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About Jay Dalles

Jay is a writer living in Central Florida, with his wife Judy. They enjoy traveling by car, and Jay normally chooses to go the scenic route. Antiquing is a lifelong avocation, so anytime a sign says “Antiques” his car tends to veer off in that direction.
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Trolley Cities to Visit
3 years ago

Trolley Cities to Visit

For the sheer charm, plus the common sense of it all, streetcars are a draw and a convenience for those exploring some of Americans downtowns. When you drive the nation, you have a half dozen original first-generation streetcar systems you can ride when you get there, and to get you to the various sites that you will not want to miss in these attractive cities.

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Scenic Drive: Roan Highlands
3 years ago

Scenic Drive: Roan Highlands

A visit to the beautiful Roan Highlands of North Carolina and Tennessee takes the visitor to some of the most lovely mountain settings east of the Mississippi River, including the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains. Your visit can be accomplished by setting out either from Asheville, North Carolina, and heading north, or from Boone, North Carolina, and heading south. We are suggesting the route from Asheville to Boone, but you could just as easily travel in the opposite direction. Read More

Thorncrown Chapel in Arkansas
3 years ago

Thorncrown Chapel in Arkansas

For a destination that is sheer inspiration, you cannot go wrong to head to Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Created by E. Fay Jones, one of the best known …
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Scenic Drive: Turquoise Trail
3 years ago

Scenic Drive: Turquoise Trail

Drive From Albuquerque to Santa Fe

The Turquoise Trail provides a scenic drive between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico; it was designated a National Scenic Byway by The National Scenic …
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5 Iconic Road Trip Breakfast Joints
3 years ago

5 Iconic Road Trip Breakfast Joints

In honor of World Egg Day, we are sending you off on six road trips to places where you can have a great time having an egg-cellent breakfast.

Narrowing it down …
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Low Country Scenic Drive
3 years ago

Low Country Scenic Drive

The Low Country can be defined as the low-lying coastal areas in the southeastern states of Georgia and South Carolina. Some will limit the Low Country a bit more than …
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Drive the Highway of Legends
3 years ago

Drive the Highway of Legends

Colorado State Highway 12 is known as The Highway of Legends. The road starts at its junction with U.S. Highway 160, not far from Fort Garland, Colorado, and winds down to Trinidad, on the Old Santa Fe Trail. The total trip is just over 80 miles, and if you were in a hurry, you could drive it in about two hours. Please slow down and savor the scenery and history instead. You will find wonders around every bend.

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Visit Two Places at Once
3 years ago

Visit Two Places at Once

America boasts a number of towns that are on the border between one state and another. Part of the fun of exploring these places is to see what goes on where the two meet. Here are a few to sample as you #DriveTheNation.

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The Upper Peninsula
3 years ago

The Upper Peninsula

By  •  Places

For sheer driving pleasure, there are few places as scenic and special as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The scenic wonders abound.  The UP (pronounced “you-pea”) is shaped like a …
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Chocolate Across America
3 years ago

Chocolate Across America

Chocolate is one of the gifts of the New World to the Old World.  By now, a gift to the entire world.  We love our chocolate.  Everyone …
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