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Death Valley — second post

  • Tom Dell
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  • December 4, 2017
  • Welcome to the second of two posts focusing on Death Valley National Park.  In last week’s post, we began by considering why this “desert’s desert” is worth visiting and belongs on every road-tripper’s bucket list.  We then offered details on how to get there, when to come and where to stay.  If you haven’t yet […]

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    Death Valley #1 — the “desert’s desert”

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  • November 27, 2017
  • This is the first of two posts focusing on Death Valley National Park in the California desert. Death Valley is a land of superlatives and contrasts.  It’s the hottest, driest place in North America, as well as the largest national park in the lower 48.  It contains the lowest place in North America, but it […]

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    Park Service gem at Fort Stanwix, NY

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  • November 20, 2017
  • This week Road Trips with Tom visits Fort Stanwix National Monument in upstate New York. Fort Stanwix is a reconstruction of an American military post that played a key role in disrupting British Revolutionary War strategy and helped lead to the eventual victory by the good guys.  At about 1,300 words, this post is a […]

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    Cool small town — Jerome, Arizona

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  • November 13, 2017
  • Our destination this week is the picturesque old mining town of Jerome, Arizona.  All photos by Tom Dell except where indicated. In Jerome, history and geography converge to present an appealing picture – a funky historic district in the most scenic setting imaginable.  It’s a combination that captivates large numbers of visitors every year.  I […]

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    Get soaked at Hot Springs National Park

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  • November 6, 2017
  • This week we’re headed to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.  This is the nation’s smallest national park, but it offers lots to do and plenty to see. For over two centuries, travelers have come to this spot at the edge of the Ouachita Mountains to bathe in the thermal waters that spill forth on […]

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    LAX planespotting is a real rush!

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  • October 30, 2017
  • This week we’re not only shifting gears – we’re shifting our focus from driving to air travel, as we go planespotting at Los Angeles International Airport. Planespotting is popular, although nobody keeps track of how popular.  My own observation is that both adults and kids enjoy it   If you’re interested in transportation, you’ll like this, too. […]

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    Lots of Texas history in Goliad

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  • October 23, 2017
  • Our destination this week is the tiny South Texas town of Goliad.  You may have never heard of the place if you’re not from Texas.  To Texans, however, Goliad ranks up there with the Alamo, San Jacinto Battlefield and ZZ Top as a Lone Star State icon. It’s located on the coastal plain about 60 […]

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