Tag Archives: Southwest

Boondocking & Quartzsite

The open road and the big sky inspire a lot of people to make their first RV trip. They ease into RVing by visiting a nearby (and beautiful) campground where they can hook up to water, waste, and electrical systems. … Continue reading

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If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

There are numerous reasons to visit Tucson and the many other historic towns and sights around Southern Arizona. Some RVers come for a day or two. Some come for a week. Others stay for the season. Those of us who … Continue reading

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Havasu Balloon Festival Partners With Good Sam

Join Good Sam Club for high-flying fun at the fourth annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair, January 17-19, 2014. Good Sam members can join tens of thousands of spectators watching hot-air balloons soar high above London Bridge, the crystal-clear waters … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Return to Catalina State Park

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Southeastern Arizona Birding Jewel Saved

In mid-September (2013) I reported on the fund-raising effort that had been launched to purchase a landmark birding property located in bird-rich Southeastern Arizona. Anyone who has spent time carrying binoculars, camera, and a birding field guide though the mountains, … Continue reading

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Follow Me To Yuma

As temperatures cool down, Yuma’s winter visitor season is heating up with residents of northern climates starting to head south ahead of freezing weather and snowstorms. “There’s lots of rigs on the road,” reported Mike Green, owner of RV World, … Continue reading

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2014 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

What is Quartzsite? Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite to protect his water supply. Fort Tyson soon became … Continue reading

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2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located … Continue reading

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Saving a Southeastern Arizona Birding Hotspot

Anyone who has spent any time carrying binoculars, camera, and a birding field guide though the mountains, canyons, and deserts of Southeastern Arizona knows the region as a premiere birding hotspots and a favorite for outdoor recreation and RVing. The … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

Set in the mountain community of Williams, Arizona—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park an ideal place to unwind and relax. Adjacent to the historic train depot, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is just two blocks … Continue reading

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