Camping Tips: Finding Great Campgrounds and Campsites

Camping Tips: Finding Great Campgrounds and Campsites

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 …

Polygamy, Stress, Dreamliners and more!

Polygamy, Stress, Dreamliners and more!

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 …

Our Top 5 Posts of 2012

Our Top 5 Posts of 2012

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 …

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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

Paul’s favorite place(s)

Paul’s favorite place(s)

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 …

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

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 …

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 …