Category: USA

Packing Up & Moving Out – THE Move from New Jersey to Germany

For ten years, I swear I have moved the same boxes from one place to another.  But, since we need to pare down our stuff to move internationally, we finally opened up some of those boxes.  After a few of "Oh, so that's where that was!" or "Oh, we kept that?" -- it was time ...

International House Hunters – Apartment Hunting in Germany

One constant that Amanda & I have shared over our past ten years together is that we have moved quite a bit.  We have moved between apartments, between cities, between States, between houses, and now between Countries.  With websites like Rent.com or various Realtor sites in the US, we had tools available to us to ...

The metric system…it’s not that complicated! Easy Cheats to Convert English Measurements to Metric

For anyone that has ever traveled outside of the United States, you quickly realize that the metric system can be a bit confusing.  It still amazes me that the US is the only country that still uses only the English system of measurements.  Heck, even in England, both units of measure are used. Luckily, as ...

We Have an Announcement – Germany, Here We Come!!

So, this travel blog that I started a few months ago is about to become VERY different!!  Amanda & I (oh, and let me not forget our Barney) are officially moving to Germany the first of January due to at least a 3 year job rotation.  It's a fantastic opportunity both professionally and personally.  Since ...

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn – Have You Been to the Birthplace of Mark Twain & Taken a Mississippi River Cruise

  I've been working on a repetitive project where I participate in a team that visits our manufacturing plants for a week, and provide improvement recommendations.  This has been a fantastic opportunity for me to learn our manufacturing processes, but it makes for a very long week. Traveling to these sites, it is neat to ...

Travel to North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

  During the week of August 20th, Amanda & I enjoyed a vacation in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  My parents, sisters, brother-in-law, niece, nephew & his girlfriend, enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing time at Crescent Shores.   Amanda & I flew down from NJ to Charleston, driving 2 hours north to NMB. Growing up in NC, ...