Day Tripping with Rick – Travel Secrets


Don’t Travel Like An American When you travel, don’t act like an American.  Americans try to see everything at once, and they end up not seeing anything.  When I was a kid, my dad’s idea…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Pittsburgh – Laurel Highlands


  Day Tripping With Rick – Pittsburgh – Laurel Highlands   Today we’ll look at another eastern destination, Pittsburgh.  Now this just happens to be my hometown so indulge me.  The city itself is tiny. …

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Day Tripping with Rick – Sanibel Island by Bike


  Day Tripping With Rick by Bike – Ft. Myers, FL – Sanibel Island   With many of us are mired in the throes of winter, ice, snow and salt are likely to be the…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Kona, Hawaii – Going South


Of all the family trips you can take, you’d be hard pressed to beat the Big Island. And Big it is. Larger in area than Rhode Island, the Big Island boasts of more to see…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Portland, Oregon – West & South


Day Tripping With Rick – Corvallis, Oregon I have to go to universities sometimes for work. One of my favorites is Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. OSU has a bit of an identity problem…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Gainesville Florida


  Now I’m a Gator.  I got my doctorate in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Florida in 1994.  I go back to Gainesville as much as I can and still stay active with my…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Portland Going East


Maybe the best state in the US for the variety of natural beauty is Oregon. If you like the beach, breathtaking seascapes, mountains, deserts, forests, rivers, waterfalls or unspoiled nature, Oregon has it all.

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Day Tripping with Rick – Kona, Hawaii – Going North


    So last time we went south out of Kona to see windswept scenery and volcanoes. This time we’ll be going north to some of finest beaches in the islands. We are still basing…

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Day Tripping with Rick – St. George, Utah – Zion National Park


      Nobody ever says, “Hey, let’s go to St. George on vacation this year!”  While not exactly a destination in its own right, St. George is the perfect starting place for some of…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Oahu, Hawaii


  Our trip to Hawaii in 2012 included two islands; Hawaii and Oahu.  We covered the Big Island in two other posts and it is a wonderful place.  Today’s post covers the best of Oahu.  Now…

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