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20 Dream RV Vacations for All Seasons
How does an apple butter festival in autumnal New England sound? Or Mardi Gras in New Orleans when you're fed up with winter? How about a dazzling summer drive through Canada's Maritime Provinces, or a long lazy jaunt along the "lonely leg" of Florida's Gulf coast? Let experienced RVers Janet and Gordon Groene help turn your dreams into reality.
Since leaving their "regular jobs" more than a decade ago, the Groenes have taken to America's highways and backroads in their 21-foot motor home. They've made many unforgettable journeys, sharing their experiences with the rest of us in their magazine articles, columns, and popular books. Now, with "Great Eastern RV Trips," they've really outdone themselves. The book offers a delectable menu of 20 vacations from which to choose. From South Florida to Prince Edward Island, from Ohio and Illinois to Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, it guides you to magnificent scenery and must-see events throughout the eastern United States and Canada. The authors have organized this guide by season, providing you with all the information you need to plan trips you've only dreamed about. They've also included maps, camping suggestions, scheduling strategies, practical RV tips, notes on offbeat attractions, references to sources of valuable information, and much more. With the help of 50 stunning photographs, the Groenes describe these and dozens of other unforgettable experiences that will appeal to RVers of every kind.
Guaranteed to stir wanderlust, these 20 enticing seasonal adventures steer travelers from apple butter festivals in autumnal New England to candlelit caroling for Charistmas in Colonial Willaimsburg, and more. The Groenes, longtime, fulltime Rvers, have written a guide with the comfort, needs, and concerns of RVers in mind.
About the Author
An award-winning travel writer/photographer team, Janet and Gordon Groene spent more than 10 years as full-time wanderers, living aboard a boat in the summer and 21-foot motorhome in the winter. Janet writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column about RVing. The Groenes have collaborated on more than a dozen travel books, 9 of which are still in print, and are at work on three other guides due out next year. Their writing has appeared in publications such as Ladies Home Journal, Travel America, Miami Herald, Providence Journal, and Family Motor Coaching.An award-winning travel writer/photographer team, Janet and Gordon Groene spent more than 10 years as full-time wanderers, living aboard a boat in the summer and 21-foot motorhome in the winter. Janet writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column about RVing. The Groenes have collaborated on more than a dozen travel books, 9 of which are still in print, and are at work on three other guides due out next year. Their writing has appeared in publications such as Ladies Home Journal, Travel America, Miami Herald, Providence Journal, and Family Motor Coaching.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Spring Trips
Chapter 1 A Florida-to-Canada Ramble: The Snowbird Follows Springtime
Chapter 2 Illinois and Kentucky: The Land of Lincoln
Chapter 3 The Southern Appalachians: Mansions, Magnolias, and Moon Pies
Chapter 4 Historic Tennessee and Mississippi: Tracking the Natchez Trace
Chapter 5 The Call of the Carolinas: Tidewater, Piedmont, and Pine Hills
Part 2 Summer Trips
Chapter 6 A Ride 'Round Chesapeake Bay: Feast on Seafood and Seascapes
Chapter 7 Canada's Magnificient Maritimes: The Atlantic Provinces
Chapter 8 Historic Quebec: Drive Your RV to Francophone Canada
Chapter 9 Inviting Michigan: A Mackinac Odyssey
Chapter 10 New Hampshire Splendor: A White Mountain Meander
Part 3 Autumn Trips
Chapter 11 Beautiful Ohio: Song of Shining Water
Chapter 12 A Coast through Maine: The Wonders Down East
Chapter 13 Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana: In the Path of the Plain People
Chapter 14 New York and Vermont: Autumn in a Neon Forest
Chapter 15 Lake Erie: All the Way Around
Part 4 Winter Trips
Chapter 16 A Georgian Idyll: Colonial Coastings and Swamp Crossings
Chapter 17 An Amble through Alabama: Winter in the Heart of Dixie
Chapter 18 Tampa to Pensacola: Florida's "Long, Lonely Leg"
Chapter 19 A Louisiana Celebration: Sugar, Cajun Spice, and Everything Nice
Chapter 20 Florida to the Tip: Going All the Way South