Articles by "Paul and Lisa - Driving Inertia"

Introducing: Road Tripping in America, our book

By     |    Mar 24, 2014
Posted in: Travel     |    1 Comment

We’ve been hinting at this for, well, almost a year, and now we’ve finally done it: we’ve written a book. You should read it. It’s called Road Tripping in America: Short Stories from a Long Road Trip, and we’re thrilled to have it available right now on Amazon. Now, if you’ve followed our blog since the beginning, you’ll recognize some of the stories, but even if you diligently read every single thing we’ve […]

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Merry Christmas!

By     |    Dec 25, 2012
Posted in: Travel     |    No Comments

Wow, what a year. Thanks for joining us! We hope your holiday travel plans go as smooth as the white sands of New Mexico.

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Can't wait for our plates to look like this again!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

By     |    Nov 21, 2012
Posted in: Food     |    1 Comment

Well, this is the blog’s second Thanksgiving. Last year, we jumped on a plane in Phoenix and flew to Wisconsin. This year, we’re doing the drive from Trumansburg to Wisconsin. We’ve got CoCoVan filled with bottles of our local, Finger Lakes wine (and some French stuff too). It should be a delicious day! An no TSA, hooray! We hope you all have wonderful turkey-fueled feasts planned with your friends and families. […]

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We're not in the sagebrush anymore.

Happy Labor Day 2012!

By     |    Sep 3, 2012
Posted in: Schedule     |    No Comments

We’re hoping everyone has a great Labor Day trip in progress today (or at least some enjoyable rest and relaxation). We’re back in the Midwest bouncing around between friends and family. Next weekend we head to London! We can’t wait.

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Buffalo, barn, (base of) Tetons.

Grand Tetons Photography: Easier Than We Thought

By     |    Jun 25, 2012
Posted in: Parks, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

There are so many awesome photos of the Grand Tetons. They’re amazing mountains. And then there are the ones with that barn, that perfectly shaped and aged bar in the foreground. Others have snow and fog and buffalo as well. There are a lot of fantastic pictures of the park … because it’s fantastically easy to get a good photo. The place is just photogenic. All the beautiful stuff is […]

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Lies, damn lies, and out-of-date websites.

Monument Valley Navajo Park Campground is Closed. Now Update Your Website!

By     |    May 30, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, Parks, Utah     |    1 Comment

One of the toughest things to deal with on the trip is outdated information. We have this camping guidebook from 2007, and its prices are sometimes off by a factor of 3x (ahem, California), sometimes still spot-on. It’s still useful when we don’t have internet service or phone service. We’ve learned to live with prices changing. That’s fine, we understand that they go up. But if something is closed, and […]

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We have framed prints for sale!

By     |    Feb 29, 2012
Posted in: Travel     |    1 Comment

We’ve uploaded a few of our favorite photos to CafePress so we can sell prints. Take a look at the Driving Inertia Store — we’ll be adding more photos as we continue to travel and continue to sort through all the thousands of photos we’ve taken so far. And if you see a picture on the site you’d like to put on your wall, contact us with the info and […]

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Stone wall, missing its top.

Photos of Rhyolite, Nevada, Death Valley’s Best Ghost Town

By     |    Jan 4, 2012
Posted in: Nevada     |    1 Comment

Rhyolite was a boom town thanks to a successful gold mine. A series of uncontrollable financial disasters led the town to ruin though the mine wasn’t depleted until the late ’90s. Many of the original buildings were moved to new towns. Others were stripped of their precious construction materials, especially the wood. Wood was rare and very expensive to get in the the desert. Textures of Decay Paul became fascinated with the […]

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Biosphere 2 -- maybe we should live instead of the van?

Top Posts of 2011 on

By     |    Jan 2, 2012
Posted in: Travel     |    No Comments

We’re jumping on the year-end nostalgia conga line even though we’ve only been travelling full time for the last three months. We have, however, been blogging for all of 2011. Here’s what was popular. Top 3 Topics of 2011 The Biosphere 2 gallery post. Damn,, thanks for the link. And thank you, too, [FYI — ALL the cool sites are linking to us, so if you have a […]

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Katherine Landing

Katherine Landing: A Hawaiian Port Town In The Middle Of The Desert

By     |    Dec 26, 2011
Posted in: Arizona     |    No Comments

After the burro-filled main street of Oatman, AZ and a 10-mile stint on a dirt road through the mountains, the last thing we expected to find was a harbor town, but that’s exactly what was waiting for us at Katherine Landing, located near the south end of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There’s a Hawaiian-looking motel, enough gas pumps to fill a dozen boats at once, countless seagulls, speedboats […]

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