Author: 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.

Road trip towns to tease the senses this summer

Mingus Mountain road trip near Jerome - Photo by MikesRoadTrip.com

Summer is the quintessential time of year in which American families pack up the car for the beloved road trip. Folks often head to one of the nation's awe-inspiring parks, frequently overlooking the small towns in between. A few years ago, as part of the Travel Channel show, “Best of...

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Vegas Roadside Attraction: Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is an interesting and colorful roadside attraction located about 20 miles south of the Las Vegas strip. Experienced hikers will likely make the connection between stone cairns and Seven Magic Mountains, which is basically a series of gargantuan markers leading travelers from Las Vegas toward Los Angeles....

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Scenic Roads: Joshua Trees Parkway in Arizona

In the 1980s, Joshua Trees became immortalized after the release of the U2 album by the same name. The image of the band in the California desert with a lone Joshua Tree in the background made the yucca specious illustrious with fans, many of whom roamed the California countryside in...

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Top Las Vegas Road Trips

Vegas Road Trip

Las Vegas, Nevada is known as the entertainment capital of the world and often finds its way into the itinerary of U.S. road trippers who are looking for a a great time. Whether for the thrills of the tables, or the open roads, a Vegas road trip has a lot...

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Great Views of Niagara Falls at Marriott on the Falls

After more than a century, Niagara Falls remains a popular vacation destination, and, for good reason. Between the stunning majesty of the falls themselves, and the plethora of family-friendly activities in the area, it’s hard to get bored there. If you’re planning a visit to Niagara Falls, do yourself a...

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Hacienda Encantada: A Superb Los Cabos Hideaway

Nestled within a cove and perched on a hilltop overlooking the stunning Sea of Cortez, Hacienda Encantada is a resort well suited for the quintessential Baja getaway. The staff at the the resort is so friendly and gracious, that it almost feels like a home away from home. With a...

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Raja Ampat in 30 seconds

Raja Ampat is located in a far off land, and if you want to visit, it requires one arduous journey. Not many are willing to make the pilgrimage, which is probably one of the reasons this unspoiled area is still so stunning. When I say “stunning,” that might be an...

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A guide to doing a Blues Trail Road Trip

If you're a Blues Music fan, then a Blues Trail road trip is simply a must. Highway 61, also known as the Blues Trail, rivals that of Route 66, if not for its historical importance, certainly for its musical significance. DESOTO COUNTY One of the first stops many Blues fans...

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Heading to Cabarrus County, North Carolina in August

I have attended four Travel Media Showcase (TMS) conferences over the years and it's one of my favorites.  TMS is a smaller travel conference, but it is extreamly well run and organized. Many of the destinations and journalist/bloggers attend year-after-year, so it's almost like a family reunion of sorts. This...

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Camelback Mountain: Phoenix landmark and hiking haven

Camelback Mountain is an iconic landmark located right in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. Its unique shape with two humps and a head looks distinctly like a resting camel, hence the name. Camelback Mountain is surrounded by million dollar homes, many providing million dollar views in all direction of the...

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