Adventure

A Ducky Tour

A Ducky Tour

This past week, my coworkers and I took an hour-long tour of downtown Pittsburgh aboard a 1942 duck boat. I had seen the Just Ducky tour vehicles around town since we moved to Pittsburgh three years ago, but hadn’t been aboard one. This team-building adventure was just the opportunity I needed to take the plunge. […]

From First Flight to the Moon Landing

I often have trouble relating to people, especially the younger they are, the miracle of the moon landing back in July 1969. The miracle of the moon landing was one created by a country, a brilliant team, and three brave men who dared to go where no one had gone before. The footprints left in […]

Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity

Last week we mentioned that about a year ago Amanda and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, bought a 40-foot sailboat.  The Morgan Ketch (a type of sailboat) is currently at anchor in the pasture of my parents’ farm. We spent less than $10,000 on the project boat, so as you may guess it […]

The Fulfillment of a Childhood Dream

The Fulfillment of a Childhood Dream

I have always been in love with sailing. I think we might have mentioned that once or twice in past blog posts. We have taken every opportunity to get out on the water when we travel. We’ve booked sailing adventures out of St. Mary’s, Maryland; St. Thomas, USVI; and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I’ve even […]

Going to School At Sea

Going to School At Sea

I know we’ve mentioned more than once our love of the water and my particular love of sailing. I am mainly self taught and have never had any proper schooling. You don’t need a license to sail or own a boat in most jurisdictions. But if you want to rent or charter a boat you’ll […]

Around The World for the New Year

Around The World for the New Year

We know that we want to travel a bit more this year and for some of us one country isn’t enough.  The airlines, of course, have an answer for that: a Round The World Ticket. Skyteam airlines such as Delta, Air France, KLM, Korea Air, etc. have even set up a central booking platform to […]

A Visit to the Past in Pompeii

A Visit to the Past in Pompeii

On this, our fourth trip to Italy, we started our planning with a mission: to finally make it to the city of Pompeii. The city was famously destroyed in the aftermath of an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was lost, buried under massive amounts of dust and debris, until explorers rediscovered the […]