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Places

Big Island Snorkeling

Kids Travel to Kapoho Tide Pools

The Kapoho Tide Pools on the Big Island of Hawaii are one of the best snorkeling locations in the Hawaiian Islands. The calm, crystal clear pools are formed by the lava rocks spilling into the ocean and are a spectacular setting for Big Island snorkeling and sunbathing. Combined with a visit to Volcanoes National Park, the Big Island makes for an excellent family beach vacation full of adventure.

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad

Try something new for lunch today. Panzanella salad takes advantage of the summer tomatoes ripening on the vine and a day old baguette. Add a few vegetables, drizzle on the olive oil, and voilà!

Climbing El Montgó

Montgo mountain from house in Javea Spain

Climbing El Montgó, this impressive sheer mountain, in Javea, Spain made it on our Spanish bucket list. How could it not with “Monty” greeting me each morning out my kitchen window while I brewed my espresso. Don’t miss the amazing views.

Laughs in London

Queen's Guard in London and Laughing Children

The Queen’s guards in London are known for their serious faces that don’t move. My daughters discovered it was quite entertaining to try and make them laugh. Read on for their top five tips.

Octopus Out to Dry

Mediterranean Diet of Octopus

These drying octopuses hanging on a clothesline was an unexpected discovery.

Being a Tourist

Watermen of Morocco

The music, smells and sights of the main square in Marrakesh, Morocco were overwhelming all of my senses. We had just left the shadows of the souks, the narrow lanes chock full of stalls serving the daily needs of the locals and tourists alike. I wondered what would overwhelm tourists to America?

Discovering Love in Barcelona

Gaudi's Rooftop Guards of La Pedrera in Barcelona

I found an old love in Barcelona. I stumbled upon him with my 7-year-old daughter. It was our Mommy Daughter Day, one of those days when my husband and I split up and each take a daughter to explore. She suggested we return to Le Pedrera and brave the line.

Top Three Travel Secrets

Romeo and Juliet at The Globe Theatre

A good travel secret for me is one that gives me a strong sense of place. I want to feel like a local and have a glimpse of what life is like for them in their corner of the world. Read on to find three of my unexpected favorites.

Paella

Best Paella Ever

This was the best paella ever in a year of sampling many in Spain. It was made from scratch by a local fisherman for a long Spanish lunch with new friends.

Picture Javea, Spain

First Picture of Javea Spain

For eight months, my family called Javea, Spain home. Near Valencia, Javea is a wonderful combination of beach and port town, surrounded by mountains and a countryside of oranges and olives. See some of our pictures here.

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