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Travel Wish List: Visiting the Silk Road

by Michael on January 2, 2017

Although we’ve traveled to more than 50 countries, there is one part of the world that we haven’t visited. The fabled Silk Road through Central Asia is an area that fascinates us. Visiting the Silk Road: Caravans and Ancient Civilizations The Silk Road was actually a series of ancient trade routes. It wound its way […]


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Holiday 2016: 14 Perfect Travel Gifts

by Larissa on December 2, 2016

After five years on the road we’ve developed a list of items that will make perfect travel gift for the voyager in your life (or even yourself!). All of them are products we use ourselves, so we can attest that they do the job. They’re things that are practical, but still fun for travelers. (For […]


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Christmas in New Zealand and Australia

by Michael on December 1, 2016

Christmas in New Zealand and Australia comes in the summertime so it was a bit different for us, northerners raised with visions of a “White Christmas.” In Auckland, we stood on the sidewalk waiting for the Santa Parade and took in the crowd around us; it was the usual mix of families, old-timers and teens traveling […]


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We’re off to see the pinball wizard

by Michael on November 21, 2016

Playing pinball across America Back in 2011, when we sold our home and jettisoned our possessions to start our global odyssey, one item we missed was our Genie vintage pinball machine. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to play pinball across America, one of which is not too far from our former hometown of Philadelphia. […]


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Discovering Europe on a Cruise

by Guest on October 24, 2016

Europe is the perfect destination to tour by boat to soak up its culture and scenic splendor. Bodies of water like the Rhine and the Rhône charm people from around the world who take a cruise on them. Here are some of the best places in Europe to view from the comfort of a boat and get the best […]

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Should you pay in local currency while traveling?

by Michael on October 17, 2016

Field-Tested Travel Tips: Should you pay in local currency while traveling? We were using a credit card to buy a camera in Germany when when the sales clerk asked us, “Do you want that charged in euros or U. S. dollars?” Huh? We hadn’t been asked that question before and really had no idea of […]


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Classic Car Museums in Pennsylvania

by Michael on October 6, 2016

During the two years I spent driving around the country visiting car museums for my new book, the Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions, I was pleased to see the high number of car museums in Pennsylvania, my home state. Here’s a review of a handful of these car museums in Pennsylvania, including the […]


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The world’s heaviest building is in Bucharest

by Michael on September 29, 2016

Sometime I select destinations just to see very tall buildings, which has gotten us to places as far flung as Dubai, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. But in Bucharest, Romania we met up with a unique one: the world’s heaviest building. You read that right. It’s not the world’s largest or tallest but the world’s heaviest building. […]


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Traveling in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

by Michael on September 15, 2016

After spending a few weeks on the Indonesian island of Bali, we were excited to explore nearby Java and the bustling city of Yogyakarta. Anyone who likes coffee knows the term “java,” the nickname of which is derived from early coffee plantations on the tropical island that provided large amounts of coffee for export. Java […]

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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,