Here is an ongoing list of all the articles related to our travels, with the most recent posted at the top.

The Importance of Knowing the Road — No Matter Where You’re Traveling

An average of 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. It's important to understand why they happen, as well as what can be done to prevent them, in order to stay safe when you're driving in unfamiliar territory. Along…
Sanders Museum & Cafe with KFC sign in background

Visiting the Harland Sanders Museum & Cafe: The KFC Founder Story

The Harland Sanders Museum and Cafe in Corbin, Kentucky is where KFC was born. We visited to learn the KFC Founder Story, and got some "finger lickin' good" chicken in the process. Fried chicken is a global phenomenon, and KFC is at the…
Eagle Creek underseat rolling luggage

Eagle Creek Expanse: Underseat Rolling Luggage Review

For the past two years Michael has been traveling with an Eagle Creek Expanse underseat rolling luggage bag, also known as a rolling tote bag or wheeled tote. It's his go-to bag for a long weekend or his second (i.e. carryon) bag for a…
Signpost on Hadrian's Wall Walk

The Hadrian’s Wall Walk: Our Experience

[NOTE: Portions of this post were originally published in an article I wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer.] Michael and I recently completed the Hadrian's Wall Walk, an 84-mile trail that spans England at its narrowest point. My 60th birthday…
London Christmas lights-above Seven Dials shopping area

London Christmas: Lights & Shopping

The holidays are a magical time in London, Christmas lights are everywhere! They adorn the major shopping areas and London Christmas Markets, making Christmas shopping oodles of fun (even if you don't buy anything 😉). London is one of our…
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Visiting the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio

It's easy to figure out why there's a National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. The Packard brothers started out in Warren in 1899. Within a decade the company, known for its high-quality cars, was based in Detroit and neither Packard sibling…
Tea cup and glass pot at London Tea Exchange

Best tea shops London

I'm an avowed tea lover, and finding a tea shop in London is always a special treat. The city is great place to shop for tea. Every time I visit, (when I'm not visiting my favorite free things to do in London ),I search out spots were I can…

Interview with Alice Cooper: Cars, music and his Solid Rock foundation.

Rock-and-Roll Hall-of-Famer Alice Cooper has achieved legendary status for his many hits like School’s Out and No More Mr. Nice Guy. He still tours for six months out of the year, with performances that are part vaudeville, part Broadway,…
Enzo Ferrari Italy

The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena

Visiting the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena There are two Ferrari museums in Italy, one in Modena and one in Maranello, where the cars are actually built. The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena is the perfect setting to combine food and auto touring…
Tucker car aaca Museum

It’s here! Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums

Introducing the updated and expanded 2019 Second Edition of the perfect tool for anyone who loves vintage and collector cars! The 2nd edition of the Roadster Guide to America's Classic Car Museums & Attractions is now available. The 400-page…
Elegant tea in a historic setting at the Grand Cafe

Where to find the best afternoon tea, Edinburgh

From extravagant high teas to cosy cafes with scones and jam, we explored them all in search of the the best afternoon tea in Edinburgh. Read on for our recommendations. It's no secret that baked goods put us in our "happy place." And if there…
Schengen visa from USA is automatic with a US passport

Travel in Europe: Schengen visa from the USA (& other long-term issues)

Before you plan an extended stay in Europe, be sure you know the visa restrictions. "Can I stay in Europe for a year (or more)?", "Do I need a Schengen visa from the USA?", "What IS a Schengen visa, anyway???" are all questions a US citizen…