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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: City of Murals

As we drove into Philadelphia, I wasn’t very impressed.  It was dreary outside, dilapidated houses and warehouses could be seen on each side of the road, and run-down commercial strips welcomed us into the city.  My first impression mirrored what most people told be about Philly.  Friends and acquaintances who described Philadelphia liberally used words [...]

Shepard Fairey Exhibit :: “Supply and Demand”

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
100 Northern Avenue :: Boston, Massachusetts
February 6 – August 16, 2009 :: Tickets: $12
If you walk around New York, Boston, or just about any large city in the northeast, you have seen his work.  Andre the Giant’s face on a stop sign.  The Giant spray painted on a lamp post.  [...]

A Quick Guide to Brooklyn

America Loves Domino:: Couch Surfing with a Dog

By Nick H-J

The idea of traveling with a dog scares a lot of people.  If you are staying with friends and family, as we are in the states, it might scare those you are hoping to stay with too.  Here are some tips that any traveling should know about the etiquette of couch surfing with [...]

Our U.S. Ramblings So Far (and soon to come)

Durham, NC
Greensboro, NC
Denver, NC
Asheville, NC
Black Mountain, NC
Mountain City, TN
Abingdon, VA
Charlottesville, VA
Durwood, MD
Lewisburg, PA
SOON TO VISIT (and more in between):
Gloucester, MA
Boston, MA
Columbus, OH
St. Louis, MO
Memphis, TN
New Orleans, LA
Austin, TX
Denver, CO
Boulder, CO
Bozeman, MT
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles,CA

Charlottesville, Virginia, and Surrounding Areas

On our way to Charlottesville, from Abingdon, we stopped at Rockbridge Vineyard, which is a little over an hour outside of Charlottesville.  We tried a variety of wines in their tasting room, which is free to the public.  I especially appreciated this wine tasting because most of the wines were dry.  In fact, nine [...]

4Runner Modifications

By Nick H-J

::The Truck
We are traveling (and living) in a 1988 Toyota 4Runner that was bought and outfitted specifically for this trip.  I’ll give you a short run down on the details.  If anyone (gear heads) has more specific technical questions about how I did something feel free to write me or comment on this [...]

Mountain City, Tennessee

Well we finally crossed the North Carolina border (and some of you thought we wouldn’t make it!).  Mountain City, Tennessee is our first stop outside of NC, which is about 20 minutes beyond the border.  We’re taking our time.
During the first hour of our arrival, we met up with Julie, the owner of Mountain City [...]

Ramble Writer is Featured on The Food Monster’s Blog

The Food Monster
The Food Monster has featured another Ramble Writer post – if you haven’t read my post about a day in Greensboro, you can read it on The Food Monster’s site here.

Discoveries in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a wonderful city.  It is laid back, is full of great restaurants, has a creative flair, and offers picturesque mountain views.  I enjoy simply walking around downtown Asheville, and over the past week Nick and I have visited quite a few restaurants and shops. Below is a quick list of every place – [...]