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The Road Less Traveled — Valley of Fire, Nevada

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  • July 28, 2015
  • Our series of posts under the heading “The Road Less Traveled” spotlights out-of-the-way and little-known destinations that most people have never heard of – places like Carhenge.  Here, we’re breaking the mold by focusing on a destination that’s just off a major interstate highway and an hour’s drive from one of the country’s most visited […]

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    The Road Less Traveled — Carhenge, Nebraska

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  • July 25, 2015
  • This is our second entry in a series focusing on cool places, roads or attractions that are off the beaten path.   Today’s destination certainly qualifies.  After all, Alliance, Nebraska, may not be the end of the world . . . but you can see it from there. Our attraction is a wildly offbeat piece of folk art […]

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    National park news: July 25, 2015

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  • 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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