Try Driving A Rear Wheel Drive BMW Across The Country In Winter

Well, I was supposed to just drive across the country, but I got stuck in snowstorms no less than five times, so the trip ended up taking well over two months. First, the highway was shut down due to high winds, in Oregon. Then, I got snowed in, in Idaho, Utah, and then Colorado, subsequently. By the time I got to Nebraska spring was starting, … Continue reading Try Driving A Rear Wheel Drive BMW Across The Country In Winter

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Matthew’s USA Travel Guide Gets Official Website!!

I really love this project. It’s been a lot of fun for me. As a result, I’ve started http://www.matthewberdycktravel.com as the home of the all new Matthew’s USA Travel Guide, an often comedic and sarcastic take on five-hundred thousand miles of travel over two thousands cities.  Stay tuned for all new content!! Continue reading Matthew’s USA Travel Guide Gets Official Website!!

Get Blown… By the Wind – Traveling Across Iowa

When traveling across Iowa, the best I can tell you to expect is farm land, and truck stops You either get this: Or you get this: However, if you show up on a particular windy day, like I did, you’ll get learn the real meaning of Iowa, which is “Iowa lotta freakin money on this truck and fifth wheel and the wind destroyed it.” You … Continue reading Get Blown… By the Wind – Traveling Across Iowa

Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak

I took off to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Philly, and was greeted with a city swarming with Secret Service officers, thousands of people clogging the sidewalks, and this is the only photo I managed to get because the entire affair happened during a torrential downpour rain storm. Rather than dwell on the weather, I decided to enjoy a phenomenal, and superbly prepared, steak … Continue reading Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak

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Wrong Turn Right Direction: Take A Trip To Okracoke Island

I was looking for a particular set of headphones.  They only had them in one store in Richmond, Virginia, so I took of in pursuit of my prize, isolation at minus twenty-nine decibels. At some point I got on the phone with my Mom, and I was driving at the same time — using hands free mode, of course — when I went to get … Continue reading Wrong Turn Right Direction: Take A Trip To Okracoke Island

The Final Frontier: Space Really Is Made In A Hollywood Basement

It’s was a few years ago that the music video for Buck 22’s rap version of Billy Ray Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart debuted.  As I watched the video, I took a look at the alien space ship they were on, laughed to myself and thought, “I’ve seen that place before!” That space ship, or the set for that spaceship, is located in San Fernando Valley, … Continue reading The Final Frontier: Space Really Is Made In A Hollywood Basement

A Dish Best Served Up Piping Hot: The Best Pizza On The Planet Outside of NYC

How many times have you gone to a friends house, patiently sat there listening to them rave about how their local pizza shop is the best pizza money can buy, only to dig into the first bite and be led into a world of disappointment, frustration and doubt by the awful, tasteless mess of dough, sauce, and cheese piled up on your plate, as your … Continue reading A Dish Best Served Up Piping Hot: The Best Pizza On The Planet Outside of NYC