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Finding Adventure In The Everyday: Baby Edition

Finding Adventure In The Everyday: Baby Edition

Well, it finally happened. You can add me to the ranks of fathers who have, in desperate need of getting their baby to nap, gone for a drive with said baby in the back seat. What sort of magic or devilry transpires within the confines of a car rolling down the highway is beyond my comprehension, all I know is that it works. In actuality, our little car nap adventures have been part of getting Jacob used to sleeping during…

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Franklyn D. Resort: A Review

Franklyn D. Resort: A Review

During our first journey abroad (or really anywhere) with Jacob, we decided we would opt out of our usual adventure-style travel, in exchange for some much needed rest and relaxation. After spending a couple of weeks exploring possible options like Bermuda, Arizona and Florida, we settled on a place we had not really considered. Jamaica. Specifically the Franklyn D. Resort in Runaway Bay. While we hadn’t really expected to be traveling to any foreign country with Jacob before going to…

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A Sidequest To Fish

A Sidequest To Fish

I mentioned in my previous post that I was feeling the need to go off in search of some very limited adventure on trip. The only real issue I’ve had with this trip was that we’re basically stationary. It’s relaxing, but compared to most of our prior journeys – not what we’re used to. When Ariel and I were in Tahiti (our last non-adventure vacation that nonetheless included three island changes and a few days in a hut with no…

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A More Relaxed Adventure

A More Relaxed Adventure

So we are now well into our fourth full day of being on our first trip with Jacob. Unlike most of our other journeys, being that we’re…you know…literally carrying a little micro guy with us who isn’t exactly fit for endless car rides or traversing Mordorian volcanoes, we decided that on this journey we would take it easy. After embarking from JFK airport, we landed in Montego Bay, Jamaica. From there, we were taken via shuttle to our base of…

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Here We Go… Again…

Here We Go… Again…

Hi, I’m Jacob. I’m four months and 10 days old. Back in February of 2017 my dad started this blog about adventure travel because *he knew I was only about 11 months away from being born. Now I’m almost four and a half months and figured it was time for my own first adventure. So I managed to convince my parents to let me into their little travel party and take me with them to Jamaica. I was a pretty…

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Hobbiton: A Review

Hobbiton: A Review

One of the highlights of our trip to Middle Earth (I mean New Zealand) was definitely our tour of Hobbiton. If you’re reading this, then it’s pretty likely that you already know that when Peter Jackson rebuilt the the Shire for The Hobbit films, it was done in a way that was intended to be permanent. If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings – even if you only read the books – this is really a…

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A New Adventure Begins

A New Adventure Begins

On January 10th of this year, Ariel and I went on a little sidequest to picturesque New Brunswick, New Jersey. We left as a traveling party of two (well three if you count Sammy), but our little fellowship gained a new member. Oddly enough, our four days in hospital had more in common with our past adventuring than you might think. Our preparations/packing meant we used a lot of the same items we take on our other trips. Backpacks, granola…

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Finding Edoras (AKA Mount Sunday In New Zealand)

Finding Edoras (AKA Mount Sunday In New Zealand)

As the days go down in the West, behind the hills and into shadow, I’m going to be reflecting (i.e. catching up) on some of Ariel and mine favorite travel memories from our adventures. I figured I’d start with what is probably our favorite hike together of all time, finding the filming location for Edoras from the Two Towers. Right off the bat, know that you do NOT need to be a Lord of the Rings nerd to appreciate this…

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Sidequest: Sagamore Hill and Teddy Roosevelt Museum

Sidequest: Sagamore Hill and Teddy Roosevelt Museum

It’s been a while now since we got back from our Alaskan adventure. Preparations for the baby (including some pretty hefty home renovations) have occupied most of my free time. This weekend however, Ariel and I found ourselves heading out for a wedding (congrats MarJar!) on Long Island. While Nassau County might not seem like a place to go in search of adventure, in these days of increased responsibility, you need to maximize the time you are given. So we…

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So Long Alaska, And Thanks For All The Fish

So Long Alaska, And Thanks For All The Fish

Annnnnnd we’re done. So ends our actual last long distance trip for what’s sure to be a while. Coming home this time, unlike the end of our New Zealand trip, is much more sweet than bitter. For starters, we were both pretty much done with the whole cruise experience this time. Unlike the last time we went cruising (over five years ago!) this was much less of a relaxation tour. Rather than spending our days relaxing on the sundeck of…

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