Bainbridge Island, Washington

Bainbridge Island is a pretty cool place. It’s just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, but if one of my friends hadn’t invited me to spend a couple of days there during my visit to Washington, I may not have discovered it. The sunsets are awesome, and during an evening stroll around the island, I was […]

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle has been on my “Places to Visit” list for years, but I had never created a great excuse to get there — until this summer. I decided I would stop over in the area for a few days on my way back from South Korea because I was flying that direction anyway, right? Besides, […]

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Archive ’85: U.S. East Coast and Canada

The most epic family trip the Cains took while I was growing up occurred in 1985. My parents planned a trip that departed from Opelika, Alabama, took us up the east coast, through three cities in Canada, and then back home. We borrowed my grandparents’ RV and, in the darkness of one early summer morning, […]

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