During a nighttime stroll, we had become lost in the dimly lit, maze-like streets of old Saigon. A series of turns led us into a narrow alley whose sole purpose seemed to be connecting to other alleys. The winding streets felt as though laid out by a two-year-old chasing a kitten. Locals, cooking their dinner […]

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Crete beach view

Six wonderful things to do in Crete

by Michael on July 10, 2016

Greece is known for its sun-drenched, historically significant islands. But perhaps the most famous and popular is the large island of Crete, a varied, culturally captivating destination that in ancient Greek mythology was the birthplace of Zeus. Book a holiday here and you’ll find so much to see and do — here are six fantastic […]


I’ve spent a major chunk of the last two years dragging Larissa around the country visiting car museums and auto attractions.  During that time, I’ve branched out from my travel writing about road trips for the Philadelphia Inquirer to writing articles about car museums for Hemmings Motor News, 

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Hidden sights in London York Watergate

7 rather odd hidden sights in London

by Michael on June 5, 2016

London is a fascinating city filled with history. From its official naming in the Roman era to its bustling streets today, the city has always been important to England.. We’ve already written about free things to do in London, and are now revealing many unusual attractions and historical sites that you can visit there. (Many of which […]


Nevada's Loneliest Road: a desolate but beautiful 2-lane highway that passes through 7 mountain ranges and high desert plateaus

Driving the Loneliest Road in America

by Michael on April 22, 2016

When we first heard about driving the Loneliest Road in America—otherwise known as U.S. Highway 50—that crosses the barren hinterlands of central Nevada, we were intrigued. In a 1986 article for Life Magazine, the American Automobile Association had this to day about it: “There are no points of interest. We don’t recommend it. We warn all […]


Despite the fact that ancient history in North Korea goes back more than 4,000 years the country’s rich culture is often masked by current events. It seems that we can’t go more than a few weeks without news of saber rattling from the current regime about missiles, nukes or some other threat. During our visit […]

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The Venetian resort town of Bibione is a beautiful destination for a beach getaway. The gold sand beach hugs the crystal clear waters of the upper Adriatic Sea, providing a lush backdrop for a sun and surf vacation. The beach has been awarded the coveted “Blue Flag,” an award given to beaches that are managed […]

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Dragon Bridge Ljubljana

Visiting Slovenia: A Fairy Tale Come to Life

by Michael on February 27, 2016

We arrived by train after dark, but it was our first time visiting Slovenia so despite the late hour we were eager to begin exploring the capital of Ljubljana. Under the luminescent glow of a harvest moon it was only a five minute stroll to reach Prešernov Square—five minutes during which we were bewitched and […]


How to avoid scam artists on vacation

Avoiding scam artists on vacation

by Michael on February 25, 2016

Even though we try not to look like tourists while traveling, there are still some places where visitors stand out and are approached by people trying to separate them from their money. To scam artists, tourists who are not familiar with local cultures or the language are an easy mark. In our travels we’ve picked up […]


California City ghost town

Is California City a ghost town?

by Michael on February 22, 2016

As we’ve been driving around the country seeking ghost towns we came across one that was unusual; the California City ghost town has a population of over 14,000 people so why would it be considered a ghost town? A bit of background first. California City is a massive planned community that was carved out by […]

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