The Scenic Route: Sweets For My Sweet

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

Alan Rider
February 15, 2013

Okay, so you let Valentine’s Day pass without doing something nice for your sweetheart (trust me, you’re not alone in this).  So here’s some advice that just might get you out of the doghouse.  In my experience, there’s nothing like hitching up the trailer for a little road... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Byways On Your Way

Natchez Trace: Photo by NPS staff

Alan Rider
February 8, 2013

One of the great things about traveling The Scenic Route is that, if you play your cards right, you can string several of these scenic byways together into a cross-country road trip that’s virtually guaranteed to be more memorable than simply droning along on the interstates. Having written about... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Coming To Your Senses

New Orleans band

Alan Rider
February 1, 2013

Having just related the pleasures of traveling one of my favorite scenic byways—Louisiana’s section of the Great River Road—in the February issue of Trailer Life, I find I’m still in a Big Easy state of mind.  Now, if you’ve never spent time in New Orleans, that may seem like an... Read more »

The Scenic Route: iPad Mini Is One For The Road

iPad mini hand

Alan Rider
January 25, 2013

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I have a love/hate relationship with technology.  Since we’ve embarked on our year-long adventure along The Scenic Route—where limited space forces us to make choices as to what hardware we can bring with us and what stays at home—this ambivalence... Read more »

Mardi Gras Three Ways

Mardi Gras parade

Alan Rider
January 18, 2013

In the our latest exploration of The Scenic Route in the February issue of Trailer Life, we took you along for the ride as we explored one of my all-time favorite scenic byways, the Louisiana stretch of the Great River Road. If that wasn’t enough to put the Bayou State on a future itinerary, my... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Light My Fire

Christmas Tree Bonfire - night

Alan Rider
December 21, 2012

At this time of year traveling The Scenic Route comes with  an added bonus, namely discovering many unique holiday celebrations you’d never have otherwise known about.  That said, I think it’s a safe bet that none of them are more spectacular than the annual Christmas Eve bonfires atop... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Looking Back

SafeSight SC9002 camera

Alan Rider
December 14, 2012

Spend some time traveling The Scenic Route and you’ll find there’s no shortage of inspiring views. But if you’re driving a vehicle big enough to pull a good-sized trailer (like our 36-foot Kodiak 300BHSL), chances are you have some major blind spots regardless of whether you’re... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Swamp Angels

Marsh Sunrise — Photo: Brenda Lafleur

Alan Rider
December 7, 2012

A little over 70 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” Less than an hour after that historic speech, the U.S. Congress declared war on Japan, a move that marked America’s entry into World War II. While there are... Read more »

The Scenic Route: On The Spot

Spot

Alan Rider
November 30, 2012

When it comes to peace-of-mind on the road, you might think you’re covered with your emergency road service card and your cell phone. But what about all those places along The Scenic Route —and, don’t kid yourself, there are many—where cell phone signals are unusable or even nonexistent? Enter... Read more »

The Scenic Route: More Florida Finds

Hiking in Tate's Hell State Forest

Alan Rider
November 23, 2012

When those first snowflakes start to fall it’s time for those of us fond of traveling The Scenic Route to think about heading south for the winter. While we told you about Florida’s Black Bear Scenic Byway in the November issue of Trailer Life, it’s far from the only road-less-traveled... Read more »

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