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Summer Vacation | By The Numbers

Last week we took our first out-of-state summer vacation.  Minnesota daytime temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s weren’t high enough for us, so we opted to jump on a plane and fly to Phoenix, Arizona.   422 more words


Two Hours in Amsterdam

We stopped in Amsterdam for a 5 hour layover en route back home from Montreal. Amsterdam City Centre is easily and quickly accessible from Schipol Airport, so we were able to hop on a train for a whirlwind visit to Amsterdam! 174 more words


Photo Blog - Vacation to Vancouver Island

Just came back from a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation in Sooke of the southern Vancouver Island~~ I won’t say much here and will let the photos do the talk! 380 more words

Food & Places

A Trip up North: Day 2

What a day! I learned not to say Bonjour back to someone if you can’t speak French and Ashley learned her 6 years of French class didn’t sink in! 361 more words


A Zulu Experience in the Valley of a Thousand Hills

The Valley of a Thousand Hills is an area approximately 20 minutes by car from Durban, South Africa. It is named for the many hills, cliffs and valleys that rise up from the banks of the Umgeni River as it flows from the Drakensberg mountains to the Indian Ocean. 15 more words


10,000 Words

The physical world has so much beauty. Travel away from our home, our culture and our comfort zone, allows us the opportunity to experience not only the breathtaking parts of our earth, but engages us in a dialogue with strangers who become acquaintances in a short time.   195 more words

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Family Camping

If you haven’t taken a family camping trip yet, you need to. Camping is an adventure. It’s an awakening experience. It brings families closer together. It’s one of those things that families and friends can do together that builds lasting memories and gives children and  adults the opportunity to grow and develop skills and confidences that they can’t acquire anywhere else. 447 more words