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Christmas lights in Leavenworth, Washington

The Magic of Christmas in Leavenworth

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I’m like a little kid when it comes to Christmas lights and celebrations. There is something magical about this time of year with the special treats, traditions, music, decorations, and of course, the lights. Leavenworth, Washington is one of the places in the Pacific Northwest known for celebrating the holidays in a big way. Country Living Magazine gave it the…

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The Best (and worst) Parts of Traveling

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There’s a popular expression about the journey being more important than the destination. But when it comes to travel, I’d argue that this statement isn’t always true. Sometimes, it’s the complete opposite. For our family, a lot of road trips are just as much fun as the final destination. I love stopping at oddball locations, checking out things that make…

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Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

A Cautionary Travel Tale

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Travel horror stories: we all have them. As much as I’d like to say every trip has been planned to perfection, that would be a lie. But winter break 2011 definitely takes the prize for worst vacation ever, at least in the beginning. Here’s what happened… Once upon a time, our family decided to take a fun vacation to the…

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Experiencing Dr. Who in Cardiff

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Just over a month ago, on September 9, the Dr. Who Experience closed its doors for good. As a huge sci-fi nerd and devoted fan of the tenth Doctor (I love you David Tennant!) I didn’t want to miss out on this opportunity. Since we knew this would be our only chance to see it, we decided to make the…

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sunset on the lake in Coeur d'Alene

7 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Staycation

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Let’s face it: that exotic vacation you’ve been dreaming of might not ever happen. Add a significant other or kids to the mix, and you can easily triple your expense. Suddenly your getaway is getting lost in the reality of “I can’t do this!” Not to worry. One of the benefits of a staycation is that you don’t have to…

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Dining at the Hummingbird Café in Butte, Montana

Eating Healthy While Traveling

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Part of the fun of traveling is getting to try new restaurants, new cuisines, new takes on old favorites. But for our family, eating out is often a tricky proposition: one child is a carnivore, one is a vegan and then there’s me, mostly vegetarian but still sneaking some fish or turkey bacon every so often. Luckily, vegan food is…

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London Tower Bridge

16 Surprising Things About London

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I thought I was prepared, a seasoned traveler. I was armed with knowledge, curiosity and bleary eyes from reading everything I came across that had to do with England. And yet, it still managed to surprise me. Don’t get me wrong. Visiting London was fantastic and I’m more than eager to return. I love the blend of old and new,…

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Notre-Dame, Paris, France

48 Hours in the City of Love

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I see London, I see France… It wasn’t until I pulled out a map that I realized just how close England is to France. (Side note: Watching the movie Dunkirk also reinforced how close they are to each other.) It seemed kind of silly to travel that far and not cross the channel for some really good croissants! So we…

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