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Useful tools for road trip planning

  • Tom Dell
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  • January 24, 2016
  • Planning your next road trip?  There are literally hundreds of websites and smart phone apps that are potentially useful for road trippers.  In this post, I’ve listed the ones I’ve found most helpful.  Please let me know if I’ve missed something www.google.com This is the king of websites and easily the most used and most […]

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    Rotating photos to change

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  • January 20, 2016
  • You’ve no doubt noticed the six rotating photos on our home page.  We’ve had the same photos since launching this blog last spring, but we’ve never labeled them.  They’re about to change, so now’s a good time to identify where they were taken. Monument Valley on the Utah-Arizona border; this is the photo you see […]

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    A visit to Santa Fe

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  • January 17, 2016
  • Everyone needs to visit Santa Fe at least once.  Actually, make that twice:  There are too many great shops, wonderful art galleries and fantastic restaurants to experience in a single visit. Santa Fe is worthy of being a road trip destination, no matter where you live.  No other city looks like it No other U.S. […]

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    News update: Trans Canada Hwy. and Yosemite

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  • January 15, 2016
  • Trans Canada Highway reopens A collapsed bridge on a critical section of the Trans Canada Highway has partially reopened, according to news reports published on the Yahoo Canroads forum.  The Nipigon River Bridge, located in western Ontario near Thunder Bay, collapsed earlier this month and severed the only road connection between the western and eastern […]

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    Two SoCal railroad museums

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  • January 10, 2016
  • This week, Road Trips with Tom visits two Southern California railroad museums – one near Riverside and another along the Mexican border east of San Diego. Both have great collections of historic rail equipment, and both offer train rides on weekends. All aboard! If you live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Diego counties, […]

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    Fort Ross — California’s Russian outpost

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  • January 3, 2016
  • A Russian colony in California?  Da! This week, our cyber road trip takes us about two hours north of San Francisco to Fort Ross State Historic Park.  Here, Tsarist Russia established a settlement that operated from 1812 to 1841.  Several of the buildings have been restored or rebuilt, and you can enter them, stroll the […]

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    A visit to Mystic Seaport

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  • December 27, 2015
  • Mystic Seaport in Connecticut is the world’s largest maritime museum.  It rivals Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg as America’s finest historical restoration.  It’s an outstanding road trip destination – one worthy of a special trip from anywhere in North America.  If Mystic Seaport isn’t on your road trip bucket list, it should be. I’ve been there twice […]

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