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Ft. Scott, Kansas — the wild west of 1842

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  • September 15, 2018
  •   This week’s road trip takes us to Fort Scott National Historic Site in southeastern Kansas. Nowadays, this location is just about as central as you can get, but when Ft. Scott was established in 1842, it was on the nation’s western frontier.  Before we delve into the fort’s histiry, please take a couple of […]

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    Battle of Shiloh — both sides lost

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  • September 8, 2018
  • Welcome to Shiloh National Military Park, located in what’s now a peaceful rural pocket in south-central Tennessee.  In April of 1862, it wasn’t so peaceful.  This was the site of the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil.  Today, you can tour the battlefield, view exhibits, visit the Shiloh National Cemetery and try to visualize […]

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    Organ Pipe Cactus NM — America’s best desert

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  • September 1, 2018
  • Welcome to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It’s the dog days of late summer – not normally a season your road trip visions focus on the Arizona desert.  But I hope you’ll humor me and read on.  Here’s why:  This week’s post will take you to the handsomest patch of desert you’ll ever see.  In […]

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    Rancho Los Cerritos — Long Beach has history!

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  • August 12, 2018
  • Welcome to Rancho Los Cerritos. This week’s excursion hardly qualifies as a road trip for most of you reading this.    After all, it’s just a few exits down your favorite freeway in Long Beach, and its appeal is mainly local.  But the rancho is a nice place to spend an hour or two, and perhaps […]

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    Beating the crowds at Glacier National Park

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  • August 4, 2018
  • You can run out of adjectives really fast when describing Montana’s Glacier National Park and the legendary Going-to-the-Sun road that crosses it.  My first impression was that these are what mountains should  look like — towering, jagged, foreboding.   So spectacular is this park that it draws over 3.3 million annual visitors despite its out-of-the-way location up […]

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    Celebrating the reopening of the Big Sur highway

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  • July 28, 2018
  • “Big Sur isn’t a place.  It’s a state of mind.” However you choose to define Big Sur, the important thing is that you can get there from here.  That’s because California’s iconic Highway One just reopened after having closed in May 2017 following a devastating flood. In honor of the occasion, we offer you this […]

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    Solvang — culinary decadence

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  • July 21, 2018
  • Welcome to Solvang! Forget the windmills and half-timbered buildings Forget the perfect weather Also, forget the festivals and sidewalk dancing You can also forget the high-end shops and boutiques.    Forget the dozens of wineries.    Forget the museums, too. And you can forget the graceful Spanish mission and giant casino. Powdered sugar These attractions […]

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