Adventure

Southern Caribbean Challenge 2019

Southern Caribbean Challenge 2019

The idea of an active cruising vacation is taken to the extreme in the Southern Caribbean Challenge. It’s comprised of seven marathons in six countries over the span of just one week. After taking a hiatus last year because of hurricane damage in the region, the runners were on their marks once more this summer. […]

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Errant is ready to set sail. You may remember that two years ago my brother-in-law, with some financial help from us, purchased a forty-year-old, 40′ Morgan Sailing Ketch. The boat wasn’t a complete disaster, had a running diesel engine and came cheap. I was excited thinking that we’d be on the water quickly after […]

My Walk Through History

I was doing some thinking this weekend about all the historic places and events I’ve witnessed and devised a chart to cover some of them.

Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

We know Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is on the other side of the state from where we currently live in Florida but it is really tempting for space nuts like us. The Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Mike Leinbach gets you an inside look at the shuttle program with its risks, rewards, […]

NO! SLEEP! TILL TAMPA!

NO! SLEEP! TILL TAMPA!

I’ve spent a lot of time behind the wheel in my life. I’ve driven from North Carolina to Maryland each weekend for 2 years and the memorable 2 years driving from DC to Pittsburgh each weekend. This time around I completed the marathon 20-hour drive from Pittsburgh to our new home in Tampa, stopping only […]

Packing, Packing, and More Packing

Packing, Packing, and More Packing

You’d be amazed at how much more stuff you can accumulate in 5 years. I think a purge of stuff is always helpful and there’s nothing like moving to help you get in the mood to get rid of extra things you never use. We are up to our ears in moving preps. Our pod […]

A Cool Way to Cruise the Cool Latitudes

A Cool Way to Cruise the Cool Latitudes

The idea of a luxury cruise typically brings to mind thoughts of sun-filled decks, butler service by the pool, and lavish staterooms as you sail to tropical destinations. Seabourn cruise line wants you to rethink that model, or at least the destination. The luxury cruise line has just unveiled the first purpose-built ultra-luxury expedition ship. […]