24. 01. 2016

— What the Heck is a Travelogue?

Mark NP blogs in the rich tradition of the travelogue, whether or not you know what that means.

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16. 01. 2016

— The 52 Weekends Series: #1

This will be an experiment. I’ll cobble together a list of great adventures that anyone – local or tourist – can replicate over the course of a weekend, usually starting on a Friday night and ending on Sunday afternoon. By the end of the series, there should be something to do in NJ for every weekend of the year.

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01. 01. 2016

— On what makes a traveler

It's been a while since I've posted, and so it's no accident that this first dip back into the blog appears on New Year's Day. Here's to the resolution of more traveling and writing in 2016.

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18. 10. 2015

— Highway 66 Revisited: Part 1

Sarah reflects on her return to New Mexico after 8 years of living back on the east coast.

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13. 08. 2015

— A Holiday in Cambodia

Despite having siphoned some gasoline into his bike’s tank before leaving the airport, our driver’s engine sputters and dies on our way to the hotel. We roll into a gas station on fumes,...

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31. 12. 2014

— 7 group activities that are actually pretty fun by yourself

Just because no one will go along with you doesn't mean you have to stay home. Try these "group" activities that are actually pretty fun by yourself.

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30. 11. 2014

— The Solo Traveler Series: Madrid

Madrid through the eyes of a solo-traveler.

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07. 11. 2014

— How to Find Cool Stuff to Do on the Weekends

A friend recently asked me, “How do you find out about all the cool stuff you do every weekend?” See how anyone can find cool stuff to do on the weekends.

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20. 10. 2014
Columcille: Land of Myth & Mystery

— Pocono Roadside Attractions that Rock

Check out these Pocono roadside attractions that will put your vacation off to a proper "rocky" start.

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18. 08. 2014

— How to See A Big Chunk of Italy in Two Weeks

With only two weeks vacation, you can still see a big chunk of Italy just by following our itinerary.

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05. 07. 2014
House of Voodoo

— A Bachelor Party in the Big Easy: New Orleans

When my groomsmen kidnapped me for a bachelor party weekend, I had no idea we were headed to New Orleans.

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02. 07. 2014
Lexington Market

— A Tell-Tale City: Baltimore in February

You'll love the first half of Baltimore, but you can skip the second half. Also, don't go in February if you can avoid it.

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02. 07. 2014
Welcome to Palestine...WV

— A Roll of the Dice: Palestine, WV

After rolling a ten sided die 5 times in a row, we drove to the random zip code that chance provided: Palestine, West Virginia.

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26. 04. 2014

— Top 4 Honeymoon Snafus

To the moon! A (mostly) Perfect Honeymoon.

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06. 03. 2014
D&R Canal Bank

— Canoeing the D&R Canal

The D&R Canal is a historical state park that cuts across New Jersey. We went canoeing from one end to the other. Check out the story in our own backyard!

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16. 02. 2014
Stone Henge

Three Obstacles to Finishing Your Bucket List

What's stopping you from finishing your bucket list? Check out some common obstacles, and what you can do to overcome them.

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24. 01. 2014
Little Red Lighthouse

— 6 Surprising Apps to Take on Vacation

If you have a smartphone and you like to travel, make sure to download these apps before you head out on your next adventure.

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03. 01. 2014
Exercise caution on La Rambla

5 Scams that Happened to me in Europe

Don't get taken advantage of by con artists in Europe. Traveling abroad? Check out these popular scams.

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19. 10. 2013
Westminster Bridge

— You Can Not Win a Shell Game

P.T. Barnum famously said there’s a sucker born every minute. Learn from my mistakes: you cannot win a shell game!

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06. 09. 2013
... of the Bulls!

Surviving Pamplona, and the Running of the Bulls

Pamplona's running of the bulls San Fermin festival is a great party -- just be careful when you hop that fence!

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24. 08. 2013

5 comforts of home I missed about America

Traveling is great but after a long time on the road you get to miss certain comforts of home. You can take an American out of the US...

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03. 07. 2013
Catskills: Phoenicia, NY

Camping in the Catskills

Headed upstate? Stopover in the Catskills for a camping weekend.

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28. 06. 2013
Puaena Point

Oahu: From One End to the Other

Oahu isn't as built up as many claim. There are a ton of activities that many tourists never get to check out -- take a look at what we've found.

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18. 06. 2013
Souvenir Spoons

4 Reasons To Start Collecting Souvenirs

Collect your memories in the most tangible way possible: with souvenirs!

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13. 06. 2013
Kensington, San Diego

What’s The Weather Like In San Diego?

Planning a trip to San Diego? Take a look at our trip for unique additions to your itinerary.

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08. 06. 2013
100 Pesos

4 Tips On How To Get The Best Rates On Foreign Currency Exchange

Don't pay too much on exchange rates in a foreign country. Use these tips to get the most out of your cash.

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04. 06. 2013
Ketchikan Brothers

Northern Lights

Warning: this is an epic post! But how else could I describe an epic road trip to Alaska with my brother?

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29. 05. 2013
Seaside Heights Skyride

The Jersey Shore Is (mostly) Back

You don't need Chris Christie to remind you that the shore is open -- come see for yourself!

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25. 05. 2013
Palm Trees

How To Use Your Vacation Days At Work — Part 2

Worried about how to achieve the perfect balance between work and vacation? Follow these tips to ease your anxiety.

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21. 05. 2013
Portland, Maine

How To Use Your Vacation Days At Work – Part 1

Don't stress about taking vacation. Use these tips to take strategic days at work.

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19. 05. 2013
Philadelphia Zoo

Field Trip: Philadelphia Zoo

As you may know, I’m a high school Language Arts teacher. In addition to the day to day joy that is ninth grade English, one of the fun parts of my job is...

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15. 05. 2013
Avoid These Hangups When Booking Online

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Booking Your Vacation Online

Learn from my mistakes and avoid these 5 pitfalls when booking your vacation online.

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10. 05. 2013
The lone cherry blossom we happened upon in late March.

A Monumental Walking Tour of Washington, D.C.

I love walking through cities. Many places have public transportation options which can get you from point A to point B in a jiffy, but if you’re traveling and you have the time,...

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09. 05. 2013
View from the top of Ek' Balam.

Why I Choose To Travel Independently

We made the final push and wheezed our way up the narrow ancient steps, barely wide enough for a child’s foot. With hardly another soul in sight, the blazing Mexican sun beat across...

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03. 05. 2013
Horses graze behind the iron and stone corral.

Yaxcopoil: The Haunted Hacienda

Hugging curves along jungle highways and plowing through the plantation back-roads of the Yucatan Peninsula, we find ourselves ahead of schedule, if not exactly sure where we are. I ask Sarah, “What about...

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01. 05. 2013
Capturing the after-glow of sunset along the breaker in Huron, OH.

3 Reasons Why A Well Planned Trip Is Worth It

Even though I only have the opportunity to go on a few adventures every year, I still feel like a traveler all the time. When planning a trip, I enjoy taking an intense...

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