You’ve Got To Ask Yourself One Question: Should I Visit Carmel, California?

I love the village of Carmel, California.  There is so much artistic and Hollywood history there, including being the place where Clint Eastwood was mayor, after he ran on the typical Eastwood badassery platform of legalizing the sales of ice cream cones by street vendors. He won.  In all of the excitement, he lost count, did he want two scoops, or only one? He had … Continue reading You’ve Got To Ask Yourself One Question: Should I Visit Carmel, California?

Welcome To The Jungle: Greyhound Between San Jose and Los Angeles

Never in my life will I recommend that anyone take a Greyhound Bus, for any reason.  I liken taking the bus to probably being the same thing as sleep deprivation torture at Guantanamo Bay, but worse, which led me to understand that if we really wanted to beat ISIS we’d sentence them to ride the Greyhound and be woken up every hour on the hour … Continue reading Welcome To The Jungle: Greyhound Between San Jose and Los Angeles

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

Money Train: Take An Amtrak Half Way Across The US

Joe Biden did not pay me to write this post. I say take an Amtrak half way across The US because I did the full trip and without paying for vastly overpriced sleeper car, traintracking the across the entire US is grueling, expensive — eight-dollar two-dollar convenience store hamburger, anyone? — and around day four you’ll be looking for ways to claw your way out … Continue reading Money Train: Take An Amtrak Half Way Across The US

Off The Beaten Path: The Back Alleys of Miami Beach, Florida

My recommendations for visiting Florida are: 1. Young Not Married – Visit Miami Beach 2. Middle Aged Married – Visit Key West 3. Old And Waiting to Die- Visit Naples If you make it to Miami Beach, there is one of best pizza shops in the US, Pizza Rustica, and many night clubs situated directly on South Beach.  The hustle and bustle is dizzying. If … Continue reading Off The Beaten Path: The Back Alleys of Miami Beach, Florida

Road Dog Fare: Wayward Traveler Sandwich And Dip

Anyone who has traveled extensively in The US can feel my pain when I say the words same continental breakfast every day of your life.  After awhile one starts to get creative about their morning meal, which led me many years ago to concoct the Wayward Traveler sandwich and, eventually, the dip. The ingredients of a Wayward Traveler sandwich are a bagel, cream cheese, sausage. … Continue reading Road Dog Fare: Wayward Traveler Sandwich And Dip

Fried Chicken Pickin’: Fried Chicken Capital of the World – Barberton, Ohio

Barberton, Ohio has a lot of two things, more fried chicken restaurants per capita than any other city on the planet — it’s the Fried Chicken Capital of the World — and meth labs. The problem here is that the chicken here, from Belgrade Gardens, White House Chicken, Hopocan Gardens, is so good that it’s worth risking your life. My advise is, don’t stay at … Continue reading Fried Chicken Pickin’: Fried Chicken Capital of the World – Barberton, Ohio