RVers gather in Corvallis, Oregon for Solar Eclipse
Nine of us gathered in Corvallis, Ore., to experience the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. Our friends Tom Bombadil and Kathy Clunes invited us to dry camp at their place to witnessed this once-in-a-lifetime event when the Moon passed be
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Historic district's public murals fun for traveling families, solos looking for an RV Short Stop
In a former life I was an arts writer for a mid-sized daily  newspaper, and I always had a fondness for large-scale outdoor murals. Maybe it is because one doesn't need a museum membership or fat wallet in order to view and appreciate an amazing artistic undertaking. N
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Airstream International Serenity, part 4 -- Smooth towing, snap to park
The Airstream's lightweight aerodynamic construction results in "easier towing than a traditional box trailer," reports Oregon RVer Carl Tipton, "whether I'm traveling up or down mountains, or maneuvering through a campground." Airstream has designed a number of smal
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Airstream International Serenity, part 3 -- Panoramic windows = sweeping views
When parked, the Airstream International Serenity's panoramic windows allow for sweeping scenic views, bringing the surrounding beauty inside. "The light is the first thing I notice when I step into my rig," says owner Carl Tipton. "Light just pours in through the wi
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Airstream International Serenity, part 2 -- 'Top of the line' and made in America
While contemporary Airstreams might not stand up to the riggers of founder Wally Byam's 18,000-mile overland trek from 'Cape Town to Cairo' in 1959, the legendary semi-monocoque aluminum trailers are still known for their handcrafted quality construction. "Airstream
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Airstream International Serenity, part 1 -- Sleek
The most recognized Recreation Vehicle on the road today is the iconic streamlined, aerodynamic aluminum Airstream. With its unique metallic exterior, Airstream has been called the Silver Bullet, Toaster-on-Wheels, and the Rolls-Royce of travel trailers. "I call this
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Popular summer RV Short Stop: LeMay America's Car Museum near the Puget Sound
LeMay America’s Car Museum, is a sprawling four-story, 165,000-square-foot facility near the Tacoma Dome south of Seattle. It is a perfect family outing if you are traveling through the Puget Sound area of the Pacific Northwest. Since 2012, it’s housed 815 ve
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Catching up with longtime friends, RVers Diana and Jim Garot of southern California
In the last dozen years, my/our paths have crossed 7, 8, or 9 times with longtime (50+ years) friends Diana and Jim Garot -- all made possible because of a recreation vehicle. Diana and I have been gal pals since the 8th grade. After high school, college, marriages,
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Catching up with solo RVer Jacque Green & dog pal
Earlier this year when Jimmy and I were spending part of our winter on the Gulf Coast of Texas, I met solo RVer Jacque Green from Tulsa, Okla. She was traveling with Johnson, an energetic two-year old Spaniel mix, in her 2013 Coachmen Prism 24G Class C motorhome. At
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Everyone is invited to Canada's 150th Birthday party--all parks, reserves FREE throughout 2017
To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday, the Maple Leaf nation is "wrapping itself up in a bow" and giving visitors a gift: "free admission to National Parks and Reserves for all visitors throughout 2017." The free Parks Canada Discovery Pass gives free access to the 47
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