Inspirietry


Norway, Northern Lights and Happy New Year! Adventuriety / Inspirietry

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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Arctic Adventure…Into the Polar Night! Adventuriety / Inspirietry

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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Happy Tradition! Domesticiety / Inspirietry

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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Nikko Adventuriety / Inspirietry

After the sensory overload of Tokyo, we were all looking forward to a little nature and a slower pace.  The charming town of Nikko was recommended both by friends and guidebooks.  It is located a little more than two hours north of Tokyo and offers both the UNESCO World Heritage that includes 103 buildings or structures belonging to two Shinto shrines and one Buddhist temple...

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Aruba Inspirietry / Recuperiety

One of the benefits of traveling is that one learns geography and in planning our South America jaunt, Scott was thrilled to realize how closely Aruba and Ecuador are positioned on the globe. While Scott is always on the lookout for trekking opportunities, his true love is the sport of windsurfing and a very dry four years has left his beloved local windsurfing spot looking like...

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Family, Music or Estrogen Adventuriety / Inspirietry

Our last guided excursion was today and happily today was going to be the shortest amount of time in the car.    We left the apartment around 8:00 am and headed north out of town.   Our first stop was at Mitad del Mundo.   We have been some places this year that are really interesting that I would not have ever thought I would see....

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Understanding the Response Inspirietry

Daisy and I have decided to limit the nights we stay in hotels.   We have elected to setup shop in local apartments where we can spread out.  The kids can sit around the table like at home and complete school work.  I can cook in the kitchen and Daisy can do whatever she does.   She is pretty good at it I think.  As...

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Wonder and Just Plain Fun Adventuriety / Inspirietry

This is Scott.  This is my first Adventuriety blog. Our Peruvian experience has been full of exploration and wonder.   It has been part of my travel joy to just show up to a place without having a whole lot of knowledge.   Grant and Ashley’s 5th grade teacher Laurie Johnson, is a master educator.   She taught the kids to “First wonder, then ask google.”...

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My Brain is Going to Explode! Adventuriety / Inspirietry

Our second day in the Cusco area started early with a 7:30 am pickup for a full day of both  archaeological sights as well as cultural stops and everything in between which is going to make for a long blog.  Luis was our guide again and he was bound and determined to make up for our late start the day before.  He told us, “I...

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I Miss My Bad Boyfriend Adventuriety / Inspirietry

On that fateful hike over a year ago when Scott and I decided to dust off our dream of a year of travel with our kids and actually attempt to make it a reality, our conversation went in many directions with a lot of interrupting and laughing and excitement about the adventure that might be waiting for us.  One of things we really laughed about was...

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