Michael Gonzales

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Advanced tips for US road trips

As I've candidly admitted in the past, my enthusiasm for road trips is dismal. I'd rather go to a cat fashion show hosted by golf commentators than sit in a car for more than 45 minutes. However, being an avid traveller and professional travel writer means that I have little choice but to submit to …

California road trips

California is the third-largest state in the USA, and you could easily spend weeks navigating its blue highways and rural byways, safely distant from the nerve-jangling, always-jammed interstate system. These classic road-tripping routes are soaked in enough epic scenery to make each deliciously …

How to survive a boring road trip

'Are we there yet?'<p>'But I wanna be there NOWWWWW!'<p>'I’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mbored...'<p>The above might sound like a small child’s back seat complaints, but it’s actually a sampling of my running commentary from the first 20 minutes of a recent, epic 4.5 hour road …

California cheese trips

Praise cheeses, California knows the whey.<p>After our recent article Cheese travel: tips from a cheesemonger made everyone at Lonely Planet hungry, we asked guidebook author and California cheese fanatic John Vlahides to share his tips and put together four special trips for cheese lovers visiting …

Bike-friendly LA

Los Angeles is a magical place, known for celebrity sightings, beaches and sunshine. But it is also known for traffic, smog and gridlock - and first-time visitors often comment that the town seems to have been built as much for the convenience of automobiles as for people. 'Bicycle friendly' falls …

Staying connected on the road: your tips

Travel is all about the thrill of the open road, endless possibilities, and leaving behind the day-to-day… but is that a trilling mobile phone we hear? Are you checking in on Facebook before you’ve even checked in at the hotel?<p>Ok, we admit it: one of the many joys of travel is sharing your …