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On-line travel features in the Record offer a 300+ destinations and travel topics!

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Search on-line travel features in the Record; a huge variety of destinations and travel topics! Did you know the Record offers a wide variety of travel features, approaching 300 articles, which can be selected by “Category” (various portions of the USA and Canada)? Hence, you can go to the Stockton Record’s blog site, choose ‘Valley [...]

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An ode to back roads: exploring America from off the beaten path

Peggy's Cove, bucolic fishing village on Nova Scotia coast.

We just finished a nine week trip across Canada, down the East Coast to Delaware, and back across the US to California. Other than the Trans Canada Highway, we toured on back highways and lonely roads – eschewing interstates for the benefit of history and local flavor. Taking the road less traveled added miles – [...]

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End of an era for Bombardier snow coaches in Yellowstone National Park…

1960s-era Bombardier snow coaches, stopped at warming hut at Madison Junction on our way to Old Faithful, a few years ago.

A few years ago, we boarded a 1963-model Bombardier snow coach in West Yellowstone for a beautiful ride into the Old Faithful area and a three day stay at Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Admittedly, these 50-year-old vehicles had their quirks, were noisy and expensive to maintain. But, these old machines made you feel like a [...]

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Comfortable, frugal travel – think tiny trailers in the New Year!

Our '58 Serro Scotty Junior teardrop trailer at St. George Island Lighthouse, FL.

This article is for those of you who have the time and energy to travel extensively in the United States and Canada. My spouse and I have been retired three years, and have toured about 70,000 miles through these two wonderful countries. If you are blessed with both the time and desire to travel extensively, [...]

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Freshen your bucket list for US travel in 2016

Couple sits on edge of Canyonlands National Park, gazing at the Colorado and Green Rivers that intersect here.

While we central Californians are blessed by close proximity to the American West’s incredible spaces, there is a whole world just outside our door. With a New Year, take the time to update your bucket list of US and worldly travel destinations.  Here are our favorites to whet your appetite. With 2016 marking the 100th [...]

Posted in East Coast US, Hawaii, Midwest US, Mountain West (Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado), Northern California, Pacific Northwest USA (Oregon, Washington, Idaho), Sacramento/Capitol region, San Francisco Bay Area, Sierra Nevada, Southeast US, Southern California, Southwest USA (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), Stockton/San Joaquin County, United States beyond! | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ease of travel with a teardrop trailer; it’s David vs. Goliath!

Our Scotty Junior on the N. California coast!

Our Scotty at home in the Pinnacles National Park campground, amidst the behemeth trailers and fifth-wheels. All those owners want a tour of our little trailer! Rear galley with plenty of storage room; some teardrops have built-in gas stove or sink, this one does not. The back interior cabinets of our 58 Scotty offer lots [...]

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Route 66, the “Mother Road”, miles of Americana from Oklahoma to New Mexico (Part 1 of 2)

Vintage Red Barn, Arcadia, OK, was built in 1898; our teardrop travel trailer in the foreground!

  Old Gulf gas station in Sapulpa, OK, preserves an age when gas went for 19.9 cents per gallon! Vintage Red Barn, Arcadia, OK, was built in 1898; our teardrop travel trailer in the foreground! The famed Rock Restaurant in Stroud, OK, was made of rock excavated when Route 66 was built. An abandoned gas [...]

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End Notes, touring the US in a teardrop travel trailer, California to Florida, the old South and back!

Cheapest gas, $1.99 in Texas; we averaged about $2.25 per gallon on trip; highest price was return to western AZ and CA, well over $3.40/gallon.  Ouch.

  Gourmet meal, Catfish, bacon and Caesar salad at St. George Island Campground, FL. Our Scotty teardrop in front of the Confederate Powderworks, Augusta, GA. Susan, catching up on her reading in our Scotty teardrop, in a campground in Alabama. [This is a fifth installment of series on our trip across the US] My spouse [...]

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