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Rv Vacations for Dummiesby Shirley Slater
Synopses & Reviews
From New England to the Oregon Coast, from Texas to the Tetons, America is full of fascinating and friendly places — and your RV is a great way to get to any one of them. This fun, friendly guide shows you how to get the most out of your RV vacations with fun itineraries and handy tips on:
Like every For Dummies travel guide, RV Vacations For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes:
Your insiders guide to the best places and prices
Everything you need to hit the road with confidence!
An RV gives you the freedom to explore America in style and at your own pace but where to head first? Relax! With 14 "best-drive" trips throughout the United States, plus practical advice on RV travel, this easy guide will get you and your vacation on the road to fun.
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Explore the U.S.A. the fun and easy RV way
Getting there is more than half the fun! This friendly guide gives you practical RV traveling advice plus 14 "best-drive" trips throughout the country, complete with maps and fun "off the beaten path" suggestions. It recommends the best seasons for the sights and best deals for your budget and gets you on the road to great getaways!
About the Author
Shirley Slater and Harry Basch are a husband-and-wife travel-writing team whose books, articles, and photographs have been published internationally over the past 25 years. Former stage, film, and television actors, they have written their syndicated column “Cruise Views” for the Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers for more than 20 years, produced six annual editions of the North American Ski Guide for Prodigy Computer Services, and written Shirley and Harry’s RV Adventures (a monthly newsletter) plus four books on worldwide cruising.
In 1990, at the 60th World Travel Congress in Hamburg, Germany, the authors were only the third writers (and the first freelancers) to receive the prestigious Melva C. Pederson Award from the American Society of Travel Agents for “extraordinary journalistic achievement in the field of travel.”
On assignment for publications as diverse as Bon Appétit and Travel Weekly, they have covered 188 countries by barge, elephant back, hot-air balloon, luxury cruise ship, cross-country skis, paddle-wheel steamer, and supersonic aircraft, but their favorite method of transportation is by RV. In their former 27-foot Winnebago Brave motorhome and their new 36-foot Itasca Sunflyer, they have logged more than 100,000 miles traveling across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Aboard other RVs — from mini-motorhomes to 36-foot widebodies with slideouts — they have traveled an additional 60,000 miles exploring the back roads and campgrounds of America. These journeys are all based on the authors’ personal experiences.
They’re the authors of three editions of Frommer’s Exploring America by RV and appear on informational RV videos featured at www.rvtvdirect.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Rving.
Chapter 2: Choosing the Itinerary and Season for You.
Chapter 3: Selecting Your RV.
Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget.
Chapter 5: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs.
Part II: Ironing Out the Details.
Chapter 6: Dealing with Your RV.
Chapter 7: Packing It In.
Chapter 8: Eating on the Road.
Chapter 9: Sleeping on the Road.
Chapter 10: Tying Up Loose Ends.
Part III: Exploring the East.
Chapter 11: The Coast of Maine: Lobster Land.
Chapter 12: Western New York: Cooperstown to Niagara Falls.
Chapter 13: Blue Ridge Mountains: Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway.
Chapter 14: The Gulf Coast: Tallahassee to New Orleans.
Chapter 15: The Natchez Trace: Natchez, MS, to Nashville, TN.
Part IV: Discovering Mid-America.
Chapter 16: Texas Hill Country: Bluebonnets and Barbecue.
Chapter 17: The Heart of Ohio: A Circle Around Circleville.
Chapter 18: Northern Minnesota: Paul Bunyan Country.
Chapter 19: The Ozarks and Branson: Hot Springs to Springfield.
Part V: Seeing the West.
Chapter 20: Montana and Wyoming: Tracking Buffalo Bill.
Chapter 21: New Mexico: Billy the Kid Meets E.T.
Chapter 22: The Oregon Coast: California to Washington.
Chapter 23: California Central Coast: Malibu to Monterey.
Chapter 24: Route 66: OK to LA.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: Ten Great Snowbird Getaways.
Chapter 26: The Ten Best Factory Tours.
Chapter 27: The Ten Zaniest Museums.
Appendix: Quick Concierge.
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