Road Trip

  Story & photos by Paul Clemence The pandemic travel restrictions mean that it’s a great opportunity to explore new and creative ways to go sightseeing. Road trips are a safe and fun choice. Taking a drive Upstate New York, for example, one can indulge in a wonderful architectural tour

  Story and photos by Julie Snyder By the time the hazardous forest fire smoke over Portland had begun to dissipate, my husband, Joe, and I were frantic for fresh air. So we pointed Van Go toward Bavaria. Not that Bavaria—Americans are still personae non-gratae in Europe. But visitors are

By Julie Snyder Shafts of mist-filtered sunlight shot through the rusty, perforated hull of the Peter Iredale, a once-proud English sailing ship. Shadows checker-boarded the sand that had imprisoned the four-masted steel bark since 1906 when a mighty southeast wind and strong currents rammed the vessel aground on Clatsop Beach.

By Everett Potter I discovered the distinctive and groundbreaking designs of TAXA Outdoors a couple of years ago at The New York Times Travel Show in Manhattan. I found myself captivated by a quirkily shaped vehicle called a Mantis Camper with a birch plywood interior, large windows and pop-up screened roof.

By Everett Potter Those of us who drove a vintage VW camper van back in the day recall those quirky and colorful vehicles with deep affection. At this moment in time, an escape in a classic hippie van sounds to me like the perfect dream, a return to van life

Story by “Chez” Chesak Photos by Austin Coop, Two Lane America It’s 2,448 miles of blacktop Americana, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It passes through three time zones, eight states, and takes at least two weeks to drive (if you do it right). Hit songs have been