North to Alaska!

“North to Alaska!” was originally published in the March, 2018 issue of MotorHome Magazine.  The featured photo of Denali was taken by Bernie Craft on a “flightseeing” tour out of Talkeetna. Unless otherwise specified, all other photos were taken by Mary and Jim Zalmanek. North to Alaska! From motorhome to cruise […]

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Northern New Mexico

“Northern New Mexico” was originally published in the July 2020 issue of MotorHome Magazine.   The Land of Enchantment delivers with competitions, craters, an art colony, curative waters and crawls through portals in time Northern New Mexico is an area my husband, Jim, and I have spent a lot of time […]


Across Southern Louisiana

“Sag Wagon Service Across Southern Louisana” was originally published in the July, 2013 issue of MotorHome Magazine.  Sag Wagon Service Across Southern Louisiana: Music, Food and Plantation History in the Pelican State It’s Payback Time Payback can be fun.  Our trip across southern Louisiana was a payback.  In 2003, my […]

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Tucson: A New Look at the Old West

This article about Tucson was originally published in the November 2010 issue of MotorHome magazine. An Autumn Adventure in Arizona Includes Museums, a Mission, a Movie Studio and Golf — Amid the Distinctive Saguaros The Spanish came to the American Southwest in 1539 in search of gold.  Missionaries followed in […]

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Yuma and Parker

This article about Yuma and Parker was originally published in the December 2018 issue of MotorHome magazine. Bordertown Beauties   Yuma and Parker: A Tale of Two Arizona Cities Pleasant temperatures, plenty of sunshine, outdoor recreation, tasty food, musical entertainment, local history, and natural and man-made wonders make Yuma and Parker, Arizona, […]

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Costa Rica: Inn-sitting in Paradise

My husband, Jim, and I had never been to Costa Rica until April 2001, but five months later we returned as inn-sitters to allow the owners to take a vacation.  We had no experience as innkeepers.  We didn’t speak the language. How did we get this sweet gig? I simply […]

Katy Trail

Missouri’s Katy Trail

“Missouri’s Katy Trail” was originally published in the March 2017 issue of MotorHome Magazine.  A delight for bicyclists, hikers and sightseers alike, Missouri’s Katy Trail is also a must-see for RVers. Katy Trail State Park Katy Trail State Park is the longest contiguous rails-to-trails conversion in the US. The park […]


Maine: Lobsters and Lighthouses

This article was originally published in the September 2019 issue of MotorHome Magazine.  The coast of Maine had been high on my list of places to explore ever since we bought our first motorhome in 2002. Sixteen short years later — time flies when you’re having fun — my husband, […]

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Western Kentucky: A Patchwork of Green

This article was originally published in the December 2011 issue of MotorHome magazine. Paducah After the 1937 flood damaged 95 percent of the town, Paducah, Kentucky was just a wide spot in the road between Monkey Brow and Possum Trot. It now lays claim to being the “Fan Favorite” winner of […]