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

Never too old: Learning how to surf in our 50s

During our 3+ year journey around the globe we try to experience new things and seek adventure outside… [more]

Never too old: Learning how to surf in our 50s Never too old: Learning how to surf in our 50s
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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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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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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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Quirky America: Going batty in Austin, Texas

by Michael on April 6, 2015

The capital city of Texas is famous for the motto “Keep Austin Weird.” Not only is it the self-proclaimed live music capital of America, it also provides the best setting (other than a cave) to see the bats of Austin, a nightly event with millions of bats flying around that they bill as “the world’s […]

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When we departed Philadelphia in 2011 we thought we’d explore the world for a year and then figure out what we wanted to do when we grew up. We started writing stories about our journey on this blog and for a new series called “A Year in the World” for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Somehow we branched […]

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Mangia: Eating at the Florence Central Market!

by Guest on February 5, 2015

Guest post ~ Florence is well known for its museums and historical attractions like Michelangelo’s David. But amid the vibrant streets near the Duomo stands a building which no visitor should miss. It hosts a real temple of food: the Mercato Centrale (Central Market). Eating at the Florence Central Market is something no visitor should […]

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