Places I've been, particularly via motorcycle. It took nearly two years for the second article to appear, so don't expect frequent updates.
When I moved to Philadelphia, one of my early goals was to find fun roads for riding -- it helped that I was unemployed at the time. Asking around, howver, I heard responses like "get on the turnpike for two hours." If only Google Maps had implemented their "terrain" feature back then, it wouldn't have taken me quite so long to discover the triangle formed by northwest Philly, Reading, and Allentown. Now, it's one of my favorite day trips: 100-150 miles long, filled with farms, woods, and roads without a lot of traffic.
It's hard to find a motorcycle-friendly road that heads west from eastern Pennsylvana; this article looks at a few of the routes that I've found, along with an in-state destination for when you give up.
West Virginia is one of my favorite states for motorcycling, and this is the story of a recent four day trip to and around Lewisburg, in the southern portion of the state.
The Auto Train is Amtrak's route for snowbirds: an overnight train from Virginia to Florida, where your car rides with you. I'm not a snowbird, but my wife and I took the train for our vacation. Here are my thoughts on the trip, along with some information that I would have liked to know before the trip.
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