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ReidOnTravel

This is the Travel Ticker of Robert Reid. Also on Twitter & YouTube.
Apr 14 '14

The Maidens Hotel Button Club in the Outback town of Menindee has a few strict rules, as many 50-cent fines, and a set or two of glassy eyes by 12:30pm.

Jan 11 '14

I saw mountains, then I saw Dallas. I never get tired of the views from moving objects, like trams, planes and ox carts.

Jan 4 '14
Guadalajara’s tourism website apparently goes all out in “useful information.”

Guadalajara’s tourism website apparently goes all out in “useful information.”

Dec 6 '13

Photos from the Grey Cup (on TV). You know you win when you have mounties guarding trophies and women playing the bilingual national anthem on a triangular axe and orange amps. #Canada

Dec 4 '13
theparisreview:

Nice work, buckeyes: you curse more than any state in the union. (Not to be confused with our Ohio-born associate editor’s odd penchant for exclaiming, “Jesus Christ and all his merry elves!”)

Oklahoma in the running. Shocked NY didn’t score better. Must be Albany’s fault.

theparisreview:

Nice work, buckeyes: you curse more than any state in the union. (Not to be confused with our Ohio-born associate editor’s odd penchant for exclaiming, “Jesus Christ and all his merry elves!”)

Oklahoma in the running. Shocked NY didn’t score better. Must be Albany’s fault.

Dec 4 '13

americanguide:

LIQUOR STORES - OMAHA, NEBRASKA

The Omaha map of alcohol outlets shows 68102 as the ZIP code area with the highest concentration of alcohol outlets, at 19.7 per 1,000 residents. The 68102 ZIP code is located within Douglas County and includes the following notable locations: the Old Market, TD Ameritrade Park, CenturyLink Center, Omaha Civic Auditorium and Convention Center, and Heartland of America Park.

Data Source: Nebraska Liquor Control Commission; United States Census Bureau

Underage Drinking In Nebraska,” University of Nebraska Medical Center (August, 2013)

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Raised in a military family, Midwest Guide Rob Walters has lived in South Carolina, Georgia, California, New York, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Illinois. Always looking for an excuse to hit the road, he spends most of his creative energy on long drives, exploring the Midwest and beyond. He lives with his wife and soon to arrive son in Omaha, Nebraska, and chairs the Art Department at Iowa Western Community College across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Follow on Tumblr at fromthemiddle.tumblr.com.

Liquor of Omaha!

Sep 19 '13

Fossil, Oregon: horse rides at working ranches, DIY fossil digs.

Sep 19 '13

unhistorical:

September 19, 1356: The Battle of Poitiers is fought.

The Battle of Poitiers was one of the great battles of the Hundred Years’ War, a series of intermittent conflicts fought between the Kingdoms of France and England (and their respective allies) over the throne of France. Edward III of England proclaimed himself the rightful king of France over the Valois king Philip VI, through his mother (the sister of the previous king), although he never pursued the claim until the kingdoms became embroiled in various diplomatic disagreements. Approximately twenty years into the first stage of the conflict, forces under Edward, Prince of Wales (later popularly known as “the Black Prince”) met French forces near the city of Poitiers. 

Also present was John II of France, who had since succeeded Philip as king since the latter’s death in 1350. His armies outnumbered the English nearly 2:1, but superior tactics (and French blunders) granted a great victory to the English, who also suffered far fewer casualties. John and other French lords were captured during the battle. While the Dauphin and future king Charles served as regent, he was forced to enact unpopular taxes in order to pay for his father’s three million crown ransom, and deal with opposition from all segments of society (from the peasantry to the bourgeoisie to the nobles). A weakened and divided France was forced to conclude the 1360 Treaty of Brétigny, which signaled the end of the first phase of the war and ceded large chunks of France to the English, including the areas of Aquitaine, Gascony, Poitou, Saintonge, and others. In return, Edward abandoned his claim to the throne of France. The effects of the treaty were fleeting; war proceeded once more nine years later, and French efforts pushed the English out of the territories they had gained by the treaty. 

Happy birthday!

Sep 19 '13

Not sure I’ve had as rewarding travel hour as a walk around farming town of Condon, Oregon, this morning.

Sep 18 '13

Not sure I’ve had as rewarding travel hour as a walk around farming town of Condon, Oregon, this morning.