Ten Rules for Being a Good Houseguest...

15th Feb, 2010

My brother just returned to the states (with his wife) from Hong Kong. They currently don’t have an apartment, and my brother is crashing on couches (both in San Diego…

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Superfluous Travel Item I Need (Kinda):...

11th Feb, 2010

The other day, fellow blogger and copywriter Philip posted this to his Facebook account: I nearly peed from laughing and from sheer joy. Because “F*ck it, I give up” very…

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My mom and Rick Steves

10th Feb, 2010

Valentine’s Day is approaching, so I figured I’d take a moment to acknowledge some of the people in my life who I love. Because even though she’s occasionally certifiable, I…

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We’re kind of a big deal …...

9th Feb, 2010

It’s the Tuesday after the Superbowl. It is a day that holds a special place in my heart. Because on the Tuesday after the Superbowl, 2007, this happened: –

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10 reasons why Rick Steves and I are...

8th Feb, 2010

Dear Friends, As Valentine’s Day approaches, I am filled with the spirit of the holiday, as well as roughly 2 pounds of those chalky little conversations hearts. Consequently, I feel…

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The Week in Travel: February 5, 2010

5th Feb, 2010

I hate to phone it in with a “wrap-up the week” post, but since absolutely everyone else does it, and I’m leaving for Great Britain next week, I figure you’ll…

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The difference between England, Britain,...

4th Feb, 2010

The other day we were hanging out with some friends – some American, some not, and we realized that none of us were really sure what countries are included in…

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I learn a lesson in cultural...

3rd Feb, 2010

The other day, Rand and I were talking about our upcoming trip to Scotland, and we had the following exchange: Rand: What do you want to do in Glasgow? Me:…

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