With COVID limiting air travel, there are not too many options for those who feel like their apartment walls are closing in around them and they need to take some of their well earned time off and do something. Enter a good old fashioned road trip.

woman reading a map

While television has told…


Anyone who knows me well, or perhaps just by my internet persona, knows that I’m logical to a fault. I’m exceedingly rational, driven by facts, and not prone to lines of thinking that rely on belief. I will readily call out anyone who takes zodiac signs or Mercury in retrograde…


In January Deb and I booked a summer trip to Italy after scoring roundtrip flights for $460. The deal was too good to pass up and the rest of the trip fell into place quickly, including a stay in wine country and a luxurious full day on a private boat…


If like myself you spend an inordinate amount of time in the dark world of comment threads on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit, you likely have encountered a fair share of “woke” individuals telling you to “think for yourself.”

I recently made the classic mistake of scrolling through the comments of…


I’m feeling extra political right now. Perhaps because every time I dare to think about the election in November I feel hints of cautious optimism quickly replaced by waves of nauseating dread. The vivid flashbacks to November 8, 2016 don’t help.

I spend every day of my continued furlough pouring…


I bought my first car last summer. This phrase has been uttered by many a teenager but it loses some of its charm when exclaimed by my 30-year-old self. Let me explain. …


Ski towns are not cheap to live in. This should come as a surprise to no one. Imagine living where other people vacation, surrounded by multi-million dollar second homes, and making barely above minimum wage. While it comes at a cost to live in a resort town there are certainly…


Deciding where to go on your next well earned vacation can be just as challenging as picking what meal to order at your favorite restaurant. …


The topic of cupping arose recently at work. As my new, emboldened self who has decided not to avoid uncomfortable topics, I made a suggestion: perhaps we should not be partaking in treatments that involve bruising or bloodletting with no scientific basis. …


It may sound cliche, but 30 really does sneak up on you. You step out of college ready for an adventure, cling desperately to your youth for the next ten years, and in the blink of an eye your twenties are over.

At least that’s how it transpired for me…

The Real Gab

Two bloggers who tackle reality — whether in science, politics, travel, or every day attempts at adult life. Find us at therealgab.com

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