Category: Road Diary

The “road diary” portion of Mike’s Road Trip is a section for daily (ish) posts geared to those who follow Mike’s Road Trip closely—it’s a section for more informal posts that share where Mike is currently, or, where he will be heading next.

Upcoming Southwestern road trip with an Irish lass

Horseshoe bend at sunset on Southwest road trip

The Southwestern part of the U.S. (Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico) is probably one of my favorite areas of the country to road trip/explore. I won't say I've covered every inch, but I have done it many times and it never gets old. The Southwest is truly a unique...

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Next stop, back to Ireland

Sheep pasture with road by

Toward the end of last year I spent five weeks in Ireland. My first week I road tripped the Wild Atlantic Way, which was one of the coolest road trips I had done last year. I then attended and spoke at a travel conference in Killarney. Then, I spent a...

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Bremen, Bremerhaven, Brunswick and beyond

Bremen Germany cobblestone street by

While I was in Hamburg I had people ask me on social media where I was heading next, and when I told them, they suggested that I stop by Lüneburg on the way. Over the years I have received many fantastic suggestions from readers and followers, so if possible, I...

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Northern Germany road trip continues to Hamburg

Westin Hamburg Hotel

I left Lubeck the other day and am now in Hamburg staying at what has probably become one of the most iconic structures in the city, the Westin Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. The Elbphilharmonie is ensconced within the middle of the Westin, which makes it an interesting implementation of private and public...

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Berlin to Lubeck

Lubecker Krinchen hotel in Lubeck exterior by

My last few days in Berlin were wonderful, I had moved from the Vienna House Andel's in the Lichtenberg district, to the Orania Hotel in Kreuzberg, an area once known for it's Punk Rock scene. The Orania is a newly opened boutique 5-star hotel with an amazing vibe that is...

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Made it to Berlin for ITB

ITB Berlin sign

I have been in Berlin, Germany for a few days now and am having a great time attending ITB, one of the largest travel conferences in the world. When I say "large," it's actually massive in scale. I can't tell you how many times I've been disoriented trying to make...

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Heading to Germany soon…

Heidlburg castle in the mid-90s

My very first trip to Europe was in the mid-90s, and one of the countries I visited was Germany. Back then, Germany was not far removed from the fall of the Berlin Wall. I know a lot has changed since then and I'm really excited to see just how much....

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Arrived at South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Edgewood resort aerial photo by MikesRoadTrip

Road Diary update from South Lake Tahoe I just arrived into South Lake Tahoe the other day and am loving it! Not as much snow as I would have hoped for, especially given the time of year (mid-January), but it's just as beautiful as I remember. I've actually never stayed...

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Last few days in Ireland

Slieve League in Donegal, Ireland by Mike Shubic of

I have been in Ireland for nearly five weeks and have had an opportunity to visit many different areas of the country. I look forward to sharing stories, photos and video footage from my trip in the months to come. In the meantime, my last few days in Ireland have...

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Off to Ireland for the first time

Wild Atlantic way road and sea by

Ireland has never been on my bucket list, but now that I have it on the books, I'm getting pretty excited. I'll be in Ireland for a while, at least a month. My initial reason for visiting the Emerald Isle is to attend a travel conference in Killarney, but after...

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Stepped back in time and strolled down memory lane in Nova Scotia

Sherbrooke Village in Nova Scotia by Mike Shubic of

Road Diary update from Nova Scotia.  Click here to read the previous Road Diary update from this Maritime Canada road trip. Guysborough is not a very big place on the map, but there are some cool things to do. For example, Chris (my videographer and sidekick on this trip) and...

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