Desert Solitude: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park became California’s first desert park in 1933. Anza-Borrego was named for a Spanish explorer and an animal inhabitant. It was through Borrego Valley that Juan Bautista de Anza discovered the first land route to California. This happened five years after Father Junípero Serra had founded the first mission in San Diego. In 1774 […]

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Best Lakes in Arizona

Arizona is home to large cities, Indian reservations, deserts, forests, and towering peaks, as well as the Grand Canyon National Park and Petrified Forest National Park. There is no coastline in the state, though it is home to some spectacular lakes. Check out our list of the 5 best lakes in Arizona: Bartlett Lake Located in […]

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5 Amazing National Parks to Visit in the Spring

Now is the time for people to emerge from their winter hibernation and discover new places and adventures. Some parks reach their peak this season—when crowds are just right, wildflowers are blooming, and wildlife is moving. All of these are ideal conditions to enjoy the great outdoors in your RV. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico Go […]

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National Parks & Snowbird Lifestyle

One of the highlights of our snowbird lifestyle is touring national parks. National Park Service sites are a great national resource—places where nature, history, geology, art, culture, and wildlife are protected and preserved forever. From the cool forests of Sequoia National Park to the barren heat of Death Valley to the remote Capitol Reef National Park, to South […]

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Alamo Lake State Park: Fishing, Camping, Wildflowers & More

Offering a scenic, cacti-studded landscape with a mountainous backdrop, Alamo Lake is tucked away in the Bill Williams River Valley. In addition to picturesque desert scenery, Alamo Lake State Park has much to offer its visitors recreationally. The area is known for its exceptional bass fishing opportunities, as well as canoeing, kayaking, and camping. For […]

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Catalina State Park: Sky Island Gem

Neighboring the Coronado National Forest, Catalina State Park is located at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains and offers a variety of hiking trails available for on-foot travelers, bicyclists, and horse riders alike. One of southern Arizona’s numerous Sky Islands, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These Sky Islands are small mountain […]

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Mountain Island in a Desert Sea: Exploring Southern Arizona Sky Islands

Arizona truly is a land of extremes. Temperatures vary from place to place and even day to night. Few geographic formations in the world illustrate this stark climactic contrast—and its importance to biodiversity—better than Sky Islands. Visitors to Southern Arizona are often struck by these vast mountain ranges rising suddenly out of the desert and […]

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