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The Thumbnail Traveler · 1d ago

HOW CAN I BE OFF THE BEATEN PATH? THERE'S A ROAD HERE! #3

Highway 89, Montana. South of the Blackfoot Reservation. Twenty miles to the nearest town, and there's a traffic break.
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1d ago

HOW CAN I BE OFF THE BEATEN PATH? THERE'S A ROAD HERE! #2

Heading to Las Vegas today for our Thanksgiving. From the desert west of the city, south of Red Rocks State Park. Mile Marker 11
The Thumbnail Traveler · 2d ago

HOW CAN I BE OFF THE BEATEN PATH? THERE'S A ROAD HERE! #1

Sometimes we get the urge to just get away from it all. And I mean away from it all. In my decades of driving longer road trips I've found myself in such places with some frequency. Whether ...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 5d ago

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MEMORIES #4 - ADVENTURE

Often the best way to create a lasting memory is to embark on an adventure.  Some sort of activity you cannot do at home. Plan ahead. Plan an adventure. Get out of your proverbial Comf...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 6d ago

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MEMORIES #3 - THE END OF DAYS

Kind of a dramatic title for this blog entry, but in this case it's referencing the real thing: sunset. The end of the day is an event which can be a specific reason a person is drawn to ...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1w ago

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MEMORIES #2 - EXPLORATION

The primary reason we travel to strange lands is to discover something about them. While obviously keeping within boundaries which are relatively safe, one of the best ways is to do what ...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MEMORIES #1

A memorable meal in a stunning location with an ideal dining partner is an  excellent way to make a lasting travel-related memory. Though the shot is not my usual standard when posting, ...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

I've featured the below sculpture previously. It's entitled the Seven Magic Mountains, and was designed and installed under the supervision of artist Ugo Rondinone. (Only six are visibl...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

ROAD TRIP: LOOKING DOWN WILSHIRE BOULEVARD

Standing at the foot of the famous Wilshire Boulevard, which bisects Los Angeles from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way it passes through MacArthur Park (yes, THAT MacArthur Pa...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

THE FRIDAY MARTINI

Back to the beginning. I had a great conversation from a dear friend and trusted mentor last night which leads me to completely revamp the book. Hate it when that happens, but it promises...