It also happens to be an excellent way to see some of the more interesting towns around this underrated city.
Brandon G. Withrow is a freelance journalist, author of nine books, and occasional adjunct lecturer in religious studies at a local university. His newest book (co-authored with Menachem Wecker) is Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education. His work has appeared in The Religion News Service, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The Huffington Post. His blog is thecuriousape.com. Follow him on Twitter at @bwithrow.