united states

January 9, 2022

Our Experience Renting a Campervan

Our Experience Renting a Campervan in Las Vegas What it’s like to Rent a Campervan for a Short-term Road Trip in Nevada and Utah Vanlife has […]
November 19, 2021

Revisiting Zion National Park and Coming to Terms with Limitations

Revisiting Zion National Park and Coming to Terms with Limitations “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and […]
August 24, 2014
Photos from Venice Beach California

Photos from the Road: Venice Beach California

Photos from the Road: Venice Beach California At least ten months of the year I’m traveling, or at least living internationally as a digital nomad. So […]
August 1, 2012

2012 US Road Trip in Numbers

2012 US Road Trip in Numbers   39 Days on the Road 6,141 Miles  (9,883 kilometers) 13 States Our Route   We left from Virginia, taking […]
July 31, 2012

Photos from the Road: Petroglyphs in New Mexico

I always try to schedule a little less than I know I have time for at a destination. That way there’ll be time to squeeze in […]
July 29, 2012

Why I went to Oak Ridge Tennessee

What’s in Oak Ridge Tennessee? The short answer to this question is that a good friend of mine has parents that live in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. […]
July 22, 2012

Fulfilling Childhood Dreams at the Very Large Array

Navigating our road trip to the Very Large Array At dusk the evening before, we made a scramble for free camping in The Box. There is little […]
July 19, 2012

A Day in Santa Fe

History and Superlatives of Santa Fe   We somehow brought the July monsoon with us from the north. It rained in Taos and continued in Santa […]
July 14, 2012

On America’s Road’s: Into Enchanting New Mexico from the North

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment     We left Great Sand Dunes after an early morning climbing to the top of these tallest dunes in North […]
July 9, 2012

Interior Design Done Right at Northern Quest

Interior Design at Northern Quest I’m not an interior design expert nor do I know very much on the subject. I’ve only briefly touched on the […]
June 28, 2012

On America’s Roads: Reaching the West via Oklahoma

Somewhere west of Tulsa the landscape really opened up. Long rolling hills stretched under grazing cows and the occasional oil pumpjack dotted the view.  We’d later […]
June 23, 2012

On America’s Roads: The Natural State

We left Lake Charles State Park before breakfast and made a quick stop at Lynn Supermarket in the small town of Lynn, Arkansas. It’s the kind […]
June 22, 2012

On America’s Roads: Pushing further West—across the Mississippi to Arkansas

We got a late start out of Nashville, chatting around the breakfast table until nearly noon. We stopped at one of Nashville’s oddities that is the […]
June 15, 2012

On America’s Roads: To Nashville

  Even though I make an effort to avoid the interstate highways, we couldn’t avoid Interstate 81 through Virginia.  It took us in exactly the direction […]
June 13, 2012

On America’s Roads: Before I Begin

I’ve been road-tripping my whole life. It’s one of the quintessential American experiences. It’s something I want to revisit at different stages of my life. The […]
December 2, 2011

Philadelphia is for Foodies

Philadelphia is making some huge strides in recent years on becoming a foodie destination. Here are some of my latest favorites from the City of Brotherly […]
November 22, 2011

Photo from the Road: Driving Ouray to Durango Colorado

The trip from Ouray to Durango, Colorado is one of the most scenic in the United States. There are two ways to see it: by the […]
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 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 […]