United States

November 11, 2011

Photo from the Road: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The Connecticut River Valley seemed to be filled with off-the-beaten path interesting sites. I already wrote about the Cornish-Windsor Bridge, and visiting the Harpoon Brewery over […]
November 9, 2011

Photo from the Road: Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge spans the Connecticut River between the towns of Windsor, VT and Cornish, New Hampshire. It was the longest covered bridge in the […]
October 28, 2011

The Springs of Saratoga

Today, Saratoga Springs, New York is known as a summer getaway, famous for its horseracing culture. The track opened on August 3, 1863, and is the […]
October 25, 2011

First Fridays in Philadelphia

During the first Friday of each month, the Old City art district in Philadelphia has an open house for its galleries. Each of the galleries is […]
October 14, 2011

Architecture Highlights of Albany

The Egg and Corning Tower of the Empire State Plaza Empire State Plaza The grand vision of Nelson Rockefeller, the Empire State Plaza was constructed between […]
October 5, 2011

Road Trip in Numbers

After 56 days on the road, I’m back home again. I set off with fellow travel blogger Juno Kim of RunawayJuno.com at the end of July. […]
October 1, 2011

Off Season at the Jersey Shore

New Jersey often gets a bum rap. But let’s not forget it’s the Garden State—so named for fine produce. Every summer thousands from Pennsylvania, New York, […]
September 30, 2011

Photo from the Road: Scenic Connecticut

When you look at a map of Connecticut, so much of it is yellow, the color of urban areas. I’ve always thought of it as only […]
September 28, 2011

Photo from the Road: New England Village

I didn’t plan on visiting Stark Village in New Hampshire. In fact, I drove right past it. Then I slowed the car down and pulled a […]
September 28, 2011

Photo from the Road: Hanover Farmer’s Market

Stopping at Farmers’ Markets was one of the recurring themes of this summer’s road trip through the northeastern US. From smaller ones like that of Bristol, […]
September 21, 2011
Portsmouth New Hampshire

Photo from the Road: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

  Portsmouth, New Hampshire is one of those cities that everyone seems to love. It’s the perfect size—big enough to have the culture, entertain ment, and […]
September 6, 2011

Greetings from the North of New Hampshire

It just keeps getting better the further north you go. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are excellent for hiking and multiday treks, but on our […]
September 4, 2011

Photo from the Road: New Hampshire Mushrooms

New Hampshire’s Great North Woods is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast. But while most are casting a fishing line, paddling their canoe, listening to the […]
August 24, 2011

Driving to New York State

While road tripping through the U.S., I try to make a point of staying off the interstate highways. They are great for making good time, but […]
August 16, 2011

Photo from the Road: Philadelphia Public Art

Philadelphia is best known for its groundbreaking Mural Arts Program, which has produced some 3,000 murals city-wide and led to the city being called Mural City […]
August 7, 2011

Photo from the Road: Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

Recently I’ve been through so many colorful markets of Southeast Asia. It’s great to see some of the finest markets back home in the US. This […]
July 28, 2011

Virginia Back Roads: Finding History, Natural Areas, and Wine

I’ve done a great deal of exploring the United States in the past year, but only recently started taking a look at my own back yard here […]
August 12, 2010

Remember that Time We Camped in Death Valley in the Middle of the Summer

By Stephen Bugno I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to visit Death Valley in the middle of the summer. It’s […]
August 11, 2010

Photo from the Road: Shooting Pool in a Nevada Bar

Here Gilbert readies to take a shot on the pool table in this country dive bar just on the Nevada side of the border south of […]
August 9, 2010

Loathing Las Vegas

By Stephen Bugno   1:43 am. St. George, Utah. At Denny’s refueling. The only place in town that’s open. Two cups of coffee down. Two hours […]
August 6, 2010

Across Slickrock and through Narrow Canyons

By Stephen Bugno We camped the night before on BLM land up on the Devil’s Backbone Road, the original road from Boulder to Escalante, close to […]
August 3, 2010

The Best National Park You’ve Never Heard of

The Best National Park You’ve Never Heard of   Leaving Winter Park on our way south we would cross the Continental Divide three times before day’s […]
July 28, 2010

Photo from the Road: Monticello Tractor Pull

We had just visited Canyonlands National Park Needles District after camping the night before at the base of the Abajo Mountains in Manti-La Sal National Forest […]
July 26, 2010

Climbing Torreys Peak via Kelso Ridge

By Stephen Bugno Out of breath, hysterical, physically exhausted and shaking from extended adrenaline and fear, I round up the final scramble to the summit of […]