I’ve written in the past about my love of road trips (just a blog post or two…or ten). I preach this style of travel so feverishly because I know that most people still don’t see it as ideal. Driving long distances in a short period of time is usually a last-resort, not an intentional “vacation”. … Continue reading The “50 by 30” Challenge
I am writing this a tad later than I had originally planned, as I’ve honed my procrastination skills quite well over the years. I even set a cell phone alarm for myself that was titled: “You need to write your blog RIGHT NOW!! :-)" Sometimes, you just have to yell at yourself when you know … Continue reading Scotland, Kilts & 1,000 Pubs
There are days when being grounded into a single place is no longer comforting, but consuming. I sit and try to pinpoint exactly what it is about “the road” that I long for so fiercely on those days. Is it the freedom, the newness, the unknown? It may be all three, or more. It may … Continue reading Missing the Road
We flew back Saturday night after turning in our (considerably dirtier) rental car in San Francisco. I stared out the tiny oval window of the airplane at some of the same roads I’d taken over the past two weeks (which felt like two months) and had a stronger affinity towards gazing those winding paths than … Continue reading “Home”
We rose bright and early to clean out our car and bring some order to the whole situation before hitting the road, as our trunk and back seat were beginning to resemble a freshman frat house. Upon approaching our vehicle in the a.m. we noticed some strange dirt-colored dusty markings on the seam between the … Continue reading Onto Yosemite and Semi-Camping
Crossing the border into California, we saw the lake peak out over the horizon and happily settled into our home for the night. For an extra $20, we got a 7th floor tower room in Tahoe City (the north end) which had a freaking amazing view of the lake and a shared balcony. The room … Continue reading California SUN!
Our plan for the day was to go against GPS advice and take route 305 down toward highway 50, which is known as “America’s Loneliest Road”. We were skeptical as to whether this road would really be any lonelier than the half a dozen middle-of-nowhere roads we’d taken so far, but it was worth a … Continue reading Crossing the Nevada Desert
Rolled into Telluride, CO as evening hit, a few hours later than anticipated when we mixed up the travel time in our heads and the drive from Crested Butte was 3 hours vs. the 1 that we thought it was. We decided to visit the town because it’s part of a Tim Mcgraw song and … Continue reading Saloons and Silent Roads