Author: Mike Shubic

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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.

Just checked-in to the Desert Thistle B&B

Just checked into the Desert Thistle B&B outside Zion National Park. I'm very excited, I just check-in to the B&B in which I'm staying this evening...it's called The Desert Thistle and it's located just outside the Zion National Park.  It's a lovely place run by a very nice couple named...

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In Zion National Park…

Having a wonderful time in Zion National Park...it's amazing here!  While I certainly would not mind camping out this evening, it's raining once again which puts a damper on things (pun intended).  Lucky for me, I believe I've secured lodging at another Bed & Breakfast.  I think the key is...

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Just left Page (Lake Powell) area

Well, I had an interesting evening last night...I did not have lodging secured and was planning on camping out (which you can hardly find a better area).  There was however a big storm baring down on me (and the area).  I had a camp spot in mind, but decided I...

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‘Endurance Bike Race’ goes through AZ

Yesterday I posted a video on a possible bike race...today I got more info and it's quite interesting. There is an endurance bike-race in progress called, "Race Across American (RAAM)," it's a 3000 mile trek that stared in Oceanside, CA (just a couple days ago) and will finish in Annapolis,...

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Drive from Wickenburg to Prescott

If you've never driven Hwy 89 from Wickenburg to Prescott, you really should give it a shot some time—it's a very interesting and scenic route.  However, for those who get car-sick easily...fare-warning, it's a sketchy road with many 15mph hairpin turns and switchback.  For those who are impatient, this trek...

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Met an interesting ol’-timer…

While on the train ride through Verde Valley yesterday, I met a really nice and interesting ol'-timer named "Vernon." Vernon is an Air Force Veteran who served in Korea (as did my Father). We talked each others' ears off about politics, and found our positions very much aligned. Funny though,...

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Heading to Cottonwood…

Heading to Cottonwood to ride the train through Verde Valley.  Will stop in Prescott and maybe Jerome along the way.  Will be staying at a quaint B&B called, Desert Rose. Stay tuned for more later...

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A Tour of Wickenburg, Arizona

My folks have lived in the Wickenburg area for a number of years now, but until this past trip, I'd never done much sightseeing. Wickenburg is certainly a "Western" town known for its dude ranches and celebrity rehab centers, but they have some interesting things to see and do--from hiking...

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Packing up…

Well, I'm packing up for my first official day on the road.  For the past couple of days I've had the luxury of staying at my folks' place in Wickenburg, AZ.  First stop, Cottonwood, AZ area for a train ride through Verde Valley, something I've wanted to do for a...

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Close call this morning…

Close call this morning...I was hiking through the Hassayampa River Preserve, just outside Wickenburg, AZ this morning, when I almost  stepped on a HUGE snake...anyone know what kind it is?  I was walking so fast (looking at all the scenery), and with its camouflage, I was only a step or...

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Very Cool day in Wickenburg, AZ

Working on a story in and around Wickenburg, AZ... Had a very interesting day in Wickenburg today...went to a place called, "Vulture Mine" which is an old gold mine from the mid to late 1800s.  A preservation organization is trying to restore the area, but I kind of like it...

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Armor Lid Tonneau Cover – Product Review

An essential component to the success of my journey depends on being able to keep my belongings safe and secure.  I looked at several options and determined that a Tonneau cover would make the most sense.  I did a ton of research on both hard and soft covers and determined...

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