I love road trips. I love movies. Today I started thinking about classic road trip movies – really early ones – before GoPro, Thelma and Louise, or even National Lampoon, for instance. Other road trip films that have been up-staged or overshadowed. Maybe you’ve seen all five movies on my list. (If not, may I suggest that you […]
For the fifth leg of our Progressive Road Trip, Mr. H and I started in Los Angeles and worked our way (pretty slowly) up the coast to San Francisco. Frankly, its a story best told in pictures. Nothing beats a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and the part between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz […]
Denim is as classic as it gets for road trip wardrobes. And since travel of every kind is what inspires my home and art, I suddenly wondered why I’ve limited myself to ethnic textiles, regional pottery and other destination-specific souvenirs when it comes to home decor.
Mr. H and I are now on the fourth “leg” of our Progressive Road Trip across America. If you haven’t been following, our MO is to drive for two weeks (or more), park the car at a cheap place with an airport shuttle, return home, do some work – and repeat in a couple of […]
Well, here it is. The last day of 2013. And what did I do with it? Let’s go to the monitor – and check the numbers… Mr. H and I spent a lot of time on the road exploring America this year, starting our “Progressive Road Trip” in April and continuing on (with occasional breaks) […]
I love today’s prompt from Wordpress entitled “Mirrored”. Here are two recent iPhone pix from our progressive road trip. One taken on a gray day in Philadelphia, the other on a bright day in Manhattan. I’ve always been fascinated by reflections. Oh, and cities!
This photo of GLAMPING – vintage Airstream SAFARI is courtesy of TripAdvisor What better way to celebrate your independence than to get away from it all in a stylish Airstream Safair? This is vintage Americana at its best — AND you’ll be staying in Big Sur, no less. What’s more classic, more ruggedly American, more […]
Last night, my husband and I had the amazing good fortune (and foresight of planning on our cross-country road trip) to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday at his masterpiece, Fallingwater. The brilliance of our planning is completely overshadowed, not only by the place, but by the shear genius of the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in […]
Sometimes the best part of a road trip is in the planning. You research and read and Google – you time out the distances on a map – you find the closest hotels, the most interesting side trips. And then you pack up the car and head out. In our case, we packed up the […]
Today I received an email from the folks at the visitor center at Monticello, the iconic home of US President Thomas Jefferson. (And by the way, yes, this is the first time I’ve ever written a sentence with both “Thomas Jefferson” and “email” in it.) I love Monticello – it’s almost a spiritual place for […]
So my husband and I have decided to do a “progressive” road trip this year, with stops in as many US states as we can manage. We call it a progressive trip, because we’re doing it in stages – even leaving our small SUV parked in an airport satellite lot for a month while we manage […]