Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

This post is a little different as I took a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula without my family. As you may or may not know, my son Austin has been a member of the Boy Scouts since he was eligible when he turned 11 years old. Before that, he was a Cub Scout since he… Continue reading Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

in front of cabin all 4 of us

This trip took us from our home in New Jersey to Skyline Drive/Shenandoah Valley National Park in Virginia, to Gatlinburg, TN, and back. Seventeen hundred miles in total, I drove. In addition to the touristy things we saw and did, six of us did a 10.6-mile hike through Smokey Mountain National Park. My daughter started… Continue reading Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Where can we travel internationally right now?

Americans are used to traveling pretty much wherever they want without the restrictions of a Visa or a Visa upon arrival. However, with the incidences of Coronvirus being as high as they are right now, Americans are limited on where they can travel. Not only are we limited but the restrictions are many. Instead of… Continue reading Where can we travel internationally right now?

Disney in December (part 2 finally)

Disney photographer caught this as it started raining and was the last photo he took for the day

Our family took a second trip to Disney World in early December to have our kids see the parks decorated for Christmas. The wife and I had previously been to Disney around Christmas when we lived in Florida around 1999 before we had kids. However, as the trip got closer, more events got canceled. The… Continue reading Disney in December (part 2 finally)

Walt Disney World 2020

My wife and I were seeking some normalcy in a world spun out of control. But I wasn’t sure we would get it in my wife’s happy place, Walt Disney World, where there were strict guidelines in place and caps on how many guests could enter the parks. At least we were leaving New Jersey… Continue reading Walt Disney World 2020