Screw the Beaten Path


September 2014

Watkins Glen – not just a racetrack

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Most people think of Nascar when they hear about Watkins Glen – but we got to see a totally different side of this town in upstate New York. As I searched through Yelp reviews to find the best place to go in… Continue Reading →


Need suggestions for NYC

We are planning for 48 hours in NYC (with kids). What should we do?!

Life’s a beach in Lake Erie!

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After we left Amish Country, we were looking for somewhere roughly 200 miles away to spend the night. A quick look at the map, a flip through our “Best Camprounds in America” book and a couple Yelp reviews later, we found… Continue Reading →

Falling for Fall

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Mahmood and I have come to the conclusion that summer is the most under-appreciated season in California. I think it’s because most places in California are open year-round. Think about it – even the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk is open… Continue Reading →

Northern Ohio’s Amish Country

As we left Cincinnati and headed towards the Northeast, we found ourselves in Northern Ohio’s Amish Country. The driving was beautiful – we passed farm after farm, along rolling hills and open fields. But when we arrived at our campground,… Continue Reading →

Taking it easy in Cincy

We arrived in Cincinnati after 2 days of rough driving from Door County. There was heavy rain most of the way, toll roads, and lots of traffic as we drove through Chicago. Once we got into Indiana, we found ourselves on… Continue Reading →

Indiana Dunes

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As we searched for a destination between Door County, WI and Cincinnati (where we were due to meet up with some of my cousins) we stumbled upon Indiana Dunes State Park. The park is on the south shore of Lake… Continue Reading →

Suggestions for Amish country?

We just arrived in Northern Ohio’s Amish Country. If you have suggestions or ideas for things to do and see while we’re here, please leave them in the comments!!

“Are we ever going to have sushi on this trip?” – Neela (age 5) as we were walking into Norske Nook, a Norwegian restaurant in Osseo, WI

We heart Door County!

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I’m not sure how I heard about Door County, but when we found ourselves in Wisconsin, I figured we should check it out. All I can say is wow – I can’t believe that I’m not hearing about this place… Continue Reading →

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