I’m surprised it’s taken this long. Vans (and pickups) have to be the easiest things to electrify, technically. They have large frames and lots of underfloor room for batteries, and you can’t get all crazy swoopy teardrop aerodynamics without hurting the function. So it’s literally bolting on batteries to an existing…
Get a bag with a good worldwide warranty. For example Rimowa and Samsonite may be more expensive than your average suitcase, but most of their suitcases have 10+ year warranties. I’ve had wheels wear out and handles come off on several heavily used Samsonite suitcases. The company replaced the parts in question…
Driving in my city is completely unlike driving in your city. You see, the drivers here are aggressive, drive fast and close together, stretch the rules of the road quite a bit, and don’t use their turn signals.
North Freeway and Gulf Freeway both refer to I-45.
Compelling and passionate comments on this article, rightfully so.
Specifically to 2 and 3.
There seems to be a vocal minority of folks who almost seem AGAINST driver safety. They seem to want to go back to the days of frequent driver deaths.
During a trip to France, our tour bus stopped at Cannes. We were let off for several hours. I suggested we grab a meal and my significant other agreed. I started walking west along the beach from the tour bus drop off point. In hindsight, we should have walked east, but at the time, there was a major roadway with lots…
If you don’t have kids, the easiest thing of all is not to travel to places during peak season. We travel extensively, but never go anywhere in its peak season. I don’t like crowds. Go the most popular places in late March to early May or October/November. Go to Europe and see Christmas markets. If you’re traveling…
Counterpoint: it is amusing watching American tourists in southern Spain mistake calamari for onion rings
Youtube is invaluable for this. Lots of people vlog these days and so it’s very easy to pick an attraction and just skim through a few vids to see what the crowds are like.
But Voodoo Donuts is good! Especially if you have an early meeting to commute to and you would be getting there before there are any other people there anyway.
This is a hard one because there are an awful lot of things that are touristy nightmares, where you’ll be herded around like cattle, but ultimately the thing you came to see delivers.
Not my city per se, but in Philadelphia it’s Pat’s and Geno’s. Unless you’re a steak-umm kinda person, you can get better “cheese steak” pretty much anywhere else and cheaper.
Sorry I’m late! We do moderate, we just have to juggle it between writing more articles for bigots to comment on.
This, so much. Also the cost of registering your car in your new state - we were unprepared to pay several hundred $$’s per vehicle.
Another expense not always thought of is replacing the contents of your refrigerator and/or other fluids not movable, window coverings for a differently configured house, and security deposits for utilities. As a veteran of military moves, these always came up