​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Part Three: How To Ride A Mastadon

There's certain things you'd think you can always expect to be there, and most of those things are really large geologic formations. That's why I was pretty surprised when I finally managed to get myself to the Grand Canyon, only to find that it was gone. Well, I suppose it wasn't really gone, but the white fog was so… » 8/15/14 5:00pm Friday 5:00pm

​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Part Two: The Non-Quickening

Just to cut some of the suspense from yesterday, let me just come right out and say this: emptying wastewater tanks is as wildly rewarding and fulfilling as you think it is. I'll go so far as to say it's cathartic. Watching all that waste fluid go sluicing down into some little hole, feeling the pulsing of the hose,… » 8/14/14 10:00am 8/14/14 10:00am

I'm Going to Drive my Old Volvo to California

Recently I tried to sell my old Volvo 245 Turbo. I've decided to not do that, and instead drive it around 2300 miles from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Simi Valley California. Why, you ask? Because it's better than renting a car and because I'm moving back to California after 3 years in this unbelievable shithole Michigan. » 6/10/14 2:54pm 6/10/14 2:54pm

A man and his Citroen: 2000 miles through Europe

To me, a vacation is something that middle class people do when they get their tax refunds and give their boss two months advance notice. It may involve a man in a mouse costume or a beach in a neighboring developing country, but the purpose is always the same - to escape the monotony of everyday life. For me,… » 5/12/14 8:56am 5/12/14 8:56am

Prepare for WWIII and test-drive this off-roading Soviet tank

For the first time ever, American civilians are invited to get behind the wheel of the Soviet-designed T-55A Main Battle Tank, "Red Dawn." It's the latest addition to the Minnesota-based Drive A Tank fleet of vehicles, and the only one of its kind in America. When the Soviets come a-knocking, this time we'll be ready… » 8/12/13 1:36pm 8/12/13 1:36pm

I quit my job to drive 13,500 miles and visit every state capital…

A couple years ago, Jalopnik published an article titled, "I sold everything to buy a Lamborghini and drive across the country." This is my own personal version of that story. After spending almost 5 years at a job going nowhere and having my girlfriend move to the other side of the country, I asked myself, "What… » 3/14/13 11:12am 3/14/13 11:12am

Tesla Road Trip - Debunking the New York Times

Late Friday night I came across a blog post saying that some Tesla Model S owners were going to attempt to recreate the now infamous DC to CT road trip in a convoy of Tesla Model S. By this point, CNN had already completed the same journey and done a lot of the debunking, but you could still hear the chorus of… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am