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The Grand Canyon with Kids

“A Land to Inspire our Spirit:  Grand Canyon – one of Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes- overwhelms our senses. Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color, and dazzling erosion forms: 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep.

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Road trip Arizona: From Sedona to the Grand Canyon

Back in October, my husband and I decided it was time to make a road trip north and show our two children the Grand Canyon. We had visited southern Arizona countless times before always staying with my parents in Tucson. 1,182 more words


Minimalist Cuba

“I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means”. - La Monte Young

By far the most beautiful thing about Cuba is her people. 64 more words


Remembering even when its hard: 9/11 Memorial Museum

Last week, I wrote about my emotional visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.  It was a post that I sat on for a long time, not even sure how to begin to put my feelings into words. 917 more words


A Sunrise Hike in Sedona

Note: A shorter version of this post was published today on the Sedona Chamber of Commerce website: Visit Sedona. To view that post, click here. 620 more words


Gone Hiking

Growing up in Minnesota, land of over 10,000 lakes, as a child I always loved those whimsical signs on storefronts that said “Sorry we’re closed. 117 more words


Liberty: An Unrelenting Symbol of Freedom

I have always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty.  Although I’ve seen many monuments from around the world – such as Paris’ beloved Eiffel Tour, India’s Taj Mahal and Beijing’s Forbidden City – I had never quite made it to the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of freedom and the representation of American ideals. 1,358 more words