• Scout’s Definitive Guide to Affordable Fall Destinations

    Autumn evokes a wonderful sense of adventure in Scout. There’s just one problem with Scout’s adventurous plans: they’re expensive. Of course, I agree with Scout that traveling California in search of autumn foliage, lattes, and wine sounds perfect. It also sounds perfectly unattainable on a budget. Scout disagrees. According to Scout, California is full of

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  • Whole40 Challenge Days 4-7: Small adventures

    As Scout and I reflected on Whole40 Challenge Week One, we felt a little melancholy. We couldn’t believe week one was already over. After writing and rewriting, we finally settled upon this post. It’s a decidedly simple story, but we like to think that’s alright every once in a while. After all, some of the

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  • Whole40 Challenge Day 3: “Fame mongering”

    Lifelong dream Scout and I are pleased to tell you that we fulfilled a lifelong dream: we spent three hours in traffic on our way to the City to record a soundbite for KQED. To be clear, the traffic wasn’t the dream (though it has become eerily nostalgic.) Recording a radio story was the dream

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  • Don’t Wait to Travel

    This story is part of Scout’s Whole40 Challenge: -40 days -40 dollars (per week)-40 destinations Find the guidelines and full story here. When Daniel’s phone blared One Republic’s “Good Life” at 4:00 a.m., I knew Scout had talked us into something terrible. Why did we ever agree to wake up at 4:00 a.m. on a

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  • London Laundry

    In a rare turn of events, this story is written entirely by Anna of Team Frymire with only three or four or five interjections by Scout.(Scout benevolently gave his verysmallest Stamp of Approval.) Laundry and I have a complex relationship. The first time I remember meeting Laundry was when I was seven years old. My

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