Picture this: out of the window of an airplane you see the nighttime vastness of the Nevada desert with little sparkles of light sprinkled around. Suddenly, out of the darkness appears a firestorm of brightness, intense whiteness, lasers and neon. It’s the sprawl of Las Vegas glaring up from the abyss.
It’s doubtful that anyone is born with a gene that makes them an expert RVer on day one. When we bought our first RV – a 22-foot lightweight travel trailer – we didn’t even know where to fill the fresh-water tank! That’s why on our first time out as full-timers I knew practically nothing. One
Following a blues concert in Bismarck, North Dakota was in our rearview mirror. We then turned our attention to exploring the northern parts of the three states bordering Lake Superior. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Minnesota We stayed in six Minnesota campgrounds over 15 days, (each worth revisiting)
Most of our travels aren’t spent walking into history, but when presented with the opportunity, we almost always find it time well spent. In Butte, Montana, we partied at the National Folk Festival, which proved entertaining. Lots to see and enjoy that day, but what we found most interesting on that stop was “Butte Underground.”
Our stay on Whidbey Island in Washington State was drawing to a close. Ahead of us was a cross-country journey along the top of the country on our way to visit a high-school chum in Chicago and then venture down to Key West, Florida, for the winter. In short, we were approaching a 6-month, 3,600-mile
Travelers shopping for crafts along the back roads can find some treasures, but most of all, the fun is in the adventure and the chance to talk with locals. The best part about traveling through rural New England was the charming “Cottage Industries” sprinkled along the roadsides. These homespun businesses are the essence of what
For many Americans taking a drive along Route 66 is a journey into the past, when traveling by car exposed the family to the kitschy souvenir stands and diners that flourished in the ‘40s and ‘50s – before super-highways streaked across the land. While I-40 has replaced Route 66 and most of its historical significance,
When the National Park Service began work on the ultra-scenic Natchez Trace Parkway in 1934, the vision must have been akin to the idea of going to the Moon. This 440-mile ribbon of asphalt is monumental. That being said, we found a major divide between its history and beauty as opposed to the actual experience
A sign warned us — we were about to turn onto “The Loneliest Road in America.” But with satellite radio and our always-active sense of adventure, we took the challenge. While traveling across endless desert landscapes gives RVers lots of time to think, this journey on “The Loneliest Road in America” is the ultimate experience.
For the majority of US national parks in the contiguous states of America (the lower 48), it takes dedication to ignore the summer overflow of visitors. The more scenic, the more dedication required. That’s been our experience in the almost four dozen national parks we have explored; yet, the absence of masses of visitors is