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Chef serving proscuitto.

Where to Eat in Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio is celebrating its bicentennial in 2018 and there are a ton of events and festivals and so much to see and do. But you need to eat, right? Here are my recommendations for where to eat in Sandusky.
The famous "Greetings from Austin" mural.

One Amazing Day in Austin, Texas

With a city motto of "Keep Austin Weird," Austin, Texas has no shortage of unique and entertaining spots to explore. Here's a one-day itinerary of places I recommend.
Sunset over Cedar Point from the Goodtime I Cruise.

Things To Do in Sandusky, Ohio: So Much More Than Cedar Point

If you're planning a visit to Cedar Point amusement park, don't miss all the other things to do in Sandusky when you need some time off from the roller coasters!
Toyota vehicles.

Toyota Trucks, Minivans, and Community in Texas

I've owned Toyotas for many years and have great respect for the company -- even more so after my visit to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas.
Mount Kato in Mankato, MN is a terrific place for midwestern families to learn to ski.

Learning to Ski at Mount Kato in Mankato, Minnesota

Mount Kato in Mankato, Minnesota is a terrific place to learn the basics of skiing. Or try out the two snow tubing hills – a great downhill rush!
Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center

West Michigan Family-Friendly Nature Centers and Museums

Summer is an excellent time to drive the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. As the name implies, the route travels through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and both of Michigan’s peninsulas as it hugs the entirety of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Hotel Pattee, Perry, IA

An Iowa Road Trip To Make Your Kids’ Dreams Come True

Our road trip through Iowa proved one thing: America is full of magical places and one field of dreams after another.
SpinZone bumper cars at Scene75, Dayton, Ohio

Dayton Does it Big With Scene75

Scene75 in Dayton, Ohio, knows how to do things big. Besides being America's largest indoor entertainment center, they have the largest multi-level laser tag arena...
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX

Route 66 Attractions: Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX

Cadillac Ranch is a perfect place to stretch your legs on an I-40 road trip and enjoy a fascinating work of art with your family.

The Four Horsemen Hot Pepper Gelato at Cowboy Gelato in Amarillo

Cody Anderson of Cowboy Gelato has concocted a brilliant blend of cayenne, ghost, habanero, and Trinidad scorpion peppers, with a bit of blood orange and other flavoring, to create his "4 Horseman" gelato.
Cadillac Ranch

Notes from the Road: 10 States, 2,172 miles, and 6 GB of Data

My family has just embarked on a road trip across the country. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and so far, it's even better than I expected.
Sitting on a steer in Forth Worth

My Latest Travels

The past few months have been a whirlwind of travel for me and my family. Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania and Maryland were just some of the states I covered!