are free vacation planners and valuable travel information available online from the State of Alaska and North to Alaska.com. -- John Holod's of RV Adventure Videos travel DVDs include: "Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime" covering the entire paved highway syst
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 3 -- The Milepost, bible of North Country travel
RVer Karen Franklund, a retired accountant from Yakima, Wash., says: "Have plenty of time and don't be in a rush. Frequently we traveled less than 200 miles a day." To begin planning your ultimate RV road trip, says Franklund, "you absolutely must have The Milepost."
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 2 -- Stay flexible and take your time
"After touring Alaska for as long as you want," suggests travel photographer John Holod, "drive your rig onto the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System in Haines and take at least a week or two for the Inside Passage journey south." "To me the coastline is way more spec
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 1 -- Lure of the midnight sun
With fuel prices expected to remain "below $3 per gallon throughout 2015," according to a recent AAA report -- this is the ideal year to plan that ultimate road trip to Alaska. One of the grandest recreation vehicle adventures of a lifetime is following the lure of the
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and me, I spent my first decade in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid
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