Autumn RV destination #4: Sherando Lake, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
This is the fourth and final post in a series that has been featuring lesser-know public campgrounds where you can discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. For the past ten autumns Carole Paulett, a retired university
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Carlsbad Caverns' free 2014 Night Sky Parties
Free Night Sky events continue this summer at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. 2014 Star Party dates --  July 19, Aug, 23, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 “The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night sky due to its location miles away fr
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Fulltime solo RVer Joyce Caudell volunteers for another summer at Oregon's Wallowa Lake State Park
Fulltime RVer Joyce Caudell will be spending this summer "surrounded on three sides by 9,000' tall snow-capped mountains and a large, clear lake" volunteering at Wallowa Lake State Park in northeast Oregon. "Wallowa Lake is in a remote location that is a jump off to
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Sisters on the Fly, part 4 -- Irene Rawlings' 'Caravans, Campfires and Tales from the Road' in vintage trailers
Author Irene Rawlings of Denver, Colo., first met the Sisters on the Fly a decade ago when she was writing a book called Portable Houses (2004). “I was driving along a back country road one day and passed this line of brightly decorated vintage trailers,” said
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Sisters on the Fly, part 3 -- 'Gone fishing, kayaking, cowgirling' in their vintage trailers
Because of the sheer numbers of members of Sisters on the Fly, now near 4,500, in addition to the dozen or so national trips, regional Sister groups plan dozens of three and four-day camping and caravan events across the United States. While camping is the major focu
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Sisters on the Fly, part 2 -- 'No Men, No Pets, No Kids and Be Nice'
The rules for Sisters on the Fly, a women's outdoor adventures group, are simple: "No Men, No Pets, No Kids and Be Nice." On their girls-only fishing and camping trips, about half the women pull small vintage trailers. Each rig has its own name and most are decorated
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Sisters on the Fly, part 1 -- 'Having more fun than anyone' in vintage trailers
Since the late ‘90s, Sisters on the Fly have been caravanning two-lane roads in their vintage trailers, telling tall tales around campfires, and having “more fun than anyone.” The idea for the group began when real-life sisters Maurrie Sussman of Phoenix, Ariz.
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Safety concerns tips for solo RVers
In the publication "The Woman's Guide to Solo RVing," authors Jaimie Hall Bruzenak and (the late) Alice Zyetz,  (CD or e-book: $13.95) list a number of safety tips for all RVers traveling alone including: • Cell phone: Always have a fully-charged cell phone w
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Full-time RVer Lane Feicht, a.k.a. mystery author 'Lane Stark'
One should never under estimate who might be sitting next to you during any informal gathering at any RV park around the world. Chances are, if you scratch the surface, even just a little, there is an amazing story lurking ... maybe even a mystery. Take the visit
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All-terrain Macabi Skirt, great traveling gear for active RVing women
The Macabi Skirt -- billed as “the original Adventure Travel Skirt” can be worn in six different configurations and is suitable for everything from touring museums to fly fishing the rivers of Idaho. I purchased one of these skirts almost a decade ago and have carr
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