Cold and rainy 40 degree weather, a resort packed to the gills and many, many screaming children — sounds like a dream weekend getaway, right? If I could come up with three things I want to avoid when trying to relax, these would be at the top of my list. Despite these issues, my wife and Read full post »
The lights! The festivities! That holiday spirit! A trip to New York, especially during this season, is something you should absolutely experience. Even if you’re not a lover of winter weather, the decorations, the shopping and the energy of the city that never sleeps will show you that New York is a city of holiday verve. Visiting New Read full post »
One of my favorite movies (if not absolute favorite) is The Shawshank Redemption (ranked #1 on IMDB). Based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the story tells of a man wrongly convicted of murder and the 20 years he spends in prison. It is one of the few movies that if I catch while flipping the Read full post »
Safari! Skydive! Dolphin watch! Sea kayak! Pet a lion! Ride a quad bike! Now, relax. Spend the day at the spa. Chill on white sand beaches. A mix of adventure and rest — on a budget? What is this magical place? Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, renowned for its diving and Read full post »
I’m not a horse junkie, but some of my fondest memories growing up were going to the horse track on a Saturday night with my father. He’d spend $2 to get into the park ($1 for each of us), and another $15 or $20 over the course of the night on hotdogs and soda. A Read full post »
In this travel challenge, I want to show you how my wife Sara and I are making it to Germany in December with our family. A combination of purchasing points and credit cards with specific benefits fit the bill for keeping our costs managed. The trip isn’t a totally free one for us, but we’re Read full post »
Last week I received an email from a reader looking for some advice on how to get to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Before we attempt this Travel Challenge, I should disclose that I’ve never been to Rio, and unfortunately my total time in South America has been limited to a 20-hour work trip in Read full post »
Vegas — is there really anything that hasn’t been said about it? I’m not old enough to have enjoyed it during the days of the Rat Pack, but I did get a taste of it during its family phase in the late 90s and early 2000s. My family went out a couple of times — Read full post »
Weather in the 70s and not too much humidity in October? I’ll take it. This travel challenge is similar to one my brother and I are doing next month as we head to Six Flags for some amusement and frights at Six Flags over Dallas and Fright Fest 2014. He’s traveling from Boston, while I’m Read full post »
I haven’t been to Costa Rica, and frankly I don’t know why. Its tropical climate and amazing bio-culture are stand out and intrigue me. I mean average highs of 85 and average lows of 76? Talk about beach weather. During college, many friends went to Costa Rica for seven-week projects, and since college, many of Read full post »
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