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The Oregon Caves and the Mystery of the Greyback

After a great two days in Eugene, we packed up the old trusty mini van once again and decided to hit the road and head south. With all four...

Eugene Oregon and the Best Accident

We packed up the minivan and decided to head south to see two longtime friends and adventurous souls who live in Eugene, OR. The drive was...

New Member Joins ATC for the 2010 Mongol Rally

We (Mike and Lauren) are happy to announce that we have a new team member who will join us for the 2010 Mongol Rally!  We asked Bill to...

Ten Reasons Why the West Coast is WAY Cooler than the East Coast

Here we go! Just the FACTS about why the West Coast is literally a billion times cooler than the East Coast: 1) Movies about the West Coast...

Washingtonians Believe in the End of the World

What better way to spend the Armageddon, then waiting it out safely underground? Apparently I’m not the first person to think of...

Mt. Rainier National Park

From my family’s home in Washington State you can see Mt. Rainier. It’s one of the most majestic sights on the West Coast at almost...

While not Traveling – Fixing up your Home for Cheap

When you are on the road, you occasionally find yourself in between places or in limbo waiting for the next leg of your trip.  That is...

Why I Dont Own a Cell Phone

This isn’t one of those hippy diatribes about the body corporate, or a quasi-scientific spiel about the plausible connection between...

Across America by Land

Not many people make backtracks like we do! To make my point, our trips inside America in the last several months have been hectic,...

The Empire Builder

Recently, I’ve taken the Empire Builder from start to finish a total of three times, that’s around 6,600 miles! Traveling by train is...

Sweet Home, Rockford IL

Although still listed as the 14th most undesirable place to live because of the crime and unemployment, I’ve been lucky enough to...

The George Bush Presidential Library

A  recent visit to the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas revealed a deeper look at the man, the President and the...

Remember the Alamo!

Remember the Alamo! This saying had little meaning to me until recently, when we visited the Alamo in San Antoino, TX. This was a prime...

Palo Alto and the Mexican-American War

If you live or vacation in Southern – Central Texas, this is especially important to all the winter Texans, take a short drive North...

Texas!

Texas! The only state in the union that considers becoming its own country on a daily basis and was an independent nation from 1836 to...

Progreso versus Matamoros, Mexico

Having visited Progreso several times this winter, and Matamoros only once, it is safe to say I’m a bit skewed towards the former...

Habitat for Humanity

Being unemployed, we decided to try to make ourselves useful to society in a way that doesn’t include posting comments on various...

South Padre Island Texas

For the past month we have been sheltering ourselves away from the massive cold front that has left the Midwest covered in snow and ice. We...

Mexico: A gringo story

Having always loved Latin music, food, clothing and culture, my first trip to Mexico was dreamt about for years before it actually...

The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort

Also known as the Bretton Woods Resort, the Mount Washington Hotel is the one of the last remaining “Grand Hotels” of New Hampshire’s...

USA Travel Options: Choices of Futility

Recently, I have been surprised by how difficult traveling is in America if you don’t want to fly. And reasonable people are prone not to...

Driving from the East Coast to the Mid-West

When it was time to depart the East Coast and North Carolina the issue of how to move forward was pressing.  We wanted to continue our...

The East Coast Survival Kit

Our ship docked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA and we hightailed it to the closest Amtrak station. From there we bought tickets on the...

3 Things I didn’t Miss About the USA…. And A few I did

Transportation — Nothing says welcome home like finding yourself stranded at the port with no public transportation option and a long...