Archive | 2013

Familial Travails

This weekend I hit the road for a big family reunion.  My grandmother’s maiden name was Dick.  Seriously.  Every year or so we all get together and have the “Big Dick Reunion.”  I want to make t-shirts one year, but fear that they might be indecent. It was an interesting trip for me, because for […]

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History, History, EVERYWHERE!

I’ve been to a lot of museums.  I’ve been to art museums, car museums, natural history museums, and even a couple of sex museums.  This weekend, though, I ended up in one of the strangest museums I have ever experienced. My friend Ben and I traveled to Warm Springs, Georgia.  As history teachers, our goal […]

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Sunburns…Ouch!

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Youtube’in For Your View’in

There’s now a Toland Travels Youtube page!  I’m hoping to document some of my travels,  show some of the movies I’ve made along the way, and to pass along all kinds of information to you guys, and even answer a few of your questions.  If you have any travel questions or questions about life in […]

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Facebook Fun!

Well, I’ve bitten the bullet and after being asked a few times, I now have a Facebook page for Toland Travels!   Head over to Facebook and “like” the page, and hit me up!  I look forward to hearing from you.   Twitter @tolandtravels

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Workin’ On Yo Fitness

When you’re on the road it’s hard to keep up an exercise routine of any sort.  Simply put, your body is out of whack.  You probably aren’t eating the same way you do at home, alcohol consumption tends to increase when people are on vacation, and fatty foods become the norm.  What’s a person to […]

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Don’t Let the Spirit Take You Away

I was traveling this weekend, and I made the mistake of booking my flight on Spirit Airlines.  The only thing I can tell you is never, ever, use this airline.  It was by far, the worst experience I’ve ever had. I was looking a for cheap flight that could get me to South Florida, and […]

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AERO-flop

I was recently asked about my experiences flying, and if I had any horror stories.  I’ve been on a lot of planes over the years, and all of them have been great. All of them, that is, except for one.  I had the honor/horror of flying on Aeroflot, the Russian National Airline nine months after […]

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Fancy French Pizza – It’s easier than it sounds!

Ok, in full disclosure there isn’t anything really French about this pizza or any other pizza, but it is a great, light summer dinner, and it goes very, very well with white wine.  I speak from experience here.  This recipe is easy and looks like something out of a gourmet kitchen.  It’s currently one of […]

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Barbarians Unite!

This past weekend I traveled to Gadsden, Alabama to take part in the Barbarian Challenge.  It was my third year to run in the race and I had the absolute worst finishing time ever for me, but it was also the most fun, most rewarding, and most moving race I’ve ever been a part of. […]

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