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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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 5 – Part 3

Soaking wet, muddy and full of adrenaline we made our way back to the hotel to try out the hotel’s onsite hot springs. Now these springs were nothing compared to the ones we saw at Baldi the night before, there were only three – two cold and one hot. Regardless it was nice to be able to unwind a...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 5 – Part 2

The last activity we were hoping to complete which we did not have booked was horseback riding to the volcano. Every tour company we spoke to offered this including Desafio and the tour company at our hotel and the hotel where we did the zip lining. Since we had such a great time with Carlos and Rafael at the...
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trip Report – Day 5 – Part 1

Once again we woke up when the sun rose at five a.m. After lazing around for a bit we went to the restaurant to have our final breakfast in Costa Rica. Today we had eggs and fruit. There was a brown sauce recommended for the eggs which we tried and found very tasty. We asked the waiter what it...
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