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The Mighty Pen: Hard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico 
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The Mighty Pen: Hard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico 

It was a celebration of the music we love and the love that has let us share our name for the past 15 years. This was a Mexican musical getaway sans children, a long weekend to bask in the warm tropical glow of a decade and a half of marriage. […]

How To Take A Couples-Only Vacation With Your Kids
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How To Take A Couples-Only Vacation With Your Kids

You might think that the title of this travel blog post makes absolutely no sense but you’d be absolutely incorrect. There IS an easy way to take a couples-only vacation WITH your kids and it makes financial sense to do so too. I explain how to do it and run […]

What Do I Want To Do For A Living?
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What Do I Want To Do For A Living?

We were supposed to be watching the series finale of our favorite show, 90 minutes of British crime investigation that we’ve been leaving to get virtually dusty on the digital shelf of our PBS.org Roku account because once it’s over, it’s over and neither of us are ready for that […]

Records and Root Beer From Coast to Coast During An Alaska to Atlantic Epic Family Summer Vacation
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Records and Root Beer From Coast to Coast During An Alaska to Atlantic Epic Family Summer Vacation

The skeleton of our two week drive from Washington state to New Jersey has been assembled for sometime but now the connective tissue and some of the joints of those 14 sunny summer days we’ll spend behind the wheel of what will surely be a jam-packed Kia Sedona are finally, […]

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach
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The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach

The phone dings, that familiar modern sound alerting us of something new, cutting through the hiss of onions sauteing in hot oil in the kitchen, breaking the still silence of a bedroom at night or, in this case, emanating from the lone back pocket of knit shorts with red and […]

The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas
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The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas

If, as I rolled up to The Hotel Emma, sunken deep into the quilted pillow backseat of a jet black Cadenza, if my mind was centered in that moment on the type of pen that would be waiting for me in the room, I’d have thought, based on the heavy […]

Memories of The Burren in Ireland with Kids
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Memories of The Burren in Ireland with Kids

Ireland with kids was lovely. But Ireland for us was complicated. As I wrote upon returning home from vacation last summer, the Emerald Isle proved something of a cataclysmic glitch in our epic U.K. holiday and, ultimately, in our marriage. We overcame, barely, and have grown significantly as people and […]

A Dream of Cuba
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A Dream of Cuba

There’s never a time when I’m not dreaming of traveling to somewhere new and exciting but those dreams come fast and furious, and often become concrete plans, while I am traveling. It’s a super way to pass the time on planes, trains and ships. Hmmmm, where shall we explore next? […]

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