A Long-running Soft Spot for the Northeast

A Long-running Soft Spot for the Northeast

It was June of 2001.  My first trip to the Northeast.  My first real trip as an adult.  I left my hometown of Whitewater, WI with two of my best friends and headed out for the New York City and Boston in my 1991 Buick LeSabre.  One week, a couple baseball games, a few mass transit mixups, and a speeding ticket later, we were back in the Midwest, but a new interest in travel was sparked on that trip that has shown little sign of waning.

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A Guidebook Geek's Current Stash

A Guidebook Geek's Current Stash

Let’s start with a confession – I am a travel book junkie.

I own dozens of guidebooks for places I have no concrete plans to visit.  I will hang out at Barnes & Noble for hours scouring the travel section if nobody stops me.  In down time, I will sometimes revisit travel books from past trips.  I can’t quit them. 

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