I like to write, almost as much as I like to camp. Here are articles on camping, campgrounds of note, camping menus and recipes, things to see, do or experience, and my thoughts on this and that. There are also poems and prose written by an assortment of people I hope you will find interesting and enjoy reading. Please check back for new articles that will be added throughout the year.

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Along with her monthly journal entries found on the Wanderings page of this web site, Suzi is happy to share with her readers other articles - by herself and others - on a periodic basis.

Whether they are meant to entertain or inform, or just don't fit the journal entry format, Suzi hopes you will enjoy articles available from this page.

Please check back on a periodic basis as new articles will be added periodically (to the top of the list).



Notable Campground

Fred and I are often asked to identify our favorite campground, well, here are some we want to go back to someday. The desire to return varies but each one has one or more outstanding features that calls us back.

Big Therriault campground in Kootenai National Forest, Montana - Shh, Don't tell anyone about this one

Blanchard Springs campground in Ozark National Forest, Arkansas - Toe tappin' fun

Bonito campground in Coconino National Forest, Arizona - a place of many colors

Cedar Lake Recreation Area in Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas - Something for everyone

Green River Lake campground in Bridger National Forest, Wymong - It's worth the bruises

Kirk Creek campground in Los Padres National Forest, California - Where the land meets ocean at Big Sur

Nebraska National Forest's campgrounds, Nebraska - An experience for the senses

Pocket campground in Chattachoochee National Forest, Georga - A dash of history

Red Canyon campground in Dixie National Forest, Utah - Wild and Wonderful

Reef Townsite campground in Coronado National Forest, Arizona - A really cool little campground

Sylvania Wilderness & Recreation Area in Ottawa National Forest, Michigan - Saved from the Lumberman's Axe by a Lumberman

Valle Vidal Management Unit in Carson National Forest, New Mexico - The West the way it was

Top 10 National Forest Campgrounds - Arizona

Top 10 National Forest Campgrounds - Montana

Around the Campfire

If you have a camping story to tell, suggestion or solution, or simply want to tell us about an outstanding outdoor experience, please send it in - keep it short, no more than 1000 words and no pictures. After your story is reviewed and if approved by our staff, it will be posted; sorry, we are unable to pay but you will be given credit. In the meantime, here are some of my contributions.

10 Reasons I to go camping

7 Ideas for Camping with Children

Affordable Family Vacations - Alternatives to National Parks

Are There Any Hot Showers?

Dispersed Camping Guidelines

Fishing Spots in our National Forests

Our 1994 trip to Canada - Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia

Tips for Safe RVing

Trails we Have Hiked and Enjoyed

Winter Camping in your RV

No-Charge (Free) Developed Campgrounds in National Forests

Things to See, Do and Experience

While National Forests are our favorite places to see, do and experience, we know there is more out there. Here are some of things Fred and I have seen, done and experienced, and not all are in National Forests.

Zion National Park, UT

Education Center Big Mountain - Flathead National Forest, MT

Geocaching - A New Twist on Finding your Way Around

Stuff for Kids

Pinyon Pine -- Bearer of a nutritional nugget

Random Thoughts

With your permission, this is where I'll be expressing some personal observations and thoughts about our magnificent out-of-doors.

Bug Free Moments and Memories

Camping Etiquette - Some Guidelines

Car Survivial Kit for a Blizzard (or anytime of the year)

Dump Stations - An Essential of RV Camping

Home Remedies for Campers

Leave No Trace

Taking a Day Hike - Things to Bring

Tips for Dealing with Gas Prices

What, Where, and How of Packing an RV

Crossing-training for a better RV adventure

Beat the Bugs


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It's A Dog's Life
Currently traveling cross country with Suzi and Fred, their dogs - Ralf (seen here) and Dani - know there is nothing like getting out on the open road and exploring the National Forest system.

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