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Lessons from the Road, USA shares the travel adventures of a funny, single, 50-something year-old woman, traveling across the U.S. in a pickup truck. Webster is navigationally challenged and yet strangely addicted to camping sites and critters. She visits monuments of historical or personal significance and meets some fascinating people along the way!

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The Wonder of Watkins Glen

You ever see promotional materials for a place or a thing and you think "Wow that's really something! I need to put that on my must see list." Promo material and the risks of the must-see list You carve out time in your calendar, make plans, figure out the best route...

Inspiration From the Road: Meet Rick

I love it when the universe throws me a bone, especially when I need it the most. I've been through an extended regrouping phase this year. I have been re-examining what I am doing, and taking stock in what I really want to get done with this stage of my life. In...

Hontoon Island State Park

I've realized that vacationing in Florida can be a very expensive proposition. Just this week in May 2019, I traveled to Florida with my Son, Daughter in law and my 3-year-old grandson. Although I love the big attractions like Disney World and Universal Studios. I'm...

Finding Treasure at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Arkansas - The Natural State Crossing the border into Arkansas, there is a big overhead state sign stating that Arkansas is the Natural State. I thought, "hmm, I didn’t know that". I would have expected West Virginia or Montana to have such a designation but not...

The Connecticut Radio Museum

Unplanned road trip to Windsor, CT I discovered the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum on a beautiful day after a period of weather that included a lot of rain and grayness. I wanted to go on a road trip. A brown sign trip road trip. For the uninitiated, I am...

Horace Wells, Accidental Discoverer of Anesthesia

Horace Wells was a man in search of recognition and greatness, to leave a legacy to the world. This is a tragic tale of addiction, madness, and death. I know, this is dramatic sounding, but read on. This is all true. It always amazes me how history seems to paint...

Lost River Caverns – Off The Beaten In Hellertown, PA

Lost River Caverns in Hellertown, Pennsylvania is delightful, off the beaten path budget attraction with cavern tours and numerous other activities.

Meet Karen – A Dreamer and true American

Hello everyone, For me if someone would ask me what is my favorite thing to write about, it would always be, hands down, “People from the Road” blogs. I love...

Bok Tower – A gift of beauty and vision to the US

Bok Tower: Make the world a bit more beautiful and better because you have been in it.

Thoughts on a Forrest Gump Moment and Feeling Thankful to Veterans

I’d like to think that we are all just floating around on this earth to see what we can see, experience what we were meant to experience, and to learn a few lessons about humility and gratitude along the way.

People from the Road – Meet Chris – Sometimes the Dark Side can be Light! Muuuhahahahaha

People from the Road - Meet Chris Kullstroem I met Chris years ago through local Couchsurfing events. While I was wandering about the United States by myself, I was watching Chris wandering around the world by herself. That trip made her a personal hero of mine. Every...

4 Great Waterfalls for all at Crawford Notch State Park – New Hampshire

Crawford Notch State Park New Hampshire

Meet Chris and June – 4 Reasons to Trust the Universe While Traveling

On a recent traveling adventure, exploring upstate New York, I discovered four really great reasons why trusting the Universe is an awesome thing. Instead of taking the highway, the GPS insisted that a meander through the backroads of western New York was in order. I figured, “Hey, sometimes you just have to trust the universe to put you on the right path.”

Pipestone National Monument – Minnesota – Pleasantly surprising

Hello everyone, I was online today and was asked the following question "What was one touristy destination that pleasantly surprised you?" I don't know if you can consider this a "touristy destination" but Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota immediately came to...

Nathan Hale – Hero or dumb ass?  You decide.

Hello everyone, If you read the chapter in my book (Lessons from the Road: USA) on Oregon, you would know that sometimes history paints people in a different light that does not necessarily reflect the true nature of the person or occurrences that are said to have...

Mega awesome form of Transportation

Hello all, I always get excited about experiencing a new mode of transportation. As I made my way to Boston to head out to the Azores.  I was struggling about what to do with my Jeep if I drove to Boston. Although there were parking options, they were a little bit...

Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island

Hello everyone, Everywhere I go, I have a natural curiosity about all kinds of things. I always wonder about the people that have passed. The benches in memorial to loved ones passed, hold a particular fascination for me. I want to learn about those people, talk to...

Strategies to find those gems in your own backyard.

I challenge you to take a look around your town. Look for plaques that denote something about the area. Take a few minutes to stop and read them. Visit the oldest cemetery in your town

Travel Tip – Strategies for finding the time to Travel

Strategies for finding the time for travel When I ask people why don’t you travel? I usually get three responses. Money, time, and fear are, by and large, the three most common factors that people perceive are keeping them from traveling. I addressed the money excuse...

5 steps to protecting yourself from tick-borne illnesses

Warmer climes and outdoor times will soon beckon us to lark in parks and tread on trails. Meaning it is once again time to remind ourselves on that dastardly denizen of the woods and weeds, the unen-deer-ing deer tick and its sometimes payload of woe and misery, Lyme...

Margaret Webster’s Travel Tips!

During Margaret Webster’s Lessons From the Road, USA road trip, she learned many lessons about budget travel. In the Travel Tips blog, Margaret shares how to get the most out of your travel dollars and gather new experiences along the way.


People from the Road

Many of the Lessons From the Road come in the form of the wonderful, kind and amazing people met along the way on Margaret’s travel adventures. In this series of posts Margaret Webster shares how the most unique and inspiring comes from the people met on the road.



Margaret Webster

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