Tag Archive for road trip

The Hoover Dam

Hoover-Dam-2.jpg

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

double decker bus

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…

Road Trip: Savannah

The Olde Pink House was built in 1789. It’s now a restaurant and a popular spot for ghost hunters.

Savannah is one of the prettiest cities in the US. It’s along the water, it’s impeccably clean, it has some stunning architecture, and it has that gorgeous Spanish moss. Since Savannah was the first planned city in the US, it…

Dog-Friendly Savannah

Savannah Candy Kitchen

I had been to Savannah before, so I knew it was beautiful. This time, I was curious to find out how dog-friendly of a city it is. When traveling with dogs, I think it’s important that they have a good…

The Middle Caicos Causeway

The wreckage along the causeway

We had initially been told the causeway connecting North Caicos to Middle Caicos was “not the best after the hurricane, but no problem.” As we drove along dirt roads to get there, I began to wonder exactly what that meant.…