Take a Road Trip Through the Wild West From Texas to the Oregon Trail

Fun for all ages in the Western United States

Explore parts of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Oregon

Pack the car, get your road trip playlist tuned in and turned up. Time to jump in your rig – we’re riding through the wild west today. No cowboy boots or ten-gallon hats required. This rowdy route has a little something for everyone. There will be scenic vistas to swoon over and some seriously tasty vittles to try (that’s wild west talk for grub – or FOOD.) There’ll be pretty trails to hike, plus some ancient and American history to take in. What better place to start, than in west Texas. Read along. Get inspired. And don’t worry, there’s a map with all the road trip stops and sites to see at the end. Saddle up, we’re headed west. Continue reading “Take a Road Trip Through the Wild West From Texas to the Oregon Trail”

Postcards from an American Road Trip | Western States

Let’s Drive From Colorado to Oregon
From Red Rocks to Crystal Clear Lakes on a beautiful Road Trip

(Originally posted February 2017, updated June 2018) 

“The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The best way to experience the wide-open spaces of America is behind the wheel of a car. Take a road trip. It’s a big country. With many points of view and millions of viewpoints. I’m talking vistas, not politics right now. Call it escapism. Call it soul-searching. Call it what you will. There is freedom on the road. And beauty to behold. So much beauty. I’m feeling the call of the church of nature lately. Nothing fills my soul like a walk in natural wonder.

The Western United States has plenty of wonder on offer. I’d like to share a few of my postcards from the road. This was a road trip a few years back from Denver, Colorado to Portland, Oregon. We had planned stops and room for impulsivity. This is the recipe for a darn good road trip. Follow along with me.

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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