Coney Island, Nineties Night

Last Wednesday, I headed over to Coney Island to catch a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game. It was a Nickelodeon-themed Nineties Night at the ballpark – featuring a place where you can get your picture taken with Rugrats characters, a stage where they did Double Dare-type stunts prior to the game, a first pitch thrown… » 8/31/14 1:53pm Yesterday 1:53pm

Roadfood: A Day Of Pigging Out In Hartford, Connecticut

Being on the road all the time means that I am constantly eating out. Because of budgetary constraints, a lot of it ends up being fast food garbage or some buffet place of mostly-dubious quality. Roadfood is an occasional series in which I highlight some of the better options I find along the way. » 8/20/14 5:52am 8/20/14 5:52am

Museum Of Natural And Other Curiosities - Hartford, Connecticut

Located on the third floor of Connecticut's Old State House in Hartford, the Museum Of Natural And Other Curiosities is a reproduction of the museum that was set up by a fellow named Joseph Steward way back in 1798. In other words, that two-headed calf above isn't over 200 years old - it was donated to the museum in… » 8/16/14 4:00pm 8/16/14 4:00pm

Roadfood: Steamed Cheeseburgers From Ted's In Meriden, Connecticut

Being on the road all the time means that I am constantly eating out. Because of budgetary constraints, a lot of it ends up being fast food garbage or some buffet place of mostly-dubious quality. Roadfood is an occasional series in which I highlight some of the better options I find along the way. » 8/12/14 10:00am 8/12/14 10:00am

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame, Three Years Ago

The last time I slept in my car was three years ago, at some travel service plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike. It was also the first and last time I ever had a McGriddle. But let's not worry about the details - all you gotta know is that I was in Massachusetts, I slept very poorly, and you should never ever eat a… » 8/06/14 10:07pm 8/06/14 10:07pm

More Montreal Pics, If'n Yer Interested In That Sort Of Thing

For the first time in a long while, I'm all caught up with editing the photographs I've been taking while traveling. That includes the many pictures I took during my time in Montreal, the best of which can be found over at my Flickr page. Go there now - right now!! - and check out photos from Basilique Notre-Dame De… » 8/04/14 8:28pm 8/04/14 8:28pm

Iceland is amazing - can't recommend it enough. Fly in on a Friday, party with the locals in Reykjavik through the weekend, then rent a car and explore the absolutely stunning and surreal countryside for a week, then fly home or spend another weekend partying in Reykjavik (which is exhausting - a lot of bars don't… » 7/24/14 7:18pm 7/24/14 7:18pm

The Motel Life: On Breakfast

I am writing this from Room 26 of the Knights Inn in Brunswick, Maine. It's well-situated – about 20 miles north of Portland; a short drive from all the great coastal places I explored yesterday; a couple blocks from a park and a neat suspension bridge that goes across the Androscoggin River; a block from a brew pub » 7/13/14 8:09pm 7/13/14 8:09pm