Updated on April 3, 2020
Way before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we took a trip to New York City for a day of history and adventure aboard the historic aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid. It was Kids’ Week and the queue was long but it was worth it. Apart from having one of the most varied aircraft collections on the East Coast, it has interactive exhibits, flight simulators, submarines and a … Read the rest
Updated on January 1, 2020
Last month I traveled half-way across the world to see my Dad. It was a solo week-long trip and had none of the highs associated with travel. I know that 22 hour-long flights are painful no matter how fun the destination or how great the company…but this trip stood out as one of the most trying ones yet. Mostly for personal reasons.
My Dad was … Read the rest
Jim Thorpe in Pennsylvania’s Carbon County is named after a legendary athlete who had never set foot in it. Nowadays it is a place that attracts bikers, hikers, rafters, rail buffs, and architecture enthusiasts. We were there to test the whole new world of biking-with-toddler-in-tow. We rented what seemed like the safest option for our 2 year old. It was a bike with a yellow … Read the rest
After spending a couple of days navigating the hub-and-spoke madness that is Washington DC, the clean lines of Skyline Drive making its way through the cool, green Shenandoah National Park was a welcome break. It was the end of May, we were there with my parents, making the most of what was left of Spring. The 105-mile-long drive hugs the pinnacle of the Blue Ridge … Read the rest
Updated on February 2, 2018
It was all about the fifties. Cars, carhops, fuzzy dice, burger and shakes, and of course, the music. The tunes would make you want to twirl, and twirl they did. How often do you see couples dancing on parking lots of drive-ins in Bethel? For that matter, how often do you see drive-ins in Connecticut?
Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant is a local favorite, and its Dagwood … Read the rest
At first, I wasn’t very sure I wanted to spend a sunny July afternoon inside a museum, but boy was I wrong. First of all, this isn’t your typical museum, confined within walls, this opens out into a field where aircrafts are flown and Ford Model T rides are raced, well, not exactly raced but you get the idea.
Just three miles from the scenic … Read the rest
I have been busy traveling these past couple of months. My parents were visiting us, so we decided to make good use of the balmy spring days. With a six-going-on-seven month old in tow, who I may proudly add is now quite a pro when it comes to road trips. Planes and trains are another story altogether. Will leave it for a future post.
Around … Read the rest
Old Pittsburgh relied on coal and steel, the new one depends on talent. Putting behind the trappings of a successful industrial past and spasms of unemployment, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself with new industries, sports stadiums, parks, biking trails, contemporary art galleries, eateries and pretty much everything you would expect in a middle-size American city. To read more, go to http://www.vagabondish.com/eco-friendly-biking-tips-pittsburgh/