Famous Places to Visit on Nantucket

Lighthouse Nantucket

The island of Nantucket, located 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is only 14 miles long and 3-5 miles wide. Yet it has some of the most prominent landmarks not only in New England but in the USA.

With its endless, clean, windswept beaches, historic lighthouses and buildings, blooming gardens, and untouched nature, there is so much to see and do there.

Half of the idyllic island’s land is preserved, but many beautiful old and new local residences are available for short-term rent. So you can book one for a more authentic experience during your vacation there.

Here are some of the most famous places to add to your itinerary when you head to the “Little Grey Lady of the Sea.”

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Hiking to Potato Chip Rock in San Diego

Tony and Thomas at Potato Chip Rock

Potato Chip Rock is crazy, a little dangerous, and – much to the chagrin of locals – a darling of the Instagram crowd. Perched high above the arid valleys of Poway in Southern California, the very photogenic site repeatedly pops up in newspapers, blogs and social media streams around the world.

Hilariously, despite the fact that Potato Chip Rock is located 30 minutes from where I grew up, I had never visited. Considering the fact that Thomas and I have scoured the world for similarly unique locations, we thought it was about time we paid a visit. Continue…

6 Places You Have to Visit on Your Trip Through Nevada

Las Vegas

If you’re looking for an incredible road trip destination, look no further than Nevada! This beautiful state is home to some of the most amazing scenery in the country. From the bright lights of Las Vegas to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, there’s something for everyone in Nevada. This blog post will discuss six must-see destinations on your trip through Nevada. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure.

1. Make Sure to Visit the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is one of Nevada’s most popular tourist destinations. This massive concrete dam was constructed in the 1930s and is now a National Historic Landmark. The Hoover Dam is located between Nevada and Arizona on the Colorado River. Visitors can take tours of the dam, learn about its history, and see its impressive architecture. It’s an excellent place for a walk or a picnic, and it provides a great photo opportunity. The area can get quite crowded during the summer months, so make sure to visit early or late in the day to avoid the crowds.

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Train Traveling from Boston to Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Looking for a smooth, hassle-free and affordable way of traveling from Boston to Philadelphia? Well, using a train might be your best bet. Generally, getting to Philadelphia from Boston via a train takes approximately 6 hours and 7 minutes, which is much faster than using a coach. The train line between Boston and Philadelphia is operated by Amtrak Train Company. Amtrak offers three train services including:

  • Amtrak
  • The Acela Express
  • The Northeast Regional

If you need to travel fast, the Amtrak Acela Service can get you to Philadelphia in less than 5 hours. It is quicker, more spacious and has stronger, more reliable Wi-Fi connections. There are over 40 trains running from Boston to Philadelphia every day, 35 of which offer direct connections. Besides soaking in the gorgeous views along the way, here are other reasons you might want to board a train from Boston to Philadelphia.

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Best North American Cities for Digital Nomads

Working and Traveling

If you have a passion for exploring and traveling to new destinations, you’re probably into the idea of working remotely. In a recent survey by the International Workplace Group, 74 percent of respondents viewed flexible work as the “new normal”, making restrictive workplace policies a thing of the past. If you’re looking for a new city to call your temporary home, here are our top five suggestions in North America that cater to your caffeine, dining, and coworking needs: Continue…

Walker Canyon Superbloom 2019

Walker Canyon near Lake Elsinore

Sometimes, we Californians start to take the state for granted. We whine and whinge about the traffic or the high cost of living, and some of us – god forbid – even start to wonder if the state is still worth it.

When California hears us questioning her total awesomeness, she’s like, “Hold my beer.” Bam, she summons up a wild and wonderful floral display which leaves the flower children dancing in the streets. Superbloom 2019 is in full swing. From the Carrizo Plain to the Anza Borrego Desert, the hills are alive with fields of flowers. Continue…

Another Kind of Thawing Mammoth

Tony and Larry in Mammoth

Siberia isn’t the only place where global warming is causing the snows to recede revealing the mammoths below. California’s Mammoth, the world famous ski resort, is making a pretty grand statement about climate change this year. My dad and I took to the slopes in mid-January to discover a thin layer of artificially produced snow where 20 feet of fresh powder is the norm. Believe it or not, even much of the peak of Mammoth Mountain, which rises to 11,060 ft (3,371 m), was free of snow. Yikes!!!

While the snow was relatively absent, the warm sunshine was plentiful and the mountain views were spectacular. The 50-degree temperatures were a rather nice way to celebrate my dad’s 65th birthday. And for those keeping track, my dad kicked my butt on the slopes. While I was tentatively snow-plowing my way over the icy patches, he was zooming down the slopes like Continue…

Happy New Year

Pelicans in La Jolla

Happy New Year everybody!!! We are too busy enjoying the insanely wonderful California weather to be blogging, so our 2013 year-end video will be up a bit late this year. In the meantime, here is a pelican stretching its wings on the cliffs of La Jolla.