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What to Do When Stuck in an Airport? Go Online!

If you are a regular traveler, you know that it is almost unavoidable to be stuck in an airport. Either you have a long layover or your...

American Consumer

Back in the states I’m always amazed at how often I find myself at the store. I feel there is always something I “need”...

American sanity checkup

Today I read in the news that “Spring Breakers” earned $270,000 in just three theaters, (that’s $90k a theater, folks). Having seen...

Winston Salem, North Carolina — Our New Home

We moved to North Carolina! Yup, we’re staying in the ol’ US of A for a while and have settled in a second-tier city on the...

How to Dehydrate Apples

In Washington we stayed at a small orchard where we were lucky enough, even in early November, to find amazing apples still on the leafless...

The Skinny Bitch Diet, our 30-Day Attempt

We have several friends who are vegetarian. Having always silently contemplated whether they were truly sane to have given up meat, we...

An American Road Trip, the Highlights

We recently did a massive road trip across the motherland of America. Here are the absolute highlights for over a month on the road. Bear...

Washington, the un-Sunshine State

Of course the moment we hit I-5 and headed North we were struck by the most amazing rain storm. This only gives credit to the rumor that it...

Go West, Young Man, Towards Geography

Between Grand Junction, CO and the beautiful Columbia River Highway in OR there is basically nothing but a litter box. That’s harsh....

Merry Christmas from ATC

Merry Christmas one and all, We’re thrilled to have you as a reader of our humble travel blog. Thank you for your readership over the...

Rocky Mountain High in Colorado

Yes, that was a pun because pot was legalized in Colorado a week before we dropped by. Did we partake? No we didn’t. But it’s still a...

Seeing Oklahoma! And being in Oklahoma

One of our last days in Beijing was spent seeing Oklahoma! A good friend of ours was playing the role of Jud Fry. He was a masterful...

Little Rock, Arkansas and the Bill Clinton Presidential Library

Regardless of your political views, the presidential libraries are an amazing asset to our country, and they offer a very biased view of...

Al Green says “Hello Chicago” to Abandon the Cube

By Al Green we do in fact mean the amazing, talented and smooth creator of “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness.” He is...

Nashville, Tennessee– home of American Country Music

Arriving in Nashville is like driving into a time warp. The downtown area is crowded with hole-in-the-wall bars where musicians are playing...

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem isn’t a hotbed of tourism, and that’s great because it’s a well kept secret. It’s only a few hours to the mountains...

Washington DC on a Sunday

One of the best times to see DC is on a Sunday. Especially on a Sunday when there isn’t a big activity downtown. Here’s how we saw DC....

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Birthplace of the Constitution

Being surrounded by history isn’t something we’re new to. We’ve lived in China’s historic hutong alleys for the past few years. But...

…and Now I’ve Been to Boston in the Fall

We decided to head to Boston to see do the freedom trail. This is a fairly short walk through all the major landmarks in Boston related to...

Top Sights in New Hampshire

Okay, so we’re not sure what the top sights in New Hampshire really are, but we’d be happy to tell you what we saw! Mount Washington...

Road Trip New York and New Hampshire

Leaving Niagra Falls, we headed into New York on the I-90. For those who don’t know New York, like we didn’t, I-90 is a toll road. We...

Niagra Falls, Canada

If you plan on visiting Niagra Falls, don’t skip the Canadian side. It doesn’t take that long to get across the border in Buffalo, so...

Flying: a Reminder of Why We Love Cruising

We recently flew from China to the U.S via Japan. What a nightmare. You can read about the travels here. Once in the states we did a few...

Road Trip Canada

Our road trip began in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Why does Michigan own the U.P? We don’t know. It borders Wisconsin- but they can’t...

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

If you’re following our road trip then you know we hit the U.P via Wisconsin from Rockford, Illinois. This after a long stint in Beijing....