Guided RV tours and caravans

By Deanna Tolliver Our readers have spoken out about RV Tours: “I’m currently on a Yankee Tours caravan through the Canadian Maritime including Newfoundland and Labrador. Great tour!” “We did a Passport America Caravan last year and really enjoyed it…… All the routes, planning and reservations are made by the organizer which makes the whole idea of traveling much less…

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Destination: the Amana Colonies

by Deanna Tolliver Imagine this: a slowly meandering river lined with tall overhanging trees, a patchwork of small family farms, and gentle hills with lovely views. Quick—where are you? Iowa! Yep, it’s not all corn and soybeans. This particular landscape I’ve described is what you’ll find if you visit the Amana Colonies, located along the Iowa River in the southeastern…

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Some RV guided tours you might like

By Deanna Tolliver Our readers have spoken out about RV Tours: “I’m currently on a Yankee Tours caravan through the Canadian Maritime including Newfoundland and Labrador. Great tour!” “We did a Passport America Caravan last year and really enjoyed it…… All the routes, planning and reservations are made by the organizer which makes the whole idea of traveling much less…

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Desert wildflowers are already beginning to bloom

By Bob Difley Spring is a snowbird’s delight – not only does the cold give way to the warmer weather, the desert itself changes “color.” Newcomers are amazed as seemingly “drab” desert is transformed by technicolor wildflowers. How is it possible? Hundreds of thousands of seeds lay dormant beneath the barren surface waiting patiently – sometimes for years – for…

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Where and how to find Southwestern desert wildflowers

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’ve been traveling throughout the Mojave and Sonora deserts of Southern California and Arizona this winter and are now excited about seeing the wildflowers that are starting to bloom. The problem is, we don’t know where to look. Can you advise? Thanks. —Rob and Eileen  Hi Rob and Eileen,  As you…

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How about a desert sea serpent? But wait, there’s more…

By Greg Illes Sprawled across the back lots of Borrego Springs, California, are dinosaurs. And prehistoric camels. Miners, farm workers, battling bighorn sheep and, yes, a monstrous sea serpent – well, to be more precise, a desert serpent. The brown rust of the iron sculptures doesn’t glint in the sun, in fact it blends gently into the desert until you…

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Searching for evidence of prehistoric hunters and gatherers

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’re headed to the deserts for the winter right after New Year’s Day and were told by another RVer that it was possible to find signs of the existence of prehistoric Native Americans in places not protected (such as in National Parks and monuments). We thought it would…

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