2016 year in review

2016 year in review

Most of this year was taken up with immigrating to Canada and then writing a book about the process. With both of us working full time, it’s been a busy year! https://www.instagram.com/p/BLzH81_DZyt/?taken-by=sheepdontswim It doesn’t feel like we’ve traveled much this...
Manhattan’s Yorkville: The digital nomad guide

Manhattan’s Yorkville: The digital nomad guide

In the 1870’s, German immigrants flocked to Yorkville, a neighborhood on the Upper East Side. While the majority of Yorkville was German, there were plenty of families from Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Hungary. While the buildings were technically tenements, they...
Cumberland Gap National Park, USA

Cumberland Gap National Park, USA

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park isn’t particularly well known. Wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, the main entrance and visitor center is in Middlesboro, Kentucky. The visitor center is the best place to start, so you can buy tickets for...
Rochester Public Market

Rochester Public Market

Public markets are always fun to visit. They tell you so much about a city — especially since it’s nearly impossible to go and not end up chatting with a local. The Rochester Public Market has fed the city since 1827. You can get just about anything here...
Abandoned Camp Evans, NJ

Abandoned Camp Evans, NJ

Growing up, everyone has that place they always wonder about. It lies unknown, forbidden, behind a stone wall or closed doors. Camp Evans was that place for me, a semi-abandoned military base behind a barbed wire fence and guards. There were signs warning of patrol...
NOLA

NOLA

New Orleans will forever stand out to me as the first place I ever saw a man dragged out of his car by a mob and beaten. No, there are no photos in here of that.
Abandoned Fort Tilden

Abandoned Fort Tilden

If you’re at the Flatbush Junction Target, you’re right at the start of the Q35 bus route. Take it to the end and you’ll find yourself at the entrance to what was once Fort Tilden. This old military base is now part of Gateway National Recreation...
Hudson River State Hospital

Hudson River State Hospital

We went to Poughkeepsie to go to the Walkway Over the Hudson. That picture is from below because we never made it. Or, rather, we kept walking. While on the train up, we realized we would be so close to Hudson River State Hospital, so we may as well take a look. Even...
Ocean Grove, Asbury Park & Bradley Beach

Ocean Grove, Asbury Park & Bradley Beach

While the rest of the shore is known for partying, a la the MTV show, Ocean Grove is a community of tranquil Victorian homes. Asbury Park is (quite a bit) more hip. Bradley Beach is a quiet family town that still has plenty of stuff to do. The heart of Asbury Park is...
Our afternoon in Gary, Indiana

Our afternoon in Gary, Indiana

Gary, Indiana isn’t really known for being a nice place. I didn’t want to go to Gary just for ruin porn. I knew of it as a symbol of what happened to company towns when the company goes bust. I’m fascinated by the idea of an era when company...
7 days in Anchorage, Alaska

7 days in Anchorage, Alaska

We spent a week in Alaska one May. It was much colder than it was supposed to be. Anchorage was a ghost town on days there were no cruise ships docked. There was no electricity for a day. Then it went out again the next day. No one lives in Downtown Anchorage, so it...
Rainy day NYC

Rainy day NYC

New York has its share of bad weather. Rain, snow, or heat, here’s how to keep yourself entertained. If you’re in denial about the weather The Butterfly Conservatory Sure, it’s disgusting outside, but if it’s between September and May, you can still find yourself in a...
Jersey City

Jersey City

Not many New Yorkers venture on the PATH, but those who do are rewarded. We took the train over and explored that forgotten industrial zone between downtown Jersey City and Liberty Square Park.
The Queen of Religious Resorts

The Queen of Religious Resorts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We tend to forget about it, but New York is a beach town. Coney Island is hardly the only beach New Yorkers can easily get to without a car.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ocean Grove is one...
Best and worst airport bars

Best and worst airport bars

Casey and I don’t have platinum status for airlines, but we are frequent flyers. We’re usually chasing the best deal, so we hit different destinations with different airlines. This means we’ve been to a lot of airport bars and eaten a lot of bad...
Obsession

Obsession

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Casey and I met, I proposed we walk to all of the wastewater treatment plants in the five boroughs. She agreed for the novelty of it, but quickly became just as obsessed with it as I was. There aren’t that many, but...
When mom comes to Brooklyn

When mom comes to Brooklyn

You’ve talked your mom into coming up to visit you. Or perhaps you’re one of those people whose parents visit them voluntarily. What do you do with her once she’s here? What you need is activities that are mom friendly while demonstrating why you pay so much to live...