2019 Midyear Review

The first half of 2019 has just flown by! I can't believe June is basically over, summer is here, and so many trips have come and gone. (Fortunately there are still a ton coming up to keep me excited.) So let's take a brief look at what has happened so far on The Royal Tour…

2018 in Review

It's mid-December, so while there are still a couple weeks remaining in the year, my travels have come to an end and it's time for a brief look back. I will be leaving town again on New Year's Eve (more on that in the next week or so), but I will count that in 2019.…

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…

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%…

Travel Trends

While in the San Francisco Bay Area a couple of weeks ago, I was graciously offered a press pass to the Travel and Adventure Show being held there. I figured: hey, I love travel (duh!) and it would be great to see what current trends are. So I hopped on board. Here is what I…