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

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]

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

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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How to read TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews

by Michael on July 23, 2014

Yelp and Trip Advisor are our go-to web sites for finding reviews of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions. They are usually pretty accurate but it’s important to weed out the reviewers whose opinion you shouldn’t trust. Also be aware that Yelp viewers skew younger than TripAdvisor so take that into account when comparing places. Here’s […]

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By guest writer Paula McInerney ~ Located an hour south of Sydney, Wollongong is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Affectionately known as the Gong, the city is very diverse due to the University of Wollongong,

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Visiting the Berlin Pyronale fireworks show

by Michael on July 13, 2014

The annual Berlin Pyronale fireworks show is one of the top fireworks competitions in the world. This year’s event takes place on September 5th and 6th, 2014 on the Maifeld next to the Olympic stadium, the same arena where American Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the historic 1936 Olympics. Teams from China, France, Italy, […]

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My mid life adventure in the Galapagos

by Larissa on July 12, 2014

My sister and I have wanted to visit the Galapagos since we were kids.  The volcanic island archipelago that straddles the equator is considered by many to be a living laboratory of flora, fauna and geology—perfect for the adventure traveler. We’re not exactly rugged adventure types, and at this point in life we like our creature […]

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We’ve been on the road for almost two years now with no home and no fixed address. Whenever we meet people they are surprised that we are true nomads. The first question we often get is, “How do you live a nomadic life?” Here are some tips for wandering the world. How to live a nomadic […]

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