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camping in the White Mountains, NH.

I’m probably going to nod my head and exclaim a confident “SURE” if you ever ask me to go camping with you. But, in my head I’m probably thinking, geez I hope this doesn’t pan out. I don’t do well with bugs or sweat and definitely bugs and sweat together.  I did, however, consider glamping and I’m ever so glad I did. We drove...

Amelia Island, Florida

Sometimes you just need to find that little place on the earth that instantly feels like you could go back over and over and never tire of it. We didn’t know that is what we would find on Amelia Island, but it was waiting for us when we got there. I have an extensive list of where I want to go, and the outer barrier islands of the east coast is one of those...

Maine

Living in New England it’s hard to go a few months without visiting another state, so different than the life I had growing up in the long state of California! We visit Maine, probably at least three times a year, if not more. Every season it has something different to offer and it’s gorgeous in all of them, so it never feels like something we can cross...

Washington D.C.

It took me a long time to visit our country’s capital, 35 years to be exact. I’m not entirely sure why, it’s always been on my list, especially to go when the cherry trees are in bloom. Which we missed this year by a week or so, but it was still beautiful.  For fifteen years, I’ve been laying over for work as a flight attendant, and they drive...

Maine

Maine, worth a visit, worth a lifetime, it reads as you drive over the state line. And it’s true. It’s idyllic and simple and slow and the air smells cleaner and the sky looks wider and the trees greener. A drive along the coast of Maine is one of our favorite road trips, driving through the little coastal towns, stopping at lobster shacks and strolling...

Martha’s Vineyard

All last year we took a bit of travel break, I was pregnant with our youngest, Clementine, and had been advised not to travel far, due to expected complications in the pregnancy. We were able to take two trips last summer, the first being to the Vineyard, as we say in Boston. I have wanted to visit the island for many years, especially since having fallen in love...

Ireland

The first time I ever flew to Ireland was the most profound landing of my life. I remember so clearly, sitting next to my mother, and the feeling of coming home washing over me, though I’d never been to the island before.  But home overcame me and nestled into both my bones and my spirit and I have never been the same since. I want to travel the whole world over...

Iceland

Is there a more marvelous land than Iceland? It is truly otherworldly. We would just find ourselves marveling at the vast starkness of the land and how incredibly rich, yet barren it feels. The black sand beaches, the glaciers, the thermal pools, both salt water and fresh. Our trip to Iceland will always be significant in all of our lives, it’s as if a part of us...

Philadelphia

We spent several months studying Benjamin Franklin as thoroughly as we possibly could, Liam just enjoyed learning about him and his part in the Revolutionary war so much it was hard to bring that subject to a close, though if I’m being honest, it’s the inventor Benjamin Franklin that Liam was most enamored by.  He invented so many creative inventions...