Thursday, October 29, 2020

When Quartzsite had its own bank – in a motorhome!

Thirty years ago there wasn't much civilization in today's Snowbird Capital, Quartzsite, Arizona – no fast food joints, no housing subdivisions, no sprawling gas...

Migrants came to San Simeon – and they stayed – now numbering 17,000

By Bob Difley November is an anniversary date to note. It is the anniversary of the arrival in 1990 of the first elephant seals to...

Camp on the tree-shaded river bank of Oregon’s Metolius Recreation Area

By Bob Difley The central Oregon town of Sisters, often called the “Gateway to the Cascades,” is named for the snow-capped Three Sisters peaks of...

The Old West lives on in Modoc County, CA’s, remote ranchlands

By Bob Difley If you are a Californian, you are likely sometimes surprised by the number of RVers that say, “I won’t travel in California...

Explore the West’s explosive history on the Volcanic Legacy National Scenic Byway

By Bob Difley Before Global Warming was the media’s favorite weather topic, even before the last Ice Age, when the earth was a youngster about...

Three distinct ecosystems define Washington’s vast Olympic National Park

By Bob Difley The imposing Olympic Mountain Range rises from the Pacific’s continental shelf like a great wall, whose presence affects the entire Olympic Peninsula,...

Meander California’s Sonoma County coastline for spectacular ocean views

By Bob Difley Clinging like an asphalt snake to precipitous cliffs that drop hundreds of feet into the rocky surf, Northern California’s Route 1 is...

Death Valley Encampment packs in the RVers

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I took this photo about 35 years ago in Death Valley at Sunset Campgrounds, across from the Furnace Creek Oasis, during the...

12 great no-entry-fee public lands

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking for a place to take your RV but keep the costs down? Here's a list of a number...

Harvest Hosts: Camping free at wineries and farms

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I've been a member of Harvest Hosts for at least 10 years and try to take advantage of the membership as often...

Oregon Coast’s Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area offers wildlife viewing year-round

By Bob Difley When cruising the Oregon Coast with a westward focus to the scenic beaches and shorelines we sometimes miss attractions that lie to...

The old West thrives in Washington’s bucolic Methow Valley

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

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