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National park news: July 25, 2015

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  • July 25, 2015
  • As was announced in this blog a few months ago, some of the nation’s most popular national parks have increased their visitor fees.  The entrance fee rose from $25 to $30 at these parks: Bryce Canyon Glacier Grand Canyon Grand Teton Yellowstone Yosemite Zion Other parks have implemented similar increases.  These affect motorcyclists, bus passengers […]

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    Road trip report: Flyover states

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  • July 21, 2015
  • In early July I took a weeklong road trip to the Upper Midwest.  Why would I go there?  After all, these are what many people consider flyover states.  Well, I like that part of the country.  There’s something essentially American about it.  This time of year, the fields are intensely green.  I like to find […]

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    The great KC barbecue challenge

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  • July 20, 2015
  • We interrupt this road trip blog to focus on another topic that generates excitement and anticipation – food!  And what could be more American than good ol’ barbecue? If you’re a barbecue lover, you know that ‘cue is has dozens of styles reflecting various parts of the country.  People in Memphis, Chicago, North Carolina and […]

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    The 25 most scenic highways #3

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  • July 6, 2015
  • This post continues our list of North America’s most scenic highways.  In this issue you’ll find Scenic Highways 11 through 15.  Please use the comments button to share your thoughts on the highways we’ve included and perhaps those we’ve omitted. We’ll start out with what may be the ultimate North American road trip, then head […]

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    The Road Less Traveled — Blue Hill Peninsula, Maine

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  • July 3, 2015
  • One of the great rewards of road tripping comes when you discover a cool place, road or attraction that most people don’t know about. That’s the focus of this topic. The most common reason these destinations are overlooked is their locations. They’re a long way from anyplace else and not on the way to bigger […]

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    The 25 most scenic highways #1

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  • July 1, 2015
  • What are the most scenic highways in North America?  It depends on whom you ask.  After all, scenery is a subjective thing.  For example, people who love the desert think it’s beautiful.  Those who don’t think those who do are crazy. The list I’m going to share with you in this and the next few […]

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    Trip Report — Palouse & Waterton

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  • June 29, 2015
  • How’s this for a reason for a road trip? I saw a photo of Washington’s Palouse region taken in the spring, and I thought “Wow! I have to go there!” So I did. I flew round trip to Spokane from LAX on Delta – the only direct flight between the cities. As is common these […]

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