Category Archives: Quirky Travel

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family on the Odyssey in Boston (Giveaway)


Do you do anything special as a family for Valentine’s Day? Do you get them treats or gifts? Have dinner as a family? I’ll admit… I’m not all that great about celebrating Valentine’s Day. I’m often out of town traveling for work and it’s not always easy to find something that’s kid-friendly. If you’re in…

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker–Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Last year, LadyBug and I were treated to a tour of the Nutcracker Suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. We were both captivated by the magic of it (it even inspired one of our Christmas presents that year), but I had context and LadyBug did not. The tutus, Nutcracker and giant bear were all just…

A Christmas Story, The Musical: A Family Review


A family review of A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Citi Wang theatre in Boston.

Sending Love and Support to the People of the Philippines


I was not particularly well-traveled as a young person. By my mid-twenties, I hadn’t crossed the middle of the United States and I had never left the country. My first foray into international travel was a 5-day trip to Paris with friends, done on the spur of the moment. So, when it came time for…

Disney Parks Replaces the Guest Assistance Program

Beast's Castle, Walt Disney World

We love going to Disney World. In addition to all of the magic most people experience when visiting the parks, we get something a bit extra: overwhelming support for Bug’s food allergies. Accommodations like that can make or break a vacation. We are fortunate in that, despite some sensory challenges that both of our kids…

Mt. Washington Cog Railway–A Journey in Pictures

Cog railway descends Mount Washington

I have lived in New England for most of my life so I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I have never been to the top of Mt. Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast. I’ve been to the White Mountains, but we’ve always stayed at a lower elevation. When I received information about a…

Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake, North Kawartha, Ontario – Review

Viamede Resort

A review of Viamede Resort in North Kawarthas, Ontario.

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Brewster, MA Review–The Grounds


Last month, LadyBug and I enjoyed a girl’s weekend at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, MA. I’ve already shared their decadent recipe for S’mores Cookies, but it’s time for the important stuff. I’ve got a three-part series on The Grounds, The Accommodations, and The Amenities. I had to split it up because I’ve…

Lessons Learned from the Circus (Smirkus)

Circus Smirkus

I have been meaning to take the kids to see Circus Smirkus for the past two years. For those who don’t know, Circus Smirkus is an organization that teaches circus arts to kids. They put on a full-scale traveling performance each summer throughout New England. Since LadyBug loves trapeze so much (she’s hoping to take…

Milking the Cow, or Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun

Whale Sharks in Cancun

I “worry” about everything. Not in big, dramatic ways, but in smaller, “What if?” and “How can I plan ahead?” sort of ways. The strange part about that is that it’s mostly a social sort of worrying. When I went ziplining, I wasn’t at all concerned about falling to my death. Instead, I was concerned…