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These posts come from my travels and highlight the people, places, food and events that meant a lot to me. If any of them resonate with you, please comment!

Holiday Road Trippin’ with ABC Radio

Listen to free tips for a perfect holiday road trip

Did you hear me interviewed on an ABC radio affiliate today?

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West Virginia’s Miss Vickie: Let Go, Let God

Miss Vickie's famous Dodge 1950 Ram

My travels have blessed me with countless—countless—chance encounters. From a fry cook walking across America before he goes blind, to a homeless Vietnam veteran, and the people who shared their journeys with cancer with me, I have been blessed, and my character molded by each one of them.

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Monticello and Slavery: Is this Historical Site Family-Friendly?


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Visit Death Valley Now, the Desert is Blooming!

Death Valley 2016 in a rare super bloom?

After sunset, we took a gravel road that was designed to cross the park. However, we found that it was completely unmarked, which left us to our own devices.

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FAQ: Finding Clean Restrooms, Terrific Welcome Centers

What apps will help you find a clean bathroom?

I had a great time in April with my "Ask Me Anything" teleseminar. Questions ranged from how to find clean restrooms to how to travel with pets and inlaws.

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Why You Need at Least Three Days to Explore Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone River formed Yellowstone's Grand Canyon

Yellowstone National Park is an American icon. It's what comes to mind when you think about a national park.

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American History comes to Life in a South Dakota Rest Stop

Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery lit up my passion for historical travel sites

Like too many of us in the pre-Ken Burns era, my high school history experience was more an exercise in rote memorization than a way to understand the human condition (or myself).

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Voluntourism for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers

Drew Alexander with Wendy House agent Louis

Today's podcast guests offer voluntourism by motorcycle to benefit orphans in developing countries. But their voluntourists are Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, not Millennials.

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Busted in New Brunswick

Jill gets into the Saint John, New Brunswick police car

Besides my family, I don't often travel with others. When I do it's usually with Jill, whom I frequently mention in my podcasts and blog posts. She lives in Ohio and I live in North Carolina, so we ride our motorcycles to a meeting spot, then tour a region together before going our separate ways.

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Brattleboro’s Culture Makes You Think

Alley musicians in Brattleboro, VT are talented!

Brattleboro's culture is legendary. Even its chamber of commerce proclaims "the hippies have had a lasting influence on the town’s character and values.”

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