Mike Shubic

Online Marketer, Road Trip and Social Media Expert

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the U.S. and Canada looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions... the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.
Feelin' the Love of Lake Charles
September 4, 2014
I'm sure youíve heard the phrase, "southern hospitality" before, it's a romanticized notion personified in movies and television shows, where chivalry flourishes and visitors are made to feel welcome. While on a recent trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana for a travel conference, I discovered the essence of southern hospitality is not a clichè, but the very embodiment of its residents.
New Orleans... captivates, tantalizes and hugs with hospitality
August 20, 2014
I'm not proud to admit the following, but I have found myself being a bit judgmental of late. Don't misunderstand; I don't apologize for this in the least, as I believe that some prejudices are innate human survival characteristics. However, what I've been discovering is that my preconceived notions, while often correct, are not always as they appear-it is in those infrequent moments that I find regret. In other words, I have shied away from potentially cherished moments in life due to my misguided impressions of people or places.
Cafè Brûlot being prepared at Galatoire's New Orleans
August 19, 2014
While dining at the classic and historic Galatoire's restaurant in New Orleans, I had an opportunity to try and witness their Cafè Brûlot being prepared table-side. If youíre looking for a dramatic conclusion to your fine dining experience, you have to order the Cafè Brûlot.
Heading to the 'Crescent City' of New Orleans
August 6, 2014
Every time I tell people that Louisiana is one of only four states Iíve not yet visited, they always say... "you've not been to New Orleans!?" To be honest, my Mardi Gras impression of New Orleans never put the illustrious city on my radar. Over the past few years of telling folks of my lack luster interest in New Orleans, and having them reply with a series of compelling reasons to change my mind, I'm finally getting an opportunity to see the world famous city for myself.
Lake Charles, Louisiana here I come...
July 30, 2014
I have visited 46 US states... and when I say, "visited," I donít mean just flying into the airport or even driving through. I am very excited that I will be knocking another state off the list... Louisiana, number #47, next week. My first stop will be Lake Charles, which is located in the southwestern part of the state. From everything I've read and heard, Louisiana is a pretty unique place and I canít wait to get my Cajun on in this diverse part of the country.
Ten towns to 'fall' in love with this autumn
September 25, 2013
As publisher of Mike's Road Trip, I try to shine a spotlight on smaller communities that exemplify excellence that is often only found in larger cities. Each of these small towns has everything you'd want for a memorable autumn vacation; from outstanding lodging options, culinary delights, sensational scenery, fun activities, to of course, lush and vibrant fall foliage. So, pick one of these ten towns near you and hit the road for an adventure.
Rollin' through Rockford
September 9, 2013
When I first entered the city limits of Rockford, IL, I have to be honest... I was not terribly excited. My first impressions were that of a generic retail big box community in the western shadows of Chicago. I had come to the area for a travel conference and was seriously wondering how this community was chosen as the host. However, just like your mom always told you, "it's not wise to judge a book solely by its cover." I soon discovered that Rockford had a whole lot to offer both visitors, and residents alike.
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