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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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Visiting Jack London State Historic Park


We recently took a road trip down to Southern California and this time we opted to travel the Hwy 101 route. In researching travel options I noticed that we would be very close to the Jack London State Historic Park. Part of our travel prep always includes quite a bit of reading (we love to read) and […]

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Day Trip: A Morning Drive


Ok, technically I was not day tripping just to watch the sunrise. In fact, to be honest, I never watch it rise. I prefer for the sun to watch me rise instead. The reality of it is that I was off on a day trip which involved my being on the road  at such an […]

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Travel Tips: Coming Home

We are eagerly anticipating some upcoming travels around these parts. Our internet browser has about a half dozen tabs open encouraging us to visit certain attractions and locations on our planned route. There is always great excitement in preparing for a new trip because you never really know what might happen (although you sorta hope to […]

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Things to Do With Kids in Coeur d’Alene, ID


Ever heard of Mudgy the Moose? Neither had we. That is, we hadn’t heard of him until we started looking up ideas for things to do together as a family in Coeur d’Alene and discovered the lovable book about Mudgy, by Susan Nipp. Mudgy is a (fictional, of course) moose who lives in Coeur d’Alene. […]

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Abbottswood Rental House / B&B in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


Our family recently went on a trip to Couer d’Alene, Idaho and, as is our preference, we poked around on VRBO to find out what type of vacation rental we could score for the occasion. As mentioned previously, we find it cheaper to book a vacation rental as opposed to a suite at a hotel. This way […]

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Visiting Port Angeles on the Washington Coast: Part I


We had a busy spring season as we introduced a new member into the family. Now when we travel, we are moving around with four kids instead of three! As daunting a task as this might seem, we find that practice makes better travelers. We hope to install a love of adventure into our kids and develop […]

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Exploring Namdaemun shopping district in Seoul, South Korea

Busy day at Namdaemun market in Seoul

Seoul, Korea, has been one of the world’s fastest-growing cities (now topping 10 million residents) and is populated by people of every background and class. From the early Korean caste system has emerged a society teeming with everyone from the low-income to the super-wealthy. The Namdaemun shopping district reflects this huge variety in a broad […]

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Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea

Bukchon village architecture

Bukchon is a working village of historic homes, called “Hanok”, near the center of Seoul, South Korea. It’s a great place to experience Korean architectural styles and experience their tightly clustered communities, designed around small, twisting alleyways that were designed well before anyone was concerned with making room for automobiles. It’s surprisingly well-insulated from the […]

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Visiting Yeouido Island in Seoul, South Korea


Yeouido Island has been described as the “Manhattan” district of Seoul, home to many of its largest business, finance, and media centers. But it’s not all work and no play — the busy skyscrapers are complemented by beautiful parks stretching throughout the island. The scenery is so diverse that we found Yeouido quite interesting to explore on […]

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