Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. She traded her childhood home in the U.S. Virgin Islands for four seasons in New York, and has been making her home base in the Capital Region for over twenty years. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even "the loneliest road in America." Discover the best weekend getaways on her travel blog at, and look for her work on Matador, Minitime, and Family Travel 411.