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Beach Bum

In some ways, last week was not our first trip to the beach.  We went to several beaches in Greece.  They all looked like this:
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So after moving to the US, we didn't make a big effort to get to the beach.  Partially that's because it *IS* a big effort.  Unlike any beachy place I've lived before, we would have to drive for at least 3 hours, thus find a place to stay, etc…and we justified that by pointing out how much the kid hated being anywhere near ocean.

I'm not sure why he did.  Maybe he was just too young and would get overstimulated.  Maybe it was the lack of sand (the beach in the photo is lava rock).  Maybe it was the lack of friends.  Mostly I think he was scared of the enormity and sound of the ocean.

Last week we accepted Fran's invitation and [...]More

The Wheels on the Bike

This morning, after several days at the beach jumping in the surf, we did something new - rented bikes.  Our daughter is old enough [...]More

Digital Distractions - iPhone Apps

We were helping a friend move last week and there was a lull right near the corner of dinnertime and "I'm Tired & Bored"… but [...]More

A Weekend in Lancaster, PA

We arrived in western Pennsylvania in dark of night, following a late departure from home.  Our base of operations for the weekend was [...]More

Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington DC

Each year, the cherry trees on the mall break forth in a riotous beauty that is loved by millions.  And nope, that isn't [...]More

Maple Sugaring Festival

My friend Sara is a genius at finding great things to do with the kids.  I get to say that because she's not [...]More

How to Safety Hack a Hotel Room

[Welcome new travel guide Erika S.!]

Before I started traveling with my

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Gung Hay Fat Choy

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Even if you don't find yourself in Asia during Lunar New Year, if you are in an area with an Asian population and any special [...]More

This is an important historical event, so sit down and be quiet!

Scenes from Inauguration Day:

"I'm staying on the train FOREVER"

"Can I have a flag?"

"You HAVE TO wear [...]More

zOMG: Playmobile for the Young Traveller

Ok, points go to my dear friend Charlotte (and her ultra-adorable son) for finding the [...]More

Notes to self: On going home for the holidays

Things to remember for next year:
  1. Shop for gifts at my destination.  I live in Tennessee,
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On Going Home Again

It's been more than a year since we moved from our much-loved neighborhood in Baltimore.   We've taken many opportunities to visit, staying with [...]More

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