52 photo overview of 2013

Here are 52 travel-inspired photos (one for each week of the year) I took throughout 2013. This post was inspired by fellow travel blogger, Alex Berger of Virtual Wayfarer, who published a post of his 65 best images of the year and is really worth a look. I should mention, these are not my best images of the year, but rather my motive was to share the quantity of places I visited in 2013. Believe it or not, this is not even close to a complete list. It was an epic year of road tripping, click here to read the stats. BTW, if you can visualize a map while looking at the photos, you’ll see the route I took.

Please leave comments below and let me know which one you like best. [NOTE: may take a few minutes to load, please be patient]

Hassayampa River outside of Wickenburg, AZ
Omni Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona
Freak snow storm in Tucson, Arizona
Freak snow storm in Tucson, Arizona
Joshua Tree at sunset in Wickenburg, Arizona
Central Park in New York City, NY
Painted Desert in northeast Arizona
Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona
Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona
Plaza Square in Santa Fe, New Mexico
El Morro National Monument in New Mexico
Woodward, Oklahoma
Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Rock City at Lookout Mountain outside Chattanooga, TN
Smoky Mountains waterfall, North Carolina side I believe.
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Bardstown, Kentucky “Most Beautiful” town in America in 2012
Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio
Niagara Falls, New York
View of Toronto, Ontario from the CN Tower
Middle Falls – Letchworth State Park in western New York
Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York
Lake Champlain – Borders New York and Vermont
Outaouais, Quebec (Canada)
La Mauricie National Park in Quebec (Canada)
Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)
Geddy Lee from Rush at the Quebec City Music Festival
Acadia National Park in the great state of Maine

Click here to view the second set of images.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. Wow – great photos – too many to name which one is my favorite! New Mexico, Smoky Mountain, Gervasi & Lake Placid to name a couple. Looks like you have logged many, many miles Mr. Mike 🙂

  2. Mike,

    Thanks so much for the shoutout and kind words. Love the week theme!

    Very jealous you got to see Tucson during that snow storm. That shot of the saguaro is gorgeous. Such a cool contrast!

    Also a huge fan of the shot from Eureka. There’s something about old ads on the side of brick buildings that I’ve always loved. Just adds so much charm to a city.

    Great post and what a year! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Alex, my pleasure. I know, that snowstorm in Tucson was insane. Funny story…I was south of Tucson the night before and got a blizzard warning on my phone. Of course, I thought it was some sort of mistake. 16 hours later…I kid you not, I’m driving through a blizzard. I agree…I just love those old painted billboards. There were some cool ones in Galena, IL that I have pics of as well. Thanks so much for stopping by. Cheers!

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