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

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

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

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

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