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Saturday, August 24, 2019

The old West thrives in Washington’s bucolic Methow Valley

By Bob DifleyThe craggy mountains of Washington’s rugged North Cascade Range rise like the teeth of a woodsman’s saw, it’s jagged peaks tearing gashes...

John Sutter built a fort and forever changed the Wild West

By Bob DifleyLike many of the era's restless youth, John Augustus Sutter, a polished, dashing Swiss gentleman, set sail for New York in 1834...

For scenic views and whitewater rafting drive the Payette River National Scenic Byway

By Bob DifleyHave you ever given some thought to trying river rafting? You may have wondered whether the sounds of shrieking rafters you’ve heard...

The old West lives on at Julian, SoCal’s mining mountain town

By Bob DifleyJulian, CA, is perched picturesquely on a hilltop at an elevation of 4,235 feet, an hour's drive from San Diego. The annual...

Take this short detour to Wupatki and Sunset Crater on your trip south

By Bob DifleySnowbirds descending from the Pacific Northwest, the Plains states, or the Midwest into southern Arizona for the winter have several routes to...

Take some time to meander the scenic and historic Georgia Coast

By Bob DifleyInstead of taking the more direct route from the Savannah River border with South Carolina to the St. Marys River on its...

Avoid smacking low bridges with this new 2020 Road Atlas

By Chuck Woodbury The new edition of the premier guide to off-limit highways for large RVs has just been published for 2020. While it's designed...

Brats and beer? It must be Leavenworth – Washington’s “Bavarian Alps” town

By Bob DifleySmall towns and hamlets scattered throughout the West struggle to get by. Without major employers, there are few jobs for residents so...

Eight tips for taking professional-grade travel photos

By Bob DifleyYou don’t need expensive photographic equipment to take good travel photos if you follow these tips that professional travel photographers use for...

Scenic photography ideas: Oregon’s 50 restored covered bridges

By Bob Difley Back in the simpler "good 'ol days," when our daily distractions didn’t include social media, smartphones, and terrorist attacks, gasoline cost a...

Reduce anxiety maneuvering at the fuel stop

By Russ and Tiña De MarisWhile having that bigger motorhome or towing a larger trailer has its share of pluses, along with the increased...

You haven’t seen South Dakota until you’ve roamed the Black Hills

By Bob DifleyHaving spent months trudging across endless miles of prairie grasslands in the mid-1800s, westward-heading settlers spotted the looming dark mountains on the...
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