It is always a bit daunting when faced with an entire day of travel which includes a red eye. We left Miami a little before 10 PM on a 8 and 1/2 hour flight. We flew Aer Lingus, an Irish airline. Here are our quick hits: 1. Yes, the airplane cabin decor is various shades of green. Which matched the color of the ocean waters. They were a green that I would expect to see in the Caribbean. 2. Great airline. Roomy seats even in economy that actually recline back. 3. Jen’s seat had a wet spot. Perhaps the prior … Continue reading Getting There: Miami to Dublin
After our little prop plane ride to Glasgow, I wanted to see where my great grandparents had lived when they were married. We rented a car and decided to try and find the addresses. Here’s our adventure…. 1. This was … Continue reading I am driving on the right side of the road…no the left, right!
Every year, the NCAA hosts the March Madness tournament. Inviting 68 teams to participate in a playoff to determine the National Champion. For universities like Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, it is an annual right of passage. However, there are approximately … Continue reading March Madness – St. Bonaventure Edition – Getting There
In the past 4 years Jen and I have traveled to Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Utah, San Francisco, Sedona and Phoenix Arizona, South Dakota, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Hawaii and we are now planning a trip to Scotland. People often … Continue reading Paying for Vacation
We are simply two people, each carrying a backpack, that are trying to travel the world, one trip at a time. Like most everyone else, we work a full time job which does not leave us the luxury to travel at will. So this site is not one where you are going to learn how to travel the world on $20 a day or how you will need a part time job to manage airline miles, hotel perks, and credit card points. If you follow us, you will learn travel tips from our own experiences in which each of our … Continue reading How we travel
At Super Bowl 41, Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears took the opening kick off from the Indianapolis Colts over 105 yards for a touchdown. I stood in Sun Life Stadium and felt the concrete vibrating under my feet as … Continue reading FANDEMONIUM!
After the Penguins clinched the Eastern Conference final in a thrilling double overtime in game 7, Jen and I decided to see if we could manage to catch a Stanley Cup Final Game. After finding tickets to game 2 in Pittsburgh and applying airline miles, we were on our way. But since game 2 fell on a Wednesday night, we both had to work. So our itinerary was short. We spent only 12 hours in Pittsburgh but it was fun. We were working in Florida at 2:00, eating Primanti’s at Market Square at 6:30 and hitting our seats in PPG … Continue reading Stanley Cup Final Game 2
This was my first time at Wrigley, Jen’s third trip to the Friendly Confines. Anyone who has any awareness of American sports knows that the Cubs endured 108 years between Championships. The fans were known as Lovable Losers for enduring years of futility. Their motto was “Wait Until Next Year.” So in October 2016, when they finally shed their championship drought, Cubs fan experienced pure jubilation. I wish I had visited Wrigley before they became World Champions so I could compare the attitudes and vibes of the before and after. Even without that perspective, there’s still a silly drunkenness feel … Continue reading WRIGLEY FIELD
One of the unique parts of our trip was visiting a Chicago fire house. So yeah, it’s a fire house, not a station like I’m used to referring to. The tour was provided courtesy of Henry Mendoza who happens to be the brother of one of Jen’s co-workers. During our visit, a call came in requiring an ambulance and the fire engine to leave the house. This fire house was used by the “Chicago Fire” actors to train before filming began. A fire engine is not the same as a fire truck. An engine pumps the water while a fire … Continue reading CHICAGO FIRE HOUSE
We visited Chicago Easter weekend and had a blast. Here are my quick bits: Great city. I loved being in an urban setting without the claustrophobia that I feel after a few days in New York City. I loved how easily walkable the city is and they have a robust bike share program that adds to the accessibility of tourist spots. Lake Michigan is such a great backdrop and the multi-use trial along the Lake just adds to the City. The people are laid back and polite. Not once did I hear someone obnoxiously talking on their cell … Continue reading CHICAGO