Road Trips

The Baths in Bath

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The key to a successful long-term road trip is in planning your overnight stops. The not-so-secret secret? Choose towns that you’d like to spend the most time in instead of ones that are convenient for your route. (If that sounds…

The Great England Road Trip

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Chances are, England isn’t the first country you think of when you plan a road trip. It doesn’t seem to be the first country English people think of, either. You see, the US is the home of the road trip.…

Friday Photo: Foxgloves in England

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  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Photo. In the past few weeks I’ve gone from Africa to Albuquerque, but here’s a little hint at what’s coming up on Life With Luggage. Prepare for lots of scenic countryside…

Video: Driving the Hermit Road

Maybe it was the snow, or maybe it was the must-see scenery, but the Hermit Road felt a lot longer than its seven miles. It starts around the Bright Angel trail head ends at the appropriately named Hermit’s Rest. This…

The Hoover Dam

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After a few days eating, drinking, and conventioning in Las Vegas, it’s generally time to get out of the city. Las Vegas started out as a water stop on the wagon trail and grew into a very welcome relief from…

Virginia Wildlife

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A few weeks ago, I decided to take a last-minute road trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia to visit my dad. I had a few days in between deadlines and meetings, so on a Wednesday morning I packed Seamus…

Friday Photo: Bienvenidos a Miami

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Hello from sunny Miami, where it’s 90 degrees and 1,000,000% humidity. (Seamus’s fur is puffing up.) I’m spending the long weekend visiting my family and relaxing on the beach. May your Memorial Day weekend bring you lots of sunshine and…

Summer in Review

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In the history of time, has there ever been a person who complained that summer is just too long? “We really need to shorten these warm months. There’s just too much opportunity for the beach and the pool. The weather’s…