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Backyard Road Trips

Aug 24, 2022

Jim and Zack bring in an old friend, Drew Burnett of Drew's Honeybees to chat about their hometown of Norwich, Connecticut, and eastern Connecticut on the whole. They discuss the natural wonders of the area including Sprague Land Trust, Mohegan Park, and Lantern Hill. They also talk about a bad time at a wine tasting,...


Apr 24, 2022

Let's get back to basics. This means let's talk travel. Jim and Zack share different road trips that they have gone on recently and others that are on the horizon including trips to New Hampshire, Vermont, and even to, gasp, Disney World, and Las Vegas! Zack also discusses his latest project, describing the research for...


Dec 30, 2021

Jim and Zack interview Zack's wife, Jackie about packing for trips. With two small kids at home, she shares the difficult process of packing for trips, long or short, with kids. She lets the listeners know how she often has to repack for her husband as he lacks the necessary packing skills. In addition to road...


Sep 28, 2020

Zack and Jim discuss how COVID has impacted their travel plans this summer. Jim describes how he adapted his trips to the White Mountains and the Adirondacks. Zack elaborates on how he has made the best of living in Plymouth, MA this summer. They both share with us their favorite craft beers from the last few months....


Sep 25, 2020

Welcome to Backyard Road Trips! Backyard Road Trips has been a website exploring all things in our own backyards (literal and figurative) for two years. Now we've expanded to a podcast too!

In Episode 1, Zack and Jim discuss the origins of Backyard Road Trips. Jim talks about his favorite hikes in Connecticut (as...