North America

February 22, 2022

Climbing Haleakala Volcano by Bicycle

Climbing Haleakala Volcano by Bicycle (Maui, Hawai’i) I’m not sure when or where I first heard about climbing Haleakala Volcano by bicycle. But when I did, […]
January 9, 2022

Our Experience Renting a Campervan

Our Experience Renting a Campervan in Las Vegas What it’s like to Rent a Campervan for a Short-term Road Trip in Nevada and Utah Vanlife has […]
December 24, 2021

Best Travel Experiences of 2021

Best Travel Experiences of 2021 To say 2021 was another difficult year for travel, would be to overlook the fact that it was very difficult for […]
November 19, 2021

Revisiting Zion National Park and Coming to Terms with Limitations

Revisiting Zion National Park and Coming to Terms with Limitations “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and […]
May 12, 2021

Why I Went to Fairbanks in Winter

Why I Went to Fairbanks in Winter I said I would never go to Fairbanks, Alaska in the winter. But I did.  In what seemed like […]
January 5, 2021

My 10 Best Travel Experiences of 2020

My 10 Best Travel Experiences of 2020 For most of the year, 2020 was the year of non-travel. If you couldn’t see the future and didn’t […]
September 1, 2020
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Postcards from the Cuban Capital: My Favorite Photos of Havana

My Favorite Photos of Havana I’ll start by saying Cuba is not among my favorite destinations. (Read this, if you want to know why I don’t […]
July 9, 2020

Why I was Wrong about Central America

Why I was Wrong about Central America I’m not in love with Central America. But this latest trip certainly gave me a greater appreciation for this […]
March 26, 2020

Why I don’t Like Cuba

Before some of you start sending me death threats in the comments section (as nearly happened for Why I don’t like Laos) know this: I don’t […]
August 17, 2018

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies and some Healthy Reminders

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies Reminded me of what’s Important Why you should put your phone down and do something awesome A couple months ago I bought […]
August 11, 2017

Pennsylvania Face-off: Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Face-off: Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia   As noted in the recent Craft Beer in Pennsylvania: East vs West article, the state of Pennsylvania has an east-west rivalry that goes […]
March 27, 2017
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7 Things to Do in Jamaica

While many of us think only of crystal clear waters and white sand beaches when we hear Jamaica, there is so much more to this island […]
February 16, 2016
Wellness in Los Angeles

Locals’ Favorites for Wellness in Los Angeles

Locals’ Favorites for Wellness in Los Angeles Getting and staying healthy is important, whether you’re at home or traveling. I covered my top ways for staying […]
August 24, 2014
Photos from Venice Beach California

Photos from the Road: Venice Beach California

Photos from the Road: Venice Beach California At least ten months of the year I’m traveling, or at least living internationally as a digital nomad. So […]
August 1, 2012

2012 US Road Trip in Numbers

2012 US Road Trip in Numbers   39 Days on the Road 6,141 Miles  (9,883 kilometers) 13 States Our Route   We left from Virginia, taking […]
July 31, 2012

Photos from the Road: Petroglyphs in New Mexico

I always try to schedule a little less than I know I have time for at a destination. That way there’ll be time to squeeze in […]
July 29, 2012

Why I went to Oak Ridge Tennessee

What’s in Oak Ridge Tennessee? The short answer to this question is that a good friend of mine has parents that live in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. […]
July 22, 2012

Fulfilling Childhood Dreams at the Very Large Array

Navigating our road trip to the Very Large Array At dusk the evening before, we made a scramble for free camping in The Box. There is little […]
July 19, 2012

A Day in Santa Fe

History and Superlatives of Santa Fe   We somehow brought the July monsoon with us from the north. It rained in Taos and continued in Santa […]
July 14, 2012

On America’s Road’s: Into Enchanting New Mexico from the North

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment     We left Great Sand Dunes after an early morning climbing to the top of these tallest dunes in North […]
July 9, 2012

Interior Design Done Right at Northern Quest

Interior Design at Northern Quest I’m not an interior design expert nor do I know very much on the subject. I’ve only briefly touched on the […]
June 28, 2012

On America’s Roads: Reaching the West via Oklahoma

Somewhere west of Tulsa the landscape really opened up. Long rolling hills stretched under grazing cows and the occasional oil pumpjack dotted the view.  We’d later […]
June 23, 2012

On America’s Roads: The Natural State

We left Lake Charles State Park before breakfast and made a quick stop at Lynn Supermarket in the small town of Lynn, Arkansas. It’s the kind […]
June 22, 2012

On America’s Roads: Pushing further West—across the Mississippi to Arkansas

We got a late start out of Nashville, chatting around the breakfast table until nearly noon. We stopped at one of Nashville’s oddities that is the […]