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Are you ready for 50 By 30?

Are you ready for 50 By 30?

| June 17, 2015 | 2 Replies

Okay, so I’m kinda freaking out here, because I’ve done it: I’ve placed my book, for Kindle, on amazon for pre-order. This means that 1) you should click and order, and 2) I am seriously freaking out.  I fluctuate between “HOLY CRAP, I’M ON AMAZON!” and “Oh, dear God, I’m on Amazon.” That’s all I have […]

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8 are in a van!

8 are in a van!

| July 31, 2015 | Reply

As I recently posted, there are many ways to follow our current travel with #8inavan. We’ve all been doing admirably despite the smells coming from the van after my attempt to drive it (I’ve given new meaning to dropping the clutch) and the smells coming from the van if someone removes their shoes. The kids […]

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Disney Dining

Disney Dining

| July 20, 2015 | Reply

When a friend posted on facebook asking for Disney dining recommendations, I realized that I’ve never blogged about Disneyworld, despite having visited the parks and/or resorts five times. I decided to compile our experiences at over 20 restaurants. I’m going in alphabetical order as they are listed on Disney’s dining page; the order does not reflect […]

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Upcoming Travel to Follow

Upcoming Travel to Follow

| July 16, 2015 | Reply

Summer is in full swing and the house is a-hoppin. Sequoia still has a week of school remaining, but today we get visitors through the weekend: a friend and her two daughters, around Sequoia’s age. We’ll stick around the region, making sure to fit a festival and some castles in there.  After next week, our travel plans […]

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Cowbell, and Other YouTube Channel Videos

Cowbell, and Other YouTube Channel Videos

| July 12, 2015 | Reply

Here are some of the videos I uploaded to my YouTube Channel. From last year’s adventure in the Alps, when we drove into the middle of a traditional Swiss cow and goat procession:   When I crossed the bridge I was sure was going to kill me in Austria:    “It’s swaying in the wind, […]

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Too Much Fun at a Wax Museum: Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

Too Much Fun at a Wax Museum: Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

| July 12, 2015 | Reply

While walking around Amsterdam, we were looking to distract Sequoia from wanting to go to the Dungeon (I don’t know why–we eventually caved and took her there).  Paul suggested Madame Tussauds. Typically I find wax museums terrifying, seeing as one of these days a live person is going to reach out and strangle me. However, I […]

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Shocking Success Uploading to Youtube

Shocking Success Uploading to Youtube

| July 12, 2015 | 2 Replies

I’m trying to figure out YouTube Channel so that I can start uploading videos from our adventures.  I would have loved to have had a camera rolling when I was wandering Plitvice.  I’m hoping to figure this out before heading out on a 5-country road trip with eight of us in a van, ages ranging from […]

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