Posts byCate Battles

painted Airstream at one of the many overlooks at Grand Teton National Park

Where to Roam in Wyoming

While being the country’s least populous state, what Wyoming lacks in people, it makes up for in natural wonders. With over 109 mountain ranges including 7 national parks and monuments, the state offers endless outdoor opportunities and the chance to explore some of the most breathtaking landscapes in North America. Wind River Range Though one
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Southern Oregon — a glass of red wind against a sunset sky.

Exploring Southern Oregon’s Wine Country

Although the Willamette Valley is often regarded as Oregon’s wine capital, over the past several years, Southern Oregon has emerged as a world-class viticultural region, known for its unique ability to grow a wide variety of grapes due to its complex geology, soil and mesoclimates. This region, which is actually the birthplace of Oregon’s wine
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painted airstream in front of Cook Bank, the tallest building in Rhyolite.

9 Not-So-Spooky Ghost Towns You Should Visit Out West

The second half of the 19th century marked a huge influx of people moving West. With dreams of getting rich, miners and investors alike flocked to the Western states  to seek their fortunes while towns and mining settlements popped up overnight. When the mines dried up, the towns were abandoned and faded into obscurity. Throughout
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standing atop a ride, a goat looks out over a sea of flowers.

8 Irresistible West Coast Wildflower Hikes

From late February to September, you’ll find spectacular wildflower displays up and down the West Coast. The wildflower season begins in late winter throughout the Southern California desert and works its way up to the PNW when the snow melts and gives way to flowers in the Cascade’s higher elevations. One of the best ways
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Majestic snow-capped mountain looms over slopes covered in blue and yellow wildflowers.

The Ultimate Washington National Park Road Trip

Washington is blessed with some of the most diverse natural beauty in the country, with snow-capped stratovolcanoes, moss-covered rainforests, and rugged coastlines dotted with sea stacks. With three national parks and numerous monuments, the state offers visitors the chance to witness migrating orcas off the coast, alpine meadows covered in wildflowers, moss-laden forests, and a
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Banff and Jasper National Parks — A colorful airstream and tow vehicle parked in front of a turquoise lake.

Icefields Parkway: Cool Travels from Banff to Jasper

The Canadian Rockies are home to some of the most spectacular views in North America and rival the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. The Icefields Parkway, a 166-mile scenic road that connects Banff and Jasper National Parks, parallels the Continental Divide and provides jaw-dropping beauty in every direction. The turquoise lakes, expansive glaciers,
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A colorful Airstream trailer is towed on a highway lined with red rock formations.

10 Geological Wonders that Rock

The country is full of beautiful and diverse natural wonders, but sometimes you come across a place that makes you feel you’ve teleported to a different planet. Over millions of years, nature has had plenty of time to work its magic, transforming the earth into out-of-this-world geological wonders. From ancient seas and rivers to volcanic
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5 Great Reasons to Explore the Southwest This Winter

If you’ve been pining for a road trip but avoided traveling this past year the Southwest’s winter season is the perfect time to skip the crowds and spread out across its vast landscape of red rocks, towering hoodoos and desert flora.  From the colorful slot canyons of Utah and petroglyphs of Nevada to the giant
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Light Up the Holidays With These Festive Winter Destinations

Still mulling over your Christmas plans and winter destinations? While some prefer staying home for the holidays, many cities and parks across the USA offer RVers plenty of unique opportunities to celebrate on the road. From Thanksgiving to January, the country is chock-full of festivals, light displays, parades, and celebrations that help make the darkest
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Our Own Private Idaho: Adventure Awaits in the Sawtooth Mountains

Known for their jagged peaks, the majestic Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho rival the Tetons in size and beauty, but remain off-the-radar to most travelers in the country. The 756,000 acres that make up the Sawtooth National Recreation Area are home to over 400 lakes, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, historic ghost towns, and rustic
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