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The Bone Church

The Bone Church is roughly an hour outside of Prague to the east, which was great for us since east is the general direction of Mongolia....

Prague, Czech Republic

If you are going to get hopelessly lost driving in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and can hardly read the signs,...

The Epic Return to Deutschland

Having spent a great deal of my youth in Germany, my ten year absence made me wonder what would have changed since I graduated high school...

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Crossing into Luxembourg was an exciting experience, and the car filled with wild cheering and hollering as we officially left Belgium. Few...

Reasons to Avoid Belgium

After the official launch party and race around the Goodwood track, we set off toward Dover to catch the ferry to France. We made a few...

Goodwood Race Track and the Festival of Slow

The Mongol Rally launched on July 24th from the Goodwood race track where the Festival of Speed is held annually to the great glee of the...

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)...

Documentary Review: ‘Running the Sahara’

Few documentary films offer more adventure, travel, excitement, danger, cultural education, athleticism and an inside look at human...

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...

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...

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,...

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...