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West 2015, The Itinerary, Part 7

West 2015, The Itinerary, Part 7

I entered the last week of my trip with a few factors working against me. First, I’d been on the road three weeks, and that’s a long time to be away from home, even for a seasoned traveler like me. Secondly, the extreme heat of the previous two days (124 F & 117 F) were […]

West 2015- The Itinerary Part 6

West 2015- The Itinerary Part 6

I left Los Angeles heading eastward for home for the first time in three weeks. My first stop was one of the National Park System’s newest parks, Caesar Chavez National Monument. Chavez is recognized as the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, the first labor movement for Latinos, which later became a voice […]

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part 5

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part 5

After finding lots of great beer but not enough sun during my five days in San Diego, I headed north under a bright, sunny sky. My first stop was about an hour south of Los Angeles- the historic mission of San Juan Capistrano. The mission was built by the Spanish in the mid 1770s and served […]

San Diego Microbreweries I Visited

San Diego Microbreweries I Visited

San Diego has an amazing microbrewery scene, with over 120 breweries in the county alone. When I started planning my trip to the American West, I allotted 4 days in San Diego, predominantly to visit the many well-reputed breweries that call the city home. As it turned out, I arrived in San Diego early, which […]

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Four

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Four

Part four covering Southern Arizona to San Diego from June’s Western road trip.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Three

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Three

The Third Installment of my June 2015 trip Out West.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Two

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Two

Heading West into the Four Corners area of the United States.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part One

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part One

A summary of the first four days of my June 2015 trip west, from my departure in Michigan all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the stops in between.

West 2015 by the Numbers

West 2015 by the Numbers

A summary of the statistics from my recent month-long trip around the American West.

Go West, Old Man

Go West, Old Man

The Old Man is me, and I’m going West. It’s still 26 days away, and the anticipation is killing me. Usually, when I’ve announced trips in the past, I have a pretty well-designed itinerary to detail. This trip is quite different, and that is quite a departure for me. My inherent OCD combined with my love […]

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