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…

A Life-Changing Work Trip

I think we can all agree that traveling for work isn’t always as much of an enjoyable experience as some people think it is. From the “delicious” airport cuisine to the dirty hotel windows that provide us with the only views of the city we’re visiting, it’s hard to leave the experience with any kind…

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…

Getting Back To The Things That Bring Me Joy

It’s been about a year since I last sat down to write something for myself. I write each day for my job, but to sit down and create something for myself can be very difficult at times. This is going to change – I’m trying to get my priorities back in order – and I’m…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

It’s been a while since I had a chance to sit down and write on this blog. It’s not due to a lack of ideas or ambition, but just from a lack of time. It’s that idea of time that really inspired me as I looked at the calendar on my office wall and prepared…

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 hereĀ 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…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 3

I was going through some of the blog drafts that I have sitting around and it occurred to me that I still had one last part of this series to publish. I’ve already told you about my grandfather and father, both of whom did a great deal to instill a thirst for adventure and travel…

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 pastĀ 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…