Could Texas highway 130′s new 85mph speed limit draw tourists with a need for speed? IN NOVEMBER, Texas highway 130 will top the nation’s fastest road, with a posted speed limit of 85 mph. That puts the US second fastest country in the world (a few stretches of highway in Poland are faster by 1 mph). […]
Brendan Leonard takes us to what may be the pinnacle of roadside convenience. ONCE IN A WHILE, I hear about something so bizarre that it makes me question reality. Often, I find out it’s some kind of hoax, and I can go back to my normal existence. Once in a while, however, I look it up, and find […]
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, just a few minutes north east of Lovell, WY gets just a tiny fraction of the visitors who hit Yellowstone National Park, just over one hundred miles away. Of those few visitors, most are in boats on the lake at the bottom of the canyon fishing or waterskiing. Photographer Jeff […]
Arteries of America TV presents part one of its first episode: Acadia National Park. Ride along with Ashley as she drives Acadia’s Park Loop Road, visiting Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain. Follow Ashley as she explores the rest of the island, climbing the precipitous Beehive trail, eating ice cream in Bar Harbor, cycling […]
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.
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.
While winter is still in full-force, I take a trip into the mountains of western Maine to check out Maine Huts and Trails hut-to-hut ski system. The system, based in Kingfield, has three backcountry lodges and over thirty miles of trails for hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing. While the trails are groomed, they still have that deep […]
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 […]
Real travel is when you put yourself in a position where the unexpected happens. Which is something I sometimes do accidentally. While driving around Dallas with the cast of “Paulie & Me” and Donna, our awesome Keller-Williams real estate agent guiding us through potential sites for a brewery, we happen by a restaurant called Sol […]