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Hotel Marysville Peach Festival

Another country roads trip through northern California and I have been staying off the interstate freeways as I travel the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges. Marysville is north of Sacramento on Highway 99. This town has long been famous for peaches. “I picked the peaches from the Marysville trees” – Bruce Springsteen in the song…

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The California Trail across Nevada

The drive across Nevada I-80 is a drive I’ve made about a dozen times in the past thirty years. More than once I shared the joke with strangers along the way during this Brokeass Mountain Tour that 12 years had passed since Kelley and I drove Interstate 80 across Nevada and time fades away memories,…

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Mountains beyond mountains in Central Oregon

Highway 197 South out of The Dalles, Oregon crosses 60 miles of high desert sage country east of the Cascades.   A plateau of sage sprinkled with colorful spring wildflowers, cut with river canyon gorges and backed by snowcapped mountains is scenery to savor in a sparsely populated landscape. I had a feeling of being the…

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Cascading my way to TBEX Vancouver – Day 1

Saturday, June 4 was the start of my two week road trip through the volcanic Cascade country of the Pacific Northwest to attend the Travel Blog Exchange annual conference — #TBEX11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hopefully the trip will get more exciting than Day 1. MilePoint 0.0 – Rain has fallen through most of…

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Loyalty Traveler is on the road to Canada

“I mean everyone has got to take a road trip, at least once in their lives. Just you and some music.” Claire Colburn in the Cameron Crowe movie Elizabethtown. The next two weeks will likely be different types of blog posts than typically seen here on Loyalty Traveler.  The plan is for sporadic dispatches from…

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