Karissa Gall

Karissa Gall is a contributing writer who has been a journalist for Canadian and international publications for over seven years. As an avid traveller she knows that planning your trip can be part of the fun, and she enjoys sharing stories from RVers that will add value to the information you find on an average tourism website. See her online portfolio at http://karissagall.wordpress.com/.

All Articles by Karissa Gall

The cover of the book The Achuar of the Pastaza River: A Glimpse into Their Rainforest World.
RV Reader

RVwest interviewee JoAnne Mowczko publishes ecotourism book

Mowczko was inspired to research and write the ecotourism book after she and her husband visited the Ecuadorian rainforest in 2009.

May 2014 by
The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs in Calgary with the city skyline far in the background.

Calgary’s blossoming botanical scene

Weeding out rumours that Alberta is nothing but barren prairie and bald mountains. 

January 2014 by
Passport America members enjoying an evening of entertainment at their rally in Lebanon, Tennessee last June.
RV News

RVers identifying with Passport America campground deals and services

This discount camping club offers 50 per cent off at nearly 1,900 sites across the continent.

January 2014 by
A black bear feasting on pink salmon at the Anan Wildlife Observatory, a rare place to see black and brown bear feeding side.

Wrangle up some album-worthy memories in Wrangell, Alaska

Capture petroglyphs, Chief Shakes Island and wildlife along the Stikine River.

January 2014 by
Sunrise at Miller Lake, a quiet and beautiful setting.

Old homesteads and friendly families in Edson offer a storytelling opportunity in each frame

After several international travel photo tours, Giles Merriott said the unique environments in his own backyard are as photogenic as any in the world.

December 2013 by
Wayne Millar explains how Elk Island National Park and the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot recreation area offer world-class wildlife photography opportunities.

Moose on the loose near Devon, Alberta

Backcountry guide and photographer Wayne Millar explains how Elk Island National Park and the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot recreation area offer world-class wildlife photography opportunities.

December 2013 by
The breathtaking view of the magnificent Peace River Valley at the south end of 100th St. in Fort St. John, BC.
Dawson Creek

Amateur and professional photographers alike find peace in the Peace Region

Photograph the Peace River Valley, Dawson Creek, Bullmoose Marshes, Quality Falls and all that’s in between.

December 2013 by
Kyle and Jeff Redmond in the Bucars showroom.
RV News

Kyle Redmond nominated for RV dealer of the year

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Alberta recently announced Kyle Redmond of Bucars RV Centre in Balzac, Alberta, as the association’s nominee for the prestigious Walter Paseska Canadian Dealer of the Year Award.


September 2013 by
View of the shore of Lake Winnipeg.
RV Snapshots

An interview with the campground host of Spruce Sands RV Resort

Dave Hammond manages this resort on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, one of the largest fresh-water lakes in the world.

July 2013 by
Photo of Laurie Oughton sitting on the rocks in front of a lake.
RV Snapshots

This Manitoba RVer loves the options close to home

Laurie Oughton of Stonewall, Manitoba, enjoys camping all over her home province; among her favourite RVing spots are Falcon Lake, Winnipeg Beach and Cherry Hill.

July 2013 by
The old school building at Bannack State Park.

Tour the ghost town of Bannack

Bannack State Park in Montana brings Wild West history to life.

July 2013 by
The kids interactive area at BC Hydro Stave Falls Visitor Centre
RV News

Save energy for a stop at a BC Hydro Visitor Centre this season

BC Hydro has four unique facilities where visitors can see the inner functions of the province's energy producers.

June 2013 by

Boomtown culture resounds in Camrose and county

The city of Camrose may have sprung up overnight, but visitors to the area should plan more time than that to take in its unique culture.

June 2013 by
Interior Catholic Co-Cathedral in Gravelbourg Saskatchewan

See Saskatchewan’s Sistine Chapel in Gravelbourg

Parish priest Charles Maillard emigrated from France and spent 10 years painting the local cathedral.

June 2013 by
Anaheim Packing House

Anaheim revamps its historic packing district

Orange County offers visitors an escape from the commercial to a destination rooted in local culture.

June 2013 by
The view from the sky of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin.

Celebrate Canada’s aviation culture in Wetaskiwin

See the 223-acre Reynolds-Alberta transportation museum and Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.  

June 2013 by
Bret Michaels talking to a couple in front of their RV.
RV News

Rock ‘n’ roll RVs feature in a new reality TV show

Rock star and road dog Bret Michaels revamps RVs for his new Travel Channel episodes.

May 2013 by
A cowboy grabbing the horns of a steer as he is coming off his horse.

Round-up of culture at Omak, Washington

Rodeo is tied into the roots of the ranching community at Omak.

May 2013 by
Rev. Leonard L. Gaetz (costumed interpreter) in front of the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery train station.
Red Deer

Red Deer celebrates a century

It's been 100 years since Red Deer was incorporated and this central Alberta town has plenty to celebrate.

May 2013 by
JoJo's Rv converted to mobile kitchen.
RV News

Serving up Southern barbecue from a revamped RV

A converted 1975 class C Chevy motorhome is now Calgary's JoJo's BBQ, operated by Jody Barned, the Barbecue Queen.

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