Tag: youthful adventurer

Taking a NASCAR Daycation

Can someone not too familiar with stock cars still have fun at a NASCAR race? You bet! Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Racecars, A Roadtrip, and a Lot of Potential A great trip does not always have to be had by decamping to someplace exotic or romantic and far, far away.  I am introduced to a whole new world—just a couple of…

Seeing Salem in a Single Day

How to Make the Most of Limited Time in Witch City An extemporaneous trip to Salem gives us an adventure to look forward to—quickly—but it also means that we are too late to book a hotel in Salem itself. No…

Should You Take the Kids to Murano?

Windows beckon in Murano, but should travelers with children enter glass shops? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Do Youthful Adventurers and Glass Really Mix? The first time I make my way to Murano, the Youthful Adventurer, around 13 at the time, marvels at our vaporetto ride across the Venetian Lagoon and then fidgets as we visit glass…

A Visit to Manhattan’s Churchill Tavern

Churchill Tavern on East 28 Street in Manhattan. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

History for Hungry Adventurers in the Flatiron District When, shortly after we place our food orders, one of the Youthful Adventurers returns from the restroom at Manhattan’s Churchill Tavern quoting Winston Churchill (whose recordings are apparently running on a continuous…

Rainy Day Manhattan

Museums for when the Met is too crowded

Museums for when the Met Is Too Crowded As much delight as we take in our own youthful adventurers, especially when they traveled by stroller and drank juice from a box, we aren’t quite, quite as joyful when we get…

Rooftop Bonus, Manhattan

Enjoying a sunny afternoon from the rooftop of Homewood Suites in Midtown Manhattan Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Lofty Stay at Homewood Suites in Midtown Manhattan The Brawny Sherpa and a youthful adventurer have concert plans at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan that will necessitate an overnight stay nearby. We choose Homewood Suites on West 37th Street…

Roughing It in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Relocating Isn’t Quite the Same as Vacationing No matter where I go, I always try to picture myself living in that place, like by Hemingway’s pool in Key West, Fla., or with a little apartment by the Blue Lagoon in…

Why My Great Adventure Is Only So-So

On a trip to New Jersey for a 50th wedding anniversary of some cousins, the Brawny Sherpa and I decide to spend a day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson with all three Youthful Adventurers. We’ll gladly pay the…

Quality Time at the Eiffel Tower

Figuring that the Eiffel Tower will be a ho-hum stop on our tour of France, I buy tickets to go see it on the first night we will be in Paris. I’ve seen the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park,…