Travel Writing

Ever wondered what it would it be like to just jump in the car and hit the highway, roaming from one small town to the next, living from one unexpected adventure to another? This is what travel writer and photographer Deborah Garner decided to do in the fall of 1999. Years later, she’s still on the road. Follow along as she continues to document America’s backroads and small towns.

  December 8, 2002 I decided years ago that I would celebrate each birthday with a trip to a new destination. Maybe a seaside cottage

Nov. 22, 2002 Ponce de Leon probably didn’t envision ghost tours, chocolate factories or fine dining and lodging when he claimed Florida for Spain in

Nov. 16, 2002 I arrived in Santa Fe at night, landing by chance at Dancing Ground of the Sun, an inn convenient for explorations the

Nov. 12, 2002 The official scenic historical marker on approach to Acoma “Sky City” Pueblo reads: Legend describes Acoma as “a place that always was”.

0ct. 30, 2002 I’d passed the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico, many times without even thinking of stopping, but this time I had

Oct. 24, 2002 Shortly after crossing Holy Moses Wash, Interstate 40 veered toward the left and began to climb, passing through rock formations on both