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The Scandinavian Saga Ends in Stockholm
in Recuperiety

The Scandinavian Saga Ends in Stockholm

So how did it all end?  Well, we flew from Tromso to Stockholm for four nights.  When I had planned this trip it was Copenhagen and Stockholm on either end of the “Great Arctic Adventure” to recuperate, first from our busy home lives and then from our busy adventure lives.  So far, you know how it’s going and I believe there was a collective sigh...

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14 May 2017
Norway, Northern Lights and Happy New Year!
in Adventuriety, Inspirietry

Norway, Northern Lights and Happy New Year!

It’s funny the things that stick in your mind.  Maybe because I am both obsessed with and terrified by traveling that I pay attention to certain details.  I have a whole photo album in my head of travel related snapshots and not what you might think.  All of these “mental pics” are moments that seem completely unrealistic to me, like they could never come true, whether they...

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11 May 2017
Arctic Adventure…Into the Polar Night!
in Adventuriety, Inspirietry

Arctic Adventure…Into the Polar Night!

Our Arctic adventure was about to begin and as the saying goes, “nothing good ever comes easy.”  People often comment that our family travels are so cool and adventurous and they are, don’t get me wrong, but there are many parts to our experiences and believe me, not all of them are as wonderful and smooth as one might envision, even me.  Yes, we like adventure but what three...

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07 Mar 2017
Copenhagen for Christmas
in Adventuriety

Copenhagen for Christmas

We went to Copenhagen for Christmas for a lot of reasons but the best reason of all was probably because if you can visit three countries in a trip instead of one, why not?  There were other reasons too, like I had wanted to visit Copenhagen in person ever since I visited with Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown a few years ago. Copenhagen is after all, the...

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01 Feb 2017
Happy Tradition!
in Domesticiety, Inspirietry

Happy Tradition!

My husband and I always get into a heated discussion about this time of year.  It goes something like this.  Me…. “Let’s go somewhere for Thanksgiving.”  Him…”I’d be happy to cook Thanksgiving dinner at home.  You know our kids really miss out on traditions.”  And then in his mind he adds, “They miss out because of your holiday issues.”  From there, the discussion goes downhill...

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29 Nov 2016
So…What’s it Like to Home School?
in Adventuriety, Domesticiety

So…What’s it Like to Home School?

Our year of traveling the world is over and the kids are back in a “brick and mortar” school.  We’ve been home for about three months and I just finished the last of the my travel blogs about all of our activities and what I think about them, but Scott has been telling me that I should write about the “other stuff,”  the more reflective...

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14 Nov 2016
Shanghai
in Adventuriety

Shanghai

Something that I notice right away as I look through our pictures from Shanghai to refresh my memory and get ready to blog my heart out…our pictures are not stellar.   Shanghai was days 16-19, our last three days in China, and we were tired.  China had been nonstop tourist-ing every day and after our first four nights in Beijing we were staying two nights in...

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12 Jul 2016
Another World Called Yangshuo
in Adventuriety

Another World Called Yangshuo

I didn’t know a whole lot about China when I was planning our trip.  Heck, I didn’t even want to go to China so I’m not sure how it turned out that I was in charge of planning, but I did know that China had Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the landscape that inspired The Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar.  If I was going to China, that sounded...

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09 Jul 2016
Becoming Shangri-La
in Adventuriety

Becoming Shangri-La

Our journey to Shangri-La began in Hutiaoxia or Tiger Leaping Gorge Town, where we pulled over in a busy parking area, hugged Denise good-bye and met Sarah amid cars honking and trying to back out of spaces and the couple that ran across the street to ask us about bus schedules and hiking…in Spanish.  Scott and the kids were able to not only have a conversation, but...

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07 Jul 2016
Being Dutch in Lijiang
in Adventuriety

Being Dutch in Lijiang

This year has taught me that when we disembark on the tarmac it is usually a sign of impending good adventure.  This was true in Tanzania, the Galapagos and now Lijiang in China’s Yunnan province.  Yunnan is located in southwest China in the eastern part of the Himalayas, sharing a border with Burma, Laos, and Vietnam in the south and Tibet in the northwest.  The...

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05 Jul 2016
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