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Canoeing The Boundary Waters: A Guide

This post was written by Bear J., who recently spent a week in the Boundary Waters with his brother. Read more about their trip, or read on...

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

We escaped up to the mountains again last weekend for some R&R in the woods. Nothing clears your mind like a long hike in the deep...

Kayaking High Rock Lake

High Rock Lake, NC If you’re looking for bass, High Rock Lake is the spot to go in North Carolina for record-breaking catches. I...

Canoeing New River in Boone

Going on a day-long canoe trip with a toddler doesn’t seem like the most relaxing way to spend a weekend for most, but relaxation...

The Johnson Brothers’ Canoe Trip

August, 2015 was a monumental month in the lives of two brothers. Although they disagree on the optimal facial accessory of beard or...

Road Tripping USA

I’ve had road trips in the USA on my mind recently. There is something supremely liberating about jumping in your car and facing an...

How to Do Disney World

How to do DisneyWorld with kids--from someone who knew nothing prior to going and learned a lot from trial and error.

2014 in Review

Abandon the Cube's year in review 2014 included an immense about of American travel, from Texas to Washington, to Michigan and beyond to...

Atlantic Beach, NC

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina is home to an amazing history, fun attractions, and family-friendly activities for every age.

Duck Dynasty Cake Creation

I must be in the DIY mood because I have about nine big projects going on around the place. I just finished upcycling a perfectly good...

Refinishing a Three-Drawer Dresser and Obsessing Over Upcycle-ing

Well, like many Americans with time on their hands I’ve gotten into the upcycle trend of taking crap and making it treasure....

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas, Cube Abandoners! We hope the year ahead is as stunning, rich, and full as the year behind us soon will be. With warm...

Going to the Gun Show

Well… I went to my first ever gun show last weekend in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA. As part of the south, the gun laws are...

Wedding Bells

That’s right folks, we’ve tied the knot. After seven years of traveling around the globe together we finally took the real,...

USA Multi-Center Vacations

The Ultimate USA Multi-Center Vacation It’s no wonder that the USA lends itself well to multi-center vacations. The sheer vastness of the...

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...