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Taking A Break In Turks And Caicos

Taking A Break In Turks And Caicos

With Jacob now in daycare, and shifting into full fledged toddler mode, Ariel and I decided it was time for another trip for just the two of us. Unlike our trip to Bermuda though, which ended up being more of an adventure than we had intended, our goal this time was to just relax on a beach and try to stifle our instinctual need for exploration. We really just wanted a break, especially after going through a nearly incessant two…

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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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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 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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They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard: Rohan, (AKA the Ida Valley, New Zealand)

They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard: Rohan, (AKA the Ida Valley, New Zealand)

They took the hobbits to Isengard. The question was, would we find WHERE they took the hobbits to Isengard from? Anytime I’m going off on the road, I like to take on some side quests. This comes from years of playing games like Fallout and Zelda and can range from simple things like finding the world’s biggest ball of twine (that’s in Cawker City Kansas, also near the geographical “center” of the lower 48 states) to more off-the-beaten path stuff…

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