Planning

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 Over, Over the Border.

Going Over, Over the Border.

We mentioned previously that over Memorial Day weekend my sister Andi and I took a little brother-sister road trip to Toronto.  The trip went without a hitch… well, almost. I’ve gotten in the habit of using Apple Maps for directions (I used to be an avid user of actual paper maps) and she piloted me […]

The Beach Boys Might Not Be Right

The Beach Boys Might Not Be Right

One of the things we really don’t like about travel is the feeling of being rushed or getting to a destination and being utterly exhausted. We know most of us don’t have all the time in the world when we travel and we want to rush to our destination as fast as possible and begin […]

A Walk on the Social Side

We, Amanda and I, spend a great deal of our time on social media. Amanda has been on Twitter both personally and professionally since 2009, so it makes sense that we’d recognize it as a place to go for some great information on travel.  You just have to be cautious; unfiltered information from other people […]

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 […]

A New Kind of Club at the Airport

A New Kind of Club at the Airport

Are you a gym rat? In the No Kids family that title goes to Amanda. She is at the gym for at least an hour (sometimes more) five days a week. Amanda is one of those people who just don’t feel right if they don’t get a workout in. I find this admirable. She has also found herself […]