The Tennessee Trip

It has been a pretty wild weekend. Bones and Morgan invited me over to their place Friday night to hang out and get “not sober”. At some point, Bones and Morgan talked about wanting to go on a road trip, to somewhere warmer, and then settled on visiting Bones’ dad in Tennessee. At first, it just seemed to be wishful Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Coping with the Weather

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Climate vs Weather – Planning and Preparing When gearing up for a trip, you plan for climate, but prepare for weather. Climate represents average weather over a period of time. For example… If I travel to the Olympic Peninsula, I Read More …

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 …

Georgia On My Mind

My time is running out. TransWorld is just about a month away. After that, I’ll spend about a week or so finishing up the Forgotten States Road Trip. After that – if my landlord honors our agreement – I could be asked to vacate my apartment at any time. So the pressure to figure out where I’m going to go 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 …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Furry Travel Companions

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Crust Pups You can’t find a better travel companion than a dog. I know not every dog is built for road trips. Every breed and every dog is a little different. But I could not have done better than with Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Planning a Trip

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. To Plan or Not to Plan? There’s nothing I love more than grabbing my go-bag, hopping in my truck, and hitting the road for the weekend on a whim. I don’t even need a particular destination in mind. I just Read More …