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5 Not-So-Obvious Road Trip Movies

October 2, 2014 • By

I love road trips. I love movies. Today I started thinking about classic road trip movies – really early ones –  before GoPro,  Thelma and Louise, or even National Lampoon, for instance.  Other road trip films that have been up-staged or overshadowed.

Maybe you’ve seen all five movies on my list.  (If not, may I suggest that you “hit the road” to Netflix or Amazon immediately to enhance your repertoire?)

Here’s my personal list of 5 Not-So-Obvious Road Trip Movies, starting with the very FIRST road trip movie ever made!READ MORE


ROAD TRIP! Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz

June 12, 2014 • By

For the fifth leg of our Progressive Road Trip, Mr. H and I started in Los Angeles and worked our way (pretty slowly) up the coast to San Francisco. Frankly, its a story best told in pictures. Nothing beats a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and the part between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz has to be one of the Top Ten Road Trip Destinations in the world. Yep. This one’s a classic.

As the Red Hot Chili Peppers say “Blue, You Sit So Pretty West of The One“…so PCH, Highway 1, The 1, the Cabrillo Highway – whichever name you prefer, just drive it.

At least once in your life.  Here’s how we did it.


Fashion, Interiors, Road

5 Road Trip-Inspired Ways to Use Denim in Your Decor

April 30, 2014 • By

Denim is as classic as it gets for road trip wardrobes.  And since travel of every kind is what inspires my home and art, I suddenly wondered why I’ve limited myself to ethnic textiles, regional pottery and other destination-specific souvenirs when it comes to home decor.READ MORE


6 Classic Cultural Destinations on the Great American Road Trip (East)

April 1, 2014 • By

Mr. H and I are now on the fourth “leg” of our Progressive Road Trip across America. If you haven’t been following, our MO is to drive for two weeks (or more), park the car at a cheap place with an airport shuttle, return home, do some work – and repeat in a couple of months. At the moment, we are covering close to 1500 miles in the Desert Southwest and I’m way behind on my blog posts.

US road trips are all about classic Americana for me. Here are six great places we’ve stopped along the way, on the Eastern part of our road trip, with an emphasis on style and design…(stay tuned for scenes from the American Southwest…)


New York City at Dusk
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2013 – By the Numbers

December 31, 2013 • By

Well, here it is.  The last day of 2013.  And what did I do with it?  Let’s go to the monitor – and check the numbers…

Mr. H and I spent a lot of time on the road exploring America this year, starting our “Progressive Road Trip” in April and continuing on (with occasional breaks) until an unexpected health issue (mine) took us off schedule in late August.  Here’s a no-nonsense numerical recap:

The Great American Road Trip

5,700 – approximate number of miles covered on our Great American Road Trip (so far)

50 – number of days on the open road

5 – number of flights involved in getting us back and forth to our trusty road trip vehicle

6 – number of true “destination hotels’ experienced along the way

The Rest

70,000 – Number of international miles traveled (Mr. H)

2 – Number of nights in hospital (me)

6 – Number of dinner parties hosted, when not on the road (must get this number back up next year!)

1 – Number of big, blow-out, birthday dance parties hosted

13 – Number of family members at our holiday gathering

436 – Number of minutes left in 2013

Happy New Year, All!

Yes, I Saw it Again, I'm a Geek!

Yes, I Saw it Again, I’m a Geek!

City, Road

Mirrored: A Tale of Two Cities

July 5, 2013 • By

Mirrored: Philadelphia

I love today’s prompt from Wordpress entitled “Mirrored”.  Here are two recent iPhone pix from our progressive road trip.  One taken on a gray day in Philadelphia, the other on a bright day in Manhattan.

I’ve always been fascinated by reflections.  Oh, and cities!