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

How to pack smart for your fall road trip

Fall is prime time for cruising the open road, sipping spiced lattes and hot apple cider, and strolling together underneath colorful canopies of warm autumn colors while breathing in that crisp, fresh air. If you plan on hitting the road before the snow begins to fly, check out these helpful packing tips I wrote about … Continue reading How to pack smart for your fall road trip

‘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

Two Nights in Wichita

In March 2012, my wife and I set out on a lengthy adventure that would take us from Colorado to the East Coast, over to Europe, and then back across the U.S. On that trip, one of our first stops was to visit her grandma, Iris, who lived in Wichita, Kansas. I'd met Iris once … Continue reading Two Nights in Wichita

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

“You Can Call Me Zoomer.” The Story Behind the Image

  Back in 2012 during a road trip to the East Coast, I came upon a unique art installation along the side of Highway 171 just south of Pittsburgh, Kansas. As I pulled the car over and got out to take a few pictures, a lady approached from the shadowed porch of a small white house. The … Continue reading “You Can Call Me Zoomer.” The Story Behind the Image

Sun Sand and Surf: Why You Must Chow Down at Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ

I'm usually quite content with an ice-cold Corona, the warm sun overhead, and a nice view of the ocean right in front of me. Add some tasty barbecue to that and it's just a little slice of heaven, which is exactly what I got at Crabby Chris Beachside Barbecue and Sweets. Well, after waiting three … Continue reading Sun Sand and Surf: Why You Must Chow Down at Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ

Up For A Quick Hike in Colorado?

Colorado is an outdoor junkie paradise for those who like to lace up the old shoes, throw a pack over their shoulders and head to the trails for a day of adventure. In fact, there are more than 5,600 miles of trails all over the state, some more popular than others. But if you’re looking … Continue reading Up For A Quick Hike in Colorado?