Hilton Hhonors Wifi vs. Verizon Hotspot

Our family is on a short two-day ski trip in New Hampshire, staying at Hampton Inn & Suites North Conway. The hotel is great, extremely family friendly, and the staff are nice. There’s an amazing mini-water park  inside the hotel, bingo night, movie night complete with popcorn. Just a wonderful place. Unfortunately, I needed to sneak in […]

Reflecting, Looking Forward

My family is in the White Mountains on a ski trip this week and as usual I’ve packed the running gear just in case there’s an opportunity. Today I had the time and ran into downtown North Conway and decided to stop mid-run at Zebs General Store, which is a must for anyone who visits the area.  I […]

Enjoying Fireworks at Niagara Falls

We’re on a last minute road trip to Chicago for a conference, my wife and I decided Niagara Falls would be a good place for an overnight stay along the way. There is no question this landmark is a tourist trap, something this hiking/camping family usually avoids on our regular vacations. That said, the Niagara […]

Ripley Falls 2011

I’m starting to go through vacation photos and video from our trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. This photo of Ripley Falls is one of my first attempts at HDR photography and I’m somewhat happy with the result. Click on the image to view a high resolution version on my Flickr page. Ripley […]

Old Bridle Path to West Rattlesnake Mountain

June 24, 2011 – This was our second time on the Old Bridle Path trail leading up to the scenic ledges that overlook Squam Lake.  Scenic is sort of an understatement, ever since our first hike I’ve noticed that nearly every tourism brochure features stunning photos from this location. Unfortunately the weather was not so great […]

Five Reasons To Stay at Fransted Family Campground

April 2012 UPDATE: Since I wrote this blog post Fransted Family Campground has been sold and is now managed by the new owners. If you’re looking for a campground in the Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire, you need to check out Fransted Family Campground. There are many camping choices in New Hampshire and the experience […]