Archive for the ‘Off-highway’ Category

Appleby Horse Fair

June 7th, 2009

It may not be America but they’re arguably the ultimate roadtrippers so I hope this qualifies as a relevant entry. This weekend we visited the Appleby Horse Fair, an annual gypsy gathering that has been taking place in the north England town of Appleby for at least 270 years, possibly as far back as 1685. Thousands of gypsies, Romanies and other travellers come together from all over Europe (mainly, it must be said, from Ireland) to trade horses, show off their trotting skills, look as intimidating as possible and generally block off all the roads to and from this part of Cumbria for the week before and after the event.

Here are a few photos to give you a taste of what it’s like (and yes, sadly, this is indicative of the weather in England in June).


Knob Hill Rockcrawling near ‘Vegas

April 25th, 2009
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The Blogs launched last week. Here is a short post I did this morning about the Knob Hill area. A favorite spot of mine for looking for arrowheads and spear points near Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Racetrack Playa

February 15th, 2009

Here are some images I shot of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park in April, 2006. Here is an article that describes part of that journey.


My Favorite Magazine?

February 13th, 2009

Overland Journal -- One of the best magazines "Out There"
(Photo courtesy of the Overland Journal)
I receive scores of travel books and magazines every month, but there is one periodical that I hoard with guilty pleasure…. No, get your mind back on track… I’m talking serious road trip fun. I was a charter subscriber to the Overland Journal and it continues to enrich and enhance my life. I don’t receive any form of remuneration of any kind for promoting this magazine — but I love reading it and everyone I have ever given a copy to shares my appreciation for a product that is extraordinarily well done. Click here for the newest information about the amazing trips and gear that they document.

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Ultimate Road Trip Truck

February 13th, 2009
The Ultimate in Road Trip Travel?  (courtesy of SuperTruck)

The Ultimate in Road Trip Travel? (courtesy of SuperTruck)

My better half would divorce me and/or leave me in a hot second if I ever acquired one of these beauties… But, I love the creativity of some of these trucks. Built by Chris Walker and George Stickler, owners of Southeast Utilities, — these bad boys are mostly built on a Ford 650 chassis although they do build on Freightliner and GMC super chassis. The company, creates about 50 super trucks a year on a custom-order basis — Scroll down through this page and check out the “Outback” model!

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