Trip For Five is named for Jackie and Steve’s travels with their three children. It is also Steve’s personal blog where he writes about random, esoteric stuff in technology for which no suitable audience exists.

We have traveled with children since each of them was born.  Traveling as a family of five comes with some unique challenges: We don’t all fit in a taxi, and hotel rooms in many countries aren’t designed to accommodate three guests.  As a result, we learned about public transportation systems in third-world countries; renting apartments abroad; and driving “medium-sized” cars in medieval hill towns in Europe.

This site is designed to be mobile responsive, which means you can view it on both browsers and mobile devices. It is built on a customized WordPress template developed by Steve. The template is free and can be downloaded from Github.


  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Technology
  • Literature, mostly contemporary American literature

Favorite Movies

Favorite Books

Favorite Authors

John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, Graham Greene, Toni Morrison, Carol Shields, Haruki Murakami, and Kawabata Yasunari.