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My Thirteen Favorite US Travel Destinations thumbnail

Happy independence day, America! They say it takes leaving home to appreciate the beauty of your own backyard, and in my evolution as a traveler, I’ve found that to be true. There was a time when not a single one of the fifty states seemed adventurous enough to quench my thirst for all things exotic, but…

The Great Escape: Month 52 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I’ve considered axing the entire series, as I did recently with Photo of the Week. Yet I know this series has some loyal fans — and I’m one of them! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late…

A Really JUCY Road Trip! Part VI: Facts and Figures thumbnail

Take five days, three states, two girls, one Jucy camper. Add in two national parks, one state park, one historic driving route, and countless natural wonders (and a few man-made ones, too) and mix well. The resulting road trip is likely to promote extreme happiness, encourage wild wanderlust, and inspire a love of the RV lifestyle…

A Really JUCY Road Trip! Part IV: Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend thumbnail

I woke up on day four of our mini American Southwest road trip wishing I could stop time. Already, we’d driven a desolate stretch of Route 66, marveled at the Grand Canyon, stood on the shores of Lake Powell and explored Antelope Canyon. We’d done and seen so much already, but I wanted more. I’d quickly…

A Really JUCY Road Trip! Part III: Antelope Canyon thumbnail

You’d be pretty hard pressed to find a traveler who hadn’t heard of The Grand Canyon. But what of the other surrounding natural wonders of the American Southwest? I freely admit that prior to planning this roadtrip, I can’t be sure I’d ever heard of places like Lake Powell, Glen Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon…

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon. Is it really, though? That was our little joke, on the rainy, foggy day we descended upon one of America’s greatest natural treasures. Of course it’s grand, and of course we were being spoiled little brats by deadpanning otherwise. But it was harmless fun, and helped salve any disappointments over the weather’s quite…

A Really JUCY Road Trip! Part I: Route 66 thumbnail

Thinking back, I’m not quite sure when the idea hatched. If I really dig around in my memory, I think it might have been a vague suggestion by one of us to drive to the Grand Canyon as part of our Vegas adventures. After all, we had some time to kill between Britney and Burning Man…

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