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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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Fall Camping Is Fall Foliage, Pumpkin Patches & Much More

It’s that time of year again and fall means pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hay rides. Of course one of the most compelling reasons to camp in fall is the burst of color on the trees as the leaves change … Continue reading

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Cumberland Island: From Camping to the Carnegies

Explore Georgia’s Cumberland Island to witness the beauty of natural wilderness and historical intrigue. A trip to Cumberland Island can satisfy your mind’s curiosity with its historical secrets or relax it with tranquil scenery. Cumberland is one of the largest … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto Mountains State Park: Newest State Park In Texas

In earlier reports in Vogel Talks RV, I reported that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) was proceeding with the acquisition of 3,331 acres in Palo Pinto and Stephens Counties for future development and operation as a new state park in … Continue reading

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