Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World

Henri walking the Grand Avenue tour, Mammoth Cave

Last week, Henri and I took the Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Mammoth Cave National Park hosts the longest cave system in the world by far, with 400 miles of trails and passages. With such a huge underworld to discover, it is not a surprise if dozens of tours are offered, from very short & easy to very long & strenuous. Here is a review with pictures of the Grand Avenue Tour. Continue reading “Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World”

Nashville Express

Cadillac in Nashville

A new city made it inside my list of perfect US cities: Nashville. Henri and I were only able to visit the capital of Tennessee for a few hours as we have to move up north a bit faster to meet people in Kentucky this Friday, and we have to work… But we had a sense of HOW COOL it is. Nashville is cool! It’s lively, touristy yet authentic, with a lot of positive energy and really entertaining, hip neighborhoods around Downtown. Continue reading “Nashville Express”

Slow Life in Florida – The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

Last week, Henri and I camped around Sarasota in Florida. Luckily, we were there on a Monday and were able to visit the fabulous Ringling Museum of Art for free.

The Ringling is a huge building complex that was originally built in 1927 for John Ringling, the owner of a circus empire who was also an avid art collector. Yes, a circus empire! How amazing does that sound? But the art lover/entrepreneur, who actually made more money through real estate investment, saw his empire fail after the Great Depression. His art collection and legacy were eventually donated to the University of Florida. Continue reading “Slow Life in Florida – The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota”

“Van life”: How Much Does Overnight Parking Cost?

Long Key State park

If you want to live on the road in the United States and would like to get an idea of budget for parking and camping, hopefully I can help as I did keep track of everything we spent for campgrounds and other overnight parking so far. We have been spending about $25 per night on average over 6 months. You can find everything inside the spreadsheet at the bottom of this article. Continue reading ““Van life”: How Much Does Overnight Parking Cost?”

Florida Keys, The One Hundred Mile Journey from Paradise to Hell

Hair Wraps and Cornrows

A few days before leaving New York, Henri and I had decided that our first route would be New York – Key West. A town at the end of “Road One”, floating in the ocean : it sounded like a perfect goal.

After eight weeks on the road along the U.S. Atlantic Coast and a week in the Lower and Middle Keys, we closed the first chapter of our trip in Key West, Florida.  Continue reading “Florida Keys, The One Hundred Mile Journey from Paradise to Hell”