2018 April Blogging From A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal

Friends out there in interweb…its that time of year again!  April is the “Blogging from A to Z Challenge” and for the third year in a row I will be participating and posting daily for the month of April, each day featuring the letter of the day.

Today I have chosen to reveal my theme for the 2018 version of the challenge and hopefully it will be fun!

During a good part of April I will be traveling across the United States and so my posting time will be limited.  Therefore, this year will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from other trips to Japan, Mexico and the Philippines.

America’s Back Roads: A Grab Bag of Places in Pictures

Welcome to Austin Mural – Austin, TX

My photos may be like the one above (Letter A) or may be of unique objects like the one below (Letter P – Pistachio – though it is from Alamagordo, NM).

World’s Largest Pistachio in Alamagordo, NM

I have taken 1000s of photos along the Less Beaten Paths of America and I continue to share them here and in social media.  I hope you will enjoy the ride with me on this A to Z adventure across America’s back roads!

Happy Happy Happy…yes, there is a Happy, KY
Books 1 & 2

Also — a reminder that you can get my first book, available on Amazon: Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names (GET IT HERE).  I am working on Book 2 – Less Beaten Paths of America: Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions, which I hope to have available on Amazon by the end of March 2018 or mid April.


Sumoflam Interviewed on Teal Gray Worldwide Podcast

I was recently honored to be interviewed on a podcast hosted by Dr. Teal L. Gray, from Texas. She often delves into travel and the mysterious things of the world.

Dr. Teal L. Gray

I was introduced to Teal by fellow travel writer/blogger Tui Snider, who has authored three books including one on the interesting and offbeat in North Texas. Teal has followed both my travel blog and is a fan of my photography.

Teal Gray Worldwide Blog

In her podcast we discussed the origins of my Sumoflam name, my travels around the US and Canada, my TV shows in Japan and my photography. I am grateful to her for this opportunity and wanted to share it again with my blog viewers in case you missed it.

The podcast can be heard in its entirety here:

Thanks again to Teal for a great interview!!