Wildlife Tracking: Stalking La Tortuga, the endangered desert tortoise

Think of your RV as an exploration machine, able to take you to places where you can live comfortably while pursuing elusive wildlife, photographing exploding Spring wildflowers, or spotting migrating neo-tropical birds. Unfortunately, snowbirds that leave their winter roost to head back to Canada, the Midwest, or Pacific Northwest seldom see La Tortuga, the desert […]

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The Spring explosion of color in the Southwestern Deserts

Escapees from the cold Canadian, Pacific Northwestern, and Mid-Western winters, descend to the Southwestern Deserts for the winter, but by March, you will find a continuous caravan of motorhomes, fifth-wheels, travel trailers, pop-tops, truck campers, and converted busses strung out along the interstates, all heading back north. Just as they flocked in at the beginning […]

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Good Deeds and Guardian Angels

“Anybody home,” a voice called, jolting me from my fixation on the computer monitor. I expected to see only lizards and roadrunners at this isolated desert campsite on a seldom-used road a good two country miles from the main highway. A young man in his early 20s, flushed from walking–or embarrassment–asked if I could give […]

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Boondockbob’s Guide to Boondocking

“When the first self-contained RVs appeared on American highways, the concept of a full service RV resort had not yet become the seed of an idea. Even the concept of a recreation vehicle, or house-car, for transportation as well as housing, completely independent of electrical, water, and sewage systems, and self-sustainable while seeing the wondrous […]

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