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Family Adventure through Scenic Southwest Canyon Country

During long Wisconsin winters, Karen Druszcak delights in plotting warm-weather RV outings. So when the Druszcak clan purchased a new motorhome a few years ago, she wasted no time in planning their maiden voyage – a month-long exploration of America’s desert southwest. Traveling with two teenage children can be tricky, so the family scheduled frequent stops laced with lots of […]

The Wind Swept Wonder of Canada’s Maritime Provinces

For years, Chris and Lynn Holmes did their cruising on Chesapeake Bay in a 26-foot power cruiser (boat). Now, they’re land cruising. Since Chris retired three years ago, the couple gets their fix for adventure RVing. Extended road trips to Alaska and the American Southwest only whetted their appetites for more. Last summer, the duo pointed their fifth-wheel north, winding […]

Hosting at Humbug Mountain State Park- Enjoying the Camp Host Experience

It’s one thing to go camping for a week, another thing when a camping trip stretches into a month-long adventure. That’s what Kenn and Betty Kennedy experienced earlier this year when they agreed to become “park hosts” at Humbug Mountain State Park, located just south of Port Orford off U.S. 101 on the southern Oregon coast. At 1,756 feet tall, […]

Sand and Serenity at the Florida Seashore

Debbie and Ken Petersen both work full time at Disney World – she’s an art director for Epcot; he’s an audio-video engineer. So where do you vacation when you work for one of America’s top vacation destinations? After a long work week, the Petersen’s like to escape crowds and congestion by taking their 32-foot travel trailer to Gamble Rogers Memorial […]

Quiet Pleasures in the Alabama River Lakes Region

For their 25th anniversary, Bob and Debra Smith planned a getaway to one of their favorite camping spots – Millers Ferry Campground, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campground located in the Alabama River Lakes region of the state’s Black Prairie Belt. With wooden waterfront sites along the Alabama River, paved pull-through RV pads, and sprawling redwood decks, the Smiths […]

Adventure along the Great Alaska Highway

For decades, the Alaska Highway has represented a road to adventure. But what was once a wild, treacherous drive has been tamed considerably over the years. The legendary highway still offers the unexpected: spectacular scenery, glimpses of wildlife, crazy curves, entire sections of missing asphalt, and roadways that have been known to buckle under seasonal frost heaves. Gary and Sandra […]

A Caravan Camping Tradition in Missouri’s Ozark Lake Country

When Carroll and Sherril Lines go RVing, it’s a family affair. This Missouri couple only has to put out the call and an instant caravan of family and friends are rolling down the road. The group traditionally gathers at Sparrowfoot Campground, one of dozen campsites along the shores of Truman Lake, a 55,600-acre lake in West-Central Missouri. While only about […]

Return to Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin

The Best Trips Don’t Have to be the Exotic Locations. For many RVers, places “close and familiar” have an appeal that keeps drawing them back. That’s the way it’s been for the Tim Polley family of Illinois, and Devil’s Lake State Park, located near Baraboo, Wis. As a child, Tim fondly recalls camping at the sprawling 9,117-acre Wisconsin state park. […]

The American West – Yellowstone & The Tetons

To start things off, we’ll meet Fred Hagedorn, of Michigan, an RVing veteran. After 33 years of RVing, Fred and his wife, Wilma, joined friends for a three-week trip to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. It was the first time the Hagedorns had ever ventured west of the Mississippi. And to hear Hagedorn tell it, their journey […]