Category Archives: On The Road

On-the-road reports from across the USA – many of these pieces first appeared at


Iowa road trip along the Iowa River Valley Scenic Byway

The first section of this trip – a 40 mile drive along U.S. Highway 65 / Iowa Highway 330 – may not be the most inspiring you’ll ever drive but once this is under your […]

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Road trip from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Galena, Illinois

This is a nice, easy drive that offers something for the whole family. The views may not be spectacular but if you approach it in the right frame of mind, the huge open skies of […]

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Idaho road trip via the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

This extraordinarily varied drive starts at one natural wonder, finishes at another and passes through areas of natural springs, huge sand dunes and expansive views of beautiful Idaho in between. Starting in Twin Falls, you’ll […]

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Idaho road trip via the Sawtooth Scenic Byway

This spectacular route begins in Shoshone then heads north past some of Idaho’s most spectacular scenery including lakes, forests and the appropriately named Sawtooth Mountains. Stop along the way to explore ancient ice caves, people-watch […]

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Delaware road trip: A Journey of Coasts and Capitals

Take a trip back in time with this thoroughly pleasant drive through Delaware’s quiet coastal regions. You’ll take in museums, historic buildings, the state’s capital and guides in period customs who’ll explain it all to […]

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Colorado road trip via the Unaweep-Tabeguache Byway

The resort town of Telluride might be the ultimate destination but this is a route that’s as much about the journey as it follows the spectacular Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. The first section winds […]

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Colorado road trip via Rocky Mountain NP

This wonderfully scenic road trip starts out at a once-dry city now famous for its beers (so best to spend the night there). From here it makes its way high up into the Rocky Mountains, […]

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Across the Cowboy State to Yellowstone

The Shoshone River runs through Buffalo Bill State Park, a spectacularly rugged canyon carved from volcanic rock by the Shoshone River. Theodore Roosevelt called it “the most scenic 50 miles in the U.S.”[/caption]Back road purists […]

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Back in Time: the Delmarva Peninsula

“Hey! Welcome to the New Castle court house, and to the 18th century. Today we’re trying a case of failure to control a horse in a public place. You, sir, how old are you? Seven? […]

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Appalachians to New Jersey

What do apples, black bears and rhododendrons have in common? They are, respectively, West Virginia’s state fruit, state animal and state flower. There are state dogs, state insects, state dances and even state soils. Strangely, […]

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