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Top 10 Keys to a Successful Long-Range Road Trip

I did not imagine that road trips, as a topic, would generate such fervently held opinions. Yet this was my discovery when I began to blog on the subject many months before our cross-country sojourn began. According to some, we … Continue reading

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Things Are Getting Different Back Here: Days 11 and 12

Having California plates is a conversation starter in Ohio. It’s a small thing, really, not one of life’s big cultural divides. But among people who camp—a friendly lot who make much use of “where you from?” as a conversational lubricant—the … Continue reading

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High Desert to Rocky Mountain High, Wells to Tetons

To say the desert has its own kind of beauty is faint praise; it almost apologizes unnecessarily that the views of US 93 are not what you get on CA 1. Such an endorser might as well add that, gee, … Continue reading

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Day Two: Basin and Range, Smoke and Thunder

This is the first day of the trip proper, but we call it day two (“Day One” drive on July 31 was a prelude trip 33 days ago, from Big Sur to Roseville, to give us bragging rights to a true coast-to-coast … Continue reading

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Plan to Be Spontaneous! (T-minus 16 months)

Post 7: Last Summer as we began planning the September 2013 road trip we had a philosophical problem: Where is the point at which the fun of planning a trip actually closes down the fun? Or can you plan to … Continue reading

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Cross This! (T-Minus 18 Months)

Sixth post in this prelude to the big trip; we’re up to Spring of 2012, and the planning begins. ____________________________________ Say you’ve always wanted to cross this. I mean drive across it. A road trip across this great country. Deliberately, … Continue reading

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