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…

Québec City: Stealing My Heart With Each Visit

Some people daydream about their favorite sports team or the car they want to buy. Me? I daydream about the next time I’ll visit Québec City. Growing up in the mid-Atlantic meant that crossing any international border was an undertaking that was only done when you had at least a week of time to use….

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…

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…

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)….

Thoughts About Labor Day Weekend and the “End” of Summer

With the unofficial end of summer upon us, I felt as though I needed to share some thoughts about this special time of the year.  First of all, a quick history lesson.  Though Labor Day means a lot to us now, we need to remember that it became a Federal holiday all the way back…

Washington, DC in a Day…Not Just Museums!

Washington, DC is one of those places that you have to visit at least once in your life.  That’s true whether you live in the United States or anywhere else in the world.  No matter who you are or where you come from, when you walk down the streets and through the buildings you can…