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By Anna and Tom Burkett It was middle of the night dark when four of us piled into the car. …
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…
When you’re heading south next time, especially if your path takes you close to the Great Smoky Mountains, carve out…
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…
I confess. Waco, Texas was not on MY bucket list. But it was on Jennifer's. And, judging by the crowds…
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…
As Europeans moved westward across the North American continent they found a variety of artifacts left behind by earlier cultures. …
Once in a while, exploring out-of-the-way places puts us on the path of a much greater adventure – checking out…
The Blue Angels is the U.S. Navy’s flight exhibition team, made up of aviators form the Navy and Marines. Each…
We’ve often spent time at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on the border between Kentucky and…
As you drive along Interstate-70 in Utah, it’s easy to put on a music playlist and blow through without looking…
Big Bend in Texas is not one of our most visited national parks but it’s certainly not off the beaten…
Utah is legend for the sights you can see there—arches, hoodoos, swirling stone landscapes, cliffs and canyons. Visit in season…
We were on our trip with our 20-something niece headed for Madison, WI, and after 325 hard, fast mils we…
Lake Louise is in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada, and known for its turquoise, glacier-fed waters ringed by high…
A  trip took us to the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Our way home took us along M-28, on…
By Anna Burkett New England towns have plenty of vestigial British references. One of these is the suffix minster, as…
Acadia, in Maine, is one of the top 10 national parks in the U.S., with more than 2.5 million visitors…
When you’re driving around the country, you often see the brown signs that mark some sort of historic site.  We…
Roadtrekers traversing the U.S. will probably end up in Austin, Texas sooner or later.    When you do, be sure…
If you’re familiar with historical Native American figures beyond Crazy Horse and Osceola, you’ve likely heard of Black Elk. He…
Western Oklahoma fits the “roads less travelled” bill quite nicely, and we’d like to tell you about an event that…
We love river drives, especially on the big rivers of the Midwest.  They’re dotted with cities and small towns, and…
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