Tag Archive | travel

New Year’s Confession

I am going to admit this right off the bat, I’m kind of phoning this post in.  The year has been a long one and I’m exhausted and need a little bit of a mental break. We had a typical New Year’s Eve, for us anyway. I got home after a long day at work, watched […]

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 Few Shopping Ideas…

The birds been eaten to the bone and the naps have been taken, so it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and the shopping that comes with it. You read this blog, so you’ve already got someone in your life who’s a traveler, maybe even yourself. So I’ve taken a look at a few neat […]

I’ve Got Your Plug Right Here…

I remember in my early days traveling the world, the concept of what kind of plug adapter to use wasn’t one that I’d thought about very much. I don’t think we took one electronic device with us on our first trip. I had a book — you know, the kind made of paper — a journal (also made of paper), and […]

Get Crabby…

Get Crabby…

Regions of the United States all come with an attachment to food, a food they each think they do better than anyone else.  The deep south has grits and fried chicken, Texas has tex-mex, New England has clam chowder and both Chicago and New York claim pizza. We Marylanders claim crabs. We can steam, crack, pick, […]

20 Hours on the Bay

20 Hours on the Bay

I have a pretty close relationship with my younger sister, a closer relationship the most older brothers and younger sisters, but that relationship does have its boundaries. For example, I did not attend the mentally scarring event also known as her bachelorette party. Instead of being present for that highly awkward situation, her finance Matt and […]

I Don’t Dream of Africa

“I can still smell Africa,” my father said one day, and that led me to consider which memory I have that stands out in the everyday. I asked myself and my parents that exact question. My mother is a very kind and empathetic person, always worried about the plight of others.  I wasn’t surprised by her […]

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 […]

Its so cold…

Its so cold…

We’ve all heard the set up and the different punch lines, “It’s so cold…” but the last couple of weeks here in Western Pennsylvania have been cold with a capital “C”. It’s so cold the Allegheny River froze… It’s so cold we went to a hockey game to warm up. It’s so cold we wear thermal […]

A Wow Moment

A Wow Moment

I was going back through our archives and realized there was one adventure that we haven’t talked about much: my adventure to Egypt.  When my little sister was even littler, she was fascinated with history and Egypt in particular. I — being her wonderful big brother — made her a promise, if she was still […]