Category Archives: Travel

From a Southbound Train

Practical considerations led me to choose the Amtrak train from Boston to Philadelphia earlier this week. A direct flight was going to be quite pricey, over $600. More affordable flights involved layovers, which I wasn’t thrilled about for a relatively … Continue reading

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Like Ansel Adams? Get to PEM Fast!

I just had to get to the Ansel Adams exhibit while it was still at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA! I’ve mostly seen prints of his work, and have always love the majestic scenes he captured of Yosemite. … Continue reading

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Yankton: A Good Stop on the Lewis & Clark Trail

Planning to go looking for Lewis and Clark? Following the trail of the intrepid explores is a popular way to explore the American West and get in touch with history. If you set out to retrace their journey, I’d like … Continue reading

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Walking the Ipswich River Sanctuary

Last Sunday, the sky finally cleared in the Boston area, and we decided to take advantage of it by enjoying a walk at one of our favorite nearby places–the Ipswich River Sanctuary. It takes us about 40 minutes to get there … Continue reading

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Travels in Ireland: Hurling Anyone?

Despite the delicate drizzle, things started looking better for me in Cork city the next morning.  After some strong tea and toast, I finally managed to connect with Connor, the family friend whom I was unable to reach the previous day.  We … Continue reading

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Travels in Ireland: A Night in Cork

“David, me lad, I don’t know who this Connor is you’ve been calling for, I’m afraid you must have the wrong number.” Though spoken in a lyrical brogue, this sentence hit me hard.  My Irish adventure had taken a sudden turn.  Just … Continue reading

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Lake Eve Resort, Orlando

After a lot of searching, my wife Jodi found us a nice spot for us to stay near Orlando during our vacation last week. A more detailed review of some of the options might have made the process a bit … Continue reading

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Legoland Highlights and Seven Tips for Your Visit

As the snow piled up last winter here in the Boston area, we plotted our first winter get-away in many years. For many families with elementary school age kids, Disney is the destination that draws them to Florida. But we … Continue reading

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Best of 2011: Down by the Sea

Playing around with the best way to share some of my best 2011 nature photos…here are some of my favorites from time spent near the ocean! Cape Cod, to be specific. Click a photo for full view and the slide … Continue reading

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Final 2011 Beach Day [Cape Escape, Part II]

We had a great first day in Chatham, back on Thanksgiving weekend. It was capped off by a wonderful dinner in the main dining room at the Chatham Bars Inn, where we were staying for the first time (off-season deals … Continue reading

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