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 […]
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 […]
Trip report — Palouse & Waterton 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 […]
On road trips we’re all used to seeing signs warning us to watch out for wildlife. I saw this sign on British Columbia Highway 3 near the town of Fernie. Is this a new species? Looks like an elk with wings. It certainly got my attention. Sadly, I never saw one of these mystery animals.
This year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be held August 3-9 in Sturgis, S.D. Locals are predicting that as many as one million motorcyclists will attend. Here’s what you need to know: Planning on attending? Most people I know who’ve been to the rally say they had a great time. But . . . if you […]
Everyone from the AAA to the National Park Service is predicting that this summer will be the busiest ever for the most popular destinations. Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy is up, employment is up, and gas prices are down. If you’re planning a summer road trip, please be aware that approximately 16 gazillion other […]
The National Park Service recently released its visitor statistics for 2014. To no one’s surprise, the top 10 most visited national parks were the same as the prior year. Total visits were 292.8 million – up 20.2 million from 2013. Of course, the 2013 total takes into account the 16-day federal government shutdown. Here are […]