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And more specifically York, England. I’m a planner through and through.  I plan out my vacations 6+ months in advance, picking out everything from hotels to restaurants to activities we plan on doing.  After all, it’s pointless to spend a night in a town if there’s nothing in that town that interests me.  So when […]

Today’s post highlights the best restaurant I have eaten at to date, Puerto Madero.  Brandon and I visited Puerto Madero on a weeklong trip to Cancun.  He had just returned from a 3-month deployment and this was our little celebration vacation.  I wanted to find a nice restaurant where we could have a quiet, formal […]

This winter is shaping up to be a pretty good one in terms of vacations! We just got back from our windjammer cruise and I’m already making plans for the rest of the year.  Next weekend Brandon and I will be partaking in our first murder mystery dinner and I’m stoked.  These events look like […]

As I’ve been reading other travel blogs lately I’ve come across a particular hatred for the use of bucket lists.  Here and here are a few examples.  Many writers say it’s because people tend to make a list of things they’d like to do without actively pursuing those goals to accomplish them.  Others say it’s […]

Maine Windjammer Cruise

Brandon and I first came across the term “windjammer” when I purchased a new book last spring, 1000 Places to See Before You Die Traveler’s Journal.  It came in really handy to document our trip through Peru.  The journal also had a checklist in the back. While perusing through it I saw the Maine Windjammer […]

Lawcus Farm Guesthouse

The Lawcus Farm Guesthouse was our first B&B stop on our trip around Ireland and easily the best B&B I’ve stayed at in all my travels.  I came across it via Tripadvisor while doing my research on places to stay.  While it wasn’t the #1 rated B&B when we stayed there in 2011 it has […]

Windjammer Cruise

October 6th is our 5 year anniversary.  Brandon and I really wanted to do something special this year because A) it’s the 5 year anniversary and B) Brandon goes back to sea duty next year with regular deployments so this may be the last anniversary we get to spend together for a while.We thought about […]