North America

October 14, 2011

Architecture Highlights of Albany

The Egg and Corning Tower of the Empire State Plaza Empire State Plaza The grand vision of Nelson Rockefeller, the Empire State Plaza was constructed between […]
October 5, 2011

Road Trip in Numbers

After 56 days on the road, I’m back home again. I set off with fellow travel blogger Juno Kim of at the end of July. […]
October 1, 2011

Off Season at the Jersey Shore

New Jersey often gets a bum rap. But let’s not forget it’s the Garden State—so named for fine produce. Every summer thousands from Pennsylvania, New York, […]
September 30, 2011

Photo from the Road: Scenic Connecticut

When you look at a map of Connecticut, so much of it is yellow, the color of urban areas. I’ve always thought of it as only […]
September 28, 2011

Photo from the Road: New England Village

I didn’t plan on visiting Stark Village in New Hampshire. In fact, I drove right past it. Then I slowed the car down and pulled a […]
September 28, 2011

Photo from the Road: Hanover Farmer’s Market

Stopping at Farmers’ Markets was one of the recurring themes of this summer’s road trip through the northeastern US. From smaller ones like that of Bristol, […]
September 21, 2011
Portsmouth New Hampshire

Photo from the Road: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

  Portsmouth, New Hampshire is one of those cities that everyone seems to love. It’s the perfect size—big enough to have the culture, entertain ment, and […]
September 14, 2011

Albany Aqua Ducks Stop Motion Video

We recently visited Albany, NY and got invited to take a tour with the Albany Aqua Ducks. Runaway Juno and I put this stop-motion video together—the […]
September 6, 2011

Greetings from the North of New Hampshire

It just keeps getting better the further north you go. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are excellent for hiking and multiday treks, but on our […]
September 4, 2011

Photo from the Road: New Hampshire Mushrooms

New Hampshire’s Great North Woods is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast. But while most are casting a fishing line, paddling their canoe, listening to the […]
August 24, 2011

Driving to New York State

While road tripping through the U.S., I try to make a point of staying off the interstate highways. They are great for making good time, but […]
August 16, 2011

Photo from the Road: Philadelphia Public Art

Philadelphia is best known for its groundbreaking Mural Arts Program, which has produced some 3,000 murals city-wide and led to the city being called Mural City […]
August 7, 2011

Photo from the Road: Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

Recently I’ve been through so many colorful markets of Southeast Asia. It’s great to see some of the finest markets back home in the US. This […]
July 28, 2011

Virginia Back Roads: Finding History, Natural Areas, and Wine

I’ve done a great deal of exploring the United States in the past year, but only recently started taking a look at my own back yard here […]
October 4, 2010

Misconceptions about Mexico City

By Stephen Bugno Over-crowded, polluted, dangerous. These were some of the misconceptions I had about Mexico City. Strolling the quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods of Coyoacon, the one-time […]
October 1, 2010

Photo from the Road: Correo Central, Mexico City

I was so impressed by the architecture and interior design of Mexico City’s most elegant buildings: the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Torre Latinoamericana, Museo Nacional de […]
September 23, 2010

I went to Mexico City to See an Ice Axe

By Stephen Bugno Well, not exactly. But the house of Trotsky has definitely been a highlight. You can’t actually see the ice axe that was used […]
September 10, 2010

Photo from the Road: Tostadas at the Coyoacan Mercado

Take a seat at the stall in the Coyoacan Mercado in Mexico City to enjoy some tostadas. The tortilla is deep fried and piled high with […]
September 9, 2010

Coming into Mexico City

  Walking off the plane I meet Gonzalo. He has black hair slicked to the side, is dressed stylish and caries a guitar. He asks me […]
September 7, 2010

Across the Rio Grande to Chihuahua

By Stephen Bugno Because of the situation in Juarez, I thought it would be a better idea to cross the border at one of the smallest […]
September 7, 2010

Photo from the Road: Chihuahua’s Museo Quinta Gameros

Successful mine owner Dom Manuel Gameros built this gorgeous mansion in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1910 as an exact replica of a posh Parisian home. It was […]
September 6, 2010

Contemplating Juarez

By Stephen Bugno “It used to be a great place to party. Everybody would go over there from El Paso. Now El Paso is where everybody […]
August 24, 2010

Photo from the Road: Thirsty & Hungry Hippy

I saw this cardboard sign on the ground next a garbage bin on Haight Street in San Francisco. Although it was cool to see the neighborhood […]
August 12, 2010

Remember that Time We Camped in Death Valley in the Middle of the Summer

By Stephen Bugno I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to visit Death Valley in the middle of the summer. It’s […]