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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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Quick Guide to Washington, D.C.
5 months ago

Quick Guide to Washington, D.C.

We believe that Washington, D.C. is a must-see for every American traveler. The centerpiece of American history and politics is a destination where you will always learn something new. Unlike many American cities, the sites are almost always free and your best bet is to explore the city by foot or rail.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Driving Guide
6 months ago

Blue Ridge Parkway Driving Guide

To see wonderful scenery, sample a slice of Appalachian Mountain life, and enjoy a slower pace, nothing can beat driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Opened in June of 1936, the Blue Ridge Parkway covers 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountain portion of the Appalachian Mountains. It is designated an All-American Road as well as a National Parkway, and is visited more often each year than any of our National Park units. Read More

Driving the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
6 months ago

Driving the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Ice Age National Scenic Trail covers about 1,200 miles across the state of Wisconsin. It follows the meandering edge of the moraine created by the Ice Age. This National Scenic Trail was established in 1980. While you could hike the Trail, this guide provides a driving option that follows the same route, more or less. Going from Potawatomi State Park in the east to Interstate State Park in the west, it offers many trailheads with parking. Read More

National Monuments of the Midwest
6 months ago

National Monuments of the Midwest

There are 124 National Monuments throughout the United States. When you are traveling in the Midwest, there are some wonderful National Monuments to see. Remember that there are also National Historic Sites, Seashores, Rivers, Trails and more that are awaiting your visit, in the Midwestern states.

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
6 months ago

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

As a result of the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1966, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area now preserves a wonderfully scenic 1.2-plus million acres of mostly desert landscape for your enjoyment. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located on the border of Utah and Arizona.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
6 months ago

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, in southernmost Arizona along the border with Mexico, preserves the only setting in the USA where the organ pipe cactus grows in the wild. Named for its resemblance to organ pipes, the “Stenocereus thurberi” can grow to a height of more than twenty feet. Impressive in and of itself, it is also a stunning feature of the rugged desert landscape.

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Delectable Creperies Across the U.S.
7 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 crêpe. Thin and delectable, with origins in the Brittany region of France, crêpes are so versatile, they can accommodate plain or fancy filings. For some of the coolest and cleverest crêpes around, try these destination-dining locations. Read More

Brown County Indiana and its Covered Bridges
7 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
7 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
7 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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