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Don’t Miss: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2013

The summer season is a superb time to consider a visit to Edinburgh, with so many events and activities scheduled for the summer months....

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...

Making Money on the Road

We’ve met quite a few people who make their money on the road in interesting ways. Whatever allows you to travel and make a bit of...

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...

The Surprise Recovery of the ATC Saxo

We pulled out of Khovd behind schedule and a bit fearful of our Citroen Saxo’s ability to make it all the way to UlaanBataar. The...

Border Crossing with Russia

We anticipated a bit of hassle crossing the Ukrainian border into Russia, but we in no way were prepared for the events that transpired...

Odessa, City of Intrigue and Limited Lodging

We rolled into Odessa quite late in the evening, having been held up at the border a bit longer than anticipated. Odessa came highly...

Financing a Year on the Road – How we did it

One of the most common questions we get is about financing our travels. We left Shanghai, our apartment there and our jobs in May of 2009....

How to Buy a Car in the United Kingdom

For the 2010 Mongol Rally, we’ll be buying our car in the UK and then licensing and registering it to leave the country almost...

Transatlantic Options

And now the age old question of how to get from A to B. We’re headed from the USA to Europe, and one would think with our strong...

Resources for Resourceful Travelers

We get a lot of questions about how we manage different aspects of full-time travel. To answer them, we’ve put together a special...

A Reflective Look at ATC’s Past Two Years

Abandon the Cube has been around since 2008. While we’re not into celebrating a massive birthday party for the website or the...

Influential, but Perhaps not so Famous Adventurers

When ever you get to the point, if this actually happens, that you feel like there isn’t anything else you could do to top what you...

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...

Book Reviews: History on the Road

Traveling is a great way to learn. Every new city visited is a deeper insight into the region’s past and why it developed as it did....

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,...

Book Review: Rising / Falling – Always Hoping: A Journey to a Part of Asia, by Craig Chamberlain

This is the only book written about the Mongol Rally. As many of you know, we are participating in this 10,000 mile adventure across Europe...

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...

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...