Gift Ideas for Travelers and Vagabonds

Gift Ideas for Travelers and Vagabonds

It’s coming up on the holiday season. The Black Friday Christmas buying binge is about to begin. It’s a difficult time of the year to be anti-stuff. But some stuff can save you money, make you more mobile, and help you travel. This is that …

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 …

“Direct” Flight to London

“Direct” Flight to London

We wanted a direct flight when flying to London, didn’t want to transfer. Of course, no flight is truly direct. Here’s what we went through to get from A (Lake Geneva, WI, USA) to B (London, England, UK). Drive to Harvard, IL (40 minutes) Our …

A Very Google Summer

A Very Google Summer

Well, we certainly Google’d a lot this last year. Every time we found ourselves in a new town, we’d need to figure out where the grocery store was, where the library was, where they sold tacos, etc. Our first source was nearly always Google Maps. …

Skype is Wonderful Too

Skype is Wonderful Too

Every year my family has a big meetup in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We missed it this year because of our travels, but Skype saved the day. Thanks to Skype, we got to see and talk to everybody, including my cousin who’s now a mom, her …

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 …

The Free Day

The Free Day

It’s wonderful to have a free day – not a day off (though that’s wonderful as well), but a day where you spend no money, all day. True, no day is ever really free. We’re always “paying” a portion of our car payment, car insurance, …

Close The Lid! Pit Toilets Explained

Close The Lid! Pit Toilets Explained

We’ve been at a lot of campgrounds lately with pit toilets. Sometimes, if the place is extra-classy, they’re referred to as ‘vault’ toilets. Secure storage for your shit. There seems to be some confusion on how to use them. Let me explain; it’s simple, really. …

The City Continuum

The City Continuum

Sometimes when we write something less-than-positive about a place, nobody gives a shit. Like Savannah. We didn’t really like Savannah all that much, wrote about it, nobody cared. Savannah doesn’t care what our blog says, what we think. Other times, like with Salt Lake City …

Movie Review: Hold Fast

Movie Review: Hold Fast

We don’t watch a lot of movies. We barely have internet, power, cell phone coverage, the money for a ticket, etc. But Hold Fast is free to download and worth a watch. It’s about a group of friends that spend a year sailing around the …

Did we follow our travel guidelines from July 2011?

Did we follow our travel guidelines from July 2011?

About one year ago, we were finishing up work on our condo, interviewing agents, and preparing to list the place. We were still unsure whether our trip would ever get off the ground — it all depended on our condo sale and the market didn’t …

Things you may be surprised to learn

Things you may be surprised to learn

Well, some things are just too interesting not to mention, but they definitely don’t warrant their own post. Here are a few wild things I’ve noticed: People still yell: “I’m king of the world!”  Kids yell this. Kids that were born after Titanic was released. How is …