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Best U.S. Road Trips
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The Best U.S. Road Trips

There are many great American drives, but here are 25 of the best U.S. road trips taking you from Alaska to Key West and (nearly) everywhere in-between. Enjoy my new travel story for Reader’s Digest and tell me your favorite U.S. road trip in the comments and/or on social media! […]

On Winning the World Cup As An Underdog
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On Winning the World Cup As An Underdog

I know this stretch well. I’ve driven it on sunny Sunday mornings and foggy AF Tuesday afternoons too, as my two daughters merrily rolled along taking selfies in the 2nd and 3rd rows but also alone and lonely with a spinning head pushing dangerous thoughts with more passive-aggression than a […]

The comforting quiet of a European city on a sunny Sunday afternoon
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The comforting quiet of a European city on a sunny Sunday afternoon

The guy at the register seemed excited to practice his English so I dropped any pretense of having worked on my French. He smiled and handed me my change, 37.20 from a 50, the last of the twelve I’d withdrawn from an ATM in Le Havre 9 days ago. His […]

A marketplace of the human body in Nassau Bahamas
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A marketplace of the human body in Nassau Bahamas

A colorful flyer for a twerking competition, pink neon script on black gloss, was taped to the window of a restaurant in Pompey Square in Nassau Bahamas. A lone pair dined alfresco. The waitress sat on a high top chair, slumped over behind the hostess stand in the shade beneath […]

Finding Your Next Affordable Family Vacation Destination Is Easy
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Finding Your Next Affordable Family Vacation Destination Is Easy

Easy because I’m here to help! Check out my list of 40 — FORTY! — affordable family vacation destinations in the U.S. and why each is worthy of a visit. Each destination provides extreme value for families through fairly priced hotels, free museums, complimentary nature worth spending days upon days […]

How to Travel the World as a Vegetarian
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How to Travel the World as a Vegetarian

Whale in Norway, frog legs at sea, and a parade of red meat across the American heartland; menus are a minefield when traveling the world as a vegetarian. But just as there are bastions of blue in a sea of red, there are plants sprouting up in U.S. cow pastures. […]

Handing my teenager over to the world by investing in childhood
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Handing my teenager over to the world by investing in childhood

When my wife and I first became parents and decided we would be investing in childhood above all else by pouring disposable income into experiences instead of accumulating more and more stuff and, controversial in some circles, in place of saving for college. When we become parents, we dreamed of […]

Painting en plaine air in Norwich
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Two Days in Norwich

You don’t know anything about Norwich; you don’t know where Norwich is or what’s there worth seeing. Norwich isn’t London but it’s not far from the capital, at least not in an American road trip sense of the relative word ‘far’; about 100 miles north-northeast as the crow flies. Norwich […]

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