It’s The Travel Belles second “Across the Cafe Table” discussion and I can’t help but join in. This month’s question?
What’s in your travel beach bag and your ideal beach would be where?
Some of you may know I have a thing for beaches. The beach is where my husband and I decided to get [...]
The goal of the project is “to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not [...]
The sky was clear the night of the full moon.
Our campsite on Shaw Island was surrounded by trees, except the side that looked out over the water. I couldn’t believe our good luck when the moon began rising over Canoe Island, in our view.
Earlier, while the moon was eclipsing on the other side of [...]
One of the pleasures I’ve found blogging is “meeting” other people who love to travel as much as I do. I’d yet to meet one of those travelers in person, until Andrea Wren of Travelling Wren emailed from England saying she was coming to Seattle and invited me to join her for a hosted dinner at Pan Pacific Hotel. I was thrilled.
Three years ago, twin brothers, Davy and Daryl Vogel, took off with their parents from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on a quest to travel all the way to the southern tip of South America. By bicycle. They were ten years old when they left their life behind in Boise, Idaho and started their adventure.
On March 21st, after [...]
In a recent post, I promised this photo essay. After viewing the pictures, my husband and I gained a new appreciation for our children’s sense of humor. But then we wondered, ”Is it a little warped?”
We were on Nicaragua’s volcanic island, Ometepe, and had just finished dinner. Brian and I wanted to relax with our caipirinhas. The kids were done sitting.
Forget DVD players, ipads, activity books, and games. When traveling, give your child the camera and they’ll be entertained for hours.
My camera didn’t cost thousands of dollars, and if you’re handing yours over to the children, yours probably shouldn’t either. Nonetheless, tell your child you’re entrusting them with a valuable piece of family equipment, and hopefully they’ll be empowered to take extra [...]
1. Feeling great pleasure ordering a beer at a cafe in France when I wasn’t of legal drinking age, only to later learn my “biere sans alcool” was non-alcoholic.
2. Attempting not to be trampled in a throng of shoppers in a Beijing department store on a Sunday.
3. Waking up in a tent in the middle of the [...]
The novel, Dog-heart, tells the story of an unlikely relationship that develops between Sahara, an educated middle class Jamaican woman, and Dexter, a boy from a ghetto who helps support his family through begging. The book alternates Sahara’s voice as narrator and Dexter’s local patois voice, and follows the complexities that unravel with Sahara’s desire [...]
While driving down a two-lane highway across a broad expanse of a brown Wyoming, a weathered non-DOT sign popped up on a post alongside the road. It read, “Sacajawea’s Grave” and an arrow pointed to the right. We had just entered Wind River Indian Reservation, I couldn’t bypass that old sign.
I hit the brakes and pulled into a gas station to [...]
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