RV Vacations for Dummies, 2nd Edition
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: * Choose the right route and the right season for travel * Picking the RV that will get you where you want to go on a budget you can afford * Eating and sleeping comfortably on the road * Tying up the loose ends before you leave * Planning ahead to take care of special travel needs * Tips on fun museums and special getaways for snowbirds Like every For Dummies travel guide, RV Vacations For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes: * Down-to-earth trip-planning advice * What you shouldn't miss and what you can skip * The best restaurants and hotels for every budget * Lots of detailed maps
- Paperback | 456 pages
- 149.9 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 521.64g
- 02 Jul 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- 2nd ed.
Table of contents
Introduction. 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. Worksheets. Index.
About Shirley Slater
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 Appetit 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.