Gallows Point Resort – Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI

America Point

Overview of St. John St. John is a stunning and secluded US Virgin Island which is primarily a National Park and Coral Reef National Monuments.  To be clear, it is not a vacation for everyone as there is hiking involved as well as 4 wheel drive terrain.  Driving is in American cars but on the left and can be tricky based on the winding, hilly and narrow roads.  The island is 8 miles long and … Continue reading

Posada Margherita – Tulum, Mexico

Posada Margherita

Posada Margherita in Tulum, Mexico is among the top spots to eat in Tulum. Posada was one of our most memorable meals. We’d read of the ‘Pasta Nazi’, as the locals call him. Alessandro Carozzino, an Italian ex-pat who runs the hotel and restaurant with his wife is rather stringent about the rules. But then I would be too if I made fresh pasta by the individual order. This was a rather unexpected beach meal! … Continue reading

Sandy Hook, NJ

The Clam Hut

This is a supplement to our prior post about Gateway National Park at Sandy Hook, NJ.  If you are not familiar with Sandy Hook or how to get there, check out the link before reading on.  This is a great day trip from NYC with NO CAR NEEDED. Here are a few iPhone shots.  We choose to stay away from the crowds and we take the 8:15 so you’ll still see the tracks from early morning … Continue reading

Snorkeling – Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

So we didn’t have an underwater camera and I wish we did, because it is hard to describe our underwater adventure without them, but I will try.  The pictures we do have from the trip are mostly of a little known cenote on a secluded beach that dumps into the Caribbean Sea a bit north of the Tulum Ruins. So our adventure begins with a little bit of a hangover from the previous night.  Erik, … Continue reading

Tulum Ruins – Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Ruins, Mexico

While in Tulum Jen and I were lucky enough to experience the Tulum Ruins.  They are located on the very North End of Beach Rd.  Beach Rd. dead ends at the ruins.  Easy to get to by walking, biking or taking a cab.  We walked the beach part way and then were forced by terrain and fences to walk the rest along Beach Rd.  It was a beautiful twenty minute walk. We had read that … Continue reading