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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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Follow Der Wanderbus’ Epic Great Lakes Adventure – Details Released!

Follow Der Wanderbus’ Epic Great Lakes Adventure – Details Released!

| July 17, 2017 | 1 Reply

Okay, guys, we’re less than a week out from what is sure to be pure chaos. Here are the deets! Approximate route Here to Bemidji, Minnesota:   A week in Bemidji, followed by the zig-zagging route home:   The trip, in numbers Approximate miles: 4,800 Number of days: 29     Muppet Trip – Trip […]

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Cracker Barrel Vignette

Cracker Barrel Vignette

| July 3, 2017 | Reply

Last night, en route to dropping Sequoia off at summer camp, I passed a sign for Cracker Barrel.  Paul and Cracker Barrel and I have a history.  A history that spans over 15 years. It’s been a while since we’ve visited a Cracker Barrel.  As I continued to drive, I nonchalantly mentioned to Paul that […]

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Flash Series KICKSTARTER!!!

Flash Series KICKSTARTER!!!

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Reply

Guys.  It’s happening.  I have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Flash Series of picture books that I’ve been working on for two years.  I’m pretty much freaking out–as is the illustrator, Aaron Parrott!!  Check out the campaign, reserve a copy, and spread the word! THE AMAZING SUPER LINK IS BELOW:  

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Epic Der Wanderbus Road Trip Plans for July

Epic Der Wanderbus Road Trip Plans for July

| June 22, 2017 | 1 Reply

It’s a while since I’ve planned an epic road trip.  Next month, I’ll be hitting the road for almost a month. In the beginning, it will be just me, along with Sequoia and the two puppies, who aren’t quite a year old yet—all in the RV.  This will be a hotter mess than usual, as […]

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Flash, Forever My Bud

Flash, Forever My Bud

| June 15, 2017 | 2 Replies

I’m sad to post that Flash has passed away.  It’s been about two weeks since he was put to sleep due to rapidly-deteriorating health, but it’s not really something I’m having an easy time with, so I haven’t written about it.  That dog will be missed so, so much. I’m working hard on a project for […]

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Old Navy Photos for D-Day

Old Navy Photos for D-Day

| June 6, 2017 | Reply

While I’m not a fan of glorifying war, I do think we should honor those who served–many, without a choice. That includes my grandfather, whom I interviewed for V-E Day a couple of years ago. Poppop is still alive and well, in Florida.  He is one of the few remaining, from an ever-shrinking group of men who stormed the […]

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