Things to do in Las Vegas without gambling

Strolling down the Strip in Las Vegas, our faces were overwhelmed by the glow of a million pulsating… [more]

Things to do in Las Vegas without gambling Things to do in Las Vegas without gambling

We make the donuts at Mazurek’s Bakery in Buffalo

We make the donuts at Mazurek's Bakery in Buffalo

We make the donuts at Mazurek’s Bakery in Buffalo We make the donuts at Mazurek's Bakery in Buffalo

My mid life adventure in the Galapagos

My sister and I have wanted to visit the Galapagos since we were kids.  The volcanic island archipelago… [more]

My mid life adventure in the Galapagos My mid life adventure in the Galapagos

A secret list in the Civil War prison at Andersonville

While redeeming the souls of over 13,000 of his fellow soldiers at the Civil War prison in Andersonville,… [more]

A secret list in the Civil War prison at Andersonville A secret list in the Civil War prison at Andersonville

Trailing the Ghost of Elvis through Memphis

Memphis is a city oozing with musical spirits, with the ghost of Elvis Presley topping the list. Although… [more]

Trailing the Ghost of Elvis through Memphis Trailing the Ghost of Elvis through Memphis
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Yes Americans, you can now visit Cuba

by Michael on September 30, 2014

When we took off in 2011 to travel around the world one of the places high on my list to visit was Cuba. But when I looked into it I learned that over 50 years after an embargo was placed on the island country,  Americans still couldn’t visit this tempting spot located only 90 miles […]

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Staying at hotels in Las Vegas without casinos

by Michael on September 27, 2014

Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities in the world, but is it an attractive tourist destination for people who don’t gamble? We put the city to the test, starting out by finding hotels in Las Vegas without casinos (or that place them in a separate building). They still provided an exciting Vegas […]

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Things to do in Las Vegas without gambling

by Michael on September 26, 2014

Strolling down the Strip in Las Vegas, our faces were overwhelmed by the glow of a million pulsating lights. We don’t gamble so what would we do in a city that is defined by casinos? We weren’t alone. Las Vegas is one of the country’s top convention cities, each year bringing in over 5 million […]

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5 of the most romantic spots in North America

by Guest on September 25, 2014

When it comes to romance we’ll always have Paris, but there are plenty of cities in North America that provide a romantic getaway without flying across the pond. Whether you have two weeks to spend or just a simple weekend, here are five of the most romantic spots to fall in love again in North America. […]

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The best Mayan ruins to explore outside Mexico

by Guest on September 25, 2014

The ancient Mayans were a prolific city building civilization. The massive stone structures they created sprinkle the landscape all over Central America, even though much about the culture that built them remains a mystery. We do know the Mayans had a complex understanding of astronomy, physics, and mathematics. The buildings that remain provide some of the only […]

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At 6 a.m. the streets of this Buffalo neighborhood are deserted. Dawn is gradually washing away the film of night, transforming lumpy gray forms into a scattered array of brick houses and the occasional leafy tree. Midway down the block in a lone storefront a soft fluorescence accompanied by the clanging of pans

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Seeing the Book of Kells in Dublin

by Michael on August 20, 2014

Maybe it seems unusual to visit a dusty old library on vacation. But since my dad was a dusty old librarian himself it doesn’t seem odd to me at all, particularly when it’s the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin. Dating back to 1592 it’s the largest library in Ireland with over 3 million […]

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We’ve been traveling the world for almost three years now and recently wrote a story for Huffington Post that asked “how is America different from the rest of the world?” That story struck a chord among readers who suggested more areas that set America apart. 

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