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

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

Where to Next? Try Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.

I've had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful destinations over the years. I can't say that I have a favorite spot because knowing me, that list would likely change every week and because there's so much still to see and experience. What I can do is recommend travel-worthy destinations you should visit, though. And … Continue reading Where to Next? Try Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.

Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

Explore waterfalls, Himalayan cuisine, and laid-back mountain town life. Miles: 48.2 | State Park Sidetrip: Golden Gate Canyon State Park  Back in 2017, National Geographic named Boulder, Colorado, "happiest city in the U.S." thanks to "breathtaking scenery, a pleasant climate, a charming downtown, and enough outdoor activities to keep even the most active person busy." And … Continue reading Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

Barney: The Story Behind the Image

  Motorcycle fanatics ride into Sturgis like a roaring thunderstorm sweeping across the South Dakota prairie, their bikes streaking down Main Street in bright flashes of metallic blue, candy apple red, sun yellow, and every other hue of the spectrum. For seven summer days, Sturgis is transformed from a quiet little town along I-90 into … Continue reading Barney: The Story Behind the Image

History, Beer, Food & Live Music: Billy’s Tap Room and Grill Is A Must Try

The place couldn't have been open for more than 20 minutes before I walked through the front door yet most of the seats at the bar were already taken except for one near the end. I quickly bellied up to the bar and was immediately greeted by two couples and the bartender as if they had … Continue reading History, Beer, Food & Live Music: Billy’s Tap Room and Grill Is A Must Try