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 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…

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 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…

Bored? Time For A (Quick) Road Trip!

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I’m just bored. You’ve watched all the movies or shows that were on your “list of things to do” for the weekend, cleaned the house, and made sure the all of the other chores (yes, it’s just like when were all kids) are done, but…

Stocking Up on Blueberries in New Hampshire!

The great thing about living in New England is that everything is within driving distance – other states and even Canada can be a day trip from home. As I mentioned in my last post, my wife and I recently relocated to Massachusetts. Living in Delaware, I was used to picking or growing my own…

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)….

Lunch in Concord and Hiking at Minute Man National Historical Park

My wife and I recently had an out-of-town guest visiting for only three days and we wanted to make sure that we made the time count. Our friend had already visited Boston numerous times, but never had the opportunity to visit Concord, MA. Though it doesn’t have the flash of Boston, Concord is a beautiful…

The Value of a Good Walk

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to a lot of beautiful places and to see sites that many people only dream of. My wife and I travel whenever we have the opportunity, but we’re always happy to (eventually) come home. Home is something that most of us take for granted – the place where dinner is…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 2

It’s been a while since I last had an opportunity to sit down and write a post, but it’s for a very good reason. It really is, I promise! My wife and I have been in the process of moving to a whole new place to start a new chapter for our family. She’s gotten…