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Welcome to London

London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an expensive city to visit.  The British pound is… Continue reading Welcome to London

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The New Forest National Park

The United Kingdom is home to 15 designated National Parks, areas of natural beauty and historic or cultural significance. Ten of these are located within England and include famous areas such as the Lake District, the North York Moors, and the Peak District. The other five are outside of England, with two in Scotland and… Continue reading The New Forest National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Just two weeks ago, the girls and I took a trip up to Yosemite while the boys were on their Sierra backpacking trip. It was the first visit for Sami and a second for Emily and myself. We spent two days at the park, and while a beautiful time, it wasn't nearly enough time to… Continue reading Yosemite National Park

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Disney 2K17: EPCOT and what’s with the Mickey?

  Greetings from beautiful Pasadena, where I write not from a cute coffee shop, but from a jury assembly room. The great thing about this is that I can continue with the fourth in my Disney vacay series in relative quiet, though without a macchiato. Today's focus will be the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,… Continue reading Disney 2K17: EPCOT and what’s with the Mickey?

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Disney 2K17 Travel Day and Tips for Travel with Kids

We took off for our week-long Disney vacation in mid-July.  Dressing for the trip was relatively easy, as we were going from one hot, sunny clime to another.  We did pack two umbrellas in our carry-ons in case it was raining when we arrived in Orlando. The boys wore jeans and Disney-themed button-down shirts, while… Continue reading Disney 2K17 Travel Day and Tips for Travel with Kids