One of the first things you have to decide before circumnavigating America is which way to go: clockwise or counter. For my trip, counter-clockwise made better sense. I expected that the D.C.–Chicago portion would contain the worst traffic, and I wanted to cover that territory while I was freshest. This post contains affiliate links. For… Read More Virginia to Wyoming: Road Trip, Part 1
As you’re reading this, I’m not sure where I am, but it’s probably somewhere west-by-northwest of Virginia. I’m taking a road trip across America! My last cross-country road trip was more than 20 years ago, with my mother. I’ve always wanted to do it again. And now, for pretty much the first time since then,… Read More Road Trip!
The Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms reached peak bloom this week, a little earlier than expected, thanks to the warm weather. Peak bloom is considered to be the point when 70 percent of the blossoms have opened. They make for a sea of pink and white around the Tidal Basin, a reservoir in West Potomac Park.… Read More Cherry Blossoms Peak in Washington, D.C.!
The memorabilia ranges from Elvis Presley’s silver Rolls to Michael Jackson’s crystal glove. Ol’ Blue Eyes looks out from the walls. Music pulses from lobby lounges. Guitar shapes are everywhere. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. My travel companion and I walked under sparkling crystal chandeliers across glossy flooring laden with guitar-pick shapes. We… Read More Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City