Green Fields of France and the City of Light

Green Fields of France and the City of Light

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. – Oscar Wilde I’ll be honest: I was a little nervous about going to France. Why? I have no idea. I’ve felt less jitters staring down super typhoons in...

The Great American West Road Trip

American interstates have a way of changing perspective. And scrambling brains. Not all, but most American West roads are so utilitarian and straight-as-an-arrow efficient that you start appreciating even the smallest of distractions along the way. When the choices...

Chasing the American Dream Across the South

Hunter S. Thompson went on his famous quest to find the American Dream across the desert and in Las Vegas. He didn’t seem to find it. And while the Mazda 6 I hired wasn’t exactly a Caddy convertible with a trunk full of drugs, I did get better gas mileage...

Vagabonding in Washington DC

I was welcomed out of the Metro station with a crystal-blue sky and biting wind. Just to the left of me, the Washington Memorial obelisk was glowing white in the sunshine and hundreds of people were flying colorful kites in the lawn. The freezing wind carried the...

My First Visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson hole, Wyoming, is an enjoyable little tourist town full of outfitting shops, restaurants, and fit-looking outdoorsy people who mostly drive Jettas and hybrids. It reminds me a little of Boulder, Colorado, where everyone bikes, snowboards, hikes, and listens to...