Photo Guide to Arches National Park

We went to Arches National Park as part of a longer road trip around Southern Utah. It was quite the highlight, with dozens of natural arches big and small. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of a trip through Arches. Getting There What to Drive First of all, if you’re doing a road …

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A Day in the Life: Rock Climbing, Brunch, and the Brooklyn Museum with a 7-year-old kid

Wondering what a local in NYC does when a 7-year-old kid comes to visit? Read on! This weekend, my brother and our wonderful niece came to visit. We don’t often experience NYC with a kid, so it’s always a challenge to decide what to do. Good thing this is no normal kid. My 7-year-old niece …

Traveling in Sickness and in Health: How We Survived Our Honeymoon in Hawaii

Our Hawaiian story is filled with great memories, and one exceptionally bad memory. To echo our newly minted vows, it was our first test as a married couple traveling in sickness and in health. There is nowhere like Hawaii. It has everything–beaches, mountains, city nightlife, culture, incredible and varied foods. Neal and I chose it …

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 …

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. …

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 😉 …