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Why You Should Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama

Why You Should Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama

March 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently took a day trip down to Dauphin Island, Alabama.  Located less than an hour from Mobile, and on the southwest edge of Mobile Bay, it is a 15 mile long barrier island that often goes undiscovered by I-10 travelers.  We were on a tight schedule with only a few days to spare until […]

If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

January 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

There are numerous reasons to visit Tucson and the many other historic towns and sights around Southern Arizona. Some RVers come for a day or two. Some come for a week. Others stay for the season. Those of us who spend time in Southern Arizona have our favorites places. What you do and where you […]

Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

October 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a scenic drive should be considered. For all us ‘let’s-check-it-out-first’ types, here’s a sampling of some […]

RV Around Texas

RV Around Texas

March 21, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

With 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations, an RV visit to Texas is always exciting. Our Texas RV Travel Bucket List continues. San Antonio River Walk The famed San Antonio River Walk is 2½ miles of beautifully landscaped waterfront with hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping and is one of the main tourist […]

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a desert mountain environment with more than half of its 86,000-plus acres designated as wilderness. Authorized on 1966 and established by Congress September 30, 1972, the national park lies along the northern limits of the state’s “boot heel” and shares a border with New […]

Birding Hotspot: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

Birding Hotspot: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

September 1, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

UFO sightings may have put Roswell, New Mexico, on the map, but at nearby Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, strange creatures are more than visitors. They inhabit odd sinkholes, playa lakes, seeps, and gypsum springs fed by an underground river. Straddling the Pecos River the Refuge consists of an assortment of water habitats. Numerous seeps and […]

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filled with extraordinary rock formations, the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona is a wonder to behold. The word “Chiricahua” may be derived from the Opata Indian word for turkey—wild turkeys are common in the area. Chiricahua Mountains is designated by the American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Area. With 12,000 acres of […]

IMAGINE YOURSELF HERE – Relaxing along Florida’s “Forgotten Coast.”

IMAGINE YOURSELF HERE – Relaxing along Florida’s “Forgotten Coast.”

March 9, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

My Mom always said I was part fish. You see, I love the water.  It can be a lake, pond, or ocean – it really doesn’t make any difference as long as I can get out on or in it. After aimlessly wandering around Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, we found ourselves skirting the Gulf Coast […]

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

February 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The Rio Grande Valley nature scene is filled with many wildlife hot spots. We’ll continue our tour of the top nature hot spots in the Rio Grande Valley with a visit to the World Birding Center. The World Birding Center (WBC) The World Birding Center (WBC) is a network of nine unique birding sites in […]

Magic along the Rio Grande

Magic along the Rio Grande

February 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few can dispute the importance of nature tourism in Texas, especially within the Rio Grande Valley. According to a study conducted by Mathis and Matisoff (2004), Texas is the number one birdwatching state/province in North America, and The Valley is considered the number two birding destination in North America. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico […]

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