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Winter on Cape Cod: Bundle Up for a Bike Ride

Winter on Cape Cod Cape Cod is famous as a summer playground for the northeast of the United States. Many have a summer home here, or a cottage that they winterize…

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Paradise Island Close to Home: The Bahamas

What better way to beat the winter doldrums than a spur of the moment beach getaway? When an unexpected opportunity arose to travel to the Bahamas, we grabbed it. We’d…

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Surf and Blooms: Morning on Manhattan Beach

When we’re working, we usually end up at least once each year in Southern California. When we do, our go-to hotel is the Marriott TownePlace Suites in Hawthorne. It’s reasonably…

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Don’t Skip: Qingdao, China

Intro to Qingdao We visited Qingdao quite unintentionally, but it turned out to be a great stop. Located at the southern tip of the Shandong peninsula, this charming port city…

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Aruba Intro: One Happy Island

With its white-sand beaches, constant, cooling trade winds and warm, friendly people, Aruba lives up to its name: One Happy Island.  Since it’s far enough south to be blow the…

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St. John, USVI

  A day trip from St. Thomas to the nearby island of St. John is usually undertaken from Red Hook, the main ferry terminal for inter-island trips. Red Hook is…

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St. Thomas Activites

The busiest of the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas has lots of activities to keep visitors busy. Most of these are focused on picture-perfect beaches and clear blue water. Sportfishing…

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Intro to St. Thomas

While not our typical mode of travel, every once in a while it feels great to escape on a more traditional vacation. Since we’re still planning (hoping?) to earn some…

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Gili Islands: Air is Water

Indonesia is said to have over 17000 islands, only 6000 or so of them inhabited. After traveling a couple of hours northeast on Bali to the beach-town of Padangbai, we…

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Indonesia Intro

Crossing the equator for the first time this trip, we arrived in Bali, Indonesia, escaping the end of rainy season in Thailand. It was time to redeem a few more…