road trip

Pikes Peak – In which we climb the highest peaks in my beloved Chevy Suburban!

by Sandra Foyt

At 14,100 feet, a Pikes Peak ascent is a formidable accomplishment – even if you’re driving to the top of this Colorado mountain. Here is an account of our visit to Pikes Peak, Colorado from our first road trip across America in 2009, originally published […]

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Visit Emporia! and Honor All Veterans at the Place it All Began

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This year, why not celebrate Veterans Day by visiting the city where it all began. Surprisingly, that city is not in Europe and it’s not Washington, DC. The city where Veterans Day all began is Emporia, Kansas. Before Veterans Day was Veterans Day it was […]

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A Day Back in Time at King Richard’s Faire

by Cie McCullough Buschle

A renaissance faire is a great way to learn about medieval history, and it’s a fun thing to do with kids too. In 1983, when I was in college , I worked at King Richard’s Faire in the town of Carver in Southeastern Massachusetts. Back […]

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Going Bad In South Dakota: Tourist Traps and the Badlands

by Sandra Foyt

As we headed out to Yellowstone, I heard a slight grinding sound coming from the nether regions of my 2003 Chevy Suburban. It wasn’t particularly disturbing, but I casually asked Traveling Companion to keep an eye out for an auto repair shop as it couldn’t […]

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What’s Wright with Iowa? Magic Mountains, Czech Village, Cedar Rock, and Loose Meats

by Sandra Foyt

This Foodie Adventures Road Trip has been plagued with instances of extreme bad luck, and moments of sheer fortune. Finding not one, but three street side parking spots in downtown Chicago right in front of the pizza parlor we planned on visiting was a stroke […]

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Planning a USA Road Trip In Search of Foodie Adventures

by Sandra Foyt

We’re heading out on another US road trip. In 2009, we were a mom, two kids, and a jam-packed Chevy Suburban looping the country looking for storybook settings in a Read Across America Road Trip. This time, a couple of friends are joining us in […]

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Cross Country In A Camper

by Guest Post

Guest Post by Tamica Blowers Kenyon We started our trip in the afternoon and made it as far as Pennsylvania; the children were happy and it was a peaceful first day.  We averaged about 350 miles per day stopping in the early evening to sleep […]

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