Tag: road trips

Bessie Stringfield on the Open Road

Read about Bessie Stringfield, an African-American motorcyclist who road the open road in the 1930s! “At the age of 19, young Stringfield flipped a penny onto a map of the US then ventured out on her bike alone. Interstate highways didn’t yet exist at the time, but the […]

Trailer for Sale or Rent

Every April, the writers of the Cultural Gutter take time out from their assigned area of expertise to write about something else. So I’m going to ramble aimlessly for 2,000 words about road trips. Enjoy! We descended from Ruidoso atop a pine-covered mountain into a red hell of […]

“Land Travel Before Engines”

At Mythcreants, Chris Winkle writes about the difference between overland travel in fantasy and in historical reality. “Many fantasy stories involve traveling from one city to another, often in worlds without engine technology. Before cars and trains, traveling over land was exhausting and dangerous. The logistics of a […]