Route Decisions

There are various schools of thought regarding buying tickets for a multi-destination or around-the-world,  trip.  With a “round-the-world” or similar fare with one of the major airline alliances (Oneworld, Skyteam…

Off we go.

This first (Round the World) is being embarked upon after over a year of thinking, researching, planning, and struggling with desired destinations vs. financially feasible routing. Only when we started…

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Outta Here (for now)

Twenty-one years after arriving as a Freshman at Columbia University, I have officially given up residence in New York City. Any season would have been tough, but I found it…

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The Beacon

On the way back north from Atlanta, we made a stop by Donny’s Mom, Greta’s family home in Chesney, South Carolina. Her parents’ home was recently sold, and it was…

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Atlanta Highlights

We’re in Atlanta for work and play, so never having seen some of the notable tourist attractions, I’ve been taking that project on as well. This past weekend Greta and…

T with our guide "Joy"

Yabba Dabba Doo. Enjoy the Cave in Aruba!

Soon after arriving in Aruba, we rented a Jeep and took off to explore. Resorts are comfy and relaxing, but we wanted, as much as possible in a place so…

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Ready for Spring to Spring

It’s been a few years since I’ve spent such a long stretch on the East Coast. By now I feel like I should be back out on the road, somewhere…

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Shorakkopoch

If the Lenape had known the kind of bargain Dutch colonist Peter Minuit was negotiating when they exchanged the island of Manhattan for beads and trinkets, the deal never would…

Maine Trip Part 2

Northern Maine was wicked awesome. Locals including our friends Steve and Becky told us it had been warm and rain had melted a few layers of snow away, but there…

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Maine Part 1

We set off from Cape Cod heading for northern Maine. There was no rush, so we made brief stops along the way. New Hampshire is just north of Boston. There…