Napa Valley Wine Train Delivers

The Napa Valley Wine Train is alive and well. October’s wildfires didn’t damage its station, historic steel Pullman cars or 18 miles of railway. The randomly scorched hillsides are far from the rails and from most vineyards. So we chose the Wine Train as a way to see and taste the legendary Napa vineyards while enjoying a …

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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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Make Time for Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s PA Masterpiece

When I read the pop-philosophy novel “The Fountainhead” at 19, I wanted the main character — architect Howard Roark — to be real. An idealistic youth, I was enchanted by author Ayn Rand’s ideas. Her obsession with self-determination worked my cognitive skills, as her devotion to authentic art and architecture touched my spirit. And then …

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Two Days in the Laurel Highlands

By Paris Wolfe, Traveler/Writer/Editor/Blogmaster Riding the Laurel Highlands was a no-brainer. The area -- about 3,000 square miles in the Allegheny Mountains – is just east of Pittsburgh and a short trip from our home in Northeastern Ohio. It offers hours of twisting, turning rides that rise and fall with the terrain. We launched our …

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