Tagged With "Road"

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Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
I'm 33, and about to be between jobs for a month. I'm living (well...) in New Jersey, and my new job's in Seattle. I've gotten kinda hipped on the idea of an old-fashioned road trip, hopefully all the way across without touching a turnpike....
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

DrFumblefinger ·
My final blog post on the Big Island covers the driest (less than 25 cm of rain a year) and oldest parts of the island — the northwest and central regions.  (Petroglyphs, King's Trail, Waikoloa village) The Kohala...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

PHeymont ·
Dramatic light and landscape mark the beach at Vik, Iceland, famous for its black sand, which is composed of basalt, worn down over centuries from volcanic lava. The day of our visit, fog moved in and out, shrouding the beach in fog and turning the...
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Spotted on the Road in Sweden

PHeymont ·
Some of you with sharp eyes might have spotted this red beauty peeking out of its driveway in the Where in the World is Gumbo puzzle #6 . That's why I waited until after the puzzle was over; I didn't want to identify Ystad, Sweden, as the location of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 27, 2014: The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ottoman ·
  Years ago, when I was in elementary school, I remember one of my teachers showing my class a photo of some really interesting and eerie looking trees.  Being quite young at the time, I thought the picture was really cool, but unfortunately...
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The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

IslandMan ·
Australia is a vast country, and, if you have ever been there and traversed it in some way, you will appreciate the sheer size and expanse of this island continent. The best way I have discovered to see the true beauty of this country is to drive...
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Spotted on the Road: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

PHeymont ·
The cult favorite of many (I'm one), the Citroen 2CV was a true "people's car," designed to bring mobility to rural families. Designed before World War II, and with its heyday after, millions were sold. Legend has it you could fix any problem with a...
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Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

DrFumblefinger ·
A friend recently sent me a link to a great collection of color travel photos from the 1930s and the 1940s.  Photos are derived from the private kodachrome collection of Charles W Cushman.     It's a fascinating collection of photos!...
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Travelocity survey: What bugs you on road trips?

PHeymont ·
This may be one of the best road trip years ever, with much lower gas prices than over the past few...and Travelocity's new survey of 1000 potential vacationers says that 65% more are considering a road trip than were thinking about it last year....
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A man, a dog, and 300,000 miles by motorcyle

PHeymont ·
Remember Travels with Charley? Move over, John Steinbeck. Here's another story of a man on a mission, traveling America's roads with his dog—and this time it's by motorcycle.   The journey began several years ago, when Ara Gureghian's son...
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Spotted on the Road, Acton MA: 1946 Ford Deluxe 8 Coupe

PHeymont ·
  Outside a restaurant in Acton, MA, we spotted this shiny Ford coupe. It actually may not really be a 1946, but if not, it's a '47 or '48. Subject to correction by someone who knows more, here's the theory. Ford introduced basically this model...
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Spotted on the Road, Brooklyn: 1962 Plymouth Fury

PHeymont ·
          Here's a car that hasn't gotten much respect. And that goes beyond its current "ready for restoration" condition; even when it was new it drew a lot of snorts and mockery. Laurence Jones of  Curbside Classics...
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Mar 27, 2016: Ladakh—Tibetan Monasteries, Stunning Landscapes, World’s Highest Road…

Grand Escapades ·
Ladakh is a mélange of mystical, ancient monasteries, of breathtaking landscapes and remote, untouched villages and the world's highest drive-able road.
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Road-Trip in Patagonia: El Chalten to Torres del Paine

DrFumblefinger ·
Some snapshots and memories of a roadtrip across the empty Patagonian steppe.
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Spotted on the Road: Lamborghini Huracán 610

PHeymont ·
PHeymont saw this car in a restaurant parking lot in London. For a quarter million, you get 0-60 in 2.3 sec acceleration...and a lot of attention!
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Georgia to build a port along China's historic Silk Road route

Travel Rob ·
Georgia announced plans yesterday to build a new $2.5 billion deep-water Black Sea port along the historic Silk Road route.
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Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

PHeymont ·
At the Museum of Liverpool, an unusual car: a 1969 Riley, a small inexpensive car with fancy interior and dual carburetors.
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Cuba's Cars: Varied, surviving, fascinating

PHeymont ·
More of Cuba's unusual cars, and some further notes on them...
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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August 9, 2017: - Treasure Falls, CO

Samantha ·
It's a 105-foot cascade that's 'pretty darn cool;' waterfall-lover Samantha says it's worth the hike!
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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Amarillo, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha explores this museum dedicated to a favorite American breed, and shares the excitement with us.
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July 12, 2017: Road Trippin' with Our Fur Babies

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband love to travel with their two small furry friends, and the pictures show why!
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Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa - My Embarrassing Story

Samantha ·
Samantha visits a Colorado spa where she had a great time except for one little incident...
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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
The most amazing views in Yosemite National Park, and among the most spectacular viewpoints on Mother Earth, are found at Glacier Point.  In the summer Glacier Point is easily accessed by the Glacier Point Road, but this road is closed in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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French road signs: "I'm supposed to do WHAT?"

PHeymont ·
Half the population of France, apparently, is confused by common road signs—perhaps because there have come to be so many—according to a recent survey.   And if it's that hard for the locals, imagine the effect on tourists, especially...
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Smithsonian highlights 500-year-old 'Great Inka Road'

PHeymont ·
  The Great Inka Road, an engineering marvel, 24,000 miles long and passing through 6 Latin American countries, is the focus of a new two-year exhibit that opened this week at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington.  ...
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Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PHeymont ·
There's a new long-distance champ for rail routes: an 8,077-mile run from Yiwu, China to Madrid, Spain. The first trip took 3 weeks, but that may improve as time goes on. The route will be run twice a month for now, connecting the biggest...
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China's 'wealthy' tourists love road trips

PHeymont ·
Retired couple from Shandong Province on roof of their RV on tour.   Photo: China Daily   China's growing numbers of people with money to spend on travel aren't all headed for Europe and the Americas—growing numbers are taking to...
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A 2400 Mile Classic Car Road Rally Begins in December

Travel Rob ·
Americas Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington is going to hold a road rally for classic car fans in December called "the Drive Home." Three classics cars, a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1961 Chrysler300g and a 1966 Ford Mustang will...
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New travel guidebooks are all about the food

Travel Rob ·
"Rice, Noodle, Fish" is the first guidebook to be published under Anthony Bourdain's partnership with travel and food website Roads & Kingdoms. This book by Matt Goulding focuses on Japan's food culture. Lonely Planet has also come out with a new line of From the Source, cookbooks that that focus on the cuisines of Thailand and Italy. Both lines target people that travel for food. Read More:...
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Coast-to-coast road trip...without a driver

PHeymont ·
Well, sort of without a driver. Delphi Automotive had a driver on board its highly-automated Audi S5, but only to a) satisfy local laws, and b) help out a bit less than 1% of the time as the Audi SQ5 which was chosen for its looks. Delphi added the...
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Spotted on the Road, Berlin: 13-person-power bus-bike

PHeymont ·
Not a car or truck this time, but a sort of bus: a 12-passenger+"driver" bicycle with 13 sets of pedals to keep it going. The more get on, the more powerful (and perhaps faster) it gets.   We saw several other versions of multi-passenger...
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Spotted on the Road. 1932 Ford Coupe

DrFumblefinger ·
A nicely maintained 1932 Ford Coupe Hot Rod, spotted in Calgary.
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10 Most Dangerous Roads in India

Alina Jack ·
While India means breathtaking natural beauty and magnificent monuments, it is also a country of bumpy roads in urgent need of maintenance. While people try to avoid driving on these nightmares, to adventure lovers these are source of thrill. Let us checkout some roads that can boost your adrenaline this vacation. 1. Khardungla Pass: Biking On The Top Ladakh is a land of mysteries and Khardungla Pass is its challenge to the thrill lovers. Driving through this pass is a dare even to the...
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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Spotted on the Road. 1966 Chevy Impala SS

DrFumblefinger ·
A car from my childhood, a beautiful 1966 Chevy Impala convertible, with an impressive 427 horses under the hood.
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Travel like a local: New website matches local hosts with travelers

Travel Rob ·
Gibby Road, will connect local hosts to likeminded travelers to plan experiences like a night on the town or exclusive fashion week events.
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Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting New York City's Grand Central, one of the classics of the heyday of trains, and still a thriving center for local and commuter trains.
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Americans still love road trips: 71% will take one this summer

PHeymont ·
  A new Harris Poll tells us what we must have known. Beyond cruises and flights, the classic road trip is still the popularity winner for U.S. vacationers, with 71% planning some sort of road trip this summer.   The poll, based on 2215 U.S....
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Tilt! Retro railroad offers retro pinball car

PHeymont ·
  The Strasburg Rail Road, which bills itself as the “Rail Road to Paradise” has added a less-heavenly attraction to its steam-train rides through the Pennsylvania  countryside  near Lancaster.   Using a dozen vintage...
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Is Spain becoming a Drone Zone?

PHeymont ·
Spain's local governments are finding innovative uses for small drones, but Madrid's new city government cancelled its order.
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Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Jonathan L ·
Taking a road trip is one of Jonathan L's favorite things...and he loves to “shunpike,” taking the smaller highways instead of the interstates
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Shunpiking Through Northern Ohio

Jonathan L ·
Continuing his off-the-Interstates trip to Minnesota, Jonathan L stops to see the sights of northern Ohio.
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December 25, 2016: Biking Down Death Road

Grand Escapades ·
GrandEscapades shares photos and memories of cruising down one of the world's most dangerous roads -- now a memorable bike lane -- in the beautiful mountains of Bolivia
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May 13, 2018: Good-bye Winter!

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre Renault shares a few part shots of winter -- a long and seemingly endless one this year in Canada.
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October 19, 2019: Spotted on the Road, Southern Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Usually it's an exotic car that capture DrFumblefinger's attention while on the road. But on this particular it was an animal as large as some cars that did.
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Planning Dangerous road trips | HOP IN

Christiane ·
I am planning Death Road trips. I have decided on 4 roads to travel I am planning my last. Also, I have a plan to visit Africa and I heard that out therein morocco despite many things to do in Morocco. there is a dangerous yet beautiful road of atlas mountain. Anyone who lived in Morocco can guide me here. Thanks in advance. Planning Things to do in Morocco
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Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip

Liam Smith ·
Few people would argue that Australia is one of the best possible destinations out there for any traveler: it has both interesting cityscapes and natural sceneries of a lifetime. And if you like the freedom of stopping whenever and wherever you wish to in order to marvel at the beautiful view, perhaps a road trip is right up your alley. One of the most popular roads for such a trip in Australia is the one taking you from Sydney to Brisbane: the Legendary Pacific Coast. This road stretching...
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7 Simple Ways to Get Your Car Ready For a Summer Road Trip

Guest ·
Mark Hilton offers suggestions on how to get your car ready for that all important summer road-trip (sponsored content)
 
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