The Quaint Oasis – an ode to small town cafes

Arriving at a picturesque, rural haven for us entails the following, in this order: An increasingly frenzied search for parking in a place determined to never have enough, leading to a desperate parallel parking job halfway into some random yard while dodging oblivious tourists (which we soon join). Finding the one real restaurant amid the […]

Some Tips to Survive an endless Flight Delay

The inspiration for this post comes from a roughly 17 hour travel day I had this last week that began in a powerless Madison airport and continued through the icy, windy runways at Boston Logan. It was miserable, but would have been far worse without some of the knowledge I’ve pieced together from nearly a […]

The 2012 Chevy Impala Rental Car: A Companion in Dark Times

Lest you’re staring, confused and – after checking the year – wondering if you’ve entered some sort of internet time warp, let me disabuse you of that notion: This is a simple, short recounting of about a rental car, something which I may do from time to time (as travel is, as breathing is to […]