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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!! Advertisements 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

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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

Sign And Drive: Get a Photo of The Reno Sign and Leave – Reno, Nevada

I’ve been to Reno more times that I’d really like to count.  The coolest part of going to Reno is driving in from the East, seeing the city, and going, “Oohhh, there’s Reno!”  After that it’s terrible. Be sure to get a photo of the Reno sign — especially if you’re a Reno 911 fan —  and leave, right away. Make the extra effort to … Continue reading Sign And Drive: Get a Photo of The Reno Sign and Leave – Reno, Nevada