Year in Review: 2022 Highlights


This past year, 2022, was an incredibly difficult year for our family. Our son unexpectedly passed away on January 1st, and while we don’t get too personal on this blog and choose to focus on our travel adventures, we could not reflect on the year without acknowledging our profound loss and deep sadness.

We did honor our son with several adventures by exploring new cities and starting new traditions. It is always with a sense of gratitude that we look back on all the places we visited in the past year. We reflected on five years of adventures in this post celebrating the 5th birthday of the blog. 

We also like to look for (both predictable and unexpected) “trends” in our travels. So, here is our index of our 2022 adventures:

  1. Florida: We spent a lot of time in Florida this summer:
    1. St. Augustine City Guide
    2. Palm Beach County City Guide
    3. Alligator Park in St. Augustine
    4. Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine
    5. Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
    6. St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum in St. Augustine
    7. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine
    8. Flagler Museum on Palm Beach island
    9. Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach
    10. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boca Raton
    11. Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach
    12. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Jupiter
    13. Butterfly World in Coconut Creek
  1. Disney World Tips:
    1. Disney’s Polynesian Resort
    2. Tips for Making Disney Dining Reservations
    3. Disney Dining Guide for 2023
  1. Vermont and Maine: We also had many adventures throughout Woodstock Vermont (and Hanover, New Hampshire) areas:
    1. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT
    2. Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, VT
    3. Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, VT
    4. Victoria Mansion Museum in Portland, ME
    5. Portland Observatory in Portland, ME
  1. New York City: We didn’t get into The City as much as in prior years, but still enjoyed exploring:
    1. Ten Places to Eat in New York City
    2. Museum of Math in Manhattan
    3. Museum of Broadway in Manhattan

And then, explores some other cool spots in the state of New York:

  1. Long Island Aquarium
  2. South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center on Long Island
  3. City Guide: Sag Harbor
  4. Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York
  5. Untermyer Park and Gardens in Yonkers
  6. Lumagica at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard in North Salem
  1. Connecticut: Our home state. We finally got around to visiting:
    1. The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford 
    2. Yale Art Museums in New Haven
    3. City Guide: Hartford, Connecticut
    4. City Guide: New Haven, Connecticut (all FREE!)
    5. Free Things to Do in Connecticut
  1. New City Guides:
    1. Woodstock, Vermont
    2. Where to Eat in Woodstock, Vermont
    3. Sag Harbor, New York
    4. Hartford, Connecticut
    5. New Haven, Connecticut
    6. St. Augustine, Florida
    7. Palm Beach County, Florida
    8. Ten New England Cities to Explore during Fall
    9. Ten Places to Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
    10. Free Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts
  1. Travel Tips:
    1. Whaling Museums Kids Will love
    2. Ten Marriott Hotels We Love
    3. Six Tips for Booking the Perfect Hotel

We are grateful for your ongoing support, likes, retweets, comments, follows, and repins on our posts and we hope you’ll stick around in 2023 for more adventures.

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  1. Nathan was surely with you in your many adventures this year in spirit, remembering all the wonderful travel experiences you gave him with great joy.
    Each of your blogs is filled with exciting ways to enjoy each town, city, museum, tour, as well as all the unusual highlights, interesting food, and creative ways to have fun.
    Thank you for sharing these experiences for us to share too.

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