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

‘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

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

A Travel Junkie’s Perfect Day in Fairbanks, Alaska

At 65 degrees north latitude, Fairbanks serves as a central gateway to the Interior – Denali National Park two-hours to the south, the Arctic Circle five-hours to the north, Nome, Barrow, and the mighty Yukon River. Fairbanks itself is home to a small, yet charming downtown with hints of the area’s history in dog mushing, … Continue reading A Travel Junkie’s Perfect Day in Fairbanks, Alaska

People In Your Travel Pics

On a recent and quick road trip through Utah I had the opportunity to revisit Arches National Park - a favorite destination of mine of which I've experienced multiple times over the years. I didn't have my usual camera gear being that it was my honeymoon, yet I still felt the need to take some … Continue reading People In Your Travel Pics

Remembering Elmer Long

It was hot that day in April when I met Elmer Long. His long, white beard hung to chest level and a well-worn hat rode high on his weathered brow. After the small group of fellow visitors had left, he and I stood under the glaring sun making small talk until finally retreating to two … Continue reading Remembering Elmer Long