Il Mio Cugino Vincenzo July 22nd 2009 My Italian cousin Vincenzo has immigrated to the USA! He and Sara, are newlyweds currently on a massive honeymoon road trip from Maine to California. Beth and I met them in Houston and road-tripped with them to Idaho.
I don’t want to dump all over my fellow Americans that live in Houston, Texas, but getting out of Houston was like escaping Hell. The day we met up with Vincenzo & Sara the h ... read more
North America » United States » Texas » San Antonio Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
I was sitting in an Irish pub and the crowd was doing singalongs. A friendly chap asked me to stand up and sing and I hesitated. He said to me, "If you don't sing you'll never be one of us. You'll always be just a tourist." So I sang.
I travel to meet the locals and go to the places they hang out for dining, drinking, and fun. I go to be more than just a tourist. Who wants to be treated as "just a tourist?" It is a hell of a lot fun to be more than just that.
In the words of my hero, Anthony Bourdain: "Be a traveller, not a tourist." ... full info