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Welcome to the trip blog for BackRoadsWest.com. We love to travel and take lots of trips.  When we go, we take our supplies, camera gear and a sense of adventure and head out for the remote areas.  This blog is our chance to share some of those trips with you.

All of our blog posts (trip articles) are accompanied with a “virtual video tour”, which is presented in the form of a YouTube video.  So when looking through our blog, be sure to look for the YouTube video.

Sample YouTube Video

Sample YouTube Video

Our trip blog also includes an interactive Google Map that shows where all of our trips are located throughout the Southwest and Alaska.  Icons on the map depict what type of a trip it is: a road trip, hike or a regional tour.  A Google Search box is available for you to search for businesses or services nearby a trip’s location.

Sample Google Map

Sample Google Map

We enjoy exploring places that are tucked away and not often visited.  These places are usually accessed from a road that is a little less traveled than a busy highway or from a hiking trail.

Our travel guides come in several flavors.  Some are comprehensive and interactive, which include many pictures, maps and a detailed explanation of what you will see and how to find it.  Other guides use our unique virtual video tour format, which is more commonly found on our trip blogs.

If you haven’t visited our main website already, please check it out.  Our website includes more information about us and more trips you can go on.  Be sure to check out our comprehensive virtual tour guides of California’s Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve.  Learn about these guides by going to this webpage.