Category: Upcoming

My 48th state coming up soon…

When I started Mike's Road Trip some five years ago, I had already visited a number of U.S. States. Visiting all 50 has never been a guiding objective. However, now it appears to be within reach. Next week I will be visiting Mississippi, which will be my 48th state. The...

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VEMEX L.A.

Each year I attend a number of travel conferences to meet with tourism leaders to find out more about their destinations, and, to see if there might be an opportunity to visit. Last year I attended the European travel conference, VEMEX in San Francisco and ended up scheduling a trip...

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Lake Charles, Louisiana here I come…

I have visited 46 US states...and when I say, "visited," I don't mean just flying into the airport or even driving through. I am very excited that I will be knocking another state off the list...Louisiana, number #47, next week. My first stop will be Lake Charles, which is located ...

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Winter on Wheels in Finland

This is an exciting announcement...I'm heading to Finland very soon for a "Winter on Wheels" event in Rovaniemi, Finland. I'm going to get an opportunity to hone my snow and ice driving skills with a series of different kind of vehicles, including a Ford Escort rally car, ice karts and...

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Next month…Detroit for NAIAS

I'm super excited...I was just invited to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) by Ford next month. As many of you know, I've been road tripping around North American for nearly four years in my Ford F-150.  Next month I will join 150 bloggers from around the world at...

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Thanksgiving in San Diego

I'll be spending Thanksgiving in San Diego this year at my sister's place. As a matter of fact, I'm going to be meeting my new half-sister that I recently found out about. It's quite an extraordinary story, if you're interested, read my article entitled, "six degrees of sibling separation.

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VEMEX 2013 in San Francisco

I'll be attending the 2013 VEMEX Travel show in San Francisco on November 20th. This is the first time I've attended VEMEX, which if you're not familiar is a European travel media show.  Tourism leaders representing many European countries visit several cities around the U.S. to meet with travel journalists...

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Vegas bound baby!

I'm heading to Vegas in just over a week (week of 11/4/2013). If there are any bloggers or followers that would like to get together while I'm there, please drop me a line.  I'll be staying on the strip for the week at the Circus Circus KOA where I'll be...

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Change of Plans, D.C. instead of Keystone

I was really looking forward to TBEX (Travel Blogger Convention) this year.  I got a lot out of the conference last year and was excited for this year in Keystone, CO.  Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend due to a scheduling conflict.  Instead, I'll be heading to Washington D.C....

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Travel Blogger conference

Last year I went to the TBEX Travel Blogger Conference in Vancouver, B.C., this year it's going to be in Keystone, Colorado.  After spending a month in northern, CA, I'll be heading east to Colorado for the TBEX '12.  I'm really looking forward to connecting with fellow bloggers I've meet...

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