Stairway to Heaven

The moment your breath is taken away. It could be when you’re standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon or walking through the Sikh and Petra’s “Treasury” in southern Jordan appears before your eyes. I’ve been lucky enough to experience both of those sites, but there’s on that simply leaves me – each time…

Why Travel? Why Not?

There have been many reports in recent years about the number of vacation days that workers in the United States fail to use each year. In fact, one recent article by CNBC noted that U.S. workers forfeited over 200 million vacation days in 2017. Let that sink in – 200 million days. That’s insane! Would…

Traveling the Rails to Florida

I’ve always had a fascination with trains. No, I’m not like Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. I don’t know the name of each engine and I can’t tell you what each noise means. I simply like traveling on trains. It goes back to my earliest memories of my grandfather. Now, he was a…

Even More To Do In Salem, MA

Back in September 2014, I wrote about some of the places that my wife and I have come to love in Salem since we moved here in the spring of that same year (Salem, MA…It’s More Than Witch Trials). I had mentioned at the end of the posting that I would be providing updates on new…

October Is For Apples

Fall means many things to different people, but for me it’s all about the apples. During this time of year, I can’t get enough of anything made with apples – cider, pie, turnovers, applesauce, butter, and the list just keeps going on. I love eating apples, but I’ve never picked apples. I know that sounds…

Salem, MA…It’s More Than Witch Trials

As I’ve said in some past blog posts, my wife and I recently relocated to Massachusetts. We are proud to call Salem home and it’s a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. This city is amazing and the founding signs say it all: “Founded in 1626.” Take a moment to think…

Travel Necessities (At Least For Me)

No matter if you’re traveling 20 minutes in a car or 5,000 miles on a plane, it’s important to be comfortable. Many people have convinced themselves that traveling today is not worth the trouble – from long security lines at the airport to gas that costs more per gallon than a Happy Meal (sad, but true)….