New York & New Jersey · Pennsylvania

Fall Foliage Trip–Destination: Mohonk Mountain House

The first installment about our trip North to Mohonk Mountain House.

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Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania · The Carolinas · The Virginias

The Drive to Myrtle: Heading Home

Daily life is, in general, pretty mundane. Ask the average adult what they were doing in June of 1998, and you’ll likely be met with blank stares, occasional chin-scratching, and something that sounds a lot like “Uuuhhhhhh….” Even vacation, though certainly more interesting and often more exciting than everyday life, still often falls short of… Continue reading The Drive to Myrtle: Heading Home

Pennsylvania · The Carolinas · The Virginias

The Drive to Myrtle: Heading South

I love virtually everything about the beach. I love the constant crash of the waves. I love the soft grittiness of the sand between my toes. I love the salty warmth of the air, almost thick and heavy and full of saline moisture. I love the prickly heat of the sun, and the explosively colorful… Continue reading The Drive to Myrtle: Heading South

Life, Liberty, and non-travel stories · Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

My Time in the Fast Lane, as Lived by a Moderately Slow Man

  A story written by guest author Brian Kohl: You ever plan the way something is going to go, and it blows up in your face? Like most people, I have faced a few life-changing decisions in the past few years. I exited the military after almost 8 years of service, worked in a shithole… Continue reading My Time in the Fast Lane, as Lived by a Moderately Slow Man

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

528 to Foxburg

Words cannot describe last night’s ride.  I’m going to try, but I’m sure I’m going to fail miserably.  The ride cam wasn’t set up, but even if it had been, I’ve not been thrilled with it lately so I don’t know how good of pictures I would’ve gotten.  One final caveat – I’ve been proclaiming this… Continue reading 528 to Foxburg

Pennsylvania · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Post-Turkey Travel – US Route 30

The trip home after Thanksgiving was a bit of an experiment.  It was the first time we had an opportunity to test whether taking back roads is truly a viable option for four-wheeled travelers, or if it’s strictly something that will appeal to bikers.  Heading east on Wednesday, taking back roads wasn’t really an option:  even though… Continue reading Post-Turkey Travel – US Route 30

New England · New York & New Jersey

NYC, Cape Cod, and Connecticut

OK, so I deviated from my own standards on several fronts with the map above.  First and foremost, it’s not an exact replica of our trip into downtown Manhattan – GoogleMaps is not capable of creating a map using multiple types of transportation (driving, walking, and public transportation – all of which we used).  This… Continue reading NYC, Cape Cod, and Connecticut