A Day in the Life: Sculptures, Street Art and Beer in Astoria

We live in Long Island City, Queens and we often visit our regular haunts in and around the area. Yesterday we decided to go north instead of south and take a stroll through north LIC/Astoria. We had an awesome day and walked around 8 miles! We saw everything from amazing sculptures, to blocks and blocks […]

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Our Favorite Things to See, Do and Eat in Montreal

Montreal is one of our favorite places. It is in the French province of Quebec in Canada, so they speak French and English (et je l’apprends). The city is sprawling and each neighborhood has its own culture with stuff to see/do/eat. Here are some of our favorite things to see, do and eat in Montreal. […]

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Book Review: Circe

By Madeline Miller Circe is immortal and the very first witch. Her name is old and her story has been told before. But Madeline Miller puts a new perspective on this ancient tale by telling it from the viewpoint of the woman herself – not the perfunctory nod to a goddess spun into the heroic […]

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Top 6 things to do if you want to see NYC like a local

New York City has a vast array of offerings. If you’ve never been to NYC, you should come see the typical things that make NYC great: the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Broadway. These are quintessential NYC activities and I strongly recommend each. […]

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A Weekend in Bennington, Vermont

Bennington, VT is a very small town and yet, the biggest town in southern Vermont. It’s an adorable town to spend the night in. If you find yourself there, here is a great list of what to see in a short time, as well as where to stay! What to do Visit the many covered […]

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A Weekend in Scotland: Edinburgh + a day trip through the Highlands

Scotland is a beautiful, cultured country. We went as part of a trip to Bristol, England. We got a very cheap flight to Bergen, Norway (less than $200 RT!), and booked a second flight from Bergen to Edinburgh. This is a great trick for getting cheap RT tickets to Europe. It’s the create-your-own-connecting-flight strategy 😉 […]

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The Best Brewery Tour in NYC

There are dozens of breweries in NYC. There are two ways I’d recommend getting a good taste of them. You can either borough-hop your way through several, or stick to either Brooklyn or Queens to really get to know the local brews. I’m going to recommend a great brewery tour through Queens that I think […]

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Book Review: The Devil Crept In

By Ania Ahlborn The Devil Crept In is a scary story that really sneaks up on you. The ending is utterly fantastic. The story is told by two completely unreliable narrators. The first narrator is a ten year old boy, Stevie, who hallucinates and has a wicked case of echolalia. The second narrator, Rose, is an insecure […]

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Our First Travel Experience Together: An Epic Road Trip at 18.

In high school, Neal used to say that after graduation he was going to go on an epic road trip and never come back.  We used to joke about it until I realized he was serious. We were seniors and still trying to figure out if we wanted to do the whole college thing.  The […]

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Book Review: Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose

By Nicholas Eames Kings of the Wyld is the first book I’ve read by Nicholas Eames. It follows Clay Cooper who has settled into a comfortable semi-retirement after his days touring the Heartwyld – a vast wilderness full of monsters, madmen, cannibals, and much worse. He is now a sentry on his town wall where […]

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