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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...

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....

Road Trip Across the American Midwest

The American Midwest is a strange land. Daniel Tosh says middle America is for those who have given up on their dreams, and to some extent...

Bear Baiting in America

By bear baiting we do in fact mean we’re baiting a bear. Bear baiting consists of taking a bunch of fish guts, molasses-dipped bread...

Why Americans Need More Vacation Time

It may come as a surprise to you, but the more vacation you take the healthier you’ll be. Or, so says a study done in the UK to...

Fix Our Trains NOW!

A friend sent me this photo recently and as many of you know, this is an issue we’re pretty passionate about. There is crap public...

Visiting Florida: Your Guide for Great Things to Do

Many people think of Florida as the place to go if you want to escape to theme parks in the blazing hot sun. While the Sunshine State is...

Americans Not Traveling Abroad

There are over 300 million Americans. Less than 30% of them have passports. That means Americans are not traveling abroad. And 50% of those...

Going Green? Why not Go All the Way?

Folks are talking about the environment in a new way. Global warming, greenhouses gasses, Co2 emissions, and our dependency on a depleting...

State of the Union 2011: Opinion

The State of the Union Address was January 25th, 2011, ATC reviews the plans behind President Obama’s speech. Transportation: One...

The Historic Titanic and Mayflower Passage

We left the Brooklyn docks in the intense heat index of 110 degrees F on July 6th.  Hauling our backpacks, chalked full of (almost)...

The Queen Mary II – Review

Nothing can compare with the Cunard line when it comes to luxury cruising. We found this out in vivid detail over the course of a seven...

A Mad Dash Across the Continent (Part 2 of 2)

We spent the night in New Jersey at the airport hotel, and fell asleep somewhere around 4am after a silly sprint around the city returning...

A Mad Dash Across the Continent (Part 1 of 2)

On the 3rd of July, we booked a boat leaving from New York on the 6th of July. Since I don’t fly (and most un-winged mammals shouldn’t)...