Riding The Dunes In Michigan

Our Classic One Tank Trip revisits the famous dune buggy rides in Michigan. It is one of the few places left in the United States where you can speed over giant sand dunes in specially built four-wheel drive vehicles for an exhilarating ride that even takes you into the breaking waves of Lake Michigan. The best part, even though it has been nearly twenty years since we taped this trip, the ride is still there and as exciting as ever

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My new book: The Best of One Tank Trips—coming soon


Coming soon. PRE-ORDER your copy by clicking on the book cover photo. Paperback, $15.95, 208 pages

In all likelihood this will be the last book I write about my adventures and discoveries over the last 35 years. “The Best of One Tank Trips with Neil Zurcher” will be published in June.

(If you want to be among the first to get a copy, you can pre-order the book here. All pre-orders will receive autographed copies.)

If you are looking for a book that simply lists places to go, though, don’t buy this book.

Here’s why.

The most-asked question I get is: “What’s your favorite trip?” This book is a lengthy answer. It’s a compilation of my very favorite places, things and events that I found to be interesting and fun and that I think you will enjoy, too.

I skipped over the obvious big “super” attractions because you have probably already heard about them or have been there. What I try to do is direct you to lesser known, hidden away gems in the tourist world that might not attract lots of attention, but are still very worthwhile as a place to visit.

Free is always a good word. I have taken the time to search out some of the very best places in Ohio, and nearby states, like the Air Force Museum near Dayton where you can walk through Air Force One absolutely free. Or, a world-class amusement park in Pennsylvania that still has no gate charge. You just pay for the rides. A metro-park in Ohio where you can ride for free on a miniature steam train. You will find these and others in “The Best of One Tank Trips.” Of course, not everything is free.

I have tried to mix in destinations that my viewers and readers have told me they also enjoyed. Whether it was a slice of real prize-winning home-made pie in a diner in Jefferson, Ohio to a chance to fly on a life-size replica of the first airplane sold by the Wright Brothers in Dayton. I show you where you can sail across tree-tops and crawl through rock caverns. There is even a park in northwest Ohio where you, and the kids, can dig for prehistoric life.

No matter what you like to do on a holiday or vacation, I think you will find something in this book to excite and entertain you.

The book should be in the stores very soon and is available for pre-order right now. I know you are going to like it. If not, tell me.

North East Ohio Waterfalls in the Spring

Did you know that there are at least a half dozen waterfalls in North East Ohio that are at their best in the spring.
On this weeks Classic One Tank Trip, we turn the clock back 25 years to a visit we made to 4 of them. And the best part you can still see them today. It may not be Niagara Falls but each of these Ohio getaways has its own distinctive charm.


This week our Classic One Tank Trip goes to Miamisburg Ohio near Dayton. Were going to take a ride on a replica of the very first airplane that the Wright Brothers built and sold to the US Government. Its called a Wright Model (B) The original was built in 1913, over a hundred years ago. A group of Wright Brothers fans have built the replica and for a price will let you experience flight sitting on the wing of the plane just like early aviators. This qualifies as a once in a lifetime experience. Today the ride is still available for a price. If you enjoy our travels please subscribe to this blog, Its free. Its the only way we know if you like our stories or not.


Springtime is the time to clean out your closets, attic, basement and garage. What do you do with all this junk? Why head for the flea market of course and turn that junk into someone else’s treasure.

Our Classic One Tank Trip this week visits Jamie’s flea market in South Amherst OH. Jamie’s has been around for generations. Its a place where people go looking for that special something. Its a great place to turn your surplus junk in to cash.

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Looking for something unusual to do this summer? How about taking a boat ride inside a cave?
Our classic One Tank Trip heads to the Erie Canal in Lockport New York near Niagara Falls. Its home to the longest underground boat ride in the northeast united states. You not only get to see working locks on the historic Erie Canal but you get to explore a man made tunnel and cave that once supplied hydraulic power to this town. This is a fun trip for everyone in the family if you like exploring caves especially in a boat. If you enjoy our Classic One Tank Trips please subscribe to our blog its free.

A Museum For Where The Four Winds Blow

This week our Classic One Tank Trips takes us west to the state of Indiana and a one-of-a-kind museum for windmills. Kendallville is near Auburn and not far from the Ohio-Indiana line. It’s proof of the saying, “If you build it they will come.” The town needed a tourist attraction and realizing that at one time in a fifty mile radius that included Ohio and Indiana that a number of companies were once located here building windmills, the town fathers decided they would honor that heritage with a museum to windmills. Today, the museum is still there and it is still drawing people to Kendallville, Indiana. If you enjoy our trips, please subscribe to this blog. It’s free and an easy way to make sure you don’t miss any of our journies.