Tag Archive | planning

Rome2Rio

Rome2Rio

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who used to work in the airline industry and another one who’s a transportation correspondent for one of the major radio networks and was introduced to a new app called Rome2Rio. I’m always looking for tools to help plan our latest escape, so within moments […]

A Private Affair: A Community Wedding

A Private Affair: A Community Wedding

We hosted a wedding this past weekend — a wedding emblematic of a couple’s connection with their community. Andrea Changuris, a No Kids guest blogger and my little sister, and her long-time boyfriend Matt got married in a simple, Greek Orthodox ceremony just a few miles down the road from my parents’ house. The Brethren Church […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Cost of Our African Safari

We knew our safari in Tanzania would be a trip of a lifetime, and it was. We also knew it would cost us a lot more than our typical getaway, and it did. Was it worth it? Hell yeah. Would we do it again? In a heartbeat. That said, we thought others who share our […]

Africa: It’s about Expecations

I’ve wanted to see Africa since I was a child.  When I was a kid it was the adventure brought to me by the black and white adventure films, of Tarzan swinging through the jungle and Allan Quartermain in King Solomon’s mines. As I got older I could just see myself as Robert Redford flying […]

Africa: The Planning Begins

A few months ago, Amanda and I decided on a destination for our next exotic trip, Africa!  I thought this would be a good start to a series of blog posts to detail the planning and preparation that goes into one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips. How do you plan for a trip to a place […]