Two Lane Gems

Two Lane Gems are attractions, restaurants, places to stay, and things to do that are worth a visit or two. You'll want to add these to your itinerary.

Blue Hole of Santa Rosa

There are no two ways around it: I-40 through the Texas panhandle is a beast. That’s primarily because there are no two ways around it.

Palo Duro Canyon - Prairie Dog Town Fork

Selecting Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Palo Duro Canyon State Park as destinations for this road trip was based on geography, geology, and convenience.

Bison in the distance at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

We’d driven under an overcast sky all morning and into the afternoon, but by the time we entered the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Western Oklahoma all was clear and blue except for one orph

If you were to tell me that Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, and I had anything in common besides our gender, nationality, and race, I would scoff and think you were a litt

Tiger at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

This should go without saying: tigers don’t make good pets. Nor do leopards, or lions, or bobcats.

Morel Mushroom in The Galena Territory

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosts area media for their annual morel mushroom hunt with extravagant meals and a walk in the woods.

Resident cat at 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

We piled back into Mae, full of pizza and wings and carrying a Styrofoam-encased gigantic pork tenderloin "for the road," courtesy of Roadhouse Bar & Grill.

Emerald Lake at Blue Jay Farm in Pulaski County, Missouri

Blue Jay Farm graciously hosted our visit. All opinions are mine, but they might have been slightly influenced by the goats.

It was Day 1 and we were already behind schedule. We had just pulled out of

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