Tag Archives: Road Trips

Semen Stains, Fake Tequila and Cava de Oro in Mexico

Sonoran Desert “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, or experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sightseeing.’” —Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image: A Guide to … Continue reading


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Motoring on the Gaviota Coast (1906)

(c) Denver Public Library The bridge over Gaviota Creek, Santa Barbara County circa 1900. The two black drawn lines correspond to landscape features still visible today and which are noted on modern day photos shown below. The black arrow on … Continue reading

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