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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How much do you REALLY know about Independence Day? Take the quiz!

by Deanna Tolliver It’s not all hot dogs and fireworks! There’s a lot of history involved, so if you’re a history buff, you’ll probably ace this quiz. If you’re not, you’ll learn some new facts to amaze your friends with at the Fourth of July barbecue. (Actually, there may be hot dogs involved in the quiz…..)  Questions will automatically advance…

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Living and dying at the Walmart parking lot

by Deanna Tolliver As if Walmart needed another excuse to ban overnighters, most of whom these days stay in RVs. But it should have been expected: as people are living in their vehicles in Walmart, they are also dying.  It’s happening in all areas of the country. Often they are homeless, living in tents behind the store or in their…

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