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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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Sidequest: The Delaware Water Gap and High Point State Park

Sidequest: The Delaware Water Gap and High Point State Park

With Jacob about to turn six months old, Ariel and I decided it was time to finally try a short getaway. Years ago, I discovered a true hidden gem in New Jersey – The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area – and it was one of the first places Ariel and I went together. So, we dropped Sam off at his boarding place, dropped Jacob off with his grandparents and we were off for 24 hours of local adventure. Our…

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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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All that is gold does not glitter

All that is gold does not glitter

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king. JRR Tolkien So much to discuss about this poem that has been done to death elsewhere so I’m not going to get…

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The Days Have Gone Down In the West

The Days Have Gone Down In the West

Where now are the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing? Where is the harp on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing? Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow; The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. Who shall…

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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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