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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Montreal

Trip Report: Montreal Day 1

For my birthday we wanted to travel somewhere within driving distance from Boston that wasn’t the same old New Hampshire towns we had visited many times in the past. Montreal came up as an option but we only had Friday-Sunday and were skeptical that it was a good fit. After some research we decided that it was drivable (5...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Final Day

We woke at our usual time Sunday morning – 5 am! After washing up and getting our things together we headed to the lobby to meet with our driver from Tachiz Travel. We were pleasantly surprised to see it was Francisco, our driver from the first day. We departed back for San Jose via the cloud forest which was...
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