Cadillac Ranch & the quirky car sculptures of Texas

The windswept plains of Amarillo, Texas are world renowned for being the home of Cadillac Ranch, a series… [more]

Cadillac Ranch & the quirky car sculptures of Texas Cadillac Ranch & the quirky car sculptures of Texas

GO: Buffalo food, art and architecture

A funny thing happened on the way to Niagara Falls: We got distracted - for a week - by Buffalo. Hoping… [more]

GO: Buffalo food, art and architecture GO: Buffalo food, art and architecture

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

The windswept plains of Amarillo, Texas are world renowned for being the home of Cadillac Ranch, a series of tail-finned Cadillacs set into the earth like they crashed from outer space. But there are several more car sculptures of Texas nearby that can be easily visited in a two hour loop. Visiting Cadillac Ranch and […]

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This year is the 25th anniversary of the death of blues rock guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughan. On August 26th, 1990, he had just finished a monster show at the Alpine Valley ski resort in Wisconsin. Other players on the bill included his brother Jimmie, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray. The concert ended […]

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Car tunes: Videos of 12 top road trip songs

by Michael on June 24, 2015

One of the most important aspects of a road trip, besides maybe driving a ’57 Thunderbird convertible, is a cool soundtrack for the road. Some top road trip songs are more suited to pressing the pedal to the metal as you race on through a desert landscape, watching the dusty miles peel away, while others better […]

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The dozen best donuts in America

by Michael on June 15, 2015

We’ve been crisscrossing  the United States for the last three years and visited all 50 states to seek out the best donuts in America. Here’s our ranking of the best dozen donuts of the many, many, way too many, that we tasted, with a bonus added to make it a baker’s dozen. And just to […]

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Buffalo City Hall tile mosaic

GO: Buffalo food, art and architecture

by Michael on June 13, 2015

A funny thing happened on the way to Niagara Falls: We got distracted – for a week – by Buffalo. Hoping to avoid a few of the 12 million annual visitors who flock to see that famous tumbling water, we chose the city 20 miles down the road, perched at the edge of Lake Erie, […]

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More reasons to visit Anchorage, Alaska

by Michael on May 25, 2015

Alaska is a popular spot for cruise vacations. However most of the visitors who take an Alaska cruise only skirt the shoreline of America’s largest state.  Visitors preparing to board or disembark from a cruise nearby should realize there are many reasons to visit Anchorage and immerse themselves in the unique Alaskan culture. Reasons to […]

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Win a weekend in Philly!

by Larissa on May 7, 2015

***This contest has ended, but subscribe here to get updates about future giveaways*** Frequent readers know how excited we are about the release of our first book, Philadelphia Liberty Trail, the new travel guide that takes a fresh approach to Philadelphia’s historic district and the founding of America. Now you’ll have a chance to experience the Philadelphia Liberty […]

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Cincinnati chili is one of those things you either get it or you don’t. Among national food critics it’s developed a love it or hate it reputation that brings out the snark. As with many regional food favorites, it helps to have grown up there. But I didn’t and I still like it, if I […]

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