The Original Adventure

As most of you know on May 1, 2011, I left on what would turn out to be a two year journey across the United States and Canada. Below are the original blog posts chronicling my adventure. I had absolutely no idea of the natural wonders I would encounter, the beautiful, remote places I would visit and the dozens of wonderful people who would turn out to be lifelong friends. While that particular journey is at an end, the adventure certainly continues. My hope for this section of the new website now is that it can be used by anyone looking to visit the remote and wonderful places you might not otherwise find across North America.

Ten Days In Texas

April 6, 2012

Forget everything you think you know about Texas.  Yes, its the land that unleashed George W. Bush on the world and the place that the big evil oil companies call home. Much to my surprise however, Texas has gone from being the 800 mile land mass that I had to cross (twice) in order to…

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Florida’s Forgotten Coast

March 20, 2012

Florida is a not my favorite state for a lot of reasons. It’s flat, dull, mostly culture-free and really really humid. I did however have quite a bit of curiosity around seeing the panhandle. Any place that’s off the regular tourist circuit usually appeals to me. My first stop in Crystal River was a bit…

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Fredericksburg, VA & Charleston,SC (During the Civil War)

March 12, 2012

The Civil War Civil War, in U.S. history, conflict (1861–65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy. It is generally known in the South as the War between the States and is also called the War of the Rebellion (the official Union designation), the War…

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A Month in Europe

January 27, 2012

What an amazing chapter to the adventure!  First off, you may have noticed that halcyonhighway has entered its second year in existence and the tag line’s now “Road Trip 2011-2012”  which I’m very excited about. January 16th I arrive in London and go directly to Karin, Darragh and Milo’s house and look who was there…

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The Nine Days Of Christmas At The Hotel Russell In London

December 31, 2011

Booking a hotel in London at Christmas can be challenging.  If you’re me, and I suspect most travelers are, you want a good central location and you don’t want to pay a fortune for it.  I looked on line and found the Hotel Russell on Russell Square and according to Orbitz it was a “Best Value”  I’m always skeptical…

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