Archive for category: North Central

Nebraska: Possibilities…Endless

People who visit Nebraska are often amazed by what they find. They arrive with expectations as varied and as vast as the weather, and they leave having learned that Nebraska itself is just as unpredictable. The land is rife with contradiction. Enormous, sculptured rocks tower above the yawning prairie. A veritable sagebrush desert covers the world’s largest underground reservoir. Wide […]

The Quiet CHARM of Minnesota’s Amish Country

Pat Raines swears there’s always been a touch of “vagabond gypsy” in her blood. So her plan was to retire, buy an RV and hit the road when she turned 70. Then one morning, she awoke and thought, “Why wait?” Inspired by favorite author John Steinbeck, she sold her house, gave away her furniture, bought a 22-foot class B motorhome, […]

Sturgis Annual Motorcycle Rally – Where to Stay?

Planning on taking your RV to Sturgis during the annual motorcycle rally? There was a time when camping at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally meant pitching a tent or dragging a trailer into City Park. When the motorcycle rally crowd outgrew the park in 1983, it not only displaced campers, but it also spawned a massive new industry, giving birth to […]

Simple Pleasures in Ohio’s Amish Country

Ohio hosts the world’s largest Amish population, and Holmes County lies at the heart of it — a picture postcard sprung to life. It’s a place where country roads amble through rolling farmland, past quaint quilt shops, antique stores, and enough Amish bakeries and cheese stands to feed you, body and soul. But beyond the farms and buggies, you’ll find […]

Looking for Lincoln – Springfield, Illinois

A Museum that Brings Visitors into the Heart of Lincoln Country with Hands-on History that Appeals to the Senses. History comes to life at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield — one of more than a dozen central Illinois communities where visitors can journey through the life and times of America’s 16th president, walking in his very footsteps. […]

Minnesota Bluff Country

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, We Explore Two Special Rivers. Grab your bike, your canoe, your binoculars, your fishing gear, your horse, your ATV… stow it all in, on or behind your RV and head to southeastern Minnesota. There, the mighty Mississippi River and the meandering Root River set the tone for a very special vacation experience. Maybe you’ll […]

Traversing the U.P. – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

A Plethora of Options Makes Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and RVers Heaven. It’s easy to get lost in the vastness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Stretching for more than 300 miles, encompassing more than 16,000 square miles of land, and boasting more than 1,700 miles of freshwater shoreline, the “U.P.” is a paradise for RV travelers. Rich in history, the Upper Peninsula […]

Door to Adventure – Wisconsin’s Door County Peninsula

Wisconsin’s Door County Peninsula Blends Northern Woods and Scenic Shoreline Tranquility. A geographic thumb that juts defiantly into Lake Michigan, Wisconsin’s Door County is a narrow peninsula that packs a huge punch, mixing miles of scenic shoreline with a vibrant artistic culture and a rich array of outdoor recreational opportunities. Picture a string of New England fishing villages scattered amid […]

Fire at the Water’s Edge – Western Michigan Shoreline

Autumn Along the Western Michigan Shoreline Offers a Vibrant Tapestry of Fall Colors and Roadside Attractions. Each fall, Western Michigan ignites in a spectacle of blazing autumn hues, turning a lakeside driving tour into a technicolor adventure.  Taking a high-speed ferry across Lake Michigan, we hurried to catch nature’s show. Sunrise over Lake Michigan arrives as a rosy thread – […]

Of Men and Mountains – South Dakota’s Black Hills

South Dakota’s Black Hills Offer History and Artistry with an Authentic Old West Flavor. With dynamite and determination, a sculptor with mountain-sized vision and a team of common laborers made history in the Black Hills.  Today, their shrine to democracy lives on in four granite faces that keep visitors streaming to Mount Rushmore. The faces emerge slowly, ghostly features peering […]