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Contrarian Vacation Destinations For Families Who Want Something Different
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Contrarian Vacation Destinations For Families Who Want Something Different

Controversial ideas, I’ve had a few. None, however, are proving as outlandishly controversial as one of my ideas espoused in my newest article for Family Vacation Critic. How’s that for a tease? Click through to discover that controversial idea and a handful of other best contrarian vacation destinations for families […]

Be Happy It Happened At All
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Be Happy It Happened At All

Wise words from an unreal doctor are no less relevant in adulthood and in a foreign city and at 5:48am. Be happy it happened at all, not sad it is over. Or something in that vein. But try selling that platitude to a boy who has seen his favorite kind […]

The Best U.S. Port To Cruise Carnival
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The Best U.S. Port To Cruise Carnival

Truth time: I originally didn’t qualify this post with that ‘U.S.’ bit. But then I remembered we once cruised Carnival out of Barcelona, the greatest city on this or any planet. So, ‘Best U.S. Port’ this quickly became. Because I spend faaaaaar too many daytime hours alone farting around on […]

Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Butternut Squash Soup — The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe In The World
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Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Butternut Squash Soup — The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe In The World

As a general rule, rarely ever is it desirable to pull back the curtain on the glistening sports car or the pricey speed boat at the very beginning of a game show. This was the opening meal, but that wasn’t the plan. November 2017’s #LoveAmelia ManFAM press trip was forced […]

From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian
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From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian

It certainly plays more cinematic in my mind than it did on the dew-covered pitch that Saturday morning some 30 years ago but the fact remains, I was smashed in the face by the ball, then by a cleat from the opposing team’s #9. Things went dark for a bit. […]

12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)
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12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)

There may have been a few dreams conjured inside the theater of Old Trafford on this pre-Christmas night but those would’ve been of the dancing sugarplum variety courtesy of a middle management approach to football played by the home side, ushering supporters into an earlier long winter’s slumber. Those who […]

The Decision To Stay Put For A Perfect Ireland Holiday — A Travel Story of Righting A Wrong With Girls and Dogs
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The Decision To Stay Put For A Perfect Ireland Holiday — A Travel Story of Righting A Wrong With Girls and Dogs

This was, to put it both bluntly and succinctly, designed specifically to right a wrong. That the Meelick House, an elegantly rustic stone coach rental home set on a rural patch of electric green in County Clare, came to represent such…let’s call it a kind of cognitive dissonance in our lives, […]

How Far We’ve Come: Nearly a Decade with Dawes
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How Far We’ve Come: Nearly a Decade with Dawes

The only point of clocks and maps The only point of looking back Is to see how far we’ve come It was a Thursday night. Not too chilly, not too warm. It was, simply put, a perfect mid-November night in Philly. Parking was still easy to find in the neighborhood […]

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