Road Trip Survival Guide – Urban Exploration

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Legal & Human Dangers of Urban Exploration It is virtually impossible to do urban exploration without trespassing. Except (perhaps) in the far reaches of the polar regions or some flyspeck of an island in the Pacific Ocean, there aren’t too Read More …

Urbex – Dakota Ghost Towns and Abandoned Buildings

I spent last week driving around North and South Dakota, checking out abandoned buildings in ghost towns. This was a quintessential “gothic nomad” trip insofar as that moniker is concerned. The only way a trip could be more representative of that name is if I was touring medieval castles in eastern Europe. (And that trip will happen soon enough…) This 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 …

Podcast Potpourri Post

As is my habit, I allowed several episodes of the Zero to Travel podcast to stack up in my queue before I departed on my road trip. There were a lot of interesting points raised, which triggered a lot of ancillary thoughts. Since these ideas come from multiple episodes, there’s not enough of an over-arching theme to tie them into 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 …

Summaries of Days 24-26 – Blame It on the Rain

After near drought conditions for the first three weeks of my trip, I’ve been blessed with three consecutive days of rain and cooler weather. Route Updates Thursday / Day 24: Flagstaff, Williams, Grand Canyon National Park, Marble Canyon, Zion National Park, Dixie National Forest Friday / Day 25: Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Read More …