Meet, Plan, Go…Long Term Travel is for Real

Meet, Plan, Go…Long Term Travel is for Real

About two years ago I read a story about a family who drove from Argentina to Alaska. I was intrigued. I knew of single people and couples who were traveling long term, but this family made travel seem possible for me, a wife and mom to three young children. I…

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“We’ll always be together in the black and white photo.”

“We’ll always be together in the black and white photo.”

  “Picture you and me in a cabin by the sea… What the photograph don’t show, is where we’re headed tomorrow.  Even when we have to go, we’ll always be together in the black and white photo.” I fell in love with this song, Cabin by the Sea,  just before…

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California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

We have to be there.  As soon as I heard the line up, I told my husband.  We have to be there.  So many of our favorite bands.  Bands that have brightened our days, changed our lives, fed our souls.  All in one place on the same day.  At a…

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Worth the Trip

Worth the Trip

I can hear breathing all around me.  My Dad.  My husband.  My three crazy children.  All calm and surrendering to sleep in a tiny hotel room.  It was a long day.  Ten hours in the car from PA to Wilmington, NC.  It was worth the trip.  To be here surrounded…

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New York State of MInd

New York State of MInd

Nothing opens the mind like travel.  Exploring new places, learning the stories of new people, using skills we do not exercise in our “real” lives; these things require an open mind.  Our minds work harder when we travel.  We are challenged and educated and inspired. I found this to be…

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Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor New Jersey

Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor New Jersey

We visited the Wetlands Institute on our trip to the Jersey Shore and discovered a great place to learn!  The walkway into the Institute had a flower garden where we found a caterpillar. We started our tour of the wetlands by watching a short film about life in the salt…

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Actions teach louder than words

Actions teach louder than words

We are not so savvy with the subway.  In fact, I have been on the nearest subway to me (in Philadelphia) exactly one time.  I took my first New York City subway this week along with my husband and three kids.  The kids loved it.  I have to say I…

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The butterflies led us (slightly) south

The butterflies led us (slightly) south

Every year, one generation of Monarch butterflies makes an incredible journey from points  north, such as Canada and North America, all the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  We have been fascinated by their journey since we started observing them in the un-mowed portion of our yard. This year,…

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Using teachable moments to exercise a variety of skills

Using teachable moments to exercise a variety of skills

We stopped for lunch at a convenience store on our way out of Delaware.  There was a map on the wall where we helped the kids locate the two beaches we visited on the trip, the town of Milton, where we went for the Horseshoe Crab Festival and a cousin’s…

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Super science adventure and yes you CAN take your kids to a beer tasting!

Super science adventure and yes you CAN take your kids to a beer tasting!

I am big on moments.  When you have three kids, you don’t get whole days that are blissfully fantastic.  Travel can be a combination of intensely moving and sanity sucking (what the hell were we thinking?, do they not realize this is awesome?, this is fun dammit!, let’s get them…

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