Rod Shegem | Hobbies

Rod Shegem, a seasoned Racing Director, blogs about his hobbies and interests.

National Park Spotlight Grand Canyon

National Park Spotlight: The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, located in Arizona, is a well known national park throughout the United States. It’s popular to the point that Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon state. This canyon is two hundred seventy-seven miles long and eighteen miles wide. The Grand Canyon has been a national park since February 26th, 1919. Both […]

Top Travel Apps

Top Travel Apps

Travelers use their smartphones for virtually everything from learning local phrases to catching a cab. Since they use their phones to check the status of an upcoming flight, check baggage, and book a hotel room, it makes sense that the whole trip usually begins with a favorite travel app. Here is a look at the […]

Carry On Gadgets Rod Shegem

4 Must-Have Carry-On Travel Gadgets

A lot of things have changed about the way we travel. For one thing, technology has made it safer, more convenient, and more comfortable. For another, the amount of items you can take on the plane with you gets smaller every year. As carry-on restrictions make our bags smaller and smaller, we have to be […]

Us Tours Rod Shegem

5 U.S. Tours to Add to Your Bucket List

Experience the sights, history, and culture of America’s cities by embarking on exciting and unique tours that create memories for a lifetime. From pub crawls amid haunted locations to bicycling through wine country, here are five U.S. tours that everyone will love. Ghost Tour in Savannah, Georgia Journey into the dark and troubled past of […]

Joshua Tree Rod Shegem

National Park Spotlight: Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, located in southern California, is a coming together of two distinctive ecosystems – the high Colorado Desert and the low Mojave Desert. Thanks to this unique combination, the park is home to a delightful variety of plant and animal species in a landscape smattered with boulders, buttresses, rugged mountains, desert plains, […]

Kayaking Safety Rod Shegem

General Kayaking Safety Tips

Kayaking is one of the most enjoyable, and relatively safe, recreational activities on the water. With any water activity though, it is imperative to be aware of what can go wrong and how to respond, as the situation can become very serious, very quickly. Understanding the associated hazards and risks that can come along with […]

Yellowstone Rod Shegem

National Park Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

It is no wonder that Yellowstone National Park evokes a feeling of awe and adventure. With breathtaking views, diverse ecology, and unique geology, Yellowstone is one of the most interesting places to visit. Geology Yellowstone National Park sits on an active volcano. Because of this, the park is home to boiling springs, waterfalls, geysers, and […]

Spring Break Rod Shegem

Top Spring Break Destinations

The best destinations for spring breakers are known for their exciting nightlife and fun daytime activities. These five vacation spots are some of the most popular destinations to go for spring break. Cancun This partier’s paradise along Mexico’s Caribbean coast often tops the list of most exciting spring break destinations. Cancun is a resort city […]

Save Money Traveling Rod Shegem

How to Save Money When Traveling

Traveling can be quite an expense, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right strategy, you can bring down your travel costs significantly. The next time you’re planning your next trip, consider these money saving tips: Travel Like the Locals If possible, utilize public transportation as much as you can or get out and […]

Surfing Rod Shegem

Learning to Surf

Surfing is a great way to spend some time in the water, but it takes a little bit of skill. Most people can pick it up fairly quickly if they take the time to take a class or read up on the basics. There are a fundamental rules that everyone needs to learn to have […]

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