Everyone In Lincoln, Nebraska Is Slightly Insane

The common stereotype of the polite, restrained midwesterner entirely breaks down in a little sliver of insanity called Lincoln, Nebraska. All the people have the reserved countenance and robustness of the God-fearing flatlander, yet that only serves to hide the real truth: These people are nuts. Is it football? is it… » 6/19/13 3:57pm 6/19/13 3:57pm

It's Not A Road Trip If You Don't Scare Yourself A Little Bit

Leaving Old Faithful I was prepared or an easy drive out of the Rockies and into Wyoming's famous ranch land. Alas, I had one more stretch of America's purple mountain's majesty left that my Gulf Coast mind was not prepared for. » 6/14/13 12:36pm 6/14/13 12:36pm

How Does A German Car Survive In The Intense Heat?

In describing the climate of Las Vegas, people tend to lean on the cliché "it's a dry heat." I assume if they had built this city on the sun, they'd describe it as a "bright heat." So how did the Audi R8 I'm campaigning across the U.S. hold up in 112 degree "dry" heat? » 6/10/13 11:56am 6/10/13 11:56am

How To Pack For A Summer Vacation With Just One Carry-On Bag

I'll soon be driving cross-country in an Audi R8 convertible which, while glamorous, has a tiny trunk up front (a frunk). This presents a challenge a lot of people have: How to fit a vacation's worth of necessities in one bag? Here's how I do it. » 6/07/13 12:25pm 6/07/13 12:25pm

I'm Driving Across The U.S.A. In An Audi R8, Tell Me Where To Go

As I mentioned yesterday, I've been Editor-in-Chief for a year. In light of that, I'm taking a week off to drive an Audi R8 Spyder from Los Angeles to D.C. Here's a general outline of the path I'm taking, where should I stop along the way? » 6/04/13 2:04pm 6/04/13 2:04pm