Hunting for Big Game in a Small Patch of Heaven on Earth: Alaska is a huge land mass is one-fifth the size of all the other states combined, yet it has a very small system of paved roads and areas served by tarmac, sea, or river.
The Redwood trees in Northern California are one of those awe-inspiring wonders. Eureka is the perfect jumping off spot for any tour of the redwoods. Situated right where U.S. Highway 101 meets up with the coast.
We Travel the Lincoln Highway in a GMC Sierra Denali that was once home to the Pawnee, Sioux, and Cheyenne, our goal was to follow the old original Lincoln Highway from Gothenburg, Nebraska, in the west to Grand Island in the east.
From the headwaters in Minnesota, south almost to where the mouth of the Mighty Mississippi opens and dumps into the Gulf of Mexico are blue-line roads along the banks of the river. This collection of roads, referred to as the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, is found in all the states along the Mississippi River.
The serpentine wagon ruts are still visible, carved in the earth by the Donner wagons along the banks of the south fork of the Humboldt River (the Hastings Cutoff) , and with the help of a four-wheel-drive Ford F-150 EcoBoost, following these trails was an adventure begging to happen.
It seems illogical and impossible to drive a Volkswagen camper around the world, what with the fact that the globe is three-quarters covered with water, but that’s exactly the trip Sebastien and Soizic Houisse had planned.
The plan was to rent a recent-model international Chevrolet Colorado. What I wound up with instead was, well, a story to tell. This wasn’t going exactly to plan. The plan had me renting an international-market Chevrolet Colorado during my vacation in Thailand and delivering you, dear reader, with an early review of the truck on which to base expectations for the U.S.-market model before it hit the LA Auto Show.
Utah boasts five of America’s most popular national parks and is a popular destination with RV travelers. Zion and Bryce Canyon are at the base of the Grand Staircase, a massive set of sedimentary rock layers that begins at the Grand Canyon and extends north 200 miles into Utah.
Southern Arizona offers much to see and do and is a popular venue for RV travelers in the Cochise Stronghold of the Coronado National Forest. Summer temperatures can get high,so most RVers visit in the cooler winter months when the warm weather of this area is a welcome respite from the colder northern states.
Can you imagine driving from San Francisco to New York at a top speed of 13 miles per hour, on mostly dirt roads, while working along the way to fund the trip? Now imagine doing thats transcontinental travel in 1916!