Travelogue: Idaho

In this episode, we visit the “Potato State”, which is as marvelous as it is geographically diverse!

We start our adventure off in Preston, home of the High School from “Napoleon Dynamite.” We then cruise on down to Twin Falls to do some 1st-person POV Base Jumping with Hank Priester, we round out the trip in Northern Idaho trying to tackle a giant sundae and some finger picking bluesgrass lessons with “Flatpick Earl.”
Now go out there and explore!

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Travelogue: the Orange County

This is the Travelogue episode that took the longest to make… Five years to be exact! There is footage in this episode that never made it into my very first episode ever!
Wild!
In this action-packed episode, I visit my brother-from-another-mother Rick Apodaca, Owner of “the Tiki Monster” Soda Emporium of Stanton, CA. His shop is filled with soda curiosities and friendly folks! Check him out and SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES of Orange County!
Later I hang out at Golf n’ Stuff in Norwalk, where I talk a lady into letting me “borrow a club to shoot just one hole.” I also geek out just a bit because of the “Karate Kid” references there.
Also, I fulfill a lifelong goal for this series, and shoot inside of a Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant!
What fun, free things there are to do in Orange County if you just open your eyes to your neighborhood!

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Travelogue 026: Kentucky

In this episode of #TheTravelogue we take you just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati into the North Kentucky suburbs for some “real life is stranger than fiction” kinds of stories.

First off, we visit Vent Haven Museum, which is an “open by appointment only” place which features over 800 “Ventriloquial Figures”… to the layperson, they’re just called “Dummies.” The enthusiasm of ventriloquists and their supporters was completely not on my radar prior to my visit… Frankly, I had mostly only attributed talking dolls to slightly disturbing images within the horror genre (The Twilight Zone, Pinocchio’s Revenge, and the Child’s Play Movies).
Regardless, I found Vent Haven’s Lisa and Tom to be charming, insightful and the location to be just an all-around lovely place! Many props have to go out to my new Cincinnati friends Sarah and Jake Allspaw, who helped come along for the journey. In their words, “We have lived here our entire lives and had no idea this place existed!”
Later, I check out the North Kentucky Gambling Museum and meet Larry Trapp. He gives me a slice of life story about coming into his “gambling collection” and lets me stand on “X’s where people were murdered.”

There is something interesting and unique in every city in America… Get out there and discover it. It will enrich you and put a smile on more than one person’s face. What could be a better reason than that?

Jason and #TheTravelogue

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Travelogue 025: Florida

Come on and check out a side of Florida that you’ve never heard of before.. It’ll be a gas!

In this episode, we visit some Manatees living in their wild, natural habitat near Crystal River Springs! They sure do love to play and Wrassle! Also, we poke around Seaside, which is the town that doubled as the backdrop for “Seahaven” in “The Truman Show.” Then, it’s on to McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin, for a look at $1.8 Million worth of one dollar bills! After… Well, just hang around and see!

Get out and “Explore MORE in Twenty-One Four”!

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Travelogue 021: Bremerton, Washington

In this episode, I travel to Bremerton, Washington… Home of the band MxPx. They have been a band for over 20 years! They are incredibly cool guys.
Lead singer Mike Herrera takes us on a tour of his “Monkey Trench Studios”, then I get some interesting historical tidbits about the band’s first release from some cool people. Finally, I fulfill a lifelong dream, and get to rehearse with the band as they prepare for tour.

Life’s a great ride, so enjoy it. While your at it, check out some of my other adventures… or better yet, go live some of your own!

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