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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 …

Three New York City Neighborhood Dive Bars

Three New York City Neighborhood Dive Bars

It’s been a while since we visited New York. We’ve missed it. New York is a really great city. Times Square, however, is terrible and crowded. We managed to get stuck walking through Times Square three times even though we were committed to avoiding it. …

Budget for a Road Trip: The Cost of Our Year on the Road

Budget for a Road Trip: The Cost of Our Year on the Road

Life on the road can be expensive, so start thinking about your budget early. When you know how much you need to save, you’ll be less tempted to draw down your savings account balance for goal-hurting purchases. Your budget is going to be unique to …

We Spot the Seneca White Deer

We Spot the Seneca White Deer

We were just driving along, minding our own business, when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. Looked like a mountain goat. Couldn’t have been a mountain goat. The Finger Lakes region isn’t mountain goat country. “Did you see that?” I asked …

Save Money While on the Road

Save Money While on the Road

Once you’ve saved enough money to take a road trip, how do you make that money last as long as possible? Set a daily budget The first lesson of a daily budget is that you’ll often exceed your daily budget. Our daily goal was to …

Six Business Travel Tips for New Business Travelers

Six Business Travel Tips for New Business Travelers

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 …

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

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

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 …

United States of Hot Sauce: Frank’s, Tapatio, and Tabasco

United States of Hot Sauce: Frank’s, Tapatio, and Tabasco

Two regional food things surprised me on the trip: beer and hot sauce. Beer is much more regionally varied than the Bud Light commercials suggest — try getting Kokanee in South Carolina … or Yuengling in Yosemite … or Dixie anywhere outside New Orleans. Same with hot sauces. …

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

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

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 …

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 …

Campground showers or how to shower in three minutes

Campground showers or how to shower in three minutes

A year on the road means a year of campground showers. Most campground showers are coin-operated, time-limited contraptions. They generally run for three to five minutes for a few bucks a go. That time goes fast — especially when the water starts out ice-cold. Through much …

Next Weekend: New York City

Next Weekend: New York City

It’s a bit ridiculous how much we’re looking forward to being in New York City. We can’t wait to visit friends, explore new areas, eat at Papaya King (that might be just me, not Lisa), and just stroll in an urban environment. And by stroll, …