Brian Martucci is an award-winning independent journalist with a passion for transforming complex ideas into accessible, relevant and engaging stories.



In-depth guides and primers on top tourist hubs and overlooked gems.

Startups & Small Business

Over five years in the early stage trenches. No victory is too small.

Personal Finance

Sensible, relatable personal finance advice (and consent). No judgments.


In-depth, critical reporting on the public interest. No agenda (unless you have one).

RAGBRAI Day 0 – The Longest Day

The first day of the biggest bike trip of our livesĀ and we didn't get on and ride until near dusk. Up at 2:30am, drive 200 minutes (and miles) down to the ending town, wait in traffic for an hour to park and another 90 minutes to load up. Hey, at least there were real...

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