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In this guide, renowned travel writing team Harry Basch and Shirley Slater offers updates on their favorite RV trips around the U.S., including scenic routes along Virginia's Skyline Drive and the New England coast, plus jaunts through the Heart of the Heartlands (Indiana, Iowa and Illinois) and to Alaska via Canada. On each trip you'll get all the famous, infamous, and off-the-wall attractions; campgrounds along each route, from luxurious private RV parks with heated swimming pools and golf courses to quiet, forested campgrounds in state and national parks; tips for making life on the road easier and more comfortable; and a complete guide to buying or renting an RV, with tips on how to decide which type is right for you. All this, plus information on wildlife watching and scenic views, the best parks and beaches, quick-and-easy recipes, packing suggestions, info on road etiquette and safety, and more. Head off the beaten path with Frommer's, to discover the real life lurking around the bend.
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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 first motor home, a 27-foot Winnebago Brave, and their current 36-foot Itasca Sunflyer, they have logged more than 100,000 miles traveling all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Aboard other RVs—from mini-motor homes to 36-foot wide bodies with slide-outs—they have traveled an additional 60,000 miles exploring the back roads and campgrounds of America. The journeys in this book are all based on the authors’ personal experiences.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The RV Life & Reasons to Hit the Road.
PART 1: GETTING READY TO HIT THE ROAD.
1 Life on the Road:A Personal & Public History of RVing.
2 Getting Prepared: RVing Tips & Hints.
3 Where to Sleep: Campgrounds & RV Parks.
PART 2: RV ADVENTURES.
4 The California Desert & Las Vegas.
5 Utah’s Parks & Canyons.
6 Driving the Alaska Highway.
7 The Dakotas: Black Hills & Buffalo Burgers.
8 The Rio Grande Valley & the Wilds of West Texas.
9 In the Heart of the Heartland: Iowa, Illinois & Indiana.
10 The Florida Keys (with Side Trips to the Everglades & Orlando).
11 The Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive.
12 The Lobster Coast: New England & the Canadian Maritimes.
PART 3: HARRY & SHIRLEY’S RV BUYING & RENTING GUIDE.
13 RV Types & Terms.
14 To Rent or Buy?
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