Posted in June 2012

Tacky Tourist Attractions

Who doesn’t love a tacky tourist attraction? Last week I did a quick road trip to and from Knoxville, Tennessee (rest in peace, Uncle Ray). Checking out of my hotel, the brochure rack caught my eye. I generally look through the brochures anyway, whether or not I have plans. In this case, my only plan … Continue reading

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8 Great Ways to Select a Restaurant (2012 edition)

When you travel, how do you decide where to eat? Cost? Recommendation? Here are 8 great ways to pick a restaurant: 1. Read. I frequently see reviews or mentions of restaurants in magazine and newspaper articles. Other places to read about restaurants include the Road Food books, Zagat guides, Chowhound, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. When on the road, my number 1 go-to … Continue reading

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Interesting Spam Responses to McCool Travel

I just returned from a quick unplanned trip. Whenever I do not manage my blog for a few days, there is a glut of spam messages. Usually I simply mass delete the spam responses but I sometimes read them. Who knows? There may be a legitimate blog reply that inadvertently fell into the spam filter. … Continue reading

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8 Great Reasons to Have a Picnic: Road Trip Diet

Probably like most people, I am more likely to have picnics while traveling than at home. I have had picnics on castle walls, beaches, and scenic train rides, in gorgeous European parks, and in countless hotel rooms and balconies (they count, right?). Shopping and paying for picnic items is also much more memorable than simply … Continue reading

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