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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Driving the Burr Trail

Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Alan and I are huge fans of driving the country lanes and dirt roads of America. On a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, we had our pick of dirt roads and four-wheel-drive trails to explore. But many of those roads are really long. For an easy half-day drive that leaves time to enjoy […]

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Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Driving the Cassiar Highway on an Alaska Highway Road Trip

Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Do you like traveling off-the-beaten-path? If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia for isolation, scenery and an in-the-middle-of-nowhere vibe. The 450 miles of rugged beauty journeys through northern British Columbia from the Skeena River bridge on the Yellowhead Highway to just west of Watson […]

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New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure

Go Roadtripping in New Mexico With Our New Ebook

New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure

Boomer roadtrippers, are you looking for a fun weekend adventure in New Mexico? New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure, takes readers off-the-beaten path in a remote corner of New Mexico. This weekend road trip guide travels up the border between Arizona and New Mexico to Grants, NM. Along the way, discover off-the-beaten-path destinations like the Gila Wilderness, the […]

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Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path on Elk Meadows Road

Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

Updated 09.01.2015 “Come explore me.” Does a dirt road ever call your name? Elk Meadows Road (Lolo National Forest Road #373) has been calling ours ever since Alan and I discovered it on an early spring drive to Lolo Pass. The road starts (or ends) at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Idaho side of Highway 12. […]

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Picnic at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park

Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana

Picnic at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park

Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana, Updated: 08.07.2017 Would you like to visit a corner of Glacier National Park that’s not quite so crowded with tourists? And wouldn’t it be fun if there was a bakery where locals and tourists compared Montana adventures over bear claws, huckleberry macaroons or gooey cinnamon rolls? You can do that in […]

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Grand Canyon's North Rim

Take a Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Grand Canyon's North Rim

Updated 04.01.2015 This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. If you’re a long time reader, then it’s no secret that the North Rim is my favorite destination at Grand Canyon National Park (Alan’s too). One of the easiest—and most scenic—ways to explore this side of […]

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Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

Driving on Top of the World

Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. On a misty, September morning, our Ram truck climbs Yukon Highway 9—also called Top of the World Highway—after crossing the Yukon River on the George Black Ferry out of Dawson City. Soon Alan and I are riding […]

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YukonHo! road trip itinerary

YukonHo! on the Alaska Highway

YukonHo! road trip itinerary

Updated 06.01.2016 Is driving the Alaska Highway on your bucket list? You might find it odd that the rugged road has been on my to-do list for several years, especially considering all this talk from me about being a travel princess. After all, camping and backpacking are just not my style, although I could go for a […]

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