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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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Delectable Creperies Across the U.S.
6 months ago

Delectable Creperies Across the U.S.

The humble pancake, which when well-made is not humble at all, has an even classier cousin, called the crĂŞpe. Thin and delectable, with origins in the Brittany region of France, crĂŞpes are so versatile, they can accommodate plain or fancy filings. For some of the coolest and cleverest crĂŞpes around, try these destination-dining locations. Read More

Brown County Indiana and its Covered Bridges
6 months ago

Brown County Indiana and its Covered Bridges

Brown County, Indiana, is celebrated for its gorgeous scenery, and its sprinkling of covered bridges. This drive takes you to some of the highlights of the county.

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Driving Scenic Vermont 100
6 months ago

Driving Scenic Vermont 100

Begin your Scenic Vermont Route 100 drive up near the Canadian border and make your way down through the middle of Vermont to see all the charm of this New England state. The drive takes you through some of the most charming towns and rural stretches, along pretty rivers, with the famous Vermont mountains always in the background. Famous for skiing and for fall foliage, much of Route 100 has been designated a Scenic Byway. The drive has many towering and intimate charms.

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Albuquerque to Acoma Pueblo Road Trip
6 months ago

Albuquerque to Acoma Pueblo Road Trip

Albuquerque to Acoma Pueblo Road Trip

Begin in Albuquerque, a city dating back to 1706, founded as the Spanish colonial outpost. There are so many wonderful places to visit.

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Self-Guided Seattle Coffee Tour
7 months ago

Self-Guided Seattle Coffee Tour

Coffee comes to us from Ethiopia, by way of the Ottoman Empire, to Italy, and then the world. Can’t get enough coffee? Then you will love this self guided coffee tour of Seattle, where coffee has become part of the city’s cultural identity. There are any number of great coffee bars to visit. Here is a roughly north to south sweep of the city and environs. Just one word of caution: caffeine can sneak up on you, so it is wise to limit your intake of the real deal.

One expert told me that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day appears to be the safe amount for most healthy adults under age 55. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee (apparently there is something brewing with people over 55, who don’t have the same limitations). So, armed with this information, I am going to suggest you may want to pick and choose, or to break this up into a several different days’ tour.

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New Mexico Scenic Road Trip
7 months ago

New Mexico Scenic Road Trip

By  •  Road Trips

New Mexico is the land of enchantment, and to see it best, you will want to drive to its most compelling locations. Begin in the north center of the state and make your way southward, to see these wonderful places that are sure to become your personal favorites. Read More

Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie
7 months ago

Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie

For many of us, a history of Lemon Meringue Pie is necessarily brief, that is, as long as it takes to slice and eat it.  However, in the interest of how delicious things came into being, I am going to offer you what seems to be the most likely story of the origins of lemon meringue pie, and then a few tasty suggestions as to where you should drive, to find the best of the best. Read More

Montana Big Sky Road Trip
8 months ago

Montana Big Sky Road Trip

This Montana road trip connects some of the finest features of the Big Sky Country, including a great national park, and evocative historic sites.

 

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Road Trip: U.S. Volcanoes to Visit
8 months ago

Road Trip: U.S. Volcanoes to Visit

For a driving trip that lets you see some of the best volcanoes anywhere, try this “Volcanoes of the Cascades” driving tour. This drive lets you see four volcanoes up close and personal (Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, and Lassen Peak), and offers views of at least three more, at a distance. You will love being in the Pacific Northwest, and seeing these impressive examples of nature’s wonders.

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Best Gourmet Popcorn Shops in the US
8 months ago

Best Gourmet Popcorn Shops in the US

It used to be that your options for popcorn were limited to either homemade or at the ball game or circus. No longer. Now, popcorn is a specialty that caters to every palate.   Here are some of the places we recommend for the popcorn connoisseur. Read More