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July 13, 2016

New RV Lifestyle Trend: 30-Somethings Living On the Road

1_RV_Lifestyle_trend_de_la_cruzNew and younger generations of campers are hitting the road in Recreation Vehicles and discovering the benefits of RV travel.

Millennials, generally those born after 1980, are appreciating the fun, freedom and flexibility of RVing -- something their parents and grandparents have known for years.

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July 12, 2016

AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks: Channel Islands National Park, California

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Comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources. Established as a national park in 1980, the Channel Islands are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species, of which 145 are found nowhere else in the world. Surrounded by a mile of coastline, the islands offer access to marine life ranging from microscopic plankton to the endangered blue whale, the largest animal to live on earth.

The park consists of 249,354 acres, half of which are under the ocean, and include the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Even though the islands seem tantalizingly close to the densely populated, southern California coast, isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was; in fact, archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 10,000 years. The Channel Islands are ideal for quiet, uninterrupted time with family and friends with wonderful places to hike, camp, snorkel, kayak, birdwatch, take photographs, sketch, or just relax to the soothing sounds of the natural world.

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Read AskPatty's Complete list of 12 Great National Parks here

 

July 11, 2016

AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks: Arches National Park, Utah

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The red rock wonderland of Arches National Park offers a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world, with its 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, and sandstone formations with massive fins and giant balanced rocks. Devils Garden Campground requires advanced reservations from March to October, but there are lots of other options in the Moab area, which is especially popular for off-road adventures. View petroglyphs left by prehistoric visitors about 10,000 years ago at the end of an Ice Age or visit the incredible Courthouse Wash Panel, a series of large pictographs which may have been painted by archaic indians over a long period of time, from 1000 to 4000 years ago.

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Read about all 12 Great National Parks here at AskPatty

 

June 10, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Be Careful of Detours!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 08, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Watch the Speed Limit!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 06, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Watch Out For Witches!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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May 27, 2016

Where Are You Driving for Memorial Day Weekend?

AAA_Memorial_Day_travel_report-driving_highway_cars-iStock_000025951140_MediumAccording to their annual Memorial Day Travel Forecast report, AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this weekend. Not only is this the most since 2005, but it's also the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume since tracking began in 2000. Nearly 34 million (89 percent) holiday travelers are expected to drive to their Memorial Day destinations, an increase of 2.1 percent over 2015.

Thanks to some of the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel over this Memorial Day Weekend, compared to the same time period last year.

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May 22, 2016

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May 09, 2016

Navigating the All-Women Off-Road Rebelle Rally

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“If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.” Terry Terry Pratchett, Author of Discworld.


Saying goodbye to my GPS, turn-by-turn directions, and thoughts of self driving cars for a weekend, I accepted an invitation join the Rebelle Rally for a two-day Basic Navigation Class. Yes, the old-fashioned kind with a compass and map, a skill-set I found to be quite humbling -- yet empowering to learn.

What is the Rebelle Rally?
The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States, coming together in large part by the efforts of off-road pro Emily Miller, visionary and leader. Teams of two women, (driver/navigator), will spend seven days driving mostly off-road from Lake Tahoe to the sand dunes of Southern California. Best of all, you get to leave your cell phone, computer, GPS, & headaches behind. It’s all about YOU. And your endless abilities.

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February 01, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 12: Take a Cold Weather Vacation

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Frolic in the snow on your winter vacation!

Maybe you live in one of those more temperate climates -- like Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, or California -- where the weather doesn't actually get cold enough for snowy fun. Whether you want to participate in the annual running of the reindeer in Anchorage, sleep in Sweden's famous Ice Hotel, or go skiing in Aspen, Weather.com has gathered up some of the best “snow-cations” you can take this winter.

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