There’s more to Ireland than shamrocks and Guinness. But who needs more than that, amiright? So, the family and I took our major family vacay to the land of Ire last year over Spring Break. I felt a teensy bit guilty that this trip really felt like MY trip. A destination I had dreamt of traveling… Continue reading Desination: Ireland
It’s been a major year. As I shared yesterday, we have a new person in the mix. And that’s all very exciting, but it’s not the only new development around here. So, I won’t waste your time. It’s time to get you up to speed… I published a book. Yes, I wrote a Young Adult… Continue reading Up to speed…
I think one blog post a year is acceptable. Sure. Heck, maybe I’ll even write another one before 2016 ends. Hey, don’t blame me. I’ve been busy. See. I made a person! Yep, there is a new kid trippin in this family. Her name is Finley—Miss Finn around here. She’s only four months and still… Continue reading The Newest Tripper
Well, folks…the time has come. In exactly one month, our feet will be on American soil…or as American as El Paso can get. Our time here in Germany has been at once too short and epic. We really hit the ground running and spent every second (and dollar) on making the best of it. I’ve… Continue reading The Best Surprises in our 2 Years Abroad
Hotels in Europe are not quite like the ones in America. In the states, you basically choose between a variety big-name, hotel chains. In Europe, the options are a bit different. For most people, hotels are somewhere you sleep, shower, dress. You’re spending like two waking hours (tops) in your hotel room. Folks with offspring see them… Continue reading Tips to Choosing your Hotel in Europe
Assuming you ever find yourself in the alpine region of Europe and are looking for a quaint, scenic, low-cost, relaxing, mildly-tourist, has-it-all, kid-friendly destination to spend a good weekend, I give you Lake Bled, Slovenia. Lake Bled is a picturesque glacier lake complete with alpine backdrop, church on an island, and overlooking castle. A tourist destination… Continue reading Destination: Lake Bled, Slovenia
My husband and I love hiking. Being outside, somewhere new, somewhere beautiful, packing all the necessary gear (my favorite part) and putting dirt under my shoes feels just plain good. I want to go fast. I want to go high. I want to go far. The kids are less enthusiastic. I say, “We’re going on… Continue reading Hiking with Kids: so they don’t hate it.