Traveling as a Jew

This article was supposed to be posted later this month. However, the recent events in Pittsburgh have caused me to move up the timeline. Dillsboro, Indiana is a small town of about 1200 residents roughly an hour outside of Cincinnati. It is rural, conservative, and largely the stereotypical mid-American small town. It is not exactly…

I Am Ashamed To Be American

It pains me to write these words, but silence is even less an option. I am ashamed to be American. Today I should be writing a piece for Travel Medford about my experience in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. But here I am, sitting at my desk, and I can't do it. Too much else needs to…

One Year of The Royal Tour

This past weekend was the one year anniversary - blogiversary - of The Royal Tour, so I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at this first year, what I've done, and where I am going. First, though, I want to sincerely thank you all for reading and supporting this endeavor. To…

Urban Beautification

As the twenty-first century moves forward, cities have - more than ever - become the centers of society. In 2014, the United Nations found that, for the first time in human history, more people lived in cities than not. In the United States, it is even more stark: cities are home to more than 65%…