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  • The American Dream, sans gasoline

    The author’s successful search for a car that can run on biodiesel helps her understand the lure of the open road

  • Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground

    Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground

    In 1960, an Illinois mailman falls in love with the desert through the pages of Arizona Highways and hands on his dream -- and a piece of Mohave County --to his son and grandson.

  • A forbidden road trip: A review of Lamb

    A forbidden road trip: A review of Lamb

    Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam's crisp, startling and psychologically intense debut novel, follows two troubled characters on a quest for redemption in the West.

  • A season of change

    In Chasing Spring: An American Journey Through a Changing Season, nature writer Bruce Stutz follows spring from New York to Alaska, examining the surprising changes that global warming is bringing

  • The Great Divide

    A writer takes a 1,600-mile Greyhound bus ride from Salt Lake City into Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and listens to the stories of the Westerners he meets

  • I say: Good riddance to bad billboards

    Wyoming’s billboards are ugly, and probably outdated, too

  • The Last Ride

    Longtime hitchhiker Dev Carey tells Michelle Nijhuis about some of his best – and worst – adventures on Western highways.

  • RV Nation

    On a Western road trip, Evelyn Spence ponders the peculiar names – and increasing numbers – of gigantic RVs.

  • The great American road trip

    In At Speed: Traveling the Long Road Between Two Points, W. Scott Olsen celebrates the world as seen through a windshield

  • A return to the West

    HCN reader Mary Jane Skala regards the buyout that ended her journalism career as a blessing in disguise that gave her the freedom to travel across the West.

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