Alaska This Year

Why now is the time for adventure Alaska was once a fantasy, a distant idea for a crazy adventure that had little chance of coming to fruition. Not anymore. In the last ten years the number of people visiting this lush, vast state has increased from a few hundred thousand to approximately 2 million per…

Unearthed Maine: A Coastal Road Trip

State number 47 on my list, how did I let this happen? Actually I know the answer to that; it’s a difficult one to build into a longer road trip, being up in the north east corner of the country means making a special trip to see it. I’d tried over the years and something…

How the U.P. Won the Civil War

How the U.P. Won the Civil War In high school I picked Geography. I considered all of my options rather carefully, thinking about future careers, further educational routes and academic prestige, then I threw them out and decided that it would be easier to color in maps. At age fourteen I really didn’t give two…

State By State: California Road Trip Guide

I looked at Mark with a puzzled expression. “Sure, why the hell not!” I responded emphatically, though in reality I had no idea what I was saying. “Right, well I’d better sort out a man date for you and Aidan then.” I’d just agreed to come along on a road trip with a friend, Mark,…

Five Road Trip Money Savers

Now most of these are going to sound obvious but just making a small adjustment can save you huge amounts on your road trip. I tried all of the following tricks this summer on our four week road trip around the West Coast of America and I was shocked how much of a difference they made…

An Alaskan Romance

We walked along the beach in front of the Chicago skyline, I was nervous, not quite shaking but close. I’d been looking for a place to do it for about half an hour and we were getting tired. If I didn’t do it soon the moment would pass and I’d have to wait. I sprung…