Road-Trip 2014 Wrap-Up.

On May 5th of this year, just days before my 50 birthday, I embarked on what I called “Road-Trip 2014.”  In close to 100 days on the road, I traveled over 9600 miles from Kentucky to California and back.  I traveled across Kentucky and into Illinois, then across Missouri, across Oklahoma, across New Mexico, paused in Arizona for Overland Expo 2014 and a visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canon, up into Utah, then back down into Arizona, then over to San Diego, California for 6 weeks.  Then from California back into Arizona, up into Utah again, then over to Colorado, crossing the state from Cortez in the southwest all the way to Ft. Collins in the northeast, and finally homeward through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and ending of course in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky!  This was my 4th such trip since 2008 and every one was better than the one before.  Every time I travel the highways, by-ways and backroads of America, I love her more and more!  I have lived overseas for more than 14 years and visited close to 60 countries.  I sincerely love something about every place I have been.  But to me, there is something really special about America that always ignites my flame of adventure.  Maybe it’s the incredibly diverse landscape we have in America, maybe it’s the friendly people I meet in countless small towns all across the country, or maybe it’s the American Spirit of “anything is possible,” that is still alive in America that excites me the most!  Whatever it is, I’m addicted to traveling this wonderful country!  A special thanks to my Family and Friends who took me in for a few days or a few weeks during my travels.  The Road-Trip would’t have been the same without you being part of it!  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray, Colorado.

I’m back in the Bluegrass for a month or two, giving “Bessie” the Tacoma a much deserved break.  “Bertha” has been called back into action, she and I are sleeping together again, what a great lady she is!  In the meantime, I have a number of projects to finish on the Farm before Winter arrives and have started detailed planning for…

Motorcycle Road-Trip 2015…. to places far and wide!


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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.