How not to get tossed out of a pub in Ireland

The perils of ordering a Black & Tan in Ireland

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Cars, stars and guitars: 12 free things to do in Los Angeles

With guest writer Sofie ~ Los Angeles is chock full of  amusement parks, fancy restaurants and trendy… [more]

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Our 10 top travel stories of 2013

2013 has been a wild year. We've been roaming around North America and catching up on some of the stories… [more]

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Is Pizzeria Bianco the best pizza in America?

Ask someone about their favorite pizza and you're likely to end up in a heated discussion. Some prefer… [more]

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Facing deadly komodo dragons in Indonesia

From guest writer Ray Uzanas ~ I was barely ten years old when I drew a picture of a Komodo dragon lizard;… [more]

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Is the Sydney Fish Market a tourist trap?

by Michael on April 13, 2014

The other day I read an article that highlighted the 12 worst tourist traps in the world. One of them was a place we were due to visit the following day, the Sydney Fish Market. We thought about not going there but were we really going to let something we had seen online influence us? […]

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Oh to be present at the first Thanksgiving in the Americas; a hearty feast to celebrate surviving a difficult ordeal, indigenous people looking on, and settlers clad in Spanish conquistador helmets . . . wait, what? The Pilgrims wore shiny metal helmets?

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How not to get tossed out of a pub in Ireland

by Michael on March 8, 2014

If you don’t want to get tossed out of a pub in Ireland then don’t order a Black and Tan. I wish I had read that before we went there. Unfortunately I learned this lesson, as I so often do, the hard way. What is a Black and Tan? In America it’s a popular drink poured […]

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Visiting the Nixon and Reagan libraries When Ronald Reagan finished his second term he rode off to his ranch in California, atop a wave of popularity that helped his vice president get elected to succeed him. Our last image of Richard Nixon was quite different.

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10 Free and cheap things to do in San Francisco

by Guest on February 21, 2014

Visitors to the City by the Bay, and even locals like me, are always looking for free and cheap things to do in San Francisco. From hilly streets to chocolate treats, here are 10 of my favorites: 1. Explore the secret parks (called “POPOS”) that downtown building owners don’t want you to find. Due to a […]

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Local Flavor: Sonoran hot dogs in Tucson, Arizona

by Larissa on February 12, 2014

Sonoran hot dogs are considered by many to be Tucson, Arizona’s signature street food. Since we’re crazy for a good hot dog (such as Buffalo’s chargrilled beauties) we had to give them a try. These southwestern treats are not for fat and cholesterol wimps, so readers beware!

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With guest writer Sofie ~ Los Angeles is chock full of  amusement parks, fancy restaurants and trendy night clubs. But these things all cost money. Visiting Los Angeles doesn’t have to be expensive, though. Here are a few hidden gems among the free things to do in Los Angeles. But to keep your day free, make sure […]

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Local flavor: Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah

by Michael on January 31, 2014

Leopold’s has been scooping up their fresh house-made ice cream in Savannah, Georgia since 1919. The store was founded by three Greek immigrant brothers and their legacy continues with one of their sons, movie impresario and sometime busboy Stratton Leopold. He’s joined behind the counter by his wife Mary. When we showed up a line of […]

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