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Monthly Archives: March 2015

We Never Really Liked to Travel

Side street where our hotel was located in Seoul, South Korea. Turn right, go down two blocks and you'll find the best Korean BBQ lamb in the known universe.

We have to confess to you (in case you aren’t personally acquainted with us) that we are not that adventurous when it comes to,  well, anything really. If you hold to the idea that birth order plays a factor in behaviors then you should know that both parents in this household are firstborns with all of […]

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Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara made for a fantastic February getaway from a rainy winter in the Pacific Northwest, and we visited the local Botanic Gardens as part of our visit. You might think, as we did, that February’s not the ideal time for viewing flowers, but we were very pleasantly surprised to discover lots of beautiful landscapes […]

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Adventuring at Home


We can’t travel all the time. There’s that thing about having to work a little and take care of the home front periodically. (Bummer, eh?) We like to keep the adventurous spirit alive though, even if we aren’t going far from home. One of the things we enjoy is exploring the area we live in. […]

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Visiting Solvang, CA


On our recent trip to California we decided would take a day to walk around the town of Solvang. We enjoy experiencing different cultures and while this didn’t take us out of our own country, it offered us a tiny little taste of Denmark. Sometimes, doing something a little outside of the norm is exactly what […]

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The Land Shark: Santa Barbara Tour on Land & Sea


On our recent trip to Santa Barbara we discovered a way to see the town unlike anything we’ve ever done before – the “Land Shark” tour. Boarding an amphibious vehicle, we spent the first 45 minutes inland cruising by the local sights, and then were driven straight down the boat ramp and into the Pacific Ocean! The Land Shark is […]

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Road Trip with Kids (Travel Tips)

Road trip with kids? Are you kidding me? It’s a pet peeve of ours that society today suffers from an impression that a.) your life is over once you have kids and b.) you can’t do anything fun once they are here. Neither of these beliefs are true. Your life begins being really fun and more […]

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Vacation Rental in Santa Barbara


As mentioned previously, our family enjoys finding vacation rentals to stay at when we travel. We find it makes things a lot more pleasant when you have your own space to relax in. Everyone usually gets a better night’s sleep, which makes day times – and travel in general – infinitely easier (especially where small children […]

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