February 12, 2012
I RARELY GET INTO music videos, but this one caught my attention and held it all the way until the end. On the road, freedom is a double-edged sword. What do you sacrifice to “get out there?” For most of us, it’s money that we exchange for time exploring the world. Of course, to get […]
January 23, 2012
THERE’S SOMETHING FREEING about following a road into the mountains to see where it leads, and letting it turn from highway to back road to gravel track. Nothing but time and the road conditions determine your fate. I took this road back to the East Rosebud Area of the Beartooth Mountains. Under normal conditions, this […]
January 5, 2012
SUNSET ON THE ROAD leading to Pictograph Caves State Park outside of Billings, Montana. Even on cloudy days in Billings, the sun sneaks out for a few minutes before it sets. This is a visible effect of the “big sky” the Big Sky State is named after. Photo by Eric Warren
January 2, 2012
TIRED OF MAKING New Year's resolutions? Here are some travel resolutions that will be easy to keep.
August 4, 2011
One of the best ways to explore Maine’s maritime history is aboard one of the schooners that used to ply these waters before steam and diesel ships took over.
July 19, 2011
Portland is an intense blend of both old and new Maine. Victorian buildings with mansard roofs and turrets line cobblestone streets, while tight-pants hipsters weave through traffic on bicycles and loudly-colored amphibious trucks haul tourists from land to water and back to land again. Portland is a city shaped by both land and sea. […]
July 11, 2011
It only takes a few miles of driving along the coast of Maine to realize why people flock here every summer. The ocean splashes against the rocky coastline, lobster shacks alternating from tacky to homey line the beaches and the locals are friendly. Even the tollbooth operators smile at you when you pass.
July 4, 2011
Almost anyone who reads Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods dreams of hitting the road following the route Shadow takes through the Midwest. Last week marked the ten-year anniversary of the book’s first publication. Here are six essential locations to seek out so you can live Shadow’s journey. I have obscured the location of several […]
June 20, 2011
There’s a reason the winding mountain road is an iconic image in our culture. Here are five roads that will induce a white-knuckle grip on the safety handle.
April 18, 2011
Mount Washington looms over coastal New England. At 6,288 feet, it is visible from the Atlantic Ocean, 80 miles away. The highest windspeed ever recorded was clocked here on April 12th, 1934 at 231 mph. The “home of the worst weather on Earth” is accessible by a winding toll-road, but (for once) I decide to […]