In Case You Missed It… Trivial Thursdays Interview on WRFL-FM — LISTEN HERE

Had a fun time interviewing with Mick Jeffries, the long-time and award-winning host of WRFL-FM Radio “Trivial Thursdays” this morning.  In case you missed it, here is an MP3 Audio file of the broadcast, courtesy of WRFL and Mick…edited by yours truly.  Also in the studio with us was Leif Erickson.  Great to meet and mingle with these two.  Mick even surprised me by playing an Antsy McClain song during the interview.  It is included below.

Talking about Less Beaten Paths of America Book Series with host Mick Jeffries and Leif Erickson at WRFL Studios


The 2018 Blogging A to Z Challenge – My Reflections #atozchallenge

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Well folks, I was a few days late completing the April Blogging Challenge, but I got it done!!  I submitted my Z post on May 5!

As always, this was BOTH a challenge and a load of fun. But I spent a good deal of April traveling across the country, an appropriate thing for a travel writer and blogger.

This was my third year to participate in the challenge and was by far the most “challenging” to complete due to my harried April schedule. But, it was gratifying to share the world of travel with everyone as I posted some of the offbeat, quirky and out of the way places and things I have visited over the years.

Finding Uncertainty in Uncertain, TX

Overall, I didn’t get tons of additional traffic as a result, but i did get many new blog followers, a few of whom even made some fun comments or noted that they had been or had not been to particular places.

The other good part of this challenge is getting an opportunity to see the grand variety of blogs that are out there and visit some of the 100s of participating blogs.  The past month didn’t allow me much time to get to them, but I look forward to taking a “road trip” on the interweb to visit many of the diverse blogs, leave comments and enlighten my mind.

Skeleton Walking Dinosaur near Murdo, SD

During the course of this past April, I posted photos of close to 400 places or things from my travels.  At the same time, I drive nearly 6000 mile across the country and back and added dozens more unique places to my collection of the unique and quirky and offbeat on the backroads of America.  For those new to following my Less Beaten Paths of America blog, I hope you’ll check on my future posts about the amazing April 2018 road trip through 14 states across deserts, high plains, mountains and more.


If you like what you see, you may want to check out my book: Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names, available on Amazon.  My second book, Less Beaten Paths of America: Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions, is currently being worked on and I hope to make it available in late May or early June 2018. Click on the photo below for more details or to get a copy of the book.

Books 1 & 2


Blogging A to Z Challenge – The Complete List for 2017 – #atozchallenge

During the month of April I participated with nearly 2000 other bloggers worldwide in the “Blogging from A to Z Challenge” which is now in its 7th year. This was my second year to participate and this year’s theme for my series was “Wanderlust.”  As a “Travelographer,” my posts tend to be photo heavy.  I travel and take loads of photos. This is my way of sharing the wonders of the back roads of America.

Corner of This Way and That Way in Lake Jackson, TX

Following are links to the complete A to Z set.  Just click on the banner for each and letter and enjoy the posts and the photos.  I hope all readers will Enjoy the Ride as much as I have enjoyed sharing it!

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