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Lisa Ballard


Adventures in Arkansas

The Natural State offers wildlife refuges, riverfront walkways and bike paths, with side trips to paddle through a bayou and release a hummingbird The hummingbird vibrated on the palm of…

Surround Sound: North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks chain of islands offers endless outdoor adventures, aviation history and pirate lore In 1587, at the request of Queen Elizabeth I,…
Destinations, RV Living, Top Stories

RVing, Skiing and Snowboarding

The mountains are calling, fresh snow is falling, and with a little preparation, you can explore ski and snowboard resorts in the comfort of your RV Starting in 2006, Bode…
Destinations, RV Living, Towing Tips

Snow-Country RVing Tips

Traveling with your RV on a ski, snowboard, snowshoe or even a snowmobile trip is like other types of winter RV camping. Here are some key things to keep in…
Destinations, RV Camping

Snow Camping: Where to Go

Many ski towns are RV-friendly, including the iconic destinations around the country. Here are some of the more popular bucket-list mountains with a few insider’s tips about camping and skiing,…
Destinations, Top Stories

Colorado’s Calm Waters

A Centennial State tour of five no-wake lakes with serene paddling, tranquil fishing and scenic backdrops only Mother Nature can provide One of my family’s great pleasures is a waterfront…
Smokey Mountain National Park meadow

Gatlinburg: Tee Time in Tennessee

Gatlinburg’s hillside miniature-golf course offers a reprieve from the crowds I’m not xenophobic, but when I unexpectedly find myself amid hordes of strangers, I get a little panicky. It happened…

Rocky Mountain High

Wildlife thrives in and around Colorado’s most popular national park One of the most inspiring places I’ve found to watch wildlife is Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. My husband…
RV Living

Lake Placid: Miracle on Ice

Olympic venues, fall colors and gold-medal views greet visitors in Lake Placid, New York I was born in 1961, 9 miles from Lake Placid, a resort past its prime in…
Destinations, Top Stories

Savannah’s Southern Charm

Steeped in history, antebellum beauty and architectural treasures, Georgia’s oldest city begs to be explored on foot and by trolley I had never eaten a mountain of seafood until lunch…