Once upon a time I traveled exclusively by airplane on my vacations but once the food road trip bug bit me, I was never the same.
I mean, I’m no Carpetbagger but I do travel by car for food a whole lot throughout the year.
When I was a kid we’d fly out to visit my Dad’s mom in Glendale, California.
We’d drive to Tijuana, Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada so the adults could have their fun.
My sister Michelle and I would hang out with our other grandmother at Circus Circus and spend all of saved up allowance on stuffed animals and tchotchkes.
It was fun at the time.
The fam would also drive to Orlando for a yearly visit to the mouse and later Universal Studios.
Trips to Tampa were sprinkled in here and there.
AND THEN THERE WERE 2 ROAD TRIPPERS
Since 1998, my wife Marcela and I traveled to Vegas a handful of times and New York once.
Any other food road trip has been by car with the distance we’ve driven increasing every year.
Last year we’ve driven through and stoped in at restaurants and attractions in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee.
No such luck with this year which started promising with a couple of food road trips in Northern Florida and on Florida’s West Coast.
I find myself reminiscing about those trips and through it’d be nice to revisit in the only way I know, on my blog.
Here are 5 non-food related road trip stops that I still look back on with great affection.
Yes, non-food cause they need some love too!