Surviving Austin: Day Four

Valeri here … Something I always seem to forget is how late we tend to stay up when hanging out with Ricky. We’ve been known to part ways at 1 a.m. … especially when Matthew and Ricky are in the middle of their “geek time.”This time, it wasn’t quite that late, but it was after

Surviving Austin: Day Two

I, Valeri Pearon, have a problem …I’m the person who will make you wake up at 6 a.m. for a sunrise, and I’m not sorry about it. I woke us up super early this morning to grab coffee and make it to Mount Bonnell for the sunrise. As the highest point in Austin, it is

Surviving Austin: Day One

Hey there! Welcome to yet another adventure with the Pearons!Sit down, relax and prepare yourself for what we can only imagine will consist of tumbleweeds and cowboy hats, because we’re headed to Austin, Texas. Matthew here! I’ll be your guide for Day One of Surviving Austin … so don your Stetson and strap on your

Surviving Chicago: Day One

Welcome to another adventure with the Pearons!
 Matthew here, and I’ll be your guide for Day One. If you’ve followed along with us before, you know the drill. If you’re new here, I’ll give you a quick rundown. We love to travel — be it across the country or across the globe, we’re ready to

Surviving New Orleans: Day Five

Good afternoon! Matthew here, checking in from Downtown New Orleans. Today’s blog is a little different, since I’m writing it significantly earlier than normal. I try my hardest to squeeze the very last bit of useful time out of each and every day — even if that means sitting down to write the blog nigh

Surviving New Orleans: Day One

Good evening, readers! Matthew here. I would like to start by welcoming you to another adventure with your favorite virtual travel companions, the Pearons. This year, our adventure is leading us to the southern half of the United States, to a place of many names. A few of the names we’ve run across: The Crescent

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Eight

Good evening, everyone! Matthew here, signing on from the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX). This is the last blog post authored from the OBX, as we’re regrettably beginning our 16-hour trek home tomorrow morning. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know we’ve done a lot of outdoorsy/adventurous things on this vacation. In the

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Four

     Hey, there! Matthew here, checking in on day three of Surviving the Outer Banks.     If you’ve been keeping up with our trip, you’re aware we are on an adventure in North Carolina. Today is a bit different, though…we’re in Washington, D.C.! I’ll be writing this entry throughout the day today – in

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Two

Matthew here, signing on from North Carolina’s beautiful Outer Banks! I’m sure by now you’ve read the first entry authored by my lovely wife, Valeri (if not, click here), but this is my first contribution, so I would like to start by welcoming you to yet another adventure with your favorite virtual travel companions: the

Surviving San Francisco – Day Five

     Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen! Matthew here.      We apologize for the delay in posting this, but we were pretty worn from our journey last night, so my body decided you fine people could wait an extra day.      Our last day in San Francisco was a short, but busy one.     After checking out of our