Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Even 23 years after his death, I still miss my Dad. Memories of him came back when we traveled recently to the Southwestern US. Dad took six weeks off work twice - once to drive my three oldest siblings across the US, and again to take the three youngest years later. Dad was a family … Continue reading Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

You wake early. A million stars shine overhead, with the smudge of the Milky Way clearly seen. An occasional bat darts by as it gathers its nocturnal meals, and you duck into your sleeping bag until the danger is past. You are on the trip of a lifetime - an adventure in the American Southwest … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

Just when you think you've got carry-on packing down, you book a two week long rafting and camping adventure, and it's back to square one. We are traveling with a rafting company which saves us having to pack food and equipment, but we're still challenged with what to bring. We'll be on the river in … Continue reading Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

One Day in Boston, a walking tour of Boston landmarks

As a Bostonian I can't really encourage you to spend JUST ONE DAY in Boston, but if that's the time you have, then make the most of it! Boston boasts history, culture, great food, and gorgeous gardens. We've put together a walking tour of Boston landmarks to help you get the most from your day. … Continue reading One Day in Boston, a walking tour of Boston landmarks

Travel Books: New England

Where to start with recommendations for New England books? New England was home to such honored American authors as Alcott, Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau, Twain, Wheatley, and Mother Goose! And bestselling authors continue to write from the 6 state region - Stephen King and Dennis Lehane, for example. Visitors to New England canΒ get a taste for … Continue reading Travel Books: New England

New York Biking Weekend

Five Boro Bike Tour 2015 This weekend, the first weekend in May, we traveled to New York for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a 40 mile ride through the streets and over the bridges of NYC. Dave had done this years ago when the tour first began in the city, but for the rest … Continue reading New York Biking Weekend