Travels Across America by Michelle and Chris Jacobs

Chris Jacobs
Travel Reflections and Lessons in Life
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  • #48 BEST OF VIRGINIA-Michie Tavern
    02 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 4 3
    Twenty seven years after first reading it in a textbook, I can still easily recall a phrase a Harvard professor used to describe Thomas Jefferson. It was a phrase which I borrowed each time I would te...
  • THANK YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Jacobs Family
    30 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 10 1
    We did it! With your help, encouragement, and financial support we made it through Year 1 on Substack and finished in the top 15 of Travel Newsletters on the platform WORLDWIDE! We are truly grateful ...
  • #47 BEST OF UNIVERSAL ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
    26 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    If you only have time or money for one of the Universal Parks, the easy choice is Islands of Adventure. The two newest rides, VelociCoaster and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, are two ...
  • #46 BEST OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
    19 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    We started our Substack publication in the midst of some of the worst days of the pandemic with the hope that reflecting and dreaming of traveling would help us all get through the tough times until w...
  • #45 BEST OF THE BEACHES
    12 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 3 3
    Chris I will never forget the first time I saw two of my favorite things in the world, the beauty of the sea and the majesty of the mountains, merge together in one location. The place was the U.S. Vi...
  • #44 BEST OF THE NATIONAL PARKS
    05 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    As we finish out 2021 and our first year writing on Substack each week, we are going to do a BEST OF series on various places and will include opinions from all of the Jacobs family. Over the next few...
  • #43 BEST OF FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
    28 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    As we finish out 2021 and our first year writing on Substack each week, we are going to do a BEST OF series on various places and will include opinions from all of the Jacobs family. Over the next few...
  • #42 Our New Thanksgiving Tradition: Christmas Town
    21 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Christmas, perhaps more than any other holiday, requires us to become, for a season, master set designers in our own homes. At our house, we begin this process the day after Thanksgiving with tree dec...
  • Lesson in Life #8: There’s No Place Like Home, But Sometimes You Gotta Roam
    14 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Michelle and I are wrapping up our first year writing essays on Substack with two Thanksgiving pieces and a series of BEST OF essays to finish out December. It has been enjoyable and challenging to wr...
  • Lesson in Life #7: Listen to Your Heart
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 9 2
    I remember in high school health class learning how to check my pulse. I could never find mine in my wrist and I often couldn’t even feel it in my neck no matter how much I strained and hunted with my...
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