America’s Oldest Public University, UNC-Chapel Hill

  We recently spent nearly a week in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home to the oldest public university in the country, UNC-Chapel Hill. It opened in 1795 and has grown to particularly excel in the fields of medicine, law and athletics, consistently having one of the best college basketball teams in the country (Michael…

Guide to Maximizing Travels in Europe

  We spent six years of our lives divided between Amsterdam and Dublin and were afforded the opportunity to travel around Europe extensively. Bell calls me a “hopeless maximizer” because I have a hard time overpaying for things and strive for the optimum experience for our money. This means we usually don’t travel around major…

The Perfect Day in Brussels

  The smell of fresh waffles, nutella and strawberries is dazzling to the senses. Watching chocolatiers handcraft bonbons in store front windows, with prideful precision, is a masterful display worthy of attention. And lifting a tulip shaped beer glass, of a delicious golden ale you’ve never heard of, in a square filled with stunning buildings,…

Best American Road Side Chain Motel for Money?

  When you drive across the United States, you’ll see clusters of chain motels off most major highway exits. This has been prevalent in the USA since the 1950’s, when the interstate highway system was implemented by President Eisenhower and Ramada and Holiday Inn were the first two hotel chains to capitalize in a major…