Blue Ridge Parkway: What to Expect

One of the most popular aspects of summer for many American families is camping and adventurous road trips. During our recent trip to North Carolina, we stayed five days in Chapel Hill, across the street from the campus of America’s oldest public university, the University of North Carolina, as Bell was taking a research course…

Our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary Misadventure

Over 13 years ago we met in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium, while each traveling by ourselves after graduating college, and immediately just clicked. But being that we literally lived on opposite ends of the planet, it wasn’t easy to co-ordinate a life together until 2 and 1/2 years¬†later, when I moved to Melbourne, Australia…

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…

2014 American Travel Recap, with Road Trip Tips

  2014 was an eventful year of traveling for us as we visited ten countries and moved to Boston after living in Europe for over six years. We already re-capped the international portion and as we also visited ten states, plus Washington, D.C. (twice) in 2014, we decided to also publish an American travel recap…