Snowbird haunts: “Burro” Schmidt’s tunnel

By Bob Difley Editor’s note: As summer draws to a close, the RV snowbirds are beginning to think about their winter getaways. Need a little help with stops along the way to broaden your horizons? Here’s the first of our occasional posts of places to see, things to do in the warmer-during-winter areas of the country.  William Henry Schmidt, born in... Read More

RV through the parks that built America

  As the weather gets cooler and daytime exploring becomes possible, point your RV’s GPS towards some of America’s lesser-known national parks, national monuments and other sites that tell a story of what it means to be “made in America.” Each of the 417 parks and other sites administered by the National Park Service tells a story of America’s history,... Read More

RVer attractions: Low advertising budget equals low costs

By Bob Difley Many RVers focus on the destination and forget the trip. Think of all the great attractions you pass when you have the blinders on barreling down the interstate. Many of these attractions, whether scenic, historic, or of unique interest, are free, and since they would therefore not have big advertising budgets, like large commercial attractions, you can... Read More

What don’t you know about the Grand Canyon?

  Courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior For more than a century, tourists from all over the world have visited the Grand Canyon to experience its awe-inspiring vistas. First protected in 1893 as a reserve and later as a national monument, it wasn’t until February 26, 1919, that the Grand Canyon became a national park. As we celebrate nearly... Read More

RV Short Stop: Bicycle in a tree and UFO

  Beautiful Vashon Island is 12 minutes by ferry from Seattle, Washington. It seems a hundred miles away. There’s one small settlement and isolated homes scattered around the peaceful countryside. And there’s “the bicycle.” Ask at the Country Store how to find it (it’s hidden from view across the street).  The story goes that the bicycle was chained to a tree decades... Read More

Frank Sinatra memorial at garlic stand

  By Chuck Woodbury A few miles south of Gilroy, the “Garlic Capital of the World,” alongside U.S. 101, sits Garlic World, a popular roadside attraction. It celebrates (and sells) “everything” garlic. There’s pickled garlic, garlic olives, garlic mustard, braided garlic, ginger and garlic stir fry — even garlic ice cream. And, most impressive of all, there’s the World’s Largest... Read More

Golf club man and a “cow” motorhome

  At the popular tourist attraction Hole in the Rock near Moab, Utah, keep your eyes open for this golfer — made almost entirely from golf club irons. The metal artwork was created by Lyle Nichols of Palisade, Colorado. Nichols is known for his sense of humor as much as his artistic talent. Many of his creations are made from what... Read More