Road Trip Survival Guide – Coping with Mosquitoes

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. The Ubiquitous Irritant Whether you’re road tripping, hiking, backpacking, train hopping, hitchhiking, or camping – if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors – especially in the summer – you ‘re going to have to put up with insets. While Read More …

War Stories – Oatman, Arizona

Nothing prevents people from following their dreams moreso than fear. And in the interests of helping to motivate people like yourself to take the plunge, get out, and travel, I feel there is no more important message for me to convey than this: travel is not inherently dangerous. It is very unlikely that a crazed hitchhiker will butcher you like Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part II – TransWorld 2018

I planned the Forgotten States Road Trip around TransWorld, since being in St. Louis already saved me about a thousand miles had I done these two trips separately. Although the convention itself was pretty damn good this year, I did not particularly enjoy my visit – for a number of different reasons. But through adversity, I can say that I Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part I – Lower 48 States

It is official. I have now been to every contiguous state in the United States (the lower 48 states). I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this post. I have a lot to get to, and I want to dive in straightaway. It is ironic that this post will be so long since the trip was uneventful and unremarkable. Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Ultimate Road Trip Checklist

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Did You Leave the Stove On? Nothing feels worse than walking out the door for a long journey, believing that you’re forgetting something. Except, perhaps, being several hours on the road and realizing that you did forget something. With practice, Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Packing Your Bags

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. What You Leave Behind You’ve decided to take a trip and now it’s time to pack your bags. What do you need to bring with you? What can you do without? In this entry, we’ll discuss some things you might want Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Solo or Group Travel?

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. The “Solo or Group Travel?” Debate – My Bias I’ll be forthright and honest – I prefer solo travel. It’s not that I don’t like travelling with friends. I would actually prefer to do that if I could. I suppose Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Health & Safety

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Risk Management As I began to jot down notes for this particular entry, I realized that most of my advice would contradict other advice I’ve given in the past. The adventurous aspects of travel are often at odds with keeping Read More …