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  • 282 Miles

    282 Miles

    That’s all. Just 282 miles from Spokane, Washington, to West Glacier, Montana. That was the plan: Make our way fr...

  • Rarified Air

    Rarified Air

    While Amy and I were piloting our Winnebago Brave through Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, a group of folks was conver...

  • Enlightenment


    About a decade ago, Amy and I and our two sons drove a Winnebago through southeastern New Mexico. One day, our trek...

  • Alaska: 10 Things You Have To Do

    Alaska: 10 Things You Have T...

    Heath Padgett is a writer and film maker who left his job in software sales to pursue a more adventurous career. Co...

  • Red, White, and Blue

    Red, White, and Blue

    As meticulously as I plan our summer road trips, I still treasure the chance encounter. Sometimes, there is simply...

  • Deadwood and Devils Tower

    Deadwood and Devils Tower

    All we did was drive from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Black Hills of Wyoming, but Point A and Point B we...

  • What’s Old is New Again

    What’s Old is New Agai...

    Since this is a post about the Black Hills, I’ll start by quoting the Man in Black: I’ve been everywhere, man....

  • Winnebago: A Love Story

    Winnebago: A Love Story

    Having just spent a couple of days in the Iowa hometown of Winnebago Industries, I’m inspired to muse about exact...

  • Curds and Fairways

    Curds and Fairways

    The Mississippi River makes me think, of course, about Mark Twain. I’m not sure if Twain played golf, but he did...

  • Liftoff: the Herzogs hit the highway

    Liftoff: the Herzogs hit the...

    “We do not take a trip, a trip takes us.” Maybe John Steinbeck was right. I’m not sure which comes first—th...

  • A BIG tour for small rigs

    A BIG tour for small rigs

    Winnebago Outdoor Adventures has created a first-ever mini-tour.  It’s mini in days and mini in rig size, but mi...

  • Famagogo Takes the Subway

    Famagogo Takes the Subway

    The sound rips me from my sleep.  Actually this is the third time in half an hour that the repetitive, screeching...