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Visiting Tewkesbury

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When we traveled to England, our family stayed near the Cotswolds with the plan to take some easy day trips to explore the local towns and villages. One of the places we had our eyes on was Tewkesbury. a medieval market town. The day we went it happened to rain, but this was England and we pressed on to […]

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Whales of Iceland: Reykjavik’s Giants of the Sea

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  With a few days in Reykjavik during a stopover en route from the U.S. to England, one item we’d planned on our agenda was seeing the recently-opened Whales of Iceland exhibit. The Reykjavik downtown area is fairly compact, stretching across about 2 miles of coastline, and we chose to make the walk to the […]

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Costa Rican Tour, Part 1: La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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Please welcome travel reporter Joy M. for a series of post on her and her husband’s recent trip to Costa Rica. Their travels took place in May 2015 and they appear to have enjoyed every minute of it! They happily agreed to share their experiences with us. Please enjoy. Our first two nights in Costa Rica […]

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Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon

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We recently visited the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Located in the historic Old Town Chinatown District, we consider this a place not to miss seeing if you are ever in Portland. The garden was built by Chinese artisans from Portland’s sister city, Suzhou. It is reported to be one of the most […]

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Family Vacation to Bend, Oregon

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Our family recently returned from a family vacation to Bend, Oregon. Bend had never really been on our radar before but we were looking for a “quick getaway” and, having never been, we thought we should give it a try. Bend had not been a place we’d considered much because it seemed that everyone who […]

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Visiting the High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon

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If your family is planning a trip to central Oregon, you simply must put the High Desert Museum on your list of places that you must visit. It is a worthy stop and one which you will not regret! The indoor and outdoor exhibits at this museum will keep you and your kids happily occupied […]

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Visit Downtown Bend, Oregon

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Last week our family enjoyed visiting Bend and the surrounding areas. We had a lovely time exploring Downtown Bend for the first time. What a fantastic location to enjoy as a family! Our family (two adults, four small children) enjoys familiarizing ourselves with various cities and towns by exploring their downtown areas. There is something so quaint […]

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Hello Kitty Cafe

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When we traveled to Seoul, South Korea last year there was one particular place we noted on the map that we thought would be kinda cool to check out. That was? The Hello Kitty Cafe. Our daughter loves all things pink and Hello Kitty and no, she was not traveling with us. When you are […]

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Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

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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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Visiting Solvang, CA

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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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