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The view from my Caribbean island.

Phantom Travel and Wanderlust

By     |    Mar 21, 2013
Posted in: Travel Itch     |    1 Comment

Paul was gone for four days. Driving home from work Sunday night, my head was full of ideas. Ideas about where I could go in four days. I didn’t want to go back to our apartment…I wanted to go somewhere else. Let’s see… I could drive to Florida! It’d only take 20 hours. I could probably do that straight, right? I could camp on the beach for two days before […]

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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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Stuck.

End of Year Wanderlust

By     |    Dec 21, 2012
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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
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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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Lisa’s favorite place(s)

By     |    Nov 15, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Travel, Travel Itch     |    1 Comment

The question we’re most often asked is: “What was your favorite place?” This question is impossible to answer, because we didn’t have one favorite place. I usually reply by listing a few places I loved, then pretty soon I find myself throwing out just about every single place we visited that I didn’t hate, while the questioner, having long ago lost interest in the answer, stares blankly at the ground. Now that […]

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Last, perfect, night.

Our last night on the road

By     |    Sep 4, 2012
Posted in: Kansas, Travel Itch     |    2 Comments

We didn’t intend for this to be our last night on the road. The plan was to break the Kansas drive into two days; to arrive in Kansas City on Monday. Then Friday started with a stupid, foolish fight about…cleaning the windshield. Fight summary: we were both doing it all wrong. But the rest of Friday was good, then Saturday was so good…we knew we shouldn’t push our luck. We called […]

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A group of RVs in what I call the Wagon Circle formation.

Boondocking: An Outsider’s Perspective on Dispersed RV Living

By     |    Feb 24, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Travel, Travel Itch     |    1 Comment

In just about every campground, we find them. They’re the snowbirds, the kind and retired folks who’ve set up shop in this place for as long as they’re allowed before moving on to the next site (each campground has different limits on length of stay; two weeks seems typical). We’ve thought that many places we’ve come across on our journeys have been ideal snowbird locales, but it turns out that there […]

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How Raoul Duke Would Explain Our Trip To a Naysayer

By     |    Jun 28, 2011
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I shouldn’t have to say this, but this is Raoul Duke. Goddammit man, don’t you hear yourself talking like a prostitute?  Can’t you hear the lies you’re spewing?  Don’t you see that’s all a salary is — a damn bribe for a job you wouldn’t do normally?  You’ve been bent-over, turning tricks for so long you can’t even stand up and see the world for what it is anymore.  Or […]

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Five Sounds I Can’t Wait To Hear More Of

By     |    Jun 17, 2011
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My days are filled with overheard conference calls, keyboard clacking, iPhone and Android bleeping reminders, phone ringing, and mouse clicking.  I’ve had enough of that.  These are my 5 favorite sounds that I’m looking forward to hearing more of: The pop of wine corks Hands down one of the best sounds ever.  Living cheaply doesn’t mean living poorly.  We will drink wine.   I remember arriving early to a Champagne […]

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Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God.

By     |    May 31, 2011
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Kurt Vonnegut is one of our favorite authors and here’s one of our favorite quotes: Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God. – Kurt Vonnegut Cat’s Cradle is worth a read, so pick up a copy if you haven’t yet.  Funny story about Cat’s Cradle: Vonnegut wrote it after giving up on grad school and abandoning his anthropology dissertation.  After reading the novel, the University of Chicago gave him his diploma. […]

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