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Process for Acquiring a Russian Tourist Visa and Invitation Letter/Vouchers

Okay folks, this visa process is a bit more in depth than any of the other visa applications for any other country we have visited. Since...

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...

Why I Hate Wal-Mart and the ‘temporary culture’ of America

You can’t consider yourself a long-term thinker if you shop at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or any other major chain in the United States. Here is...

Seven Thoughts on the Oil Spill in the Gulf

I don’t mean to launch into a diatribe, but its my blog and I feel like ranting about the so-called ‘disaster in the gulf.’ 1. This...

Marketing Versus Bashing People on the Head

Traveling for the past year has been quite an enlightening experience. We left our home in Shanghai on May 1st, 2009 and are still on the...

Pictures from Across America

We’ve been in America for quite a few months now, and that has yielded some amazing photographs that we’d like to share with...

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.’...

ATC 2010 Mongol Rally Route

It’s official! We’ve finally ironed out our route details to the finest detail. We have decided to head from London to Paris,...

Abandon the Cube in the Media

Abandon the Cube has been extremely fortunate to be featured across the web and in print media while in the USA. Below are some of the...

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...

Travel Bloggers Who Make a Difference

We have been extremely fortunate in who we have come in contact with through Abandon the Cube. We’ve met so many amazing travelers,...

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...

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 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...

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...

Review: REI Stores

REI -Recreational Equipment Incorporated- started out as a club of like-minded outdoorsman who wanted equipment that was not being provided...

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...