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The magic of road trips

I wrote this essay almost twenty years ago. Now that the kids are grown, I've been reflecting on the magic of road trips, especially...

This road-trip road should be number one on your bucket list

If there is a bucket list for roads, Highway 1 on the California coast must certainly place near the top of the list, if...

Three amazing women, three amazing landmarks worth a stop

There are so many interesting and important landmarks around the country that were inspired by and/or dedicated to famed female legends. I thought I...

Meteor showers. Magic far above. Schedule of upcoming “shows”

One of the great benefits of traveling by RV is the ability to find wide-open spaces away from city lights so you can truly...

“The Fire Hydrant Capital of the World,” and other weird “world capitals”

Because of their proud self-proclamation, "world capitals" often offer the traveler a chance to experience interesting regional quirks, traditions, lore, and history. Remember that...

Born in the USA: Famous things and where they started

Some birthplaces of people inspire great monuments and a flood of tourist traffic. When it's the birth of an idea, a product, or a...

Roadside Attractions: A strange, hidden landmark at a gas station

There’s a strange landmark in Huntington Beach, CA: a black granite tombstone at Springdale Street and Warner Avenue, in the bushes behind the ARCO...

For baseball and history fans, this museum is not to be missed

If you’re on the road in the Denver area this summer and you love baseball history, there is but one place to visit: the...

A historic home run: Road trip stops across the U.S. for baseball fans

For as long as I can remember, I have loved the idea of mixing baseball history with travel. I’ve written a number of related...

Road Trip: Places in the Northeast to celebrate your independence 

Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite times to visit some of those places that help define the freedoms we enjoy...

Raising the bar: Historic drinking establishments you’ll want to say “Cheers” to

You've been running all over the city (or the country), visiting museums, landmarks, tourist traps, souvenir stands, zoos, aquariums. After all, you're on a...

Quirky roadside stops with an interesting (and sometimes delicious!) history

Why do we wander? That's what I asked you in my last column, where I acknowledged the importance of road trip culture. Are you on...