RV Touring and Cruising America's Great Loop are dream and bucket list items for those who long for adventure on the land and water. RVers that want to tour can learn about the many places Bob and Mavis Duthie have visited on their Winnebago 24 foot long motorhome. Boaters can learn how to cruise the 5,000 mile Great Loop on Bob and Mavis’s Grand Banks trawler, Katy Leigh,. All land and water tours are available free in over 780 blog posts. Visit the SHOP to preview video programs, books and charts. SUBSCRIBE and receive email notification of new blog posts.
Touring America's Great Southwest
RVers can learn from the many daily trip posts in the RV stories section of this website. In addition, we can provide a program, What to Expect Touring America's Great Southwest, a downloadable MP4 video program that covers the Duthie's four RV trips in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. See Preview or Buy now. The same program content is online at Curious.com along with a tutorial "RV Touring for Newbies". Click here.
"This is a wonderful travel guide for anyone in an RV to explore the Great West." John & Margaret Lester
America's Great Loop Cruise
The adventure of circumnavi-gating eastern North America by boat is known as “cruising the Great Loop.” Some adventurers set out wanting to be surprised. Bob Duthie developed a video program for those who prefer knowing what to expect on the trip. See previews or learn from the daily trip posts found in Cruising Stories.
The program contains over 2,400 maps and captioned photos to show what awaits you. Each photo is captioned, narrated and associated with a map. Boaters can now experience the loop riding on the Katy Leigh (above) through this 6 hour narrated video slide show ! Buy now.
“I believe it's the best available preview for anyone planning to cruise the Loop and will prove to be a most helpful companion when they finally get underway.”
I find the commentary, short, sweet, and right to the point and it seems to always hit the important points.”
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New Way to Experience Duthie Learning Courses
Six courses with 36 lessons are now on Curious.com an online service with over 17,000 lessons in a wide variety of topics. Check out our newest course "RV Touring for Newbies" and five companion courses "Touring the Natural Wonders" of the Southwest States. Subscribe to Curious.com for $8.99/month or $59,99/year. Free trial here. The Southwest courses can be downloaded and used as a portable tour guide here.
Three New Chartbooks
We now have print copies of the Tenn-Tom Waterway ,the Lower Mississippi, and Chicago to Grand Rivers. This last book can replace 5 USACE books. Order online at Shop here.
As both a planning tool for your trip and a great remembrance of what you have seen, this video series is something you will be glad to have." Kent & Sandy Gardam Buy Now
Fred Myers Cumberland River CruiseGuide Update
We have created an update for this cruiseguide. Click here to download a copy. The update is included in the perfect bound books.
Great Loop Route
The January 2014 Heartland Boating has two new stories by Bob. Read the feature story Great Loop Prep and a news item about the New Docks at Ditto Landing. More of Bob's stories listed under Resources.
Read Bob's story about a Solar Powered Canal Boat doing the Great Loop in Passagemaker Channels.