2021 Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Part I – North to Olympic National Park

With COVID-19 keeping travel to a minimum since early 2020, it wasn’t until the beginning of 2021 that we started seriously considering that we might actually be able to go somewhere this year. Cruises were obviously out, and I wasn’t about to get on an airplane either. So, a road …

National Parks We Love – Our Top Five* List

(With guest contributor, KJ Swan of swantrek.com.) National Parks are the greatest destinations in the United States of America. From the 8.3 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska to the tiny 91 acre Gateway Arch in Missouri, National Parks preserve and protect over 130,000 square miles of American soil. There …

8088 Miles by Train – Part VI: Denver, Colorado, to Santa Clara, California (1399 Miles)

California Zephyr: Denver to Sacramento | Capitol Corridor: Sacramento to Emmeryville | Thruway Bus: Emmeryville to Santa Clara This is the last part of my 6-part series covering an 11-day Amtrak trip around the western United States in May of 2006. Be sure to read about the planning and start …

8088 Miles by Train – Part V: Sacramento, California, to Denver, Colorado (1315 Miles)

California Zephyr: Sacramento to Denver This is Part 5 of my 6-part series covering an 11-day Amtrak trip around the western United States in May of 2006. Be sure to read about the planning and start of my journey from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles in Part 1 the …