National Parks Offer Variety: Something For Everyone

National parks come in all sizes and shapes, offering nothing if not variety. From scenic to sensational, history to mystery; from the cool forests of Sequoia National Park to the barren heat of Death Valley to the remote Capitol Reef National Park, which is 78 miles away from the nearest traffic light, to South Caroina’s Congaree National Park, largest […]

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Celebrate National Parks Centennial With Unforgettable Experiences

In addition to desert flora and fauna, the western part of Joshua Tree National Park includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California's deserts. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

As an RVer who has explored national parks across America, it’s easy to agree with author Wallace Stegner, who called these treasures the best idea America has ever had. In honor of this year’s 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, here’s my list of unforgettable experiences in these natural and historical gems. 1.  Explore […]

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12 National Parks Surge in Attendance

As many national parks broke attendance records through the first 11 months in 2015, parks are bracing for even greater crowds in 2016, when the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Overall visitation to parks, monuments, and other sites administered by the National Parks Service is on track to hit 300 million in 2015, […]

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Scenic Byway 12: A Journey Like No Other

Scenic wonders are visible in all directions from Scenic Byway 12, a 121-mile-long All American Road, as it winds and climbs. Nestled between two national parks—Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon—Scenic Byway 12 is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth Mile for mile, few of America’s national scenic byways can compete with […]

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7 Family Summer Destinations in South Central Utah

In previous stories on Vogel Talks RVing, we covered family summer locations in southeastern and southwestern Utah that are beautiful, fun, and kid-friendly. In this list we cover destinations in south central Utah including Torrey, Boulder, and Escalante. Like the previous locations, these are easily accessible and enjoyable for all sorts of families and centered around […]

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