Author Archive: karimartindale

Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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Thor Axis RV: Buyers, Beware

Thor Axis RV: Buyers, Beware

| October 24, 2017 | 1 Reply

If you’re wondering why I haven’t been blogging about Der Wanderbus, here goes: Remember all the excitement when we brought home Der Wanderbus?  We bought this vehicle with the hopes of road tripping with our dogs. I had plans to use it when traveling between cities for book events. We were hoping to drive to […]

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15 Things that Prove My Husband Loves Me

15 Things that Prove My Husband Loves Me

| September 20, 2017 | Reply

  Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.  While my facebook post is the most accurate way to describe it –   -the fact is, we’re together after 15 years, and happy to be in this place despite all the hard freaking work that goes into a marriage.  But I’m not going […]

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RV Post for Engchik

RV Post for Engchik

| September 4, 2017 | Reply

I recently guest blogged Harper’s Ferry Road Trip RV-Style, for Engchik, a food and lifestyle blog.  It’s a quick look at a nice weekend trip to Harper’s Ferry, VA.  Enjoy… If the above link does not work: https://engchik.blogspot.com/2017/08/harpers-ferry-road-trip-rv-style.html

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Santa Claus, Indiana: My Personal Wally World

Santa Claus, Indiana: My Personal Wally World

| August 16, 2017 | Reply

Well, guys, I’ve met my Wally World. I’m basically Clark Griswold with curves. I mean, I know that now I’m rolling up to houses like Uncle Eddie, but I’m Clark in spirit. If anyone would shlep a family cross-country to Wally World, it would be me. If anyone would force everyone to have a merry […]

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Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty: Check!

Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty: Check!

| August 7, 2017 | Reply

It’s no secret that my Bucket List is a little questionable. I’ll have to post it here sometime. But for now, let’s talk about an item that’s been on my list for 15 years. Fifteen years! What, you ask, could it be? Well, I’ll tell you! It’s the Paul Bunyan Cook Shanty, in Wisconsin Dells, […]

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Bummed but Moving Forward

Bummed but Moving Forward

| August 5, 2017 | Reply

Well, the kickstarter for the Flash Series didn’t get fully funded. You can read about it, and the plan to go digital with the first three books of the series, here:   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/263188320/the-day-flash-couldnt-even-flash-series-of-childre/posts/1949593  

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