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By Tom and Patty Burkett We recently saw “Rocketman,” the Elton John biopic, and in one of the grand scenes…
By Tom and Patti Burkett We were looking forward to a stop in Lindsborg, Kansas.  Many of Tom's ancestors are Swedish,…
Southern Illinois is nestled between two of the biggest rivers on the continent.  Historically, regular floods of both the Ohio and…
By Tom & Patti Burkett Off the beaten path travel is all about small towns. The last generation highways and…
Do you remember that scene when Maria runs across the mountain meadow singing “the hills are alive?”  We never knew the…
New Haven Connecticut is probably best known as he home of Yale University, and if you go there, you would…
It seems that every major urban area has a favored natural retreat that draws its residents when it comes to…
September was cold in the Montana mountains, and we’d just enjoyed an afternoon soak in the hot springs at White…
Say “Wisconsin” to almost anyone, and they’re likely to think of cheese.  There is cheese in this story, but you’ll…
By Tom and Patti Burkett If you were a West Virginia coal miner, life was especially hard in the early…
If you’re headed to or from Houston, or New Orleans, or Pensacola along the Gulf Coast, it’s easy to get…
By Maggie Burkett In eastern Montana, the Yellowstone River is lined with rimrock cliffs that extend more than a hundred…
We see a lot of folks with the North America map on the side of the RV, and we’ve visited…
By Patti Burkett Sometimes, I have to admit, it can be exhausting traveling with Tom. He's relentless in his pursuit of…
Recently we saw a copy of a letter posted on the wall of a museum.  It was dated November third. …
New Haven Connecticut is probably best known as he home of Yale University, and if you go there, you would…
Our Roadtreking gathering at Florida's Manatee Springs State Park had us all singing that line from Steven Foster's 1851 song…
When Mike Carmichel was twelve years old, he accidentally dropped a baseball in a bucket of paint.  “Interesting,” he said…
It p[ays to ask the locals when you're looking for interesting off the beaten path attractons. Take the time I…
One of the reasons we love our Roadtrek RV is that it’s useful for so many things beyond traveling. We’ve…
Patti and Tom Burkett Recently we saw a copy of a letter posted on the wall of a museum.  It…
In 1959, a young pharmacist in India gave up his family, his business, and his professional life for the sake…
Having been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park any number of times, and given that it's the most visited…
Boston and Cape Cod certainly have their attractions–think lobster, beaches, history—but Massachusetts doesn’t end at the shore. Head west into…
Once in a while, exploring out-of-the-way places puts us on the path of a much greater adventure – checking out…
By Anna Burkett New England towns have plenty of vestigial British references. One of these is the suffix minster, as…
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