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Road Trips

That Time When I Drove from Denver to Omaha

Today’s flight plan: YYC —> DEN —> OMA The day started in Calgary with an on time flight, which is a rarity. Airlines build buffer into their flight times because they know that delays happen and that it is very… Continue Reading →

Hollywood to Ventura (70 miles)

Remember last year’s roadtrip to Big Sur and Monterey along the West Coast Highway? Well, this is the Southern California (SoCal) version of that journey; we drove North along the coastal Route 1 from Los Angeles towards Santa Barbara and… Continue Reading →

Hollywood to Coachella Valley

Me: Do you see all the desert sand? La Niña:What! Sand! I though that sand in the desert was just a myth and that it was really made of lots of grass. Me: No. That would be savanna. Deserts are… Continue Reading →

Route 49: Gold Country

For this road trip we passed through gold country… along the Sierra Nevada… a place where ghost towns, houses, mining apparatus, and remnants of the days of the Rush sit empty and crumbling along the roadways as if one day… Continue Reading →

Road Trip: Santa Rosa

The distance between San Francisco and Santa Rosa is roughly an hour without traffic. From Mountain View it is about 2-hours with the drive to SF, the pass through, and then the drive North. For this particular trip we left… Continue Reading →

Road Trip: Fresno

I would endeavor to say that the driving part of this road trip was far more interesting than the actual destination. We were warned ahead of time that Fresno is a odd and strangely unpleasant destination. And, I have to… Continue Reading →

Road Trip! (Big Sur)

Mountain View to Monterey: 83 mi / 134 km (1.5 hours-ish). Monterey to Big Sur: 30 mi / 48 km (44 min-ish) Over the July 4th long weekend, the potential for beaches, beautiful scenery, and seaside weather drew us South… Continue Reading →

Driving in Ireland

Ok. Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: driving on the left side of the road takes a bit of adjustment… and we spent a lot of time uttering the mantra “stay left stay left stay left”… but… Continue Reading →

The Ferry to Vancouver Island

This was a roadtrip we’d been putting off all summer. Mostly because of logistics. Do we rent a car in Vancouver and take a ferry to the island? Do we catch a seaplane and rent a car on the island?… Continue Reading →

Tarifa to Malaga

Tarifa to Málaga: 159 km, about 2-hours. The final leg of our journey was back to our point of entry into Spain: Málaga. When we first arrived we drove along the Sunshine coast to immerse ourselves in the country and… Continue Reading →

Arcos de la Frontera to Tarifa

Next destination: South… as far South as you can go in Spain: to Tarifa and the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. The journey is just shy of 2-hours long on 128km worth of winding, twisting… Continue Reading →

Final Views from Arcos

Arcos de la Frontera sits atop a sandstone ridge, which can be seen from just about angle. You could easily make a day of wandering around the ridge to see the differing views. On one side you see the valley,… Continue Reading →

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