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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.)…