Category Archives: Travelogues

Travelogue: In & Around Bethel, Maine

July 15-21, 2017 One of the determining factors for this summer’s route was Nick’s Dad’s 80th birthday celebration. The whole family descended upon Bethel, Maine from three continents for seven nights. Finding lodging to satisfy the needs of 14 is … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Chicago to Maine

July 12-15, 2017 On day one, we rose early and escaped Chicago before rush hour. Lake Shore Drive was traffic free, so with coffee in hand, we entered Indiana within 40 minutes. The tollways across northern Indiana and Ohio are … Continue reading

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Statistics: Northeast Road Trip 2017

Our summer 2017 trip was the longest we’ve ever taken, leading to some serious information overload. Here it is broken down into some statistics and fun facts. Click the images for larger view.

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Northeast 2017: Quick Recap

We’ve been back from our Northeastern road trip just over a week now. The final mileage total was 4,839, driven over the course of 25 days. This makes it our longest trip yet, jumping ahead of our summer 2015 western … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Death Valley

In the rugged Mojave desert 120 miles west of Las Vegas lies the famed Death Valley. At 5,270 square miles, it is the largest national park outside of Alaska and ranks fifth overall. Long on our radar, we decided to … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Flagstaff and Grand Canyon

Approaching the midpoint of the trip, we planned two nights in Flagstaff, Arizona. During the three hour drive from Canyon de Chelly, we stopped for lunch in Holbrook and inadvertently stumbled upon a monument to the song “Take it Easy” … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Petrified Forest and Canyon de Chelly

Heading north out of Tucson on Arizona Highway 77, we quickly left the population behind. The destination was Holbrook, 4.5 hours to the northeast. In between is a scenic landscape that might not be the typical “red rock and desert” … Continue reading

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