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Great Vacation Drives

Travelwriter Fraser Bridges travels the nation's most scenic vacation routes, and reports on attractions along the way. You'll find drives to and inside national and state parks from Maine to Alaska and California, and from New Brunswick (Canada) to New Mexico -- through deserts and Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain passes.

Places visited include Red River, a rustic ski and summer resort in the New Mexico Rockies, Independence and Lone Pine California, in the historic Owens Valley with the highest Sierra Nevada peaks looming overhead, and Estes Park Colorado, the starting point for the Trailridge Drive through Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Scenic Drives

Anza-Borrego Desert-San Diego to Borrego Springs (California)

This drive over State Highway 79 takes you over coastal hills to Alpine and Julian, and farther east to Anza Borrego State Desert Park, and the community of Borrego Springs


Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park (Maine)

This unique and historic national park features an excellent circle route
around its island.


California's Highway 395 & the Owens Valley

Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine. The route takes you from the Mojave Desert at Adelanto California, north through the Owens Valley (not far from Death Valley) and then climbing into the Sierra to Mammoth Lakes and Reno Nevada.


Arizona's Apache Trail

Phoenix area, from Apache Junction to Globe & return. This is a scenic backroad route leading along lakes, and into the mountains of central Arizona.


New Mexico's Enchanted Circle

The drive starts from Taos area in Northern New Mexico, and leads to Red River & return via Eagle nest Lake and Angel Fire. A longer drive describes the Valle Vidal circle route.


Colorado's Trailridge Drive

Across Rocky Mountain National Park - from Estes Park to Granby, near Fort Collins and Denver


New Brunswick's Fundy Shore

The Bay of Fundy, coast west from St John, to St. Stephen & Calais Maine


Utah's Flaming Gorge

A shining red canyon at the southern edge of the Uinta Mountain Range. The trip leads from Vernal, Utah to Green River, Wyoming


Alaska's George Parks Highway

From Fairbanks to Anchorage, with access to Denali National Park


The Beartooth Highway

From Red Lodge Montana to Yellowstone National Park - northeast gate and Cooke City


The Trans Canada Highway

This is the longest highway in the world! It stretches from the Island province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and across another eight provinces until it reaches the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia. Given enough time, you'll enjoy the whole drive, or parts of it for a great vacation.

 

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Travel & Nature Guides

Natural Places of the Southwest

Completely revised and updated, this book combines travel with nature in a unique and fascinating way. Along with detailed descriptions of top natural destinations in the Southwestern states, Fraser Bridges includes "Field Notes" with descriptions of birds, animals, and plants of the desert and mountain regions.

You'll also find places to stay including hotels and inns as well as park, RV and wilderness campgrounds.

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Alaska-Yukon Adventures

The new edition of Alaska-Yukon Adventures gives you the lowdown on the highways and backroads of Alaska, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Travel with Fraser Bridges as he explores the North Country and provides tips and recommendations for your journey.

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Alaska-Yukon Adventures Page


Southwest Adventures

Fraser Bridges' Southwest Adventures - The Road Guide, 3rd Edition, is updated and newly published as an Amazon Kindle e-book, Ready to take along with you on your travels.

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Southwest Adventures Page


Pacific Coast Adventures

Fraser Bridges' Pacific Coast Adventures - The Road Guide, 4th Edition, is now available as an Amazon Kindle e-book.

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Pacific Coast Adventures Page