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Why You Need More Road Trips In Your Life

April 21, 2017 / By Chris Oudean I love road trips. They can be an extravaganza of roadside attractions and scenic vistas, or a perfect way to relax in the seated position while also getting a taste of the outside. It beats tv on the couch any day. It’s not just some box you view the world from, it’s you moving through the world. It’s way more entertaining! With the right Stash of goodies and a wild eye for adventure, roads trips can quickly turn into an epic experience. Road trips can be fun any day, through any season, and …

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Trip Review: Cadillac Ranch

April 14, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik Cadillac Ranch is a roadside attraction on the outskirts of Amarillo, TX that has more meaning and history than is obvious at first glance. It’s made up of 10 Cadillacs planted nose first into the ground in a large field. Cadillac Ranch wasn’t a main attraction for us on our trip to Texas. We were there to explore Palo Duro Canyon, but we would be passing through Amarillo on our way back to Colorado. Out of curiosity, I had looked up attractions in the city to see what we might …

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Trip Review: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

April 7, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik Palo Duro Canyon, Texas is one of those places that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves.  With a maximum width of twenty miles, a maximum height of one thousand feet, and stretching over 100 miles long, it’s the second largest canyon in the United States and has been nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of Texas.” Formed by erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork tributary of the Red River over thousands of years, it holds a great deal of history in its great, crumbling, sandstone walls. Fossils from long extinct animals as …

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Trip Review: Capulin Volcano National Monument

March 31, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik On highway 64, in the northeastern portion of New Mexico, there lies a volcano. The distinct cinder cone shape rising above the plains is a noticeable site for miles around its perimeter. With a height of roughly 1,700 feet, a rim circumference of 1 mile, and a crater depth of about 400 feet, it’s not a particularly large volcano by any measure. The exciting part is that you can drive right up to the top of its steep slopes, walk completely around the rim, and go straight to the bottom …