Around the World in 80 Days, Day 26: The First 25 Days

It’s #ATW80 Day 26! So where does the journey stand now, 25 days in to the Search for the World’s Greatest Country? Here’s a quick rundown of the first leg of the expedition: Just Before Leaving: Larry had his last taste of American BBQ in the Rick and Bubba Show studio. To follow suit, Zachary … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 17: Goodbye, Japan; Hello, Singapore!

It’s #ATW80 Day 17, and Larry and his son Zachary have touched down in country #4: Singapore! Stay tuned for his upcoming review on that country. And while they leave Japan and Okinawa in the rearview mirror, check out Zachary’s latest vlogs on those places: Japan: Zachary takes in Tokyo, visits a Shinto temple, and … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 16: 9-11, Okinawa, and Remembering Who We Once Were

The burst of our own artillery shells was clearly discernible as they landed on the hill in billows of flame and smoke and the whistle that accompanied them and then the boom of the guns in the rear.  Our ears were filled with the din of the battle and the smell of gunpowder penetrated our … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 15: Japan, a Post-War Miracle and Model

Japan.  A country of law, order, duty, respect, cleanliness, tradition, an extraordinary work ethic, low crime rates, and a strong sense of family and national identity—what’s not to like?  This is a remarkable nation populated by a remarkable people. Japan is a great post-Second World War success story.  A feudalistic, emperor-worshipping, and militaristic society prior … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 14: The Forgotten Battle of Okinawa

On the anniversary of General MacArthur setting foot in Tokyo to begin the American occupation of Japan in 1945, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show from a place of monumental historical significance: Okinawa. Home to multiple US military bases and some 40,000 American military personnel, Okinawa is the site of one of … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 12: The Japanese Could Rule the World

It’s Around the World in 80 Days, Day 12! Larry dials in from Tokyo, Japan – a country of endless fascination that exudes an incredibly admirable work ethic, orderliness, and a strong sense of duty. But is there something missing? Larry called in to the Rick and Bubba Show today to discuss his impresssions in … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 11: So Long, Australia; Hello, Japan

It’s Day 11 of #ATW80, and Larry and his son Zachary have touched down in Tokyo, Japan! Which means, among other things, that they’re now within missile range of Kim Jong Un… So while they’re taking in country #3, we take one last look at Australia in the rearview mirror. Catch up to speed by … Read more