Toronto With A Toddler

Toronto With A Toddler

So aside from our fun excursion to Niagara Falls, Ariel, Jacob, and I, have been hanging out all around Toronto. This trip is actually a big step for our little family, because this is the first time the three of us are truly on an adventure on our own. When we went to Jamaica, the whole idea was that we would be utilizing the incredible personalized nanny service at the resort we stayed at. Our 2 week trip to Israel…

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Exploring Niagara Falls On The 4th Of July With A Little Guy

Exploring Niagara Falls On The 4th Of July With A Little Guy

For a change of pace this year, we decided to spend July 4th outside the US. Ariel had never been to Niagara Falls and had always wanted to go. Plus Jacob is still little enough that he gets to do a lot of stuff for free. Anything tourism-related in the USA on Independence Day tends to be zoo, and besides none of us were really feeling extra patriotic this year. So we decided to fly up to Toronto and head…

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Adventure In Bermuda: More Than Just Beaches

Adventure In Bermuda: More Than Just Beaches

Most people go to Bermuda for the beaches and the resorts. Most people are wrong. Bermuda does have a lot of really beautiful beaches, including some really unique spots that have crazy rock formations that you don’t usually see on a Caribbean island resort (because it…isn’t that). The resorts are also really beautiful, and luxurious. So if you REALLY want to do the resort thing, you can definitely do that. But if you’re more in the mood for adventure, well…

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Rental Car In Bermuda Review: The Tazzari Zero Is The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Driven

Rental Car In Bermuda Review: The Tazzari Zero Is The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Driven

Let’s talk about Bermuda rental cars, specifically the Tazzari Zero. Cars have been an integral part of my adventures since before I even met Ariel. I once spent about 50 days living out of a car while driving over 14,000 miles around the United States. Nearly every trip I’ve ever been on (aside from backpacking across Europe) has involved a rental car. I love cars, I love driving, I love the open road probably more than any other form of…

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Back To Our Roots In Bermuda

Back To Our Roots In Bermuda

For the first time since we’ve been married, Ariel and I were free for the entire week of our anniversary. It’s been a long time since we were able to really get away on our own. For years we’ve been talking about going to Bermuda, but each time we were going to go we ended up choosing somewhere less expensive. However, since we had Jacob, our time away is limited by our ability to get a set of grandparents to…

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Tel Aviv With A One Year Old Baby: A Review

Tel Aviv With A One Year Old Baby: A Review

Unlike our pre-Jacob adventuring days when our itineraries necessitated almost daily movement, for our Israel trip we mostly stayed at one location. Let’s face it, moving around a base of operations with a one year old means packing up noise machines, baby monitors, changing equipment, suitcases full of diapers, baby food, bottles, milk, and on and on and so on and so forth. Not a great experience. So for this trip we spent all but one night at the same…

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A More Complicated Adventure

A More Complicated Adventure

As I write this in Tel Aviv, Israel we are actually wrapping up a pretty epic adventure. We’ve been here for just under two weeks with Jacob – his first transatlantic trip (although not his first overseas trip!) – and our first major trip since our Alaska babymoon. It had been my intention to blog regularly during our time here, but unfortunately we ran into a few roadblocks. Traveling with a baby is always complicated, and often there are unforeseen…

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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves…

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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy…

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Old Mine Road – The Wildest Drive In New Jersey (And Maybe The Entire East Coast)

Old Mine Road – The Wildest Drive In New Jersey (And Maybe The Entire East Coast)

New Jersey is not really known for isolated places. As the densest state of all, finding places to be alone is always a challenge. In fact, most people are shocked to hear that the Appalachian Trail winds its way through New Jersey for 72 miles, all within less than a two hour drive from New York City. Running nearly parallel to the AT for about half of its run through the state is one of the wildest drives you can…

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