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Lunch and beer, 15 miles ahead.

What To Do, What To Do?

By     |    Oct 23, 2014
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It’s been a while since the end of our trip. It’s now been three years since we moved out of Chicago. We’ve lived in Upstate New York and Wisconsin — like really lived in these spots, we’ve signed leases plural and held jobs plural. A few weeks ago, we got back on the road and slept in the van and cooked on the Coleman like old times. It was remarkably easy to […]

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Introducing: Road Tripping in America, our book

By     |    Mar 24, 2014
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We’ve been hinting at this for, well, almost a year, and now we’ve finally done it: we’ve written a book. You should read it. It’s called Road Tripping in America: Short Stories from a Long Road Trip, and we’re thrilled to have it available right now on Amazon. Now, if you’ve followed our blog since the beginning, you’ll recognize some of the stories, but even if you diligently read every single thing we’ve […]

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A few months ago when the stack of papers grew taller than a wine cork.

State of the Union: 1H 2013

By     |    Jun 18, 2013
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While we’d once wrangled it into near submission, time has really started to roll lately. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Book: Done (almost) We’ve got a few people looking at the last draft of our book. As soon as we go through one more round of revisions, it’ll be available on Amazon. We’re pretty excited about Amazon’s publishing platform — it’s very slick. Still not ready to share the […]

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Six Business Travel Tips for New Business Travelers

By     |    Feb 7, 2013
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Business travel, oh business travel. For some, it’s a chance to see the world. For others, it’s a slog to be endured. Most of the time, it’s somewhere between the two extremes. Here are some ideas to make the most of traveling for work: It’s all about miles. Miles are what makes the business traveler’s world go ’round. It’s all about miles. Miles get you upgrades and “free” trips. Miles […]

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What’s my address? Finding a place for your mail during long-term travel.

By     |    Feb 5, 2013
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If you’re embarking on a long-term trip and selling your home or moving out of your apartment, you’ll need to find a new destination for your mail. You might be tempted to think that you can go without mail during a long-term trip, but you still need an address, even in this age of paperless statements, to receive critical pieces of mail – especially around tax time. First: reduce the […]

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Beautiful Portland...loved by so many...other people.

I don’t like your city. Help me get over it.

By     |    Jan 31, 2013
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We’re still getting flack in the comments on our posts about cities that didn’t resonate with us: Austin, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Provo, the Salton Sea, Portland. The intense anger that others feel, just from knowing that two people — two strangers whom they probably wouldn’t like anyway — didn’t like their city continues to strike me as odd. This passage from The Best American Travel Writing (2000 edition), by editor and […]

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Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Camping Tips: Finding Great Campgrounds and Campsites

By     |    Jan 29, 2013
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On the road, we often spent a large part of our day figuring out where we’d stay each night. Sometimes it was stressful – if a planned campground didn’t work out, we’d need to start our search over at the beginning. We learned that it was helpful to always have a backup plan – and to have a backup plan for your backup plan. We prefer to camp in public […]

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An awesome campsite in Chile.

Polygamy, Stress, Dreamliners and more!

By     |    Jan 19, 2013
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First, I can’t believe we missed this: The Polygamous Rockland Ranch in Utah. It’s near Moab. Writer Dave Seminara even stops at Love Muffin Cafe before his visit! Remind me, why is Lisa in love with Utah? Oh, right. This stuff. Meanwhile, Ayngelina over at Bacon is Magic learned what we learned — London is very cool. Lisa and I were talking about London food the other day — we both miss The […]

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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
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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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Merry Christmas!

By     |    Dec 25, 2012
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Wow, what a year. Thanks for joining us! We hope your holiday travel plans go as smooth as the white sands of New Mexico.

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