What Is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

There are so many places that I want to go! I want to see Barcelona, London (I'm a theatre nerd), Thailand, Victoria Falls, Hawaii, Alaska, Tuscany and Venice, Greece, Australia, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Egypt, and I want to go back to Dresden, Prague, New York, Miami, and I could go on forever. I love to travel!!! How… » 7/24/14 6:51am Thursday 6:51am

Why are there always cigarette burns on motel bedspreads?

If I have a choice, I get a non-smoking room. But sometimes they don't have non-smoking rooms or they are out of non-smoking rooms or they want extra for a different room that is non-smoking. And sometimes, the room that was supposed to be non-smoking obviously had someone smoking in it. Sometimes, there is even an… » 7/19/14 10:17am 7/19/14 10:17am

The Motel Life: On Breakfast

I am writing this from Room 26 of the Knights Inn in Brunswick, Maine. It's well-situated – about 20 miles north of Portland; a short drive from all the great coastal places I explored yesterday; a couple blocks from a park and a neat suspension bridge that goes across the Androscoggin River; a block from a brew pub » 7/13/14 8:09pm 7/13/14 8:09pm

Roadfood: Eating Lobster At D'angelo

Being on the road all the time means that I am constantly eating out. Because of budgetary constraints, a lot of it ends up being fast food garbage or some buffet place of mostly-dubious quality. Roadfood is an occasional series in which I highlight some of the better (and sometimes worse) options I find along the way. » 7/09/14 9:00am 7/09/14 9:00am

The Motel Life: Should You Book The Handicapped Accessible Room?

The answer's "no". I mean, if you're handicapped, then I can fully understand why you might come up with a different answer. For those who aren't handicapped, though, there's only one word that should have popped into your head before you even finished reading the headline, and that word was "no". » 7/06/14 9:00am 7/06/14 9:00am

Fine, How About Some Tanks?

The other day I shared some pics from the RAF museum in London, which reminded me of my visit to the British Tank Museum a few years earlier. The museum is in Bovington, which is a bit of a hike from London, but well worth the trip if you like huge metal vehicles that can blast holes in stuff (and each other). I had… » 7/03/14 7:28pm 7/03/14 7:28pm