Day One, Unit One

Units #1 & #2 / 412 - Washington Monument (National Memorial) and Thomas Jefferson Memorial Wow. Here we go. Day 1 of 1,116 to visit those 400+ red dots above. If you count back to June 2014, when I started planning this journey in earnest, that's about 700 days of preparation to see (currently) 411 national parks. And I intentionally started that journey today, April 29, 2016. April 29 has meant many different things to me over the years: 1986 - 1989 - What are these "days" you speak of? Where is my juice? 1989 - 2004 - A date that typically meant one month left of school, preparing "May Day" candy baskets to leave on my friends' doorsteps (do people outside the Midwest do this?), and Nebra

My First YouTube Video! "The Night Before Launch"

Watch my first TBCMikah YouTube video here and make sure to subscribe to my channel and email list to stay up to date when a new one arrives: What sort of topics would you like my YouTube videos to cover? Comment below! Want more coverage of the parks? Support this journey here. Click here to read about each of the 400+ national parks. #YouTube #Video #NightBeforeLaunch #April28

College Grads: 5 Reasons You Should Take a Road Trip Instead of Getting a Job

Summer is coming. That means many of America's 20 million college students will be tossing their caps in the air, collecting diplomas, and beginning long-term relationships with Sallie Mae and Freddie Mac. "What are you going to do now?" For months they will be hounded with this question by everyone from their college mentor to their Great Aunt Mildred. After 4 (or 5, or 7, or who's counting really) years of education, it makes sense to finally put that degree to use and get a job. Right? WRONG! After I finished my Masters, I drove 16,400 miles on a 260-day "Dream Road Trip" across 46 North American states/provinces. And did it all for under $8,000. (That's less than the cost of one semester

Mikah's Top 10 Road Trip and Travel Product Recommendations

Disclosure: As an Associate for Amazon, my site is eligible to earn advertising fees for purchases made via my Amazon links. Full Disclosure statement here. 1. Atlas Nothing beats a classic atlas on a road trip. GPS' and Smartphones have made these feel obsolete, but as a kid, when my family would make 28-hour drives to Florida, I'd spend hours staring at a Rand McNally atlas. Those hours made me thirsty to travel, and also gave me a pretty kick-butt understanding of U.S. geography (not to mention hundreds of fantasy road trips). Here's the Rand McNally atlas I used to create my 2011-2012 "Dream Road Trip" map and am using for my National Parks Road Trip map too! Get your own on f
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