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 23: Responding to a Critic

As the Around the World in 80 Days train rolls along, it is inevitable that we will attract more than a few critics as we go.  One comes from a Singaporean woman I will call Marie.  She is articulate, educated, and a Christian.  As a (rightly) proud Singaporean, Marie reacted strongly, negatively, to my article … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 19: OCD? Tired of Democracy? Singapore is for You!

Amazing.  Utterly amazing.  Hyper-modern, hyper-clean, and hyper-rich, Singapore is the supermodel of countries.  So much so, that America, by comparison, looks like the frumpy, corpulent spinster who is past her prime but doesn’t yet know it.  Keeping with the metaphor, one Singaporean writer has compared this city-state to a date with a beautiful woman who … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 18: Top 10 Things You Can’t Do in Singapore

Day 18 of #ATW80 sees Larry and Zachary taking in Singapore, one of only three surviving city states in the world. This morning, Larry called into the Rick and Bubba Show for a live update, describing the country as impressive and hyper-modern but also draconian and dictatorial in terms of its laws. How so? Check … 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