Travel

Why This September 11th Is Just A Little Bit Different For Me

It’s a day to stop and think about the bravery it must have taken for first responders in lower Manhattan to watch the first tower collapse, then run up the stairs into the second tower to try to rescue survivors. I started forming the thoughts for this story a few weeks ago.  My plan was to publish it last week, but as with so many things lately, time got away from me. So, here we sit on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. In some ways, September 11th is just another […]

A Week In Maine In A Stinking RV!

In case you haven’t been keeping up on our extended summer vacation, here’s a list of previous articles I’ve written over the past couple weeks as we’ve meandered around the Northeast in our RV: 9 Hours of Driving Gilmore The Merrier One of The Greatest Roller Coasters I’ve Ever Ridden Moving Our “House On Wheels” To New Hampshire Mount Washington Auto Road Cog Railway To The Peak of Mount Washington Hiking, Time With Friends, And A Broken RV(Of Course) Rolling To Maine For Some Lobster A Shopping Day In Freeport […]

The RV Day From Hell

I kinda missed a day 10 update.  With the lack of quality sleep in a trailer and the myriad issues with the RV, suffice it to say my production has dropped a bit.  🙂 If you want to see previous updates on our trip, links below: 9 Hours of Driving Gilmore The Merrier One of The Greatest Roller Coasters I’ve Ever Ridden Moving Our “House On Wheels” To New Hampshire Mount Washington Auto Road Cog Railway To The Peak of Mount Washington Hiking, Time With Friends, And A Broken RV(Of […]

Summer Vacation Day 9: A Shopping Day In Freeport And My Pathetic Attempt At RV Repair

A quieter day and a quick recap.  Here’s a look back at the rest of our trip: 9 Hours of Driving Gilmore The Merrier One of The Greatest Roller Coasters I’ve Ever Ridden Moving Our “House On Wheels” To New Hampshire Mount Washington Auto Road Cog Railway To The Peak of Mount Washington Hiking, Time With Friends, And A Broken RV(Of Course) Rolling To Maine For Some Lobster We continued our trend of meeting up with friends along the RV route.  One of our daughter’s high school classmates ended up […]

Summer Vacation Day 8: Rolling To Maine For Some Lobster

The Pizza train was on the move yesterday to Maine.  If you’re just catching up you can see the first week of our trip below: 9 Hours of Driving Gilmore The Merrier One of The Greatest Roller Coasters I’ve Ever Ridden Moving Our “House On Wheels” To New Hampshire Mount Washington Auto Road Cog Railway To The Peak of Mount Washington Hiking, Time With Friends, And A Broken RV(Of Course) Yesterday was moving day, again.  Our time in New Hampshire had come to a close and it was time for […]

Summer Vacation Day 4: Moving Our “House On Wheels” To New Hampshire

If you’re just checking in, I’m trying to get back into the habit of writing every day.  That means brief daily updates on our summer camping trip.  If I’m being honest about our camping experience you should be amused by my misery.  Here’s the first few days of our trip: 9 Hours of Driving Gilmore The Merrier One of The Greatest Roller Coasters I’ve Ever Ridden Yesterday was mostly a driving day.  We were relocating from Connecticut to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  One of the upsides of a […]

Summer Vacation Day 2: Gilmore The Merrier

These posts are meant to be quick updates about our summer vacation with the RV.  Day one found us driving…and driving…..and driving.  Day two would start out a bit rough and have some annoying stuff in the middle, but turned out mostly okay. After a long day of driving yesterday, I was in a hurry to get the trailer setup.  Once it was level and the electric and water were hooked up I went inside to sit down and catch my breath.  I didn’t bother with the sewer pipe hookups.  […]

I Took My First Airplane Flight In 14 Months. Here’s What I Learned

When I think back to last March, flying home New Zealand with a brief pit stop for some work in Las Vegas definitely didn’t seem normal  When I was on the tarmac in Auckland waiting to take-off, the United States closed the borders to anyone arriving from Europe.  That seemed pretty serious at the time.  Still, I told my wife I was coming home and would probably be off the road for four or five weeks.  14 months later and fully vaccinated, I got back on the road last week […]

Air Canada Launches Cool New Feature: Status Pass!

If you live in the United States and haven’t been paying attention to Air Canada, continue to do so at your own risk.  Since the middle of last year, Air Canada has been announcing new components of a completely reimagined loyalty program under a familiar name, Aeroplan.  While it’s certainly good news for Canadian residents, it’s also good news for US residents. When Air Canada announced the new program last year, there was plenty to be excited about. New status perks and new credit cards were really enticing. In two […]

Hyatt Offering Free COVID Testing At All Latin America Resorts

Hyatt just announced that all of their resorts in Latin America will be providing free COVID-19 testing for guests as well as discounted room rates if you get stuck due to testing delays or a positive test result.  This covers 19 properties in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and South America.  This is almost certainly in response to the recent US regulation that requires a negative COVID-19 test to enter the US for all international travelers (including US citizens). This offer covers up to two complimentary COVID-19 tests per guestroom […]