No Kids, Will Travel

Bahamian Escape: The Planning Stage

Bahamian Escape: The Planning Stage

A few days ago we decided to have a fun-in-the-sun trip in September since we didn’t head south in February.  We wanted to keep the budget small and go somewhere we could get to fast, even from Pittsburgh.  I tried my best to find something around our old haunts of the USVI and BVI, but getting […]

A Doctor’s Appointment

A Doctor’s Appointment

The theater was packed (the show sold out in 24 hours) and all 2,300 seats were filled as the lights dimmed and a hush blanketed the audience. The Bendum Center, which we’ve mentioned before, often hosts great acts from opera and theater to classical and rock music. The acoustic were designed more than 90 years ago, carrying the […]

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival

If you’re looking for a great gastronomic experience this weekend and happen to be in the Washington, DC metro area, the National Harbor Food & Wine Festival is definitely your destination.  The development of National Harbor sits just across the DC border in Maryland along the banks of the Potomac River and has, in its […]

The Birthplace of Earth Day

The Birthplace of Earth Day

I find it fun to learn about surprising things right in your own backyard, and the connection Warrenton, VA has to Earth Day was unexpected. Airlie is a hotel and conference center tucked away in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont region. That’s where Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, was inspired to […]

Checking out China

Checking out China

We’ve been doing a little planning the last few months, setting our travel priorities for the next few years. We both know that many things can get in the way of our “jet-setting” lifestyle. Things like new jobs, unexpected expenditures (new cars, new HVAC systems), or even political events (I’ve wanted to visit the ruins […]

A World Full of Cherries

A World Full of Cherries

The cherry blossom (Sakura) is a well-known and ubiquitous symbol of Japan frequently depicted on traditional Japanese goods and art. The cherry blossom is particularly important in Japanese culture as it represents the end of the winter and the new life and growing season of spring. The most popular cherry blossom in Japan is the […]

It’s Small, But Important

A riddle: Which country’s area is only 110 acres and has the smallest population worldwide, yet it also boasts the most “members” at 1.2 billion (almost the population of China)? It’s also considered one of the richest countries, yet estimates itself to be one of the poorest, valuing its most priceless assets at $0. The answer: The […]

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