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 […]

Read more
You are powerless against us!

The 6 things that are keeping me inspired right now

By     |    Jan 1, 2013
Posted in: Adventure How To     |    No Comments

It’s hard to stay inspired. I’m working on a book about our trip (it’s going to be more of a how-to guide and less of a memoir) but I promised myself I wouldn’t give in to the old cliche and complain about how hard it is to write. So that’s why I’m saying that it’s hard to stay inspired. When working out of your own head, it’s such a challenge […]

Read more
Read the rest!

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 […]

Read more

Merry Christmas!

By     |    Dec 25, 2012
Posted in: Travel     |    No Comments

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

Read more
Stuck.

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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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.

Read more
Lucifer himself.

Lucifer Falls tries to steal our souls!

By     |    Dec 6, 2012
Posted in: Hikes, Ithaca, New York     |    No Comments

“Why don’t you climb up on that ledge to take a photo,” Paul said. “That way you’ll cut out all that stuff in the foreground.” I mumbled a response about how I kind of liked the stuff in the foreground, but what I was thinking was, “Nice try, Lucifer. I’m not going to make it that easy for you.” Lucifer had already made me dizzy, the way he popped out […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
My 6 star kitchen.

Small town living is good for my cooking

By     |    Nov 29, 2012
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

I’ve been pretty down on small town living so far. I thought I was ready for a small town after Chicago, but going from a city of 3 million to a town of 1,700…it’s been a bit of an adjustment (even when you forget all those spots we visited in between). Feeling at home in a close-knit town of 1,700, for ten months and/or the foreseeable future is a stretch, […]

Read more