Joovy Caboose – A Review

It was my trip to Argentina that made me break down and buy that travel double stroller I had been avoiding adding to my increasing collection. We have a City Mini Double that we love, but the truth is that it does not travel well. When faced with the prospect of planes, trains and taxis,…

Stroller Dilemma – The Decision

So, how’d I solve the stroller dilemma that plagued me before my big trip …. the Joovy Caboose. Confused? Yes, you are right, that wasn’t a choice. In fact, I didn’t even own it. I actually went out and bought a new stroller just for my trip to Argentina. After my post on the stroller…

Superstorm Sandy – 1 Year Later

It has been one year since Superstorm Sandy.  In that time I’ve made three trips to the Jersey Shore, and will make my next trip in just a few days.  I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and absorb what’s happen to my hometown and my friends.  On the anniversary of the storm that…

A Ridiculous Diaper Bag Collection

I love bags like I love shoes.  And over the years I’ve tried and used quite a few different diaper bags during my travels and everyday life.  As I searched for yet another one to meet the needs of my upcoming trip, I decided to do a review of some of my favorites over the…

Top 10 Things I Learned on my Trip Home

It’s been a while since I posted due to an all consuming work project.  But I haven’t forgotten my trip home to the Jersey Shore, which turned out to be more educational than expected.  I learned some interesting (and funny) lessons: 10. The WiFi in my mother’s house does not work upstairs…  In the middle of a work crisis, I ended up needing to turn…

Beach Day in Asbury Park

It’s not a trip to Jersey Labor Day weekend if it doesn’t include a trip to the shore.  My sister and her boyfriend came down for one day and her boyfriend loves the water so we decided to go with my dad and the kiddos to Asbury Park.  Asbury Park has a great boardwalk, a…

Pondering Travel Past and Future

I’ve been on a spring cleaning fix lately, so that’s how I found myself late Sunday night opening a box that was never unpacked from our last move (almost 2 years ago). In the box I found several picture albums I had forgotten I put together. These days, with all our cameras being digital cameras,…

Shopping in India: Malls

I love shopping.  I wish I didn’t, I would be able to travel more.  I inherited a deep need for retail therapy at a young age and can’t seem to shake it.  After 6 trips to India I’ve experienced a number of different shopping venues along the way and I thought I’d do four part…

Tribal Museum of Pune

When researching our trip to Pune, I read about a quirky little museum that is listed as a “must-see” in Lonely Planet India. A small out-of-the-way building, the Tribal Museum of Pune is dedicated to the history and artifacts of the native tribes of Maharashtra.  Front exhibit rooms have several pieces of everyday artifacts (bowls,…

Aga Khan Palace

We did a short stint in Pune our last week in India, and our very first stop (after the hotel) was Aga Khan Palace. Aga Khan Palace is a large estate built in 1892 by Sultan Muhammad Shah as an act of charity for the poor hit by famine in the area.  However its most…