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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 […]