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San Diego 2024: food & drink

San Diego 2024: food & drink

Thursday This year we arrived in San Diego in the early evening, so after checking in to the hotel {link to hotel blog post} we drove to Hillcrest Brewing to check out what they had on offer. Originally I was interested in their sour (partially hidden as it is kept...

San Diego 2024: where we stayed

San Diego 2024: where we stayed

Where We Stayed Much like in 2023 and other years past, we divided our week-long stay between Hotel Circle and Pacific Beach. Holiday Inn Express - Mission Valley Located within a few minutes walk of the Town and Country conference center, the Holiday Inn Express was...

2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

Previous years-in-review – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 In 2023 we focused on longer, slower trips. That led to less total flying than in pre-Covid years, but given our points build up, let us book premium economy...

Oregon Wine Tasting, a weekend with friends in Willamette Valley

Oregon Wine Tasting, a weekend with friends in Willamette Valley

A Southwest airfare sale spurred us to look at some options for a quick weekend trip in December, and much like 2019, we choose a weekend of wine tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley. On this trip we brought some friends from NC, and we also met up with some friends...

Seychelles: snorkel excursions

Seychelles: snorkel excursions

Snorkel Trip with Geoli Charters (Praslin) There was 100% chance of rain according to Google but we awoke to sunshine, yay! We were picked up by van a little after 9am at our hotel, the driver was running late because the first couple wasn't ready. Total of six of us...

Seychelles: La Digue restaurants and takeaway

Seychelles: La Digue restaurants and takeaway

Glorious Bakery We stopped in for take-away pizza (margarita) on our first day. Better than the Lobster Bay pizza on Praslin and priced fine at 150scr ($10.50). Enough for us to split with two pieces leftover. Not memorable but we took notes of a bunch of other savory...

Seychelles: La Digue sights

Seychelles: La Digue sights

Anse Severe This was our 'local' beach, just down the street from our accommodations, and featured multiple beach bars. Eric tried snorkeling on our first day but the combination of shallow water and waves meant his only souvenir was a scraped up knee. :( We walked...

Seychelles: Praslin restaurants and takeaway

Seychelles: Praslin restaurants and takeaway

Lobster Bay Restaurant Our first dinner on Praslin, conveniently located just a 2 minute drive from our hotel with a few parking spots out front. We had stopped in earlier to make a reservation and while it wasn't busy at 6:30, people without reservations had to sit...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)

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Eric and Leandra in Orient Point, NY :)

Hello! This website chronicles the travel adventures of a computational biologist and a WordPress website developer (with past entries of our 😇 rescued mini schnauzers, Riesling and Pasha).

We’ve steadily increased our travel over the last several years and that is the focus of our blog currently, but you can read older ‘daily life‘ and ‘canine‘ posts by clicking on those links.

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Eric and Leandra in Orient Point, NY :)