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Sabino Canyon: A Desert Oasis

Located along Sabino Creek 12 miles from downtown Tucson, Sabino Canyon is a popular destination for exploring the Sonoran Desert. A paved road runs 3.8 miles into the canyon, crossing nine stone bridges over Sabino Creek. It begins at an … Continue reading

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Legend, History & Intrigue of the Superstitions

Strange secrets lie hidden in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Did a lone miner really discover a fortune in lost gold in this rugged region? And what strange force caused dozens of adventurers seeking the mine to vanish without a … Continue reading

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China Ranch Date Farm

A lush oasis hidden in a desert valley, the beautiful China Ranch Date Farm, is worthy of a visit on your next journey near southern Death Valley. Using Wine Ridge RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada, as our home base, we … Continue reading

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Hunting Island State Park: South Carolina Paradise

Hunting Island, the most popular state park in South Carolina, attracts more than a million visitors annually and was recently named a top 10 beach Trip Advisor. On the well-preserved, five-mile stretch of South Carolina coast you’ll find a maritime … Continue reading

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Enchanted Rock: Sitting on Top of the World

The Texas Hill Country begins a little way west of I-35 between San Antonio and Austin, and from here extends a large area of rolling hills and valleys with limestone canyons, clear-water rivers, and a few scattered small towns. Most of the … Continue reading

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The Seasons of My Life

When I was born in 1941, life expectancy was 63 years for men and 66 for women. Medical advances and healthier lifestyles have paved the way for greater longevity. With my 74th birthday approaching in August, how much longer will … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park: Rocks, Caves & Condors

At America’s newest National Park, the possibilities for discovery are limitless. The remains of an ancient volcanic field consisting of massive monoliths, rocky spires, pinnacles, red crags, and talus cave, rise out of the meditteranean chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, a sanctuary … Continue reading

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Dry Falls: World’s Largest Waterfall

As the name suggests, Dry Falls no longer carries water, but is the remnant of what was once the world’s largest (in water volume) waterfall known to have existed on earth, but that was during the Great Missoula Floods at … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire: Lassen Volcanic National Park

RV destinations don’t get much better than Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen is one of the most unusual places in California, yet is relatively little visited, partly because it is a long distance from most other famous natural attractions and … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Mountains Newest National Monument

A large area of the San Gabriel Mountains is now a national monument. During the final day of a Southern California visit President Obama made the announcement during a signing ceremony in the wilderness northeast of downtown Los Angeles. 346,000 … Continue reading

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