Tag Archive for 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…

Elk, Deer, and Hermits

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Only hours into our first full day of exploring the Grand Canyon, I discovered the real benefit to visiting in the height of winter. It’s not the lack of crowds or the solitude (although that’s nice). It’s definitely not the…

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

seamus on the chesapeake

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: Driving in Ireland

Irish country road

When people tell me they want to drive around Ireland on their vacation, I show them this picture – or any number of pictures I have that look exactly like this. This is a typical small-town, two-way Irish road. Oh sure,…

Road Trip: Mobile, Alabama

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Being a travel writer, I looked at Mobile, Alabama a little differently than the average visitor. It’s my job to view somewhere from all angles – not just its present, but its past and its potential future. Maybe it’s my…

Road Trip: Biloxi, Mississippi

biloxi beach

When I arrived in Biloxi, Mississippi, the mid-afternoon sun started to give way to some ominous-looking clouds. The original plan was to explore the beach that afternoon and then visit nearby Gulfport the next morning. (That’s not exactly how it…

Road Trip: Pensacola, FL

A Florida orange tree! (We definitely don't have these around New York City.)

People like to complain that Florida lacks culture, but that just isn’t true. Pensacola has a very multicultural history, which dates back to the 16th century on record. (The area was inhabited by the Pensacola tribe prior to its written history.)…

Road Trip: Fun in Florida

Flamingos in Florida

We reached Florida on Day Three of our road trip. We had driven over 1,130 miles through eight states (plus Washington, DC). Needless to say, the three of us were excited to get out of the car when we arrived…