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.

Upcoming road trip around Northern Arizona

I meet many people through my travels, and every so often, I make a connection with someone that develops into a friendship. Last year while I was speaking at a travel conference in Manila, I met Archana Singh with Travel See Write, an international travel blogger based in Delhi, India....

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Heading to Huntsville for TBEX

For those of you who are unaware, TBEX is the largest travel blogger conference in the world. There are three conferences per year, one in North America, Europe and Asia. For the past year I have been speaking at these travel conferences on the subject of travel video content, more...

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Fun week in Phoenix

I had fun this week in Phoenix checking out the hottest new hotels for an article I'm working on for Travelocity. Here is a glimpse at the five hotels that will be featured. ANDAZ CANYON SUITES FOUND:RE HOTEL PALOMAR THE CAMBY

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First day in Janesville, WI

I had recently spent the past couple of month in Southeast Asia and southern Mexico, both of which are tropical areas, so I haven't had a chance to get into the holiday spirit. Nothing says the Holidays like Christmas lights and snow, so I've decided to road trip around southern...

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What Fall looks like in the desert

I was driving just outside of Wickenburg, Arizona today and noticed the brilliant colors of fall foliage. I parked my truck, sent my drone up and captured a few fall images. Mind you, this is a pretty unusual sight here in the desert Southwest. Of course the variety of the...

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Super moon, a super bust! Or was it?

It's been all over the news...Super Moon this, Super Moon that! For two days, once in the morning for the setting moon, and once for the moon rise the next day, I got my camera set up to shoot this "Super Moon," that everyone was talking about. As a photographer...

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Fan fleecing at Arizona Cardinals game

I used to be a pretty avid Cardinals and overall sports fan, but over the years of player strikes, listening to over-paid athletes whine and poor performance by my favorite teams, I lost interest. I am now a fair-weathered or band wagon fan, one who temporarily jumps aboard when the...

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Next road trip is to southern Wisconsin

For the past two months I've been in the sunny and warm climates of southeast Asia and southern Mexico, so the changing autumn season has not graced itself. It's sort of an odd feeling to be somewhere in the world where the seasons do not change. My next road trip...

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Near miss for some, not others

During my nearly seven years as a road trip travel blogger I have had two close call/near-tragic accidents occur. One was way back in 2011 while driving in snowy conditions through Montana. I was driving up a hill on the Interstate, stupidly with the cruise control on, when the overdrive...

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Cancun here I come

As some of you may know, I am a Gnational Gnomad, also known as a brand ambassador for Travelocity. Gnational Gnomads is an exclusive group of high-profile travel and lifestyle experts who offer tips and inspiration on behalf of Travelocity for their various channels. There are not many of us...

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Oh, the Manila Sofitel is so nice!

This morning I moved from my Airbnb to the posh and luxurious Sofitel, currently the only 5-star property in Manila, which is also serving as the primary host hotel for the TBEX conference.  As soon as I arrived, I discovered that I needed to go through a security apparatus that...

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