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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...

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...

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...

Chicago

This past spring I stumbled upon an article about the exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, Van Gogh’s bedroom’s, and I knew that the boys would love to go. Ever since our trip to Amsterdam, the children have grown a great fondness for his work and happily search for his...

Patagonia and the Falkland Islands

In March, right at the tail end of winter, my little family and I went on one of the wildest/fantastic/marvelous/extraordinary/ remarkable/unparalleled/wondrous vacations ever.  All truths, because really to describe Patagonia you’d need all of the positive synonyms in its...

New Orleans

New Orleans, oh my, a place that instantly reaches inside your chest and pulls a little bit of your heart out. Maybe it’s from growing up with Disneyland as a huge part of your childhood or maybe it’s not, Liam asked to move there a dozen times at least, and he’s only...