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The longest, hottest, most boring drive ever.

Note: Photos were not taken by me.  I found them on Google Image.   There are many dangers in driving, but one no one ever talks about is the danger of the long, boring drive.   If anything can put … Continue reading

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8 ways to survive a 637 mile car trip in just one day — and make it amazing.

I love highway driving and I love long road trips most of all, even if I’m driving alone.   Most experts recommend that for anything over 400 or 500 miles, you should think about staying somewhere overnight and splitting your … Continue reading

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Autumn’s last gasp: day trip on the Parkway.

Looking up toward Craggy Dome, 6105 ft. Down here in the southern Appalachians, the trees still have some color (a few are even still mostly green!)  I’m also happy to say that once October came, the trees seemed to be … Continue reading

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A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I decided to take my daughter with me on a leisurely hour-long drive south on the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Mt. Pisgah, which is part of Pisgah National Forest.  Mt. Pisgah lies where four counties meet (Buncombe, Haywood, Transylvania, … Continue reading

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15 things I love and hate about long road trips.

I adore road trips, and yesterday’s 635 mile drive from west-central Florida, to western North Carolina was no exception.   I love playing music when I drive, but since my car has no CD player and is not set up … Continue reading

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Driving before dawn on a Sunday morning.

There’s something almost otherworldly about driving alone in the wee hours of the morning, just before dawn when the sky is still dark and full of stars. It’s a zen-like experience: the world is silent as it still sleeps, the … Continue reading

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