5 outdoor adventures to make this a winter to remember

Story created for Orbitz Note: All travel is subject to frequently changing governmental restrictions—please check federal, state and local advisories before scheduling trips. As great as hot drinks by the fireplace or hibernating until spring can be, there are plenty of winter activities that make bundling up and stepping boldly into the cold worth it. … Continue reading 5 outdoor adventures to make this a winter to remember

Best hikes along America’s most iconic drives

Things have gotten away from me during this pandemic, which resulted in me forgetting to share another quick write-up I did for Travelocity. My apologies, yet if you're making plans for a road trip along one of American's most iconic drives next year, check out these tips on the best hikes to explore when you … Continue reading Best hikes along America’s most iconic drives

Visiting Colorado’s San Juan Range – and paying homage to the past

Colorado's San Juan range is arguably the most beautiful location in the Rocky Mountains. That's because it is home to 13 peaks towering over 14,000 feet, numerous volcanic summits, historic towns, rushing rivers, and accessible waterfalls everyone can enjoy during the day. Some call Ouray, the picturesque town situated in a river valley at 8,000 … Continue reading Visiting Colorado’s San Juan Range – and paying homage to the past

America’s 12 least-visited National Parks

Sometimes we simply need to get away. But at a time when social distancing and warnings about gathering in crowded tourist hotspots remain trending topics, questions about that much-needed vacation might arise. Where should I go? What can I do when I get there? Is it possible to find a less-crowded experience? To find your … Continue reading America’s 12 least-visited National Parks

‘We the people saved Route 66’: How one man’s dedication is keeping the Mother Road alive

Known as the "Guardian Angel of Route 66," 93-year-old Seligman barber and store owner Angel Delgadillo is still a vital part of his community. I recently had the pleasure of writing an article about Angel Delgadillo for Roadtrippers Magazine. Angel's story is about the strength in voice, standing up for what you believe in, and … Continue reading ‘We the people saved Route 66’: How one man’s dedication is keeping the Mother Road alive

Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California, offers good swells and a perfect vantage point from above for photographers and students of surfing. Last September, I was fortunate enough to drive from Seattle, Washington, to San Diego, California, hugging the spectacular coastline along both Highway 101 and 1, a.k.a, the mighty Pacific Coast Highway. I even … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Legacy and Tradition in Paso Robles

A few sips of Pierini Family wine and a visit with winemaker Jan Pierini shows how embracing family legacy and a minimalist approach makes her one of the best in Paso Robles. Jan Pierini's eyes sparkled to life as she walked down a well-manicured corridor of vines, talking to them in a soft, motherly tone. … Continue reading Legacy and Tradition in Paso Robles

4 Reasons Why I’ll Choose Paradise Bay Resort Again

This luxury boutique hotel is located on the tropical windward coast of Oahu. Picking the right hotel when on vacation is essential. For my wife and I, the hotel must be able to check off certain boxes when it comes to things like a good breakfast, comfortable rooms, proximity to restaurants and the option of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I’ll Choose Paradise Bay Resort Again

Three Hours in St. Augustine

December is one of the coldest months to visit Florida and the weather can change seemingly every 20 minutes. It'll be sunny and clear, then the dark clouds will drift over, rain will fall, then it'll be sunny, then one more time, the rain will fall, this time as a heavy downpour. I'll take it … Continue reading Three Hours in St. Augustine

3 Delicious Stops in Anchorage That Will Leave You Wanting More

Anchorage seems to have it all - the majestic Chugach Mountains, Sleeping Lady overlooking Cook Inlet, trendy metropolitan appeal, and easy access to some of the best Alaskan adventure you can endure. The city also hosts some of the best restaurants I've experienced as well. From Marx Bros. Cafe and Ginger to Orso and La … Continue reading 3 Delicious Stops in Anchorage That Will Leave You Wanting More