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A 48 Hour Sidequest In Montreal: The Closest Way To (Sort Of) Spend A Weekend In France

A 48 Hour Sidequest In Montreal: The Closest Way To (Sort Of) Spend A Weekend In France

This is Ariel, Liran’s wife, with another guest post covering our brief and parents-only babymoon to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  WHY MONTREAL: We had two childfree nights coming from the NY/NJ area. At first I looked into options that we could drive to, but post-COVID, if it’s within 3 hours drive of central NJ, chances are, we’ve seen it. Instead we looked at destinations we could fly to relatively quickly. And given that I was in my third trimester of pregnancy,…

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I Found The Only Kosher Meat Restaurant In Hawaii: Maui Kosher Farm

I Found The Only Kosher Meat Restaurant In Hawaii: Maui Kosher Farm

One thing I haven’t talked about much in previous posts, is the fact that I try to keep kosher as much as possible. At home in NJ, this isn’t a big deal. But when traveling, this can be a real challenge, so I basically draw the line at chicken and meat. Most fish is kosher, and because there is no kosher slaughter for fish, that’s a pretty decent cheat code if like me, you aren’t totally by the letter of…

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Review: Don’t Rent A Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross With Europcar In Iceland

Review: Don’t Rent A Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross With Europcar In Iceland

In addition to our literal “adventures are not all pony rides in May-sunshine” experiences on this trip in which we dealt with incessant rain, we had another rather disappointing component of our trip. That was that our car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, was… pretty terrible! While it wasn’t as literally underivable as the Tezzari Zero Ariel and I dealt with in Bermuda a few years ago, this “SUV” was definitely below average. But it was really the (lack of) service…

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Dining in Iceland with a Four Year Old: Part 2

Dining in Iceland with a Four Year Old: Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a short series of posts by Ariel on our dining experiences in Iceland. For Part 1, covering the Reykjavik and Snæfellsnes Peninsula area click here! Laugarvatn We stayed right outside of the town of Laugarvatn on our third night, and down the road from where we stayed was the Efstidalur farm, which includes hotel accommodations and a casual restaurant and ice cream shop. Dinner was only OK here – definitely more meat options….

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Dining in Iceland with a Four Year Old: Part 1

Dining in Iceland with a Four Year Old: Part 1

Editor’s Note: After being my adventure partner since the inception of this blog (and well before!) my amazing wife Ariel decide to do her own post about some of our dining experiences in Iceland, specifically from the perspective of finding food that would work for our rather picky eater of a son, Jacob. Here’s hoping she’s inspired to contribute more posts like this in the future! Just note, we’re not really your typical food bloggers, so we didn’t take a…

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‘Lost’ In Oahu

‘Lost’ In Oahu

So we’ve been in Hawaii for about a week, traipsing around Oahu to literally every corner of this island. Tomorrow we’re heading for Maui, and in a week we start the journey home. Oahu is great, and I’ll try to put together a post with more details on what we’ve been up to while we’re on Maui, where we should have a little more down time. This post is going to be dedicated to talking about a sidequest I had…

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The Sitting Bull And Sacagawea Monuments In South Dakota: A Serene And Solemn Place For Reflection

The Sitting Bull And Sacagawea Monuments In South Dakota: A Serene And Solemn Place For Reflection

As I was heading north through South Dakota on the “Road To Nowhere” (US-83) I realized I was only a couple of hours away from the North Dakota border. Not knowing if I’d ever have the opportunity to set foot in and get credit for a very remote state (I actually ended up in North Dakota seven years later anyway), I decided to go about five hours out of my way to check that box. As I neared the border…

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Is Grace Bay Beach In Turks Caicos The Best Beach In The World? A Review.

Is Grace Bay Beach In Turks Caicos The Best Beach In The World? A Review.

One of the reasons we decided to go to Turks and Caicos for our second overseas getaway since Jacob was born, was because of all the fanfare that Grace Bay Beach had earned the top spot on TripAdvisor’s “Best Beach In the World” for two years in a row (2017/2018) AND managed to make the top 5 in 2019 as well. That’s a pretty strong case for being the best beach in the world. So does it live up to…

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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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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 2 months living out of a car while driving over 14,000 miles around the United States. Nearly every trip I’ve ever been on (even a backpacking trip across Europe!) has involved a rental car. I love cars, I love driving, I love the open road probably more than any other form…

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