Category: Road Diary

The “road diary” portion of Mike’s Road Trip is a section for daily (ish) posts geared to those who follow Mike’s Road Trip closely—it’s a section for more informal posts that share where Mike is currently, or, where he will be heading next.

Next stop, back to Ireland

Sheep pasture with road by

Toward the end of last year I spent five weeks in Ireland. My first week I road tripped the Wild Atlantic Way, which was one of the coolest road trips I had done last year. I then attended and spoke at a travel conference in Killarney. Then, I spent a...

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Northern Germany road trip continues to Hamburg

I left Lubeck the other day and am now in Hamburg staying at what has probably become one of the most iconic structures in the city, the Westin Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. The Elbphilharmonie is ensconced within the middle of the Westin, which makes it an interesting implementation of private and public...

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Berlin to Lubeck

Lubecker Krinchen hotel in Lubeck exterior by

My last few days in Berlin were wonderful, I had moved from the Vienna House Andel's in the Lichtenberg district, to the Orania Hotel in Kreuzberg, an area once known for it's Punk Rock scene. The Orania is a newly opened boutique 5-star hotel with an amazing vibe that is...

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Made it to Berlin for ITB

ITB Berlin sign

I have been in Berlin, Germany for a few days now and am having a great time attending ITB, one of the largest travel conferences in the world. When I say "large," it's actually massive in scale. I can't tell you how many times I've been disoriented trying to make...

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Heading to Germany soon…

Heidlburg castle in the mid-90s

My very first trip to Europe was in the mid-90s, and one of the countries I visited was Germany. Back then, Germany was not far removed from the fall of the Berlin Wall. I know a lot has changed since then and I'm really excited to see just how much....

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Arrived at South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Edgewood resort aerial photo by MikesRoadTrip

Road Diary update from South Lake Tahoe I just arrived into South Lake Tahoe the other day and am loving it! Not as much snow as I would have hoped for, especially given the time of year (mid-January), but it's just as beautiful as I remember. I've actually never stayed...

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Back to “New Scotland” aka Nova Scotia

Pictou Nova Scotia aerial image by Mike Shubic of

Road Diary update from Nova Scotia.  Click here to read the previous Road Diary update from this Maritime Canada road trip. After a couple of weeks road tripping around New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Chris (my videographer and sidekick on this trip) and I are back in Nova Scotia,...

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Gastronomy and Nature at its best

Pedestrain floating bridge at PEI National Park by Mike Shubic of

Road Diary update from PEI (Prince Edward Island).  Click here to read the previous Road Diary update from this Maritime Canada road trip. Our last couple of days on PEI might have been the best of the trip! Yesterday we had some fun stuff planned, but the weather had other...

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