2015's 'Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips'
It is not a surprise that 85 percent of Americans are planning a getaway this summer, or that 90 percent of us will be traveling by car or recreation vehicle. But, where to go?  With busy schedules and limited vacation time, some of us can use a little help in d
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Favorite RV holiday memory of Bob and Lynn Difley--Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
Longtime RVers Bob and Lynn Difley have celebrated many Christmases in their RV and share this special holiday memory. Bob Difley wrote in an e-mail: "As snowbirds we spend Christmas away from the family somewhere in the southwestern deserts. "One year we decided
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Landsailing, boondocking = perfect RV match
A longtime friend, David Farmer,  sent in an e-mail, along with a couple of photos, telling of his recent escapades at the America's Landsailing Cup, America's premier landsailing event held during March on the Ivanpah Dry Lake on Bureau of Land Management land in sout
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Celebrate New Year's at Valley of Fire State Park
Speaking of the Valley of Fire State Park (as was mentioned in boondocking expert Bob Difley's RV holiday memory) check out the "Free First Day Hikes" on New Year’s Day 2015. Nevada's oldest and largest state park is 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Overton, N
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Rent an RV ... before buying
RV rentals are popular with people who are thinking about buying a recreation vehicle, but first want to experience the lifestyle before rushing out and spending thousands of dollars. Alison and Dave Perea of Girdwood, Alaska, like the benefits of RV travel but are
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Avid tent campers Stewart and Kate Gardner of northern Virginia may have an RV in their future
Stewart and Kate Gardner, both 37, were our neighbors on our brief stopover during October at the Matthews Arm Campground (mile 22.1) in Shenandoah National Park. Stewart, a realtor at Coldwell Banker in Springfield, Va., and (Dr.) Kate, the Medical Director at VCA U
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Alaskan Alison Vail writes about 10,000-mile RV trip exploring West with ailing husband
Alison Vail of Gridwood, Alaska, is one of those women who is impressive. The retired elementary school teacher of math and science is, at 60, in her latest career as a fitness trainer. To keep in shape, she goes back country skiing, swims, hikes, bikes, and does yoga,
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Alaskans fly to L.A., rent RV, tour southwest for six weeks, return RV to Las Vegas
Dave Perea and Alison Vail of Girdwood, Alaska, don't really consider themselves RVers. They don't own an RV. They just rent recreational vehicles when they want to vacation travel over long distances for an extended period of time. We bumped into Dave and Ali at