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Coffeehouse Tourism Out West

I recently asked TBTP followers to suggest some of their favorite coffeehouses, either from travels or hometown hangouts. Reader Louis R. nominated Treeline Coffee Roasters in Bozeman, Montana. The small batch artisan coffee roasters have been in the game for about five … Continue reading

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A Hole In The Alps

About this time each August, I become nostalgic for the Swiss Alps. I was fortunate to have spent most of the month one year camping and hiking around Switzerland. And one of my favorite areas was the less touristed valleys … Continue reading

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Take a cruise on the Pequod

Back in May, the U.S. public broadcaster PBS launched the Great American Read program, an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading through 100 of America’s best-loved books. PBS recently released a wonderful series of posters inspired … Continue reading

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Almost As Good As New

You may have to look closely to get the gist of these clever ads for Lisbon’s Livraria Avelar Machado secondhand bookshop. The 142 year-old bookstore has a way with print ad campaigns.

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The bearded are better

As someone whose face has not felt the razor for more than three decades, The Philosophy of Beards is a must read. I haven’t downloaded my copy yet, but the terrific website the Public Domain Review has posted a digital version of … Continue reading

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Benefits of Studying Abroad

I’m grateful for all of the many travel opportunities that I’ve had over the years, but I do regret that I never had the chance to participate in a study abroad program. The guest post below, along with the infographic, … Continue reading

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Van Life Baby

Many, many years ago, I spent some time living in a VW van. It was summertime and I was traveling with my brother Steve, so it was pretty damn awesome. That is until we lost the keys swimming in the … Continue reading

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Cue the zither music

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Another Roadside Attraction

Historian and self-taught photographer John Margolies spent the last three decades of the 20th century wandering the back roads, small towns, and old highways of the U.S. capturing images of a disappearing culture. His saturated Kodachrome images of kitsch signage, … Continue reading

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Maps Clear Up Any Confusion

While visitors to the U.S. are often confused by the language that we use to describe commonplace things in our culture, those of us who were born here are frequently baffled as well by the linguistic choices of other Americans. … Continue reading

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