You know about California wines. Everyone knows about California wines and the madness that is Napa (for once not the auto parts store—which is also madness). New York and Washington wines have their claims to fame as well. Let’s not forget some of the best wine we’ve ever had in Michigan too. But did youContinue reading “Texas Wine Trail”
Okay, so you’re late Christmas shopping and ever since DeJoy screwed with the Post Office nothing has been running correctly. Resist the urge to buy some junk from Amazon unless they promise to send Jeff Bezos to space via giant catapult. Give the gift of booze—even if you live in Ohio using Lou’s Libations.
I am notoriously bad at holiday gift-giving. This is not to say that I am generally bad at gift-giving; it’s that I generally hate the holidays—namely the let’s keep the Christ in Capitalism part. I worked three soul-sucking years in retail and, folks, let me tell you: people are at their worst, most base selvesContinue reading “Holiday Gift Ideas”
We don’t use sleeping bags in our VW for a couple reasons—chiefly because they would be a pain in the ass. Our pop top is a Riviera style, which is not exactly spacious. Each night we crawl like John McClane into our sleeping quarters. Needing to negotiate a turn into a sleeping bag and aContinue reading “Review: Blankets”
Every so often the topic of security comes up on the VW Campers forum on Facebook. What do people do to prevent theft? How do you keep your most prized possession from getting nicked? There’s always a laundry list of answers that runs the gamut from people putting up pictures of their manual shifters andContinue reading “Security for your bus”
The internet should be a public utility. If you don’t believe me, go travel.
Tomorrow is Election Day; go vote if you haven’t already. Three folks I admire are running for various seats in the Dayton area. And even though we aren’t present, it doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in the races (and, yes, we still have to pay taxes). Two people I know are running for schoolContinue reading “Go vote”
Maybe it’s the time of year or the signs written in French, the slopes of fall color, but Quebec reminds me so much of Switzerland. We crossed into Canada and saw mountains of gold and red and all shades in between that rolled on forever—farther than any mountains I have ever seen. It’s simply gorgeousContinue reading “Quebec in review”
Every once in a while you come across a drink that reminds you how things should taste—that in this world of artificial flavors and overly-sweet things that dull our taste buds, there are still liquids that dazzle our tongue, that challenge our senses. A good beverage can do so much more than quench thirst orContinue reading “Review: Orchard Girls Cidery”
What a find! Just when I thought life in Maine couldn’t get any better, any more scenic and delectable—this happened. A little unassuming breakfast place in an old farmstead called Peace Love and Waffles. The food is perhaps—no, definitely without a doubt—the best breakfast food I’ve ever had. Bar none.