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Road trip through the wonders of California’s Central Coast

Big Sur

It’s true that Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco get much of the attention, but don’t dismiss California’s Central Coast as a travel destination. The region has an abundance of natural wonders and you can piece together quite an enjoyable road trip there. It’s not an exaggeration to say the 280-mile journey from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful drives in the country.

Volcanic tour of the Pacific Northwest

Mount Hood

There are stunning calderas, lava tube caves and and bubbling hot springs throughout the Pacific Northwest – all connected to the area’s volcanic activity. And the Cascade Range is home to a 700-mile string of active volcanoes, from Mount Rainier to Mount Hood to Mount Shasta. As a result, it’s possible to put together a road trip that takes in some of the continent’s most spectacular volcanic scenery.

A road trip in honor of black history month

A road trip in honor of black history month

Since February is Black History Month, it’s an opportune time consider a road trip that takes in sites that are important to black history in the United States. So I created a journey through that runs between Georgia and Kansas and which takes in key locations from the civil rights movement as well as some historic homes of prominent African Americans. The article […]

“Riel World” named a top 50 global education blog

Thought you might be interested to know that Travels in the Riel World was recently selected as a Top 50 Global Education Blog by James Atkinson, who publishes Sir Learnalot’s Knowledge Blog. In an effort to honor those who promote a “global learning environment,” the top 50 list includes a diverse array of sites, from study abroad […]

Take a presidential road trip through Virginia

There has been a lot of politics in the news lately, and President Obama’s State of the Union speech is scheduled for Wednesday. So if you’ve got politics on your mind, or even if you’re just a fan of history, you might consider taking a presidential road trip through Virginia. That’s the topic of may […]

Civil rights and African American history sites for MLK Day

Today is a holiday in the United States – Martin Luther King Day, which celebrates the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was assassinated in 1968. It’s a good time to explore some of the historic sites that were key to King’s life, to this country’s civil […]

Stargazing in the Southwest

In August, I wrote about some of the best stargazing destinations worldwide, based on an article I’d written for Matador Travel. Now it’s time to look more specifically about stargazing destinations in the Southwestern United States. This time, I put together a road trip itinerary for Examiner.com that stretches from West Texas to Southern California […]

Fall foliage trip through quintessential New England

It’s prime season for leaf-peeping and, while there are wonderful foliage drives in nearly every region of North America, the destination that is almost always associated with the spectacle of autumn is New England. A fall foliage drive can mean a lot more than just beautiful fall views, however. If you plan it correctly, you […]

A road trip into the roots of American music

A lot of great music has been made in the United States, and much of it has roots in the South. In fact, if you journey through just a few southern states, you can have a fascinating time exploring the roots of jazz, blues, soul, bluegrass, country, and rock and roll. You can experience even more of the […]

Road trip through literary California

In May, I introduced you to the possibilities of a road trip through literary New England. It seems an ideal combination of activities for lovers of both travel and literature. Well, I figured it was time to explore a similar journey, only this time on the West Coast. So now I present to you a […]

The world’s best stargazing destinations

It’s one of the most sublime sights in nature: a dark sky filled with thousands of glittering stars. Our ancestors were well acquainted with this spectacle, and most nights they could even gaze up to see a gallery of shooting stars and a visible Milky Way galaxy. Today, unfortunately, light pollution in populated areas tends […]

Review of ‘Two Laps Around the World’

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the travel writing of Rolf Potts, and perhaps of his website Vagablogging. My travel memoir, Two Laps Around the World, was recently reviewed on Vagablogging by another writer. Here is an excerpt from the review: As a writer, Riel has a painter’s eye for the color and mood of life on […]

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