Nebraska Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Road Sign with a train in the background

Driving the Nebraska Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is a 272-mile drive that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Nebraska. The road, also known as Nebraska Highway 2, runs from Grand Island on the southeastern end to Alliance on the northwestern end. Along the route you’ll experience the beauty of the sandhills: a region … Read more

Smoky Mountains

Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 9

Sunday we woke up early at the bluegrass festival and I made the executive decision to cut my trip a day short. I allotted two days to get back but looking over my map I kept thinking I’d probably only end up a few hours from home anyways. So I decided to cut out a … Read more

View from the mountains in North Carolina

North Carolina Road Trip: Day 6

Thursday. After a day in Charlottesville. After a bagel. After a quick stop at the rest area because Flopsy needed a bathroom break. After a detour to see one last Virginia roadside attraction, a big pencil. I left Virginia and began my North Carolina road trip. I headed out to Mt. Airy AKA Mayberry, town … Read more

Virginia/North Carolia Road Trip

Road Trip to Virginia (and North Carolina): Day 1

This morning I took off on my road trip to Virginia (and North Carolina) and here’s the lesson of the day: while I try to be a good driver who follows the rules of the road there are times that I will break those rules. Like when there is a sign that says no passing … Read more