Category Archives: Travel

Costa Rica (La Fortuna & Arenal, Manuel Antonio)

A few years ago I bought the Lonely Planet travel guide on Costa Rica, more-so out of curiosity than initiating a trip at that time. Olivia must’ve been around 16 months then, perhaps a few months too soon to take on the natural wonders of the Central American country. In late 2018, the talk of a mid-winter trip was brewing with our friends Jason and Jessica (and son Jasper). We had previously traveled together to St. Martin and Mexico, Jasper and Olivia being tried and true travel buddies, were excited about venturing to a new destination (and so were we, the parents)! This time however, we would be going as a group of seven as Luna (our 14-month old), joined the ranks. This was Luna’s second trip out of the country. Continue reading

Austria (Vienna) & Czech Republic (Prague)


When friends move away, the typical reaction is to be excited for them despite internalizing the sadness of their departure. Within the past year two sets of dear friends leaped across the Atlantic in pursuit of new endeavors. Our friends Philippe and Charlotte + kids headed off to Vienna while our dear friend Rich checked into Prague. It wasn’t so long after they had left that Brigitte started talking about visiting them. Lucky for us and them, Vienna and Prague are only separated by a 3.5 hour train ride. And so we set off for 1-2-punch European trip which also afforded us the opportunity to re-experience these beautiful capitals, this time with Olivia.

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Mexico (Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Chichen Itza)

Por que no? Por que si!

As a New Yorker I’ve always wanted to visit Mexico. Growing up in The Big Apple had appropriated me to Mexican culture, the cuisine, and Mexican people to a certain extent. I just never suspected it would take nearly 30 years to finally make the trip.

Similar to last February, we planned another winter escape with our friends Jess, Jason and their son Jasper. This year’s destination would be Mexico’s Playa del Carmen (as it edged out Curaçao by majority vote). Continue reading

1 Year Anniversary

A year ago (on June 1st), Brigitte and I flew out of New York’s JFK Airport and took on the world. We had embarked on an 8-month journey that saw us through more than two dozen countries spanning 5 continents. Trip of a lifetime? ..unequivocally YES!

Somehow I wish we could go back in time and do it all over again. I suppose the best we could do right now is to relive it in pictures. Here’s a compilation of some of our favorites.