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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...

Atlantic Beach, NC

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

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

The Return to the Amber Waves of Grain

The time has come, my lovely friends, to bid adieu to the Middle Kingdom. We packed up our belongings– things we had acquired over...

Who Let the Loonies Out? – Talk Radio in America

I’m growing a bit concerned about the folks on talk radio in the USA. We’ve had ol’ Limbaugh for quite some time, but recently I’ve...

The 2010 Census and Traveling Insignificants

I don’t count. I simply do not exist nor do I count to the American government. Ten years ago I was overseas and wasn’t counted. As it...

Life in a Simpler Time– Michigan’s U.P

We’ve spent a few weeks in Michigan’s UP, the Upper Peninsula surrounded by great lakes. It is a beautiful, if not rugged landscape...

Drinking Cultures from Around the Globe

There is something very strange about the way humans approach booze, and how each nation address alcohol both politically and culturally in...

Blogging in America

In recent months I’ve come to realize what my psychology (and statistics) professors meant by ‘Negative Response Theory.’...

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...

Updates: Mongol Rally 2010 and ATC

So much has happened in such little time, and yet so much remains undone! With the Mongol Rally launch date fast approaching we’re...

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 Redwood National Forest in California

I’ve always wanted to go to the Redwood National Forest in Northern California.  While we were out in the Pacific Northwest, we...