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Pacific NW Trip: UW Tour & Mt. Rainier NP

University of Washington Tour The last day in Seattle began with a tour of the University of Washington that was done for the conference attendees and their families. Walking the campus, I loved the mixture of —style and new modern buildings. Here you see Gerberding Hall (GRB) on the right and Suzzallo Library, which are …

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How to Have a Relaxing Vacation With Your Partner

Everyday life sure can be pretty enjoyable when you’re part of a loving couple, but it’s not always a box of chocolates. After all, even though you might want to spend your days lying in each other’s arms, there is the tiny matter of real life to contend with. That can make it pretty difficult …

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A Fabled Place: Prince Edward Island

Pexels – CC0 Licence If you are fed up with chasing the summer season, and you are looking for a cooler approach to a vacation, you can’t get much colder than Canada! And while we can go for the bigger destinations in Canada, let’s opt for Prince Edward Island. And no, it’s got nothing to …

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3 Incredible Things To Experience In Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is popular and known best for its unbeatable access to outdoor beauty. Idaho Falls surround the Snake River in eastern Idaho as has the river walk alone gives five miles of astonishing scenery. Whether you are visiting to appreciate nature, art or even take in some of the culture, Idaho Falls will never …

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Weekend trip to Mobile

Back in August, we took a quick little getaway to Mobile for the weekend. Alex had gotten the first few days of school out of the way and Drew and Caitlyn were about to start school. So one last little hurrah before the major grind for the fall. We left right after work on Friday, …

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Three Budgeting Hacks For a Stress-Free Vacation

The words “stress” and “vacation” should never appear in the same sentence, right? When you’re thinking about going on vacation overseas, you’re most likely envisioning a stress-free time, full of adventure and new experiences. But unless you plan carefully, your relaxing vacation can easily be spoiled by financial worries. Budgetary concerns are the single most …

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New York City Day 3

If you missed my first 2 posts about our trip to New York at Christmas click —> New York City Day 1 New York City Day 2 Saturday, December 22nd Saturday after finishing off the eggs and bacon we headed out towards Central Park. The night before we had walked a little bit of it …

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Spring Training 2019

For the last several years we have used our Spring Break to travel down to Florida to watch baseball during the Spring Training Season. Each year we try to see different ballparks as well as visit Rob’s Grandparents. The first Saturday of Spring Break, we got up at 3:30am and hit the road on our …

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Site-seeing in D.C. Day 2

Here is the last post for our time in Washington, DC. Metro ride to start off the morning. Riding the elevator inside the Metro station Walking from the Metro to the Air and Space Museum Long line at the Museum that Sunday morning, but it went fast. I really enjoyed going to this museum mainly …

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Site-seeing in D.C. Day 1

Continuing my posts from our D.C. trip. If you missed the last post about this trip you can click: SAAM & National Portrait Gallery DC After a good breakfast at the hotel, we took the Metro to Arlington Cemetery. This place gets me every time. Just the sheer number of white marble headstones is breathtaking. …

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SAAM & National Portrait Gallery – D.C.

My last day of being on my own before Rob was done with his conference and the kids flew into join us, I had decided I wanted to check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) & National Portrait Gallery (NPG). I took the Metro in and after a short walk from the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn …

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Afternoon in Washington, DC

Here’s another post from our trip to DC. After having lunch with Rob and some folks from the conference back at the Gaylord, I made my way over to the metro station. I decided on using the Anacostia, because it was going to be cheaper and faster than the one closest to National Harbor. However, …

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Morning in Old Town Alexandria, VA

Today I’m continuing my posts from our DC Trip. Rob’s first full day at the conference, I decided to do something that wasn’t on my list of must does so that I could get back to the hotel for lunch (since it was included in the guest fee that we paid.) I drove over to …

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Fun Day in National Harbor, MD

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about our Boston to Washington Trip. Here’s the last post in case you missed it: Philly to Maryland So Day 4, we woke up in our hotel that we stayed in for the next several days, the National Harbor Gaylord Hotel, which is where Rob’s work conference was being …

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Vacationing in the North Carolina Mountains

Mountains, waterfalls, and serene views were calling our names for 4th of July this year. You may recall that we had an annual 4th of July mountain trip tradition going for a awhile (2010 2011 2012 2013), but we done other things the last few years. Saturday We got up early Saturday morning, hit D …

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Alabama Bucket List

Many travel lovers are always looking where to go next. So often we don’t stop and think about traveling our own state. Each state is unique and has good stuff to offer. I know my state of Alabama is rich in history and technology; from the Edmund Pettus Bridge to the US Space and Rocket …

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Philly to National Harbor – Headed to Maryland

After spending the morning in Philly, we headed towards Baltimore, MD, but we had a couple planned stops along the way. One of our goals during our commute from Boston to D.C. was to drive through as many states as we could and see as many capitols as we could. Here’s the route we took. …

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24 hours in Philly

Today’s post covers my trip from Montville, NJ to Philadelphia, PA; our 2nd day of exploring from Boston down to DC. If you missed my first post from this trip, you can read about our day in Boston here: Day in Boston. First thing was first. We got up and drove from our hotel in …

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Day in Boston

Back in April, Rob had a conference in DC. Well we always like to extend it out so he can have a little vacation before he’s at work at the conference. Well, we got a crazy idea to start our trip in Boston. Being that Rob is a huge baseball fan, he couldn’t pass up …

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Atlanta | Trip Report

A couple weeks ago, Rob went to Atlanta for a conference and I decided to come along and do fun stuff while he works. You may remember he’s been to this conference in Atlanta a few years ago, but it was in Midtown. However, this year they did the conference in downtown Atlanta. We stayed …

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