The best and worst of running in Central Park

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In the last month I’ve run around Central Park’s large loop numerous times. First to mix up my daily run’s scenery on my morning run from my office. Second, in the Big Apple Half Marathon in December. Then, most recently, with a loop that featured a run up the famed Harlem Hill three times for the Fred Lebow Half Marathon. After all these loops, I’m willing to say that Central Park may be one of […]

It’s all alright in Alicante

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“Oh, you have to go to Alicante.” It’s what everyone and every travel blog said about our family trip to the southern coast of Spain. Beaches along the Costa del Sol like Marbella and Malaga are where the jet setters and beach combers flock, but Alicante was supposed to be the best of the beaches with fewer crowds to go with them. As we discovered, it was definitely worth adding to the itinerary. Every town […]

Stop worrying about schedules and sleep times while on vacation

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The first time we took our twins on a vacation in a different time zone, I worried so much about sleep schedules and bed times we lost half our day. Between worrying about nap time and rushing back from dinner to get to bed at the normal time to try to keep some semblance of a schedule, we ended up putting way too much pressure on ourselves and our kids. For a vacation that was […]

A day in Jolly Ole Gibraltar

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The south of Spain is great for sun, sangria, and the beach, but when you’ve got a craving for fish and chips, or relaxing at a pub, crossing over to Gibraltar is a must. The UK territory that sits on a small spit of mountainous land into the Mediterranean off the southern tip of Spain feels like walking back in time to jolly old England while still enjoying the Mediterranean climate. Though small in area, […]

Taking the Tesla skiing

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Cold weather and electric cars don’t exactly go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, I still decided to take my Tesla Model 3 on the longest trip yet, up into the cold and potential snow, outside of the electric range in Vermont for some skiing. During the trip I learned a lot about the car, it’s limitations, and discovered that electric cars maybe aren’t as limited as it seems. At 250 miles from my […]

Cutting the cord: why I chose the Jaybird Vista wireless headphones over AirPods

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Going from wired headphones to wireless ones, especially for running is a complete game changer. Instead of battling cords that somehow seem to always find a way to get wrapped around an arm or flap into a face, they just go in and I can forget about them and focus on running. This year, when my old pair of neck-wire style wireless running headphones finally died, I decided to go the true wireless route and […]

Around Ronda, my favorite things about Spain’s mountaintop paradise

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I found my paradise on earth sitting outside under the Spanish sunset on a hillside overlooking the buildings of Ronda and numerous olive orchards and vineyards while the only sound I could hear was the soft whisper of the gentle breeze through trees. As the lights came on in Ronda, a trio of bunnies hopped on past and in the distance a rooster crowed a mournful farewell to the sun. I had reservations about staying […]

You could be in Cadiz – What to see and do in Spain’s coastal city

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I sit on a beach towel so new it has that new towel smell in the shade of Cadiz’s pier about 30 feet from the ocean water and build a sandcastle with my boys. Thanks to the shade and calm waters due to the sheltered harbor, it’s the first time I can remember building a sand castle without getting sunburned and smacked by waves, and I actually find it enjoyable. When an elderly sun-weathered local […]

My 10 favorite tech items of 2019

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As the year winds down and the decade comes to a close (though I say that won’t happen for another year because I actually understand time), so does the era of gadgets and smartphones being the most exciting tech. In 2010, the most exciting device I owned was the original Motorola Droid, my first smartphone. While a new phone each year has become far less exciting, there’s still a ton of technology that I have […]

The best of Nashville

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Music City. Smashville. Nashvegas. Nashville earns all of these names. Quickly becoming the bachelorette party capital of the country, Nashville can be a circus of rowdy revelers in the streets, tractor puled party busses, bar bikes, and even a hot tub trailer I saw going down the street. But even for those not at all interested in that scene, the live music, craft beer scene, and awesome restaurants with modern takes on classic down home […]