It’s time to wake up!

It’s time to wake up!

“Get up!” my brain said. “It’s time to wake up!” “Brain,” I said, “it’s 3AM. It’s Monday. Let’s sleep in.” “But I’ve got good ideas NOW,” my brain said. “Remember them for the morning.” “Here’s another one. That’s two good ideas. I’m going to come …

So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

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. …

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

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

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 …

Our collective photo-assisted memories

Our collective photo-assisted memories

Upon hearing of our impending move to the Ithaca area, one of our college buddies shared a story from the New York Times about the decline of the college bar scene in places like Ithaca. According to the author, students aren’t drinking less, they’re just …

We’ll be back.

We’ll be back.

We’re going to take a few days off from the blog. We’ll be back Monday, hopefully telling you about our new place, new hometown, etc. Let’s just say this: Ithaca has some competition. Until then … Have you checked out Lisa’s mega-map(s) and her listing …

Twelve Months Later

Twelve Months Later

Well, we did it. We made it a year on the road! October 1st, 2011 is when this all started. Honestly, it has been pretty wonderful. The first month was tough bouncing around between New York and Wisconsin, but once we got going, once we …

Looking Forward to Ithaca

Looking Forward to Ithaca

Yes, we’re having a great time in London. And on one hand, I don’t really want to leave. On the other, I’m really looking forward to getting settled into Ithaca. Here’s what I’m looking forward to. Downsizing  Yep, downsizing. We’ll move everything from our storage …

Where is next?

Where is next?

Over the past eleven months, we’ve thought a lot about what we want to do and where we want to be after our trip, and we’ve made a decision. Well, we’ve made a decision for a year, at least. It feels too scary to commit …

Things we’ve missed

Things we’ve missed

This isn’t about places we’ve missed — it’s more about the simple things we’ve missed. The things that you take for granted, the things that are there every day, the things that you don’t miss until you don’t have them. On our last night in the …

Cross-country bikers and meteors lead to a serious case of introspection

Cross-country bikers and meteors lead to a serious case of introspection

We met our first cross-country biker of the trip in Baker, NV. We’ve seen plenty of serious bikers on the road and have heard about others (my parents’ friends’ daughter and son-in-law recently completed a trip from Syracuse to San Francisco, you can read about …

Hiking Etiquette (aka Lisa’s Trail Etiquette for Everyone)

Hiking Etiquette (aka Lisa’s Trail Etiquette for Everyone)

Hiking isn’t like walking in the city. In the city, you’re just trying to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible while avoiding eye contact at all times. Sometimes people bump into each other, sometimes they step in dog poop, sometimes …

Travel Nightmares

Travel Nightmares

People often ask, “Has anything terrible happened to you so far?” I have to admit that no (fingers crossed), nothing really awful has happened during our journey. Sure, we have bad days, and I’ve narrowly avoided countless collisions with crazy motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, deer, and …