Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Equinox

Some thoughts about spring on its first day:


I love how it is often warm and rarely humid.


I love that bright, shimmering shade of green that new leaves give to old trees.


I love how wildflowers turn ordinary roadsides into vivid profusions of color and life.


I love going swimming with my daughter again.


I love sitting outside in the afternoon and drinking a margarita beneath a cloudless blue sky.


I love spring training baseball.


And finally, I am riveted by the most intense pursuit in all of sports:  the NHL playoffs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What is this Site?

This site is meant to serve as a kind of informal travel guide, particularly for the average person, since I have managed to do a lot of quality traveling in my life despite never being in the Conde Nast economic class.

About my “average person” credentials: As I write this I am 38 years old and supporting my family of three on a single middle-class salary. Before Erika gave birth to Sarah, she too was working, and therefore we had more income and no dependants except our pets…but we were still a typical young couple and never rich.

About my travel taste: I love traveling in all its forms, whether I’m hiking a wilderness trail or waking down Madison Avenue, whether I’m sipping margaritas in Key West or red wine in Sonoma Valley. I simply love to see and experience what this earth has to offer, both far away and close to home, because as far as I know you only live once.

This site uses my own experiences to be informative. Sometimes I might write about a town I’ve visited, and other times I might write about a specific inn or specific park. I might write something like “best seafood restaurants” or “best Irish pubs” I’ve visited. This site is a work in progress, but its content will always be serious and meant to help. I hope you like it and find it useful.

Except for the pictures that include both of us, all pictures on The Continuous Tourist were taken by me or Erika unless otherwise noted.