Escape to San Diego

By Paris Wolfe, Traveler We made San Diego our home for two weeks in January. While our family and friends were shoveling snow in Northeast Ohio, we were parking our 40-foot Tiffin Phaeton motorhome under endless sunshine at the Admiral Baker RV Park just outside the city.  With the utilities hooked up we unloaded the …

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Tombstone Preserves an 1880s Silver Mining Town

By Paris Wolfe, Adventurist Tombstone, Arizona, was a simple silver-mining town among many in the 1880s. It looms large because of legendary lawmen the Earp brothers and their hard-drinking, hard-gambling buddy Doc Holiday. The men and the town went down in history because of a 30-second shootout portrayed in movies as the Gunfight at the …

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New Orleans’ French Quarter by RV

By Paris Wolfe It sounds counter-intuitive to visit a big city in a big rig. The  challenge is where to park. French Quarter RV Resort at the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter (where else) offers the best of all worlds -- secure parking in a gated community and a half-mile walk to the iconic …

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12 Steps to Great Sand Castles

Janel Hawkins, owner of Sandcastle University in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is the guru of the grain.  Grain of sand, that is. A self-taught artist, the 23-year-old has studied under masters and has sculpted the NCAA volleyball logo for national television. Today, she teaches more than 300 construction classes per year along Alabama’s 32 miles of …

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Winter Break Rocks on Alabama Coast

By Paris Wolfe Alabama may lack the breadth of coastline found in Florida, but it offers an engaging experience for those who want to get away from winter for a few days or a few months. And it’s fairly easy on the budget. We took three days to travel 1,000 miles south in our RV …

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Visiting Cajun Bayou is History Lesson

  By Paris Wolfe The Cajun Bayou – just 35 miles south of New Orleans -- isn’t just a place, it’s a culture.  Here you’ll find a 100-mile stretch of backcountry beauty peppered with small towns and populated by folks of Cajun heritage.  It’s important to note that Cajun is a distortion of the word …

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