Wild Burros, Gun Fights and Saloons! The Old Wild West Mining Town of Oatman, Arizona

Historic Route 66 - Oatman, Arizona

Wild Burros, Gun Fights and Saloons!

Oatman, Arizona – Old Wild West Mining Town

 

Nearing the end of Route 66 during our Route 66 Cross Country Adventure we took a curvy road through the hills past Kingman Arizona and stumbled upon the old mining town of Oatman, Arizona. We had no prior knowledge of this town, so coming across it was quite a treat and it quickly became our favorite city on Route 66. Continue Reading

Scenic Byways, Not Interstates – Road Trip Travel Tip

 

Road Trip Travel Tip:

 

Scenic Byways, Not Interstates 

I’ll start by saying this: If you are trying to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible, then Interstates are your best friend. If you are on a road trip however, Interstates are the worst choice for having a memorable road trip experience.

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USA Road Trip Routes | Pikes Peak

 

USA Road Trip Routes - Pikes Peak, Colorado

 

USA Road Trip Routes | Pikes Peak

 

Pikes Peak has always been an interest of mine long before I visited for the first time in 2011. I heard many stories about it growing up and watched numerous YouTube videos of racers speeding to the top as fast as possible in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill ClimbContinue Reading

Road Trip 66 : Route 66 iPhone App | Travel Tools

Route 66 App

Travel Tools | Road Trip 66 – Route 66 iPhone App

 

If you are thinking about driving any large or small portion of Route 66 and have an iPhone, the Road Trip 66 Route 66 iPhone app is a must-have for your journey. On my Route 66 Cross-Country Road Trip I used this app to follow every mile from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Continue Reading

iPhone Road Trip Photo Apps | Travel Tools

iPhone Road Trip Photo Apps

Travel Tools | iPhone Road Trip Photo Apps

 

If I could only choose two items to take with me on a road trip, one would be my car and the other would be my camera. Photographs are the best way to capture parts of the world you’ve never seen before and may never see again. Even though I own several DSLR’s, my favorite camera is the one that’s always in my pocket: my iPhone. One of the advantages of shooting photos with a smart phone is being able to review your geo-tagged photos after the trip. Continue Reading

Rochford, South Dakota | Point of Interest

Moonshine Gulch Saloon - Rochford, South Dakota

Point of Interest | 1 – Rochford, South Dakota

 
Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota…

…lies an old gold mining town called Rochford. Although the town has only about a dozen residents they are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I’ve stopped through the town on two different trips and have been given newspaper to start fires and even offered a place to stay by multiple residents when they found out I was on my own, driving across the country. You can find folks of this kind and also some really great cheap food and drinks at the Moonshine Gulch Saloon in the middle of town. Continue Reading

Roadside America Road Trip App | Travel Tools

 

Travel Tools | Roadside America Road Trip App

 

The Roadside America Road Trip Application by the website RoadsideAmerica.com is definitely what it claims to be: “Your Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions”.   The great thing about this road trip app is that it gives you a reason to just jump in the car and go find something interesting around you. When using the app, you can see everything from historical places like museums or monuments  to the world’s largest, smallest, oldest attraction and everything in between. Continue Reading

USA Road Trip Routes | Tail Of The Dragon

 

USA Road Trip Routes | Tail Of The Dragon

 

If there was one road I could choose to be a part of every roadtrip that road would be US-129 aka “Tail of the Dragon” in Deal’s Gap, NC. Not only does this area have some of the best views of the Smokey Mountains but also it contains my favorite road to drive in America. Continue Reading

The Journey, Not The Destination | Road Trip Travel Tip

 

Road Trip Travel Tip:

 

The Journey, Not The Destination 

 

To kick off the blog on the new website I figured there was no better place to start than the single most important mindset you absolutely need to have when taking a road trip:

A road trip is about the Journey, not just the destination.

 

Red Dirt Road - Moab, Utah

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