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Tammi Jonas

Tammi Jonas blogs at Tammi Tasting Terroir on all things food and community. You can follow #RoadTripUSA on Twitter, where she’s @tammois and Stuart is @solarvox

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Breathless in Oregon rivers

Breathless in Oregon rivers

September 2, 2011 2 Comments

Dictionaries should define 'breathtaking' as 'Oregon rivers', an obvious double entendre for the initiated.

Be-Utah-ful

Be-Utah-ful

August 23, 2011

When Brigham Young stopped in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 and said ‘This is the place’ to his Mormon followers, thank goodness he was too worn out to head south. For the quite beautiful but heavily populated valley in northern Utah, home to the largest community of Mormons in the US, pales in comparison […]

High Adventure from Taos to Mesa Verde

High Adventure from Taos to Mesa Verde

August 12, 2011 1 Comment

If intense colours, imposing mountains and rich indigenous histories are your travel must-haves, then the 260-mile stretch between Taos, New Mexico and Cortez, Colorado will deliver your dreams in spades.

Swimming across Texas

Swimming across Texas

July 28, 2011 3 Comments

To really experience Texas, you have to drive across it without air-conditioning in the middle of July. No, not really. But Tammi Jonas did.

Road Trip USA from New Orleans to the Bayou

Road Trip USA from New Orleans to the Bayou

July 12, 2011 1 Comment

Although we crossed our first bayous before we left Mississippi, as soon as we hit Louisiana we started scouring them for our first glimpse of alligators.

The Appalachians: highs, lows and barbecue

The Appalachians: highs, lows and barbecue

July 4, 2011 5 Comments

The Rockies may have the high altitude, but the southern Appalachians are strong on good attitude.

Processed pig bits, Civil War sadness and meeting the Amish

Processed pig bits, Civil War sadness and meeting the Amish

June 21, 2011 1 Comment

North Fork, Big Bend, Tygart Lake, Cowans Gap, Ohiopyle — to most foreign travellers in the US, these names mean very little as they hop from New York to San Francisco, perhaps visiting an ‘out of the way’ destination such as New Orleans, Chicago or Austin. But to us these tongue-curling names signify the series […]

Road Trip USA: royal repairs on the RockVan

Road Trip USA: royal repairs on the RockVan

June 9, 2011 11 Comments

Sit down, folks, and I'll tell you a story about optimists, doubters, Craigslist, crooks, and something we call the RockVan.

What’s green, high tech & full of taquerias? San Francisco!

What’s green, high tech & full of taquerias? San Francisco!

May 25, 2011 2 Comments

Landing in San Francisco always makes me feel like I'm emerging from the Australian Stone Age as suddenly we are encompassed by a proliferation of high tech, and even more so as I wonder in slack-jawed awe at the hilly city's incredible green consciousness.

Hop on board for Road Trip USA

Hop on board for Road Trip USA

April 28, 2011 7 Comments

What do you do when you've been given a Notice to Vacate your suburban Melbourne home? Why, pack up your stuff and buy an old motorhome for an epic road trip across the USA, obviously. That's what the Jonai do.