Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 2 AM – Sintra

Saturday was planned to be a rest day. So we decided to walk up hill for four hours… We had not originally planned to visit Sintra but we heard multiple poeople speak highly of it so at the last minute we decided to check it out. We opted to travel by train and make our own way instead of...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 1 PM – Lisbon

Read Part 1 After lunch we rushed to catch our pre-booked a Segway tour. Everyone at Lisbon Segway Tours was friendly especially our guide Gonçalo. He took us outside and we spent about 20 minutes practicing riding the segways in the side alley. When it was time to leave we manuevered the segways through the crowds on the narrow...
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 1 AM – Lisbon

Little Star and I had been planning a European vacation for the summer of 2015 and as other plans worked out it ended being that November would be our best time to travel. Comparing the map of Europe to our travel bucket list we quickly realized that Portugal was one of the few destinations that would still have warm...
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Poconos

Poconos Adventure Trip – Day 4

We left the Poconos fairly early on Sunday morning as we had about a five hour drive ahead of us. Overall we had a great time on the trip and enjoyed all of our adventure activities. There are a lot of dated misconceptions about the Poconos area out there probably left over from the 70’s and 80’s when the...
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Poconos

Poconos Adventure Trip – Day 3

Saturday was another adventure day for us – this time white water rafting! Saturday was cooler than the previous day so we bundled up and tried to be as waterproof as possible knowing we’d spend the day pretty damp. As I mentioned before we had booked both the biking and the rafting through the same company, Pocono Whitewater. Once...
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Poconos

Poconos Adventure Trip – Day 2

Friday morning we got up early ready to begin the adventure part of our vacation. We had booked a 2-day package with Pocono Whitewater for mountain biking and whitewater rafting and today was the biking day. We ate a quick breakfast at the hotel which consisted of a full buffet with everything you could desire. The price of the...
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Poconos

Poconos Adventure Trip – Day 1

Before I tell the story of our trip to the Poconos I must start by admitting what a difficult time we had choosing a location for our Labor Day vacation. This trip started out as a Croatia/Budapest/Prague trip, that turned into a Nordics trip, to England to Ireland, to Yellowstone or Jackson Hole to finally the Poconos. For various...
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London

Trip Report – London Day 2

Saturday morning started at a leisurely pace. After the previously packed night and the hectic work week I needed a little rest before I started my day. I spent a bit of time online seeing what events were happening and trying to plan my day. Since this trip was a bit spur of the moment and I didn’t know...
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London

Trip Report – London Day 1

I recently had the opportunity to go to the UK for a business trip and could not pass up the chance to stay the weekend and spend a bit of time in the city. Okay – that is not entirely true – June airfare to Heathrow is so outrageous that the usual Sunday red eye through Thursday or Friday...
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Montreal

Trip Report: Montreal – Day 2

Saturday morning we awoke to a dreary, rainy day. Our initial plans had us renting bicycles and riding to Mont Royal-Le Plateau but it was looking questionable as we savored our Nespresso from the comforts of our suite at St Sulplice. We decided to venture out for breakfast and get a feel for the temps so we could decide...
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