Paris 7th Arrondissement: Market Street Rue Cler

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One of the greatest delights in France is all of the fresh food markets you will discover around every corner.  Hop on the metro to the Paris 7th arrondissement with your market bag in tow. You will find some of the city’s best boulangeries, fromageries, and chocolateries on one magical street. Paris 7th Arrondissement by Metro We hope your took […]

Paris 4th arrondissement

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Our next major must-see-stop in Paris involves modern art in massive proportions!  Home of the Pompidou Center, the Paris 4th arrondissement is a feast for the eyes. You can certainly spend a full day in this burrough with plenty of art and people-watching alone.  If contemporary art and fashion-forward city locals are your thing, then dress comfortably for the weather […]

San Clemente: A Summer Getaway

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Summer isn’t all that far away, and it’s always better to plan vacations sooner rather than later! San Clemente is an amazing place to vist for all types. From sunny beaches to delicious eateries, it really has everything covered. A town with beautiful sunsets and grand Spanish architecture, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to snap a photo or two. Family […]

Foreign Language: Applicable to Many Aspects of Life

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Traveling the world is a common dream for people, but it takes a bit of preparation beforehand. The first step before traveling to a foreign country is to learn a foreign language. It’s imperative that you know how to communicate with those around you. Not to mention, learning a new language also invites a host of other benefits, such as […]

Oahu, Hawaii is a Fountain of Youth

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This year my beautiful wife turns fifty. She abhorred the idea of it and any talk of her up and coming celebration was expressly forbidden. We decided to vacation to Oahu, Hawaii hoping to better ease my wife into the inevitable next chapter of her life. The plan was to make things so fun that fifty would be a highlight […]

Union Creek Campground in Southern Oregon

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This past August our family was able to take our latest adventure together in Jackson County Oregon’s beautiful and scenic Union Creek Campground, which is situated between the small town of Prospect and Crater Lake; one of the great natural wonders of the world. This section of Oregon is a perfect balance of Oregon’s Rainy and heavily wooded North and […]

Fort Bragg, California Coastal Weekend

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Fort Bragg, California

One of the best things about California is that it is so infinitely explorable. Take a weekend trip up (or down) the coast to Fort Bragg and soak in the seaside for a few days. Our handy travel guide will help you make the most of your days and your budget will thank you later. The drive is half the […]

Yellowstone National Park: Day Trip Travel Guide

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Get up into the Mountain West and discover one of the frontiers that makes this country a treasure. We recently took a day trip to Yellowstone National Park and I felt like I had just visited 20 different planets by the time I was done. Be forewarned – there is no cell service available in the majority of the park.   They […]

Caribbean Cruise Beats the Winter Blues

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Winter weather getting you down? Use our last Caribbean cruise vacation as a guide for planning your next family vacation! We will give you the highs and lows of the journey. Certain hotels were a hit, where others weren’t so kid-friendly. Find out how we like the Princess Cruise ship Regal Princess (or not). Make your vacation a total success […]

Alaska is a Journey Beyond the Horizon

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Time to get out into the wild and visit our 49th state!  Our family had an amazing journey to Anchorage, Alaska and it’s outlying cities.  We took advantage of America’s last frontier to explore the countryside and do our share of fishing for salmon.  Every day was full of rich natural scenery and unforgettable memories.  Follow along with us as […]