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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

This Spar Supermarket In Split, Croatia Is UNESCO Protected, Kind Of…

Spar While researching things to see and do in Split, Croatia, I came across a bizarre and interesting site that I had to check out.

I came across a UNESCO-Protected Spar Supermarket on Atlas Obscura!

During our first day in the city, it was pretty hot out. Around mid-day, we were in need of some cold beverages so we headed off to find the Spar. Continue reading This Spar Supermarket In Split, Croatia Is UNESCO Protected, Kind Of…

A Visit To Family-Friendly Froggyland in Split, Croatia!

SplitSplit, Croatia is an amazing city to wander around primarily due to it’s old town including the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

To change things up, we decided to head over to a very quirky museum, Froggyland!

Kim and I expected Froggyland to be fun but we didn’t expect the kids to love it as much as they did. (Definitely a good thing!) Continue reading A Visit To Family-Friendly Froggyland in Split, Croatia!

A Visit To The Falconry Center in Dubrava, Croatia!

falconryDuring our Mid-East Gulf Trip around 6 years back, we visited the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. The following summer, Lucas and I visited the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho.

These were both very memorable experiences so when Kim came across the Falconry Center in Dubrava, Croatia, we had to visit! Continue reading A Visit To The Falconry Center in Dubrava, Croatia!

Finding Neapolitan Pizza Excellence At Pop’s Place- Ljubljana, Slovenia

Neapolitan PizzaBefore heading off on our trip to the Balkans, I had read that Slovenia had excellent pizza. This was in part due to the country being so close to Italy.

I pinned a few places in the capital Ljubljana for us to consider trying.

While walking around during our first day in search of one of the shops, we came across Pop’s Place, a restaurant which serves Neapolitan Pizza. Continue reading Finding Neapolitan Pizza Excellence At Pop’s Place- Ljubljana, Slovenia