Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Our first book is here!

When we departed Philadelphia in 2011 we thought we'd explore the world for a year and then figure out… [more]

Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Our first book is here! Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Our first book is here!

Mangia: Eating at the Florence Central Market!

Guest post ~ Florence is well known for its museums and historical attractions like Michelangelo’s… [more]

Mangia: Eating at the Florence Central Market! Mangia: Eating at the Florence Central Market!

Buddy Holly’s final show: Visiting the Surf Ballroom

In Don McLean’s song American Pie, he refers to the death of rock-and-roll star Buddy Holly on February… [more]

Buddy Holly’s final show: Visiting the Surf Ballroom Buddy Holly's final show: Visiting the Surf Ballroom

Never too old: Learning how to surf in our 50s

During our 3+ year journey around the globe we try to experience new things and seek adventure outside… [more]

Never too old: Learning how to surf in our 50s Never too old: Learning how to surf in our 50s

Hidden remnants of the Cold War in Berlin

I was strolling along Bernauer Strasse during a foggy night typical of Berlin. The low-lying mist shrouded… [more]

Hidden remnants of the Cold War in Berlin Hidden remnants of the Cold War in Berlin
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Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Our first book is here!

by Michael on February 16, 2015

When we departed Philadelphia in 2011 we thought we’d explore the world for a year and then figure out what we wanted to do when we grew up. We started writing stories about our journey on this blog and for a new series called “A Year in the World” for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Somehow we branched […]

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best pizza at the Florence Central Market

Mangia: Eating at the Florence Central Market!

by Guest on February 5, 2015

Guest post ~ Florence is well known for its museums and historical attractions like Michelangelo’s David. But amid the vibrant streets near the Duomo stands a building which no visitor should miss. It hosts a real temple of food: the Mercato Centrale (Central Market). Eating at the Florence Central Market is something no visitor should […]

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It’s no surprise to anyone that central Florida is a vacation destination with attractions galore. But did you know it’s also a great place to see national circuit rodeo?

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In Don McLean’s song American Pie, he refers to the death of rock-and-roll star Buddy Holly on February 3, 1959 due to a plane crash in an Iowa cornfield as “the day the music died.” Earlier Holly had played a concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The gig was part of a chaotic […]

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How to use TSA Precheck and Global Entry

by Larissa on January 11, 2015

Any American citizen or legal resident that flies more than once a year should consider TSA Precheck and Global Entry. They are two of the Trusted Traveler programs established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to allow expedited security processing for low-risk travelers.

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The quaint hamlet of Point Roberts, Washington looks like a piece of Norman Rockwell’s America. Seattle Seahawks flags flap in the breeze while families frolic at the beach. But then something seems out of place: gasoline prices are listed in liters and there’s an awful lot of liquor stores

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Buenos Aires subway subte

Fending off pickpockets on the Buenos Aires subway

by Michael on December 28, 2014

Locals warned us to be alert on the Buenos Aires subway, or  “subte,” because the city is the pickpocketing capital of the world. Most major cities have petty crime so we were careful, as we are anywhere, but also wouldn’t let it affect our plans to go out and explore the vibrant city. On our very first […]

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trying reindeer sausage in alaska

Local flavor: Trying reindeer sausage in Alaska

by Michael on December 9, 2014

Anchorage’s Town Square Park on West 5th Avenue is a festive place. Particularly during the summer when the waning orange glow of the sun at 11 pm sort of makes it feel like sunrise. Which got me in the mood for breakfast, or was it the dueling smoke wafting my way from the three reindeer […]

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