How to mini-vacation safely during COVID

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For a family that thrives on vacations and travel around the world, one of the worst parts of the pandemic in 2020 is not being able to go anywhere safely. Airplanes are completely out for the risk-adverse like us, and we certainly aren’t heading out on a cruise ship any time soon. But a short road trip to the shore at Cape May seemed like a relatively safe way to get out of the house […]

Exploring Washington D.C. on the eve of COVID-19

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Back at the beginning of March, my wife and I took the Amtrak down to D.C. – and what would be one of the last regular Acela trains back up to Newark, just before the Corona virus started moving into the mainstream. It was a strange experience because most people weren’t reacting to it yet, though there was a sense of some danger in the air. The following week my office closed down and my […]

Living like a local in Austin

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Austin has somehow become like a third home to us over the last few years. Starting with our first visit for the Formula One race in 2012, then proceeding with two more trips for work, and finally followed by a recent trip for our third child’s babymoon, we’ve seen our fair share of the incredible Texas State Capital. From running the banks of Lady Bird Lake to hanging out on Rainey Street to a relaxed […]

The worst part of the Corona virus is not going anywhere

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To say my family has the travel bug might qualify as the understatement of the century. I’ve been to every continent save Antarctica, our not-yet-four-year-olds have been to a half dozen countries, across the country, and above the arctic circle, and my wife and I have been to over 30 countries together in 15 years of being together. Getting away and experiencing different cultures and places has been our escape for years, and 2020 seems […]

Family Time in Wintery Toronto

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Maybe a family drive up to Toronto in the middle of a blustery winter isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. However, we decided to give it a shot and discovered Toronto, besides being Canada’s largest city, is perfect for a family trip with toddlers. Even when the sun sets or the snow blows, there’s plenty to do around town inside that’s tailor made for kids. Whether its skating out in one of the free public rinks […]

Having the sweetest family weekend at Hershey Park

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After an evening of rides, zoo animals, and of course plenty of chocolate, we realized Hershey Park was the perfect place to take three year olds. Initially we weren’t sure they would be big enough to enjoy it since they obviously couldn’t ride the roller coasters or many of the other rides. But we found plenty to do and they absolutely loved it. Taking them to the park, ZooAmerica, and Chocolate World turned out to […]

Great Gorgeous Granada

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Granada is without a doubt the best place in Spain to feel truly connected to history. With nearly the entire city in view of the Alhambra palace, narrow medieval streets, markets in continuous operation since the Middle Ages, and an impossible to ignore Moorish influence, the whole city feels like taking a step back in time. Verdant gardens hide between ancient palace walls and buildings, offering an oasis from the strength of the Spanish sun. […]

Marbella for the people

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Superyachts, Supercars, and sunburns. Marbella is without a doubt the prime destination in Spain’s Costa del Sol for the jet setting lifestyle and soaking up copious amounts of sun, drinks, and seafood. For two days in Marbella, we enjoyed the lifestyle and hustle and bustle of the town and beaches while later enjoying some more relaxed family time together at our resort. Even though the most high profile tourists may stay in their yacht cabins […]

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 […]