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Kerala: The Shangri-la of India

Varkala beach in southern India

For most people around the world, Kerala is still an undiscovered place in a far-off land. However, for those in the know, Kerala is a sanctuary to relax the mind, body and soul. Located on the western side of the southern tip of India, Kerala is a tropical utopia with...

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Won two big awards from NATJA in 2020

NATJA Gold Certificate for Mike Shubic for best Travel Book 2019

I have been a member of the North American Travel Journalist Association for four years now, the past three I have won multiple awards, including two Golds. I am very excited to announced that this year (2020 for the 2019 competition) I won a Silver award for best travel documentary,...

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Top Places to visit in Central Arizona

Oak Creek Canyon is one of the best places to visit in central Arizona - Photo by: Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com

This is a continuation of my top places to visit in Arizona article, which is broken down into three parts, Northern Arizona, Central Arizona and Southern Arizona. Top Places to visit in Central Arizona 1) Sedona Sedona is one of those magical places that should be on everyone’s bucket list. ...

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Southern Arizona Road Trip Guide

Southern Arizona Road Trip guide

A Southern Arizona road trip gives travelers a chance to take-in some spectacular Sonoran Desert scenery, while soaking up the savory culture and cuisine of the Southwest. Winding roads make their way through dramatic desert landscapes, while jagged mountains with steep-sided canyons and unique rock formations will possess your attention....

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Best Instagram Photos for 2019 on MikesRoadTrip

Road Diary update on the MikesRoadTrip Instagram account, as well as social media emphasis in 2020. I used to be a huge fan of Instagram, but the MikesRoadTrip account saw dramatic decreases in engagement and therefore my enthusiasm for the platform has diminished. In addition to seeing less engagement, my...

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