2021 Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Part II – North Cascades to the Oregon Border

This is Part II. Part I is available here. A Change of Plans We had reservations for a campsite near Port Angeles, Washington, on the north part of the Olympic Peninsula, but the weather reports for the next night told of impending rain. I wasn’t too keen on the idea …

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 …