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Maine Back Roads on a Motorcycle: The Actual Trip (Part 2)

Prelude This Maine back roads trip has a story, a really big one spanning about 12 years at this point. For the preliminary details, check out Back Roads of Maine Motorcycle Trip: Prelude. If you have not read it, you may want to check it out first, as it provides a good deal of the… Continue reading Maine Back Roads on a Motorcycle: The Actual Trip (Part 2)

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Great American Road Trips, Part 2: My Favorite Back Roads in America

Last year, I collaborated with roughly 40 travel bloggers to put together the first installment of the Great American Road Trip series.  That behemoth of a post looked at the best back roads on a state-by-state basis.  While it’s a very comprehensive look at some of the best road trips in the country, it was… Continue reading Great American Road Trips, Part 2: My Favorite Back Roads in America

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Visiting Pittsburgh – My Favorite Things to do

A list of my favorite things to see and do when visiting Pittsburgh!

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Touring the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the Laurel Highlands

We explore the three Frank Lloyd Wright designed residences in Western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region…

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How to Take the Scenic Route from Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial

The Flight 93 Memorial near Somerset PA is a very powerful monument to a very painful moment in American history.  In the blink of an eye, a nondescript field and treeline amidst the bucolic rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania was transformed forever.  By visiting the site which honors the victims of the acts of terrorism… Continue reading How to Take the Scenic Route from Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial

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Great American Road Trips: the Best Back Road by State

Are you searching for excellent road trip options to have a true American experience? Look no further – your back road travel plans start here! We highlight some of the best back roads by state, including maps, highlights, and things to see and do along the way.

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Time Well Spent–The Back Road From Lehigh University

What to do on a beautiful Saturday during the long Labor Day weekend?  We quickly settled the “dilemma”, choosing a drive to the Lehigh Valley, and a walk on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA, Mike’s alma mater.  With the luxury of time, we headed out for the day, planning to drive Interstate-78… Continue reading Time Well Spent–The Back Road From Lehigh University

New England · Northeast · Ride Back Roads · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Motorcycle Road Trip: the Back Roads of Maine on a Bike (Part 1)

A story about a man and his motorcycle, setting up a romantic getaway with his wife on the back roads of Maine

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The Road Trip from Heck: our first unpleasant back road experience

Our first … gasp … unpleasant experience while taking a trip on back roads!