Car doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going

Driving forward or backward isn’t much different with this 1952 Citroen Cogolin, which was operated by the rescue service in Cogolin, France. One night while on patrol, Colonel Hourcastagne came upon a blocked narrow mountain road. Unable to turn the car around, he backed it up down the hill several miles, aided by a fireman with a small flashlight to... Read More

How well do you know Yosemite National Park?

Courtesy U.S. Department of Interior Waterfalls, towering granite monoliths, deep valleys and ancient giant sequoias – that’s Yosemite. On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park, and more than 125 years later, it’s still wowing visitors. Here are a few facts you might not know. 1. Yosemite is the nation’s third national park, but it sparked the idea of... Read More

Don’t miss out! National Fossil Day coming soon

It’s time to honor our fossils! Step into the shoes of paleontologists on October 11 for National Fossil Day to discover how these scientists piece together the ancient past. The National Park Service and partner organizations throughout the country will celebrate with events and programs that promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils. “From remote badlands to people’s backyards, it’s truly... Read More

Leaf peeping – and camping – in Connecticut

By Bob Difley The New England states are famous for their spectacular fall colors, and Connecticut is not lacking when it comes to vibrant autumn foliage. Like the tourism promotion folks say, “When it comes to autumn, Connecticut is much more than seemingly limitless shades of reds, oranges and yellows waving in the trees and wafting to the ground –... Read More

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