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First Family Getaway – How to Make Your Typical Adult Trip Family-Friendly
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First Family Getaway – How to Make Your Typical Adult Trip Family-Friendly

Vacationing as a family is an entirely different experience than vacationing while single or dating. It’s like going from driving the Camaro you had (or wish you had) in high school to driving a minivan. The usual going anywhere that sounds cool and partying until four in the morning is […]

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
Big Guy Car Guy / France / Travel

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
France / Travel

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 He smiled and handed me my change, 37.20 from a 50, the last of the twelve I’d withdrawn from an ATM in Le Havre 9 days ago.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 […]

Surf Swiftly Into The Future with Verizon 5G Home
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Surf Swiftly Into The Future with Verizon 5G Home

Thank you to Verizon Wireless for sponsoring this post Maybe it is dependent on the way the wind is blowing through the oak tree leaves at that exact moment or if there are too many red-breasted robins chirping in the backyard, each clamoring for someone to refill the three bird […]

More like a goodbye than a hello
Parenting Blog

More like a goodbye than a hello

I’d been away for the better part of a week when she came up and laid down beside me. Her hot chocolate eyes and heaving chest inches from my face. It had been months, shit maybe even a full calendar year, since she had been this close for this long. […]

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 […]

That Wasn’t The Plan At All
Big Guy Car Guy / Parenting Blog

That Wasn’t The Plan At All

It was delivered to our driveway in mid-April so that it might carry us to South Carolina for a spring break visit to the new home of my oldest brother and then, a few days later, to Philadelphia for a pre-Easter romp through a Marvel superheroes exhibit at the Franklin […]

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