Travel was somewhat limited in 2020, but we still managed to eat and drink some amazing things and stay in some great lodging. This year’s list leans more heavily on pizza and beer than usual due to pandemic-related convenience (not … Continue reading
Today we’re departing on what will be a record-breaking journey for us, the longest road trip yet by both mileage and time away from home. Over the next 24 days we’ll travel more than 4,500 miles through nine U.S. states … Continue reading
Continued from Part 1 & Part 2 Mesa Verde and Capitol Reef National Parks are less than five hours apart if you go the fastest way, but there’s plenty to see in between, so we made it a two-day transit. … Continue reading
The day has finally arrived! We’re flying off to Seattle this afternoon to begin our seven-state, two-and-a-half-week journey back to Chicago by car. We first imagined this trip about a year and a half ago and first posted a proposed … Continue reading
We’re currently in Fort Worth, Texas enjoying an unseasonably cool spring. Oh well, variable weather is always something to consider on a spring road trip, like when we encountered a blizzard at the Grand Canyon last spring. We’ve packed giant … Continue reading
We are currently on Interstate 76 about 60 miles from Denver. Yesterday we put in 634 miles from Dubuque, Iowa to North Platte, Nebraska*, with a lunch stop in my college town of Ames, Iowa. We woke up to snow … Continue reading
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Tagged Arezzo, Colosseum underground tour, Cortona, Florence, Glass Hostaria, Italy pictures, Italy road trips, Italy vacation, Montepulciano, Rome, San Gimignano, Toscana, Trastevere, Tuscany, Venice
Our Tuscan portion of the trip was centered near the village of Monterchi, about a half-hour drive from the nearest major city, Arezzo. The house is called Torre Del Cielo, after the Medici watchtower that guarded the border of Tuscany … Continue reading
As you can see, we celebrated this Independence Day from 31,000 feet. We arrived in Rome at 9:00am Italy time on Thursday. This trip has been planned so long, it’s hard to believe we’re here. The motivation for the trip … Continue reading
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Tagged Arizona, Bryce Canyon, cottonwood canyon road, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles, national parks, Road trip, route 66, travel, utah, Virgin America, Zion National Park