Category Archives: Trip Reports

We Got To Hold Half A Million Dollars At The Arkansas Capitol Building!

Half A MillionDuring our winter break trip, we flew into Memphis and then drove to Arkansas.

While we’ve been to Tennessee a couple of times before, this was a good opportunity to also check out a state none of us had been to before. Continue reading We Got To Hold Half A Million Dollars At The Arkansas Capitol Building!

Visiting The High Line of Bethlehem, PA: SteelStacks Hoover-Mason Trestle

The High LineThe High Line in NYC is an almost 1.5 mile long elevated public park which was  “built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side,” according to thehighline.org.

We’ve enjoyed walks along The High Line many times including one during OpenHouseNY when one section wasn’t yet open to the public.

One problem with The High Line is that it can get very busy, making visits at times not as enjoyable. Continue reading Visiting The High Line of Bethlehem, PA: SteelStacks Hoover-Mason Trestle

A Stay At The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia- Unbound Collection by Hyatt!

Bellevue Hotel PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is one of our favorite places to go for a quick trip (about a two hour drive from home).

During our last visit to Philly, we spent a night at the Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia. We then decided to check out another property in the area.

We headed over to The Bellevue Hotel which is in The Unbound Collection By Hyatt. Continue reading A Stay At The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia- Unbound Collection by Hyatt!

Awesome Steamed Cheeseburgers at Ted’s Restaurant in Meriden, CT!

Ted's RestaurantConnecticut is an awesome state for culinary adventure thanks in part to excellent pizza (apizza) in New Haven. You can also find great seafood shacks and burgers including Louis Lunch, the birthplace of the burger.

There are many kinds of delicious burgers but have you heard of the Steamed Cheeseburger? That’s what Ted’s Restaurant in Meriden, CT is famous for. Continue reading Awesome Steamed Cheeseburgers at Ted’s Restaurant in Meriden, CT!

(Not So) Ridiculous Street Signs: Don’t Dump- Drains To Boston Harbor

Boston HarborOver the years, I’ve shared a variety of posts about Ridiculous Street Signs.

The signs tend to be funny, interesting or just bizarre.

While visiting Boston, I came across a sign that was literally in the street. The sign about Boston Harbor (actually a metal plaque on the sidewalk) wasn’t actually funny or ridiculous. I’d consider this small sign to be quite informative. Continue reading (Not So) Ridiculous Street Signs: Don’t Dump- Drains To Boston Harbor

Find Out What We Tried During A Visit To McDonald’s Italy

McDonald’s ItalyDuring our month-long trip around the Balkans, we decided to make a slight detour to Italy for a day. The city of Trieste was very close to Slovenia so it was too hard to resist.

While Kim, Lucas and I had been to Italy multiple times, this would be Theo’s first time and his 40th country visited! Continue reading Find Out What We Tried During A Visit To McDonald’s Italy

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Slovenia!

McDonald'sWhile traveling, we love visiting McDonald’s for a few reasons. It’s a real treat for the kids, its (kind of) a taste of home and I love checking out what interesting menu items are offered.

During our month-long trip around the Balkans, we visited five countries. We got to try McD’s at four of them. On the way into Slovenia from Croatia, we did a slight detour for lunch. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Slovenia!

Happy Birthday Theo, 5 Years Old- 40 Countries Visited!

Happy BirthdayOn the last full day of our month-long trip around the Balkans, we wished Theo a very Happy Birthday!

Theo got to celebrate his 5th birthday in Croatia! And while he didn’t get as cool of a party as he did when he turned 2 in India (thanks Hyatt!), we did get to celebrate.

We took the party to our apartment rental close to Dubrovnik Airport. The cake options were limited but we did manage to find the tasty cake (pictured above) at a small supermarket! Continue reading Happy Birthday Theo, 5 Years Old- 40 Countries Visited!

Visiting The Air Force Plane Wreck On Lake Suchitlan, El Salvador

El SalvadorWhile looking into things to do in El Salvador, Kim and I both agreed that Suchitoto was worthy of a full day visit.

The small, walkable town has interesting colonial architecture, brightly painted buildings and cobblestone streets.

During our visit, we decided to take a boat trip on manmade Lake Suchitlan. The lake sounded very interesting when we read there was a plane wreck which could be visited! Continue reading Visiting The Air Force Plane Wreck On Lake Suchitlan, El Salvador