Favorite Travel Photos: Pier 39 San Francisco

Since I’m not getting to travel as much this year (and next year doesn’t look promising either) I thought I’d reminisce about some of the adventures I’ve been on and share some of my favorite photos. This was taken in 2013. It was my first trip to San Francisco and one of my favorite thingsContinue reading “Favorite Travel Photos: Pier 39 San Francisco”

Norwegian Encore Transatlantic Cruise – November 2, 2019

Last year on this date my son and I were embarking on our first Trans-Atlantic voyage. It also happened to be the inaugural voyage of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore. It had a quick 2-day cruise out of Germany with some travel-industry professionals on board before our cruise, but ours was the first oneContinue reading “Norwegian Encore Transatlantic Cruise – November 2, 2019”

Thoughts for October 13, 2020

I haven’t been online that much the last 5 days. I was on my first-ever business trip. I work from home for a small vacation rental company in Florida. I handle all their tech work and rates, setting up and maintaining the property management system, as well as handling reservation inquiries and things like that.Continue reading “Thoughts for October 13, 2020”

Geocaching Vermont and Lake Placid

My trip to New York State also allowed me to visit a few other places I had never been, despite living in New York for 39 years. These are areas in upstate New York, as we called it. One of the main ones I was eager to see were the facilities in Lake Placid, NewContinue reading “Geocaching Vermont and Lake Placid”

Visiting Almanzo Wilder’s Boyhood Home in Malone, NY

I gave myself a treat for Labor Day weekend. Looking at the COVID infection rates, I saw that northern New York State was on par with what we’ve seen where I live, so I decided I could venture there safely. There was someplace that I have wanted to see for a long time. Since IContinue reading “Visiting Almanzo Wilder’s Boyhood Home in Malone, NY”

Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 3: Gondolas & Food

If you’re visiting Venice, the most “touristy” think you can do is take a gondola ride. It’s not overrated – it’s well worth doing and a lot of fun. It’s especially fun with friends. Really, there is nothing else in the world like taking a gondola ride through the waterways of Venice. We boarded ourContinue reading “Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 3: Gondolas & Food”

Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 2 – Doge’s Palace & Food

Part two of our tour after we’d finished at St. Mark’s Basilica was the Doge’s Palace. The good thing was that was right next door. The Doge was the supreme power in Venice and he lived and worked out of this Palace. The building itself is gorgeous, with parts dating back to 1340. Inside, theContinue reading “Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 2 – Doge’s Palace & Food”

Birthday Dinner at Delaney’s Hole in the Wall, North Conway NH

One thing I really like about living in the Mount Washington Valley is the fact that there are so many independent restaurants here. There are very few chain-restaurants in town, and many of them just don’t make it. Since I’ve lived here, I’ve seen KFC, Wendy’s, Friendly’s and now Pizza Hut close up shop. MyContinue reading “Birthday Dinner at Delaney’s Hole in the Wall, North Conway NH”

Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 1 – St. Mark’s Basilica & St. Mark’s Square

Our stop in Venice was so amazing. Just going through the pictures for this I was having a hard time weeding out what to post. I decided to break it up. Our day started with an incredible sail-in just before dawn. The ship we were on, Vision of the Seas, is a smaller, older shipContinue reading “Vacation Memories 2018: Venice – Part 1 – St. Mark’s Basilica & St. Mark’s Square”

Vacation Memories 2018: Pompeii and Herculaneum

While researching excursions for the Amalfi Coast, where the ship was going to port, I was immediately drawn to Pompeii. As I kept reading about what to do, I read a few articles stating that Herculaneum was really better than Pompeii. There were no ship excursions that included the two of them, so we lookedContinue reading “Vacation Memories 2018: Pompeii and Herculaneum”