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Come for the oysters, stay for the burger.

The 6 Best Burgers in America: Middle-of-Nowhere Edition

By     |    Jan 17, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Best Of, California, Florida, Food, New Mexico, New York, Utah     |    3 Comments

Finding a good burger in a city is easy. There’s Dick’s in Seattle, Kopp’s in Milwaukee, In-N-Out across the Southwest, and Culver’s everywhere in the Midwest. But there’s something about being in the middle of nowhere and finding a great burger place. A cheeseburger in paradise is wonderful, but a cheeseburger in the boondocks is even better. Here are my six favorites: 6. Sebastian’s Store — Hearst Beef Burgers Sebastian’s […]

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This is the best travel laptop.

What is the best laptop for travel? Hint: it’s under $500 and it comes with a tablet.

By     |    Jan 10, 2013
Posted in: Best Of, Money, Travel Tech     |    2 Comments

**This post is out-of-date! Click to The Best Travel Laptop, Tablet, and Convertible, Holiday 2013 Edition.** One of the most-read posts on our site is about laptops. Travel laptops, specifically, and which one to buy. It’s about a year old, so here’s an update. Keep reading to see the top five travel laptops, 2013 edition. Criteria: Cost and Size The two big criteria for me are simple: cost and size. I […]

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Like Taughannock Falls, our travel plans feel like they're on ice.

Our Top 5 Posts of 2012

By     |    Jan 8, 2013
Posted in: Travel     |    No Comments

It’s not 2012 anymore. Dammit. That was a good year, wasn’t it? Here are our 5 most popular posts from last year: Travel Laptop Recommendations. Thank you, Google. Some readers even bought one. I’ll have to revisit this again now that CES is happening. Decaying Detroit Photos. I have no idea why I love this town so much. It’s another world. The Third World. About Us. Not everybody that reads […]

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Any ideas?

How to travel … forever.

By     |    Jan 3, 2013
Posted in: Travel Itch     |    6 Comments

We want to keep traveling, that’s no secret. We’re not itching to return to commutes and commitments. We want to see more of the world, man. There’s so much more to see! So, how to do it? We don’t really know … yet. But we think we should have a home base, an axis to pivot around, something more than a storage closet. And that makes things complicated. When you […]

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Q1 2013 Travel Plans

By     |    Dec 27, 2012
Posted in: Adventure Prep, Schedule     |    No Comments

Enough moaning, time to start planning. Here are the places in the running for a Q1 Driving Inertia visit: New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn). We’ve never been to Brooklyn minus passing through it on the way to Manhattan. 2013 is our year. This one has to happen in January before our Chicago buddies head back to Chicago.  Florida. We want to get back to the St. Joseph peninsula, get some self-serve […]

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End of Year Wanderlust

By     |    Dec 21, 2012
Posted in: Travel Itch     |    No Comments

Last week we were circling the Midwest. A couple weeks before that, we traveled for Thanksgiving. Before that, we were adapting to stationary life in our new home base, Trumansburg. Which is a long way of saying I’ve got the itch, the travel itch. I could really go for some Barcelona art. Hell, I’d even be up for some Canadian red wine. I want my undies to stink like ass […]

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The edge of Wisconsin.

Paul’s favorite place(s)

By     |    Dec 18, 2012
Posted in: Travel, Travel Itch     |    No Comments

Lisa posted her favorite places list weeks ago. Here are mine: Quiet places It was on our first day in Death Valley that Lisa noticed it. We’d left Tecopa and were driving in via Highway 178. We got out of our car to scramble around and Lisa stopped me. “Do you hear that?” she asked. There were no planes overhead, no cars on the road, no rustling leaves, no voices […]

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Bit of drama on the way to Indy.

2,500 Miles for Christmas

By     |    Dec 14, 2012
Posted in: Drives     |    No Comments

Well, we just got back from an early Christmas visit in Wisconsin. Took us 2,500 miles! I can’t believe it. Of course, there were some sidetracks and loop-dee-loops. First we drove to Lake Geneva, then Indianapolis, then La Crosse, then back to Trumansburg. When’s Google going to start selling those self-driving cars? We’ll be first in line. Read more about Ben Madeka’s art here and here.

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The unpack.

So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

By     |    Dec 4, 2012
Posted in: Reality     |    No Comments

So … that was cool, huh? Yeah, we miss the road. I mean, sure, we have an apartment, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end. Think of it as us catching our breath. No, we don’t have much planned. No, we don’t have real jobs. No, we’re not broke, but we’re not as fixed as we were before. Sure, the PowerBall would have been nice, but I tallied up everything […]

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Paul’s / Steve Martin’s Holiday Wish(es)

By     |    Nov 27, 2012
Posted in: Reality     |    No Comments

If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. If I had two wishes that I could wish for this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and […]

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