Synopses & Reviews
In the seventh edition of this perennial favorite 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.
Explore Southwestern sights like Glen Canyon Recreation Area in Arizona and Utah. See chapter 5.
Easy-to-read maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours, and other practical information
Let Harry Basch & Shirley Slater be your guides, whether you're a novice or experienced RVer
Itineraries for both short and long-haul journeys and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from expert authors
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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 for more than 30 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The RV Life & Reasons to Hit the Road xi
PART 1: GETTING READY TO HIT THE ROAD 1
1 Life on the Road: A Personal & Public History of RVing 3
2 Getting Prepared: RVing Tips & Hints 13
3 Where to Sleep: Campgrounds & RV Parks 35
PART 2: RV ADVENTURES 53
4 The California Desert & Las Vegas 55
5 Utah's Parks & Canyons 91
6 Driving the Alaska Highway 135
7 The Dakotas: Black Hills & Buffalo Burgers 165
8 The Rio Grande Valley & the Wilds of West Texas 201
9 In the Heart of the Heartland: Iowa, Illinois & Indiana 235
10 The Florida Keys (with Side Trips to the Everglades & Orlando) 285
11 The Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive 313
12 The Lobster Coast: New England & the Canadian Maritimes 345
PART 3: HARRY & SHIRLEY'S RV BUYING & RENTING GUIDE 387
13 RV Types & Terms 389
14 To Rent or Buy? 409