Around 985 AD, Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for three years for committing murder. He sailed west, where he stumbled upon a habitable piece of coast connected to an unending expanse of ice. But now Erik faced a challenge: How to populate his new land? In a move that would have impressed Don [...]
A lot of long-term and RTW travelers think of their lives as full of adventure, and surely there is some truth to that. But now and then you see what a truly adventurous life looks like. I got a glimpse today while reading The New York Times obituary of John Fairfax, the first man to [...]
Nearly three years ago – a month before we left on our trip around the world – the Vogel family of Boise, Idaho, mounted their bikes in northern Alaska and headed south with one goal: To reach the end of the earth under their own power. Nancy, John, Davy and Daryl set their minds to [...]
Lovely. And a hint at things to come. Le Flâneur (music by The XX) from Luke Shepard on Vimeo.
Looking for the Luv Shack? Look no more. This will come as no surprise to readers of our round-the-world travel blog: My wife Dani is a talented and engaging writer. During our year of travel, her posts routinely garnered the best feedback and the most comments. It’s no wonder that Steve Hull, Publisher of Bethesda [...]
If you are traveling to – or through – North Carolina, it’s easy to overlook Greensboro. With great destinations like Asheville in the west the Outer Banks in the east and Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte in the center, why bother? But if you do overlook Greensboro, you’ll miss a thriving city and an interesting mix of [...]