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Spotlight: FDR Presidential Library and Museum

October 20, 2014

In October of 1929 Wall Street had the single worst day known as “Black Tuesday”. This event catapulted the U.S. in to the ten year Great Depression. In 1932 the United States had decided that it was time for a change and elected Franklin D Roosevelt. read more

Walking in the Cloud Forest at Machu Picchu

October 16, 2014

Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the cloud forest around 1450 and was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest around a century later. It sits on a peak in the Peruvian Andes some 7,970 feet above sea level and 50 miles northwest of Cusco. One of the most interesting draws to Machu Picchu is that it stood unknown to the outside world until 1911 when it was brought to its attention by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll. You can freely hike up to the Sun Gate and all around Machu Picchu with your ticket into the park. read more

A Day in Lively Provincetown, MA

October 9, 2014

Breakfast: We started our day in Yarmouth on the island of Cape Cod, and planning to spend the day in Provincetown, first thing we did was fuel up on the way. That is where The Red Cottage Restaurant of Dennis, Ma comes in. A local and tourist favorite alike, the cottage only takes cash and draws the crowds for good reason, ridiculously tasty food. I continued my quest for the world’s greatest French toast and sampled their French Toaster Foster, and if you are after a hint of banana liqueur with your breakfast, this is the route for you. read more

Volunteer Jamaica by Michelle and Jedd

October 7, 2014

Jedd and Michelle are originally from Hawaii and Oregon, respectively. They got married in 2008 and have been traveling together ever since. Recently they returned from a stint in the Peace Corps. They are currently finding unconventional ways to support themselves as “digital nomads” long-term. They are constantly active – running, hiking, biking, surfing – and treasure time with their family and friends. read more

Flying “The Beast” in Toro Verde, PR.

September 30, 2014

While in Puerto Rico we decided to try out some ziplining. Naturally that meant only one thing, The Beast. It is the highest zipline in the world and the longest and fastest in the western hemisphere. They were offering a package deal, that included transportation to and from our hotel, lunch and an 8 run zipline canopy tour thru the park with the finale being “The Beast”. How can you pass it up?!? read more

On the Hunt for Lighthouses on Cape Cod

September 25, 2014

As it should the sun rose, marking the beginning of our day to explore Cape Cod. High on my list of things to do was to investigate classic New England lighthouses. Glinda was onboard with my idea, but I don’t think she was willing to dedicate our entire day to it. I knew I was going to have to select a few choice locations and hope that we liked Cape Cod enough to return some day. Wood End Light: read more

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