New River Gorge Bridge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The N Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The N Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  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…

Sumoflam’s 2017 Travels in Review

Sumoflam’s 2017 Travels in Review

On January 1, 2017 I sat on a beach in Ocean City, Maryland to watch a spectacular sunrise and pondered to myself about the opportunities I would have to travel throughout the year. Little did I really know the extent…

West Virginia’s Midland Trail – US Route 60 from Virginia to Charleston

West Virginia’s Midland Trail – US Route 60 from Virginia to Charleston

During the month of May I made several trips to West Virginia to assist a friend in need.  Also, during Easter Weekend (2017) I had occasion to take my wife to northern Virginia near Shenandoah National Park and on my…

I is for Ingenuity – #atozchallenge

I is for Ingenuity – #atozchallenge

I am always intrigued about the ingenuity of humans. Their ability to build and create things that solves problems for them. There are many examples of ingenuity to can be seen on the back roads of America. Whether it be…

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

WARNING-This is a long post. It took me nearly 59 years to get to all 50 states! On September 8, 2015, I set foot on the side of the road just north of Brattleboro, VT after we crossed over the…

My 100th Post! Creating the Wanderlust – 30 Years of Back Roads Travel with Family – Pt 1

My 100th Post! Creating the Wanderlust – 30 Years of Back Roads Travel with Family – Pt 1

This is my 100th Post on Less Beaten Paths.  It is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on travel with my family over the last 30 years.  This Post will cover the “Early Years: 1980-1995.”  Subsequent posts will be…