There’s something about turning from I-66 onto I-81 that alerts your brain that you’re heading back into the heart of Appalachia. I used to think people who had this heartfelt connection with ‘Country Roads, Take Me Home’ were overstatin’ it — until I was turning onto I-64 W driving home from D.C. one day and…Keep reading
There’s no scene to set with this one. If you’re rolling in at nighttime either across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge or the I-10 Twin Span Bridge, it’s pitch dark over the bayou and you can see the city glow from what feels like a million miles away. It’s really hard to walk around this…Keep reading
Here we go. You’re driving from the heart of Appalachia. Along I-81 or some twisting parallel backroad equivalent in Cherokee or Nantahala National Forests. You come out from the mountain ridge known as Lookout Mountain and you’re in Alabama. Final(ish) destination: the top of Chandler Mountain, about 50 miles from Birmingham.Keep reading
Pandemic or not, cherry blossom season always gets crowded around the Tidal Basin. I mean, yeah, they’re all elegantly hanging over the rippling basin in varying shades of pinks and whites and you get to glance across at the Jefferson Memorial. If foot traffic isn’t your thing, you can always try riding the ripples of…Keep reading
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