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…

On Birthdays

I turn 37 today. It sounds old as I type it here. And, surprise of all surprises, I'm spending the big 3-7 at an airport and then on a plane, this time headed to New Orleans for a long weekend. Birthdays are always a time for reflection, and I find myself doing just that this…