Hidden Hollows and Peeking Moose

A few miles north of Woodstock in Shandaken Wild Forest, is Rochester Hollow. A long dirt road which feels akin to trespassing reveals the start of the 5.6 mile loop through the woods.... Read More →

Introduction to Ulster County

It had been only 24 hours since I'd arrived to the Hudson Valley and I'd already consumed craft cocktails to jazz tunes, become the owner of a large American flag in a flea market and found a shop entirely devoted... Read More →

Welcome to Springfield, Missouri.

Springfield, Missouri. It's the state's third largest city, set in the foothills of the Ozarks and has the distinction of the being the birthplace of Route 66. Its roots on the American frontier left Springfield with a unique blend of farmland... Read More →

Powder Struggle: Puns and Presidents

Fellow listeners of Slate's Political Gabfest may share in my enamor for a presidential kerfuffle on the icy coast, as shared by John Dickerson. The year was 1975 and incumbent President Gerald Ford was preparing for the 1976 ... Read More →

Only Browsing: Los Angeles Mercantiles

Los Angeles is the perfect place to wander the lot of bright and sun-filled shops in search of vintage, handcrafted or otherwise unique finds — and then getting back in your car to drive to another part of L.A. to wander ... Read More →

Sign Me Up Santa Fe

If I were to ever have a love affair with a city it would be Santa Fe. It is an artistic center with a long and vivid history. The city has deep native American roots whom had built villages. Born to Spanish colonists in Mexico, Don Juan de Oñate was the ... Read More →

Las Vegas: Fremont Street

Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing populations in the country. At its core are bright lights and free will. It's the indulgent city, the anything can happen here city. People visit the strip to let go, to imbibe, to play one more hand for the winningest night. And before ... Read More →

The Loneliest Road in America

It's not a metaphor. US Route 50 (Highway 50) stretches from Sacramento, California to Ocean City, Maryland. It would also be our route from its most westernmost reaches to Ely, Nevada. The road out of sunny Sacramento steadily climbs higher to Lake Tahoe. Earlier in the season ... Read More →

Stay Cool in Colorado

The drive from California to Colorado is not just a long one, or quiet one, but a profound transition in climate and terrain across the continental divide. At the reaches of eastern Nevada the road is paved along snow covered hills and high ... Read More →