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11 of the Best Snowbird Destinations for RVers (2020-2021)

Here's our list of some of the Best Snowbird Destinations for RVers as a nervous nation still worries about the COVID-19 pandemic. Most all RV campgrounds in the big snowbird destination states are now open, though most also have normal health procedures in place, like social distancing and masks in public and restrictions on visitors […]Read More

Fall Foliage: 5 Awesome RV Destinations for fall color

We have some awesome RV destinations for fall color to share with you! Whether you consider autumn the grand finale to summer or the calm before the storm of winter, few can argue that fall foliage delivers some of the most stunning scenery all across the country.  Obviously, different places deliver peak fall color seasons […]Read More

Barrier Islands Offer a Delightful Stop for RVers

If you’ve ever been to visit Assateague, Chincoteague, and other barrier islands in Virginia, you’ve spent some time on U.S. Highway 13.   By Tom & Patti Burkett We were here in the early spring to see the waterfowl migration, and it was spectacular. Headed south toward Norfolk, we passed through Wachapreague and Nassawadox, and […]Read More

Southern Illinois and the echos of a dying town

Southern Illinois is nestled between two of the biggest rivers on the continent.  Historically, regular floods of both the Ohio and the Mississippi left the region covered deep in silt, fantastically fertile soil.  Until the early twentieth century, most of our country’s wheat was grown here.   Settlers arrived here early, brought in by the rivers and the […]Read More

North Carolina and the Smoky Mountains

We just spent a fabulous week in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina filled with lots of outside fun like whitewater rafting and mountaintop zip lining. It was a very busy week in one of the most beautiful spots in North Carolina. We took a train ride deep into the Nantahala Gorge, drove the Road […]Read More

Off the beaten Path: Arthurdale, WV

By Tom and Patti Burkett If you were a West Virginia coal miner, life was especially hard in the early 1930s.  The Great Depression had pulled the bottom out of the coal market, and there were no jobs to be found anywhere in the region. When Eleanor Roosevelt visited a friend in Morgantown, she saw […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Lousiana’s Bayou Country

If you’re headed to or from Houston, or New Orleans, or Pensacola along the Gulf Coast, it’s easy to get on I-10 and zip through the bayou country. If you do, you’ll be missing out on some entertaining and unexpected attractions. After crossing on the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry at sunset, we drove on a couple […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: the Forest Heritage National Byway

When you’re heading south next time, especially if your path takes you close to the Great Smoky Mountains, carve out some time to drive the Forest Heritage National Byway in the Pisgah National Forest.  More later on specific sights along the route, but first we’d like to share a taste of the fascinating story of […]Read More

The 2018 Calendar for Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Gatherings

We don't call our events “rallies.” We call them gatherings. There's no membership requirements. Any and all types of RVs are welcomed. Tenters are welcome. Even people who camp in the pack of their car are welcomed. There are no dues. No nametags. No agenda. It's all about the RV Lifestyle. The only requirements we […]Read More

Apps to help ID the birds you see on your next RV trip

Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. and RVers are bigtime birders. And this time of year offers plenty of opportunities to take part as many birds are migrating. Whether beginner or experienced, I have three apps to share that can help you get out there and have fun birding. […]Read More

Mark Twain Cave & Lover’s Leap

The Mississippi was in flood the day we arrived in Hannibal, Missouri. The “Big Muddy” was definitely swollen, fast, and muddy. Hannibal is famous as the hometown of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), but we had another interest in the region.  The area around Hannibal is known for its maze caves, and as cavers ourselves we […]Read More

The ghostly mystery of the Paulding Light

Every place, it seems, has its own ghosts and mysteries. So it is just north of the tiny Upper Peninsula town of Watersmeet where, for generations, people have gathered at the end of a gravel road to watch some mystery lights. The lights appear nightly, year round near a crossroads community called Paulding. The first […]Read More

RV Sidetrips: Florida Caverns State Park

The Florida Caverns State Park is one of those perfect half-a-day side trips, offering a guided tour of a fascinating geologic wonder, some nice hikes and an opportunity to kayak and explore a wilderness river that offers up a blue hole as a bonus. And at the end of the exploring, there's a nice campground […]Read More

Fall Camping in the Shenandoah

When we came out to the east coast we headed straight to Assateague National Seashore, but weren't able to stay there. For one thing, Hurricane Matthew had dumped 16 inches of rain the week before, and even though it's all sand, the island was still waterlogged, and a third of the campsites were flooded. More […]Read More

Out to Vancouver Island

Although my beautiful bride Sharon is a proud Canadian, it has fallen upon me to actually transport her around to all the places in her glorious country. She was born in Manitoba, grew up in Ontario, and headed for the States as soon as she was old enough. I took her to the Maritimes, including […]Read More

Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

You may never have visited this area of amazing shifting sea of red sand dunes and red rock canyons in Southwestern Utah but you surely have seen it. But you may have thought it was Egypt. Or Matt Dillon's home in the old TV series Gunsmoke. Or the Planet of the Apes or all sorts of […]Read More

Killing Tumbleweeds

It was time to hit the road from Tucson, AZ to Las Cruces, NM. I’d had a wonderful week in the area, which is worth a separate article. But now I was headed to another famous park, Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, which is famous among birders. I wanted to stop, again, at the KOA […]Read More