Screw the Beaten Path


October 2014

We’re in Savannah!

We’re planning to stay in Savannah for a bit… what’s your favorite thing to do here? Add your recommendations in the comments below.


Where we are and where we’ve been (so far!)

Our map is finally getting filled in!!

Not enough time in Charleston, SC…

We arrived in Charleston yesterday, and promptly fell in love. With the city, with our campground, with the whole area! We stayed at James Island County Park, which is a destination in itself – it’s a gorgeous park with great… Continue Reading →

Stopover in Emerald Isle – Crystal Coast, NC

I’d never heard of Emerald Isle or the Crystal Coast but it looked to be about halfway between Virginia Beach and Charleston (where we’re headed tomorrow) so we decided to give it a shot. Emerald Isle is on the southernmost portion of the Outer Banks… Continue Reading →

2 Days in Virginia Beach

And just like that, we said goodbye to fall and hello to summer! After weeks of cold fall weather in the Northeast, we were thrilled to find ourselves on the warm sandy beach of Chesapeake Bay in swimsuits and tanktops. Highlights Enjoying… Continue Reading →

Visiting family in VA

For the past 3 days we’ve been “relaxing in style” (Esa’s favorite expression) in northern Virginia with family. The kids played nonstop with their big cousins, we ate like royalty, and we even got to tour Washington DC along the… Continue Reading →

Quick stop in Connecticut

We made a quick stop in Westport, CT to visit friends and were treated to a delicious dinner and wonderful brunch, courtesy of Jen and Jonathan. The kids had a great time playing with little Cole, and Mahmood and I had a… Continue Reading →

The big New England blog post

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We’ve been in New England for 12 days and I’m going to try and sum it all up in one post. So… get yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable – by the time you’re done, you’ll either be booking… Continue Reading →

Lowlight: Too tall

I had been warned about low tunnels and bridges in the Northeast, but we thought we were safe as we had been staying on major roads and watching for “low clearance” signs like hawks. Well, last week we had our… Continue Reading →

Why I refuse to optimize

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Throughout this trip, I’ve heard from locals many times: “Oh, if only you’d been here last month!” or “Summer is really our best season – you should have been here then!” I’ve also heard folks say, (once we’re in the… Continue Reading →

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