What is it that helps make up the fabric of Americans? Patriotism? ¬†Work ethic? A love for buffets and big gulps? These are probably just a few things that come to mind when you think about what makes up the fabric of Americans. But what about travel? What role does travel play in the life of Americans? If our jobs have anything to say about it, then not much. Most Americans receive two weeks of vacation per year, of which many don’t even use. A survey last year…

If you know anything about me, than you probably know that Black Friday isn’t exactly my favorite day of the year. I typically do anything and everything to revolt against the day, including but not limited to: sleeping in, not showering until later in the day, and not spending a penny. It’s my own “opt-out” day. To celebrate Black Friday this year I decided to do a giveaway, so that you can have a chance at an early holiday gift, while not having to move from your comfy…

Growing up, I had somewhat of a conundrum. I liked McDonalds fries the best. I mean how could you not, plus, since they were¬† thinner than most, there were more chances for the “bonus fry”. However, as much as I liked McDonalds, I preferred Burger King’s hamburgers. I refuse to comment whether as an adult I’ve gotten a whopper from Burger King and driven to McDonalds to get fries. Burger King always resonated with me because I loved their motto: “Have it your way”. I think I remembered…

What is it about road trips that make so many travelers chomp at the bit? These trips in little more than a small car, often involve cramped living quarters, long hours on the road and truck stop food. Yet from college students to baby boomers, there’s something about the adventure and thrill that draw us into them. Many have even taken road trips to the next level by making them longer than just your typical weekend or week-long road trip. There’s Alex and Luke, who are doing a…

Friday, September 10th, 2010 was the day. I walked into my office with my briefcase and I walked out with a backpack. I really did do that. It was somewhat ceremonious and I kind of wish I could have videotaped it. No, traveling the world isn’t for everyone and many people will live great lives doing the 9 to 5, but I had to quit the rat race. So I threw all of my things into a 5 x 10 storage unit, parked my car at my mom’s…