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Heading to SEMA

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I’ll be in Vegas the week of 11/4/2013 attending the SEMA show, The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. I’m hoping to meet some folks with some cool road trip products to feature on

Off to D.C. for the start of the “Best of the Road”

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Well, I’m off to Washington, D.C. for the start of the “Best of the Road” rally sponsored by Rand McNally and USA Today. Read post and see video by clicking here.

Best Burgers

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

If you like In-N-Out or Five Guys Burgers, you’ll LOVE Burger Lounge. Burger Lounge is currently only located in southern California, but I have a suspicion you’ll start to see them pop up across the country. Click the previous links for posts/stories on each burger joint.

Canyonland videos make “editor’s picks” on TripFilms

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

A few of my videos recently made “Editor’s Pick” on the travel video site,…have a look:

Mike’s Road Trip theme song demo

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

A huge special thanks to Richard Samuels for composing the new Mike’s Road Trip theme song (still under development, but you can hear the rough take below by clicking the play button), and to Carylee Stone for writing most of the lyrics.

Click the play button and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below:

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Top 20 Best Pics of 2011

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Here are my top-20 best pics from 2011. These pics are from my monthly top-10 pic list. Which one do you like best? (Click here to see in player mode).

North Umpqua River at sunset

Tree at dusk while camping near Bodie State Park

Rainbow over Billings, MT

Squirrel in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, AZ

Old Truck from Bodie State Park

Crater Lake

George Washington Inn

Rapids down the Salmon River

Historic home in Walla Walla, Washington

Star Trail

Canyonlands National Park

Canone in middle of pond

Chaco National Cultural Park

Cruise Ship in the Puget Sound

Driftwood on the Dugeness Spit in Sequim, WA

Onions in bloom in Walla Walla, WA

Slide Rock in Sedona, Arizona

Gateway Colorado

Boats beached on the Salmon River

Fall Leaves on Wooden Bridge

Top 10 Pics for August

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Each month I select my top-10 pics for the month, here are my best for the month of August 2011.


Monday, May 2nd, 2011

My Happy Dance! :-)

Hello my beloved readers/followers…as many of you know, I am a correspondent for  For the month of April I was up for “member-of-the-month,” as I had a number of “editor pick” videos.  Like any good reality show, the winner was decided upon by the viewers.  I am extremely excited to announce that I won!  I get to choose between two different rafting trips, one is in Utah, the other in Idaho.  I’ll let ya know which one I go on, and will of course share the adventure right here on Mike’s Road Trip!

Thank you again for your votes and for your support…much appreciated!

MRT now has its own TripFilms Show

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Mike’s Road Trip now has its own Show on

I received some great news this week… has given Mike’s Road Trip (MRT) its own show (or channel).  I’ve been a TripFilms contributor for quite a while now, but having my own show will certainly elevate the stature of Mike’s Road Trip.  In addition, this additional outlet will allow me to provide added exposure to the various destinations, B&B’s and other folks I work with along the way.  Click the following link to see the new Mike’s Road Trip show on Tripfilms

About Launched in 2007, is a travel website that brings destinations to life through video.  TripFilms believes that short videos about where to eat, where to stay, and what to do are the best way to preview a place before you go. The TripFilms community have uploaded thousands of authentic, informative, and inspiring videos about interesting destinations…so that you can explore the world.  After four years since its inception, TripFilms now serves up more than 100,000 video views per month.

Took 1st Place for Best “Travel Tips” blog

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Mike’s Road Trip took 1st place for best “Travel Tips” blog in 2010.

All the hard work is paying off…Mike’s Road Trip took First Place for the “Best Blog with Travel Tips” by, a worldwide travel community website.  It’s awesome to be recognized by your peers and am thrilled by the recognition.

2011…here I come!