Simply being there is the most important path to success.
No matter where you go, you can find something unique. Every place is worth visiting, and your visit matters.
The hardest part of writing a book isn’t the actual writing. It’s what comes next.
Sometimes you head in one direction without knowing where you’re going, yet you still end up where you need to be.
Ferne Clyffe State Park will always have a warm place in my heart.
Sometimes you can trace where you are now back to a single moment. For me, that moment was during the Spring of 2016, on a sunny day in early May.
When I moved to Chicago in October, 2001, I knew I wanted to write for a living, but I didn’t know how I was going to make that happen.
Road trips capture the imagination like no other travel.
As we got back on I-40 for the short drive, relatively speaking, to Albuquerque, I thought about everything we’d seen and done since we’d left home only six days ago. When I first had the idea for this trip, and then began planning it, I wasn’t sure what to expect beyond expecting that it would …
As we left Bentonville I was a touch trepidatious about the next leg of our journey. It was Sunday. We left Friday. We were already getting a little loopy and taking bets on when I’d forget what day it was, and now we were headed to the middle of southern Oklahoma and another more-than-packed exhaustion-inducing schedule.
We made it! We’re in Oceanside, California, at Jim’s parents’ for a week. This trip may be all about the journey, but this is certainly a delightful destination. I’m working in their backyard and tiny lizards are scampering, tinier hummingbirds are flitting, orchids are blooming, and the ripe oranges are calling me to pick them right off …
The first three days have been as blurry as weeds on the side of the highway. We’ve already visited two museums, a wildlife refuge, two Native American memorials, and an art museum. We’ve driven four-lanes and two-lanes and one-lane over nearly a thousand miles. We spent a night in a century-old cabin, tooled around in …