Category: Transportation

Comparing Cross Country Road Trips: Car vs RV

Is it cheaper to drive across the US in an RV or a car and how do they compare in fun and comfort? We’ve done the trip both ways now, and some answers were surprising: the RV turned out to be cheaper when considering gas, food, and accommodations, but the bigger picture is more complicated. For background: Three years ago we decided “go west, young man (and woman, and dog), grow up with...

Joy of Bike Commuting: Lost Dog and Traffic Edition

A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. A fun and helpful detour today, nothing quite as dramatic as the above quote would suggest. I was riding along to work on my usual...

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Why We Have a Luxury Car

Fun and Adventures with a Honda Fit The idea of the American love affair with the car may be more myth than history, one can hope. However, we aren’t immune; we: own a car, despite our hippy-ish values have one “small”: car, don’t spend much on it, and mainly use it for leisure. Having a reasonable sized car and not driving excessively helps us feel smug good about our...

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