Podcast Episode: Money and Dinosaurs (S2:E5)

Podcast Episode: Money and Dinosaurs (S2:E5)

A new episode of the Road Tripping in America podcast is out now! Listen on your favorite podcast app or on roadtrippinginamerica.com. Today: we take a deep dive into our budget vs. our actual spending for our first two months of road life, and then …

The 6 Best Burgers in America: Middle-of-Nowhere Edition

The 6 Best Burgers in America: Middle-of-Nowhere Edition

Finding a good burger in a city is easy. There’s Dick’s in Seattle, Kopp’s in Milwaukee, In-N-Out across the Southwest, and Culver’s everywhere in the Midwest. But there’s something about being in the middle of nowhere and finding a great burger place. A cheeseburger in …

Cross-country bikers and meteors lead to a serious case of introspection

Cross-country bikers and meteors lead to a serious case of introspection

We met our first cross-country biker of the trip in Baker, NV. We’ve seen plenty of serious bikers on the road and have heard about others (my parents’ friends’ daughter and son-in-law recently completed a trip from Syracuse to San Francisco, you can read about …

Now Entering Colorado!

Now Entering Colorado!

Man, I was so excited to be back in Colorado. Even the billboards were excited for us to arrive — “Real beer is worth the drive,” they proclaimed. Soon we’d be able to buy Fat Tire beer, Lisa’s favorite. Our first stop: Dinosaur, Colorado. We checked …

Dinosaur National Monument gives us the perfect desert goodbye

Dinosaur National Monument gives us the perfect desert goodbye

Yes, Dinosaur National Monument has dinosaur bones. The best bones have long been removed and placed in museums, but they’ve left a few in place to illustrate the amazing forces that made these bones find-able in the first place: first, lots of animals and dinosaurs died in …

Whenever possible, take the scenic route

Whenever possible, take the scenic route

If you’ve got the time, take the scenic route. Better yet, plan to have the time to take the scenic route. When planning your trip, we’d advise avoiding all major highways: the 5s, 80s, 90s, 94s, 15s, 70s of the country. Sure, you can get …

The Utah-Nevada Border Inn

The Utah-Nevada Border Inn

The Border Inn sits just outside Baker, Nevada along Highway 50. It straddles the border … literally. On the Nevada side, you can get a breakfast beer, play a slot machine, and buy coffee. On the Utah side, you can fill up on gasoline or rent …

Utah has the worst drivers.

Utah has the worst drivers.

In New York, people think they’re the center of the universe and they drive like it. They’re going to make it, be big, rock the town. It’s the Big Apple the Empire State, all that shit. In Southern California, drivers are narcissistic cell phone users …

Salt Lake City, Our Last Stop in Utah

Salt Lake City, Our Last Stop in Utah

I’m trying to be positive about Salt Lake City (SLC), but Utah is wearing me down. I’m tired of this state, of its rules, of its righteousness. I’m ready to leave. I don’t like being surrounded by people who think I’m going to go to …

I Testify that Provo Sucks

I Testify that Provo Sucks

There’s a guy following me. He’s got closely-cropped, sandy blond hair, light acne. He’s fair skinned. He’s stopped next to us at a light driving the car next to us. Then I see him bike across the road in front of us. At the library …

A Photo Tour of Green River, UT

A Photo Tour of Green River, UT

Green River, UT is not a walkable city. We toured by car and got a bunch of crappy photos of this interesting place.

Ray’s Tavern, Green River, Utah.

Ray’s Tavern, Green River, Utah.

We found great burgers in Roswell, New Mexico … eons ago. Then we missed the good burger place by Capitol Reef. We struck out in Blanding, then Moab. We were, in short, hungry for something good, and we were headed to Green River, Utah (population 900). Well …