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Sitting Still to Find Out What Moves You

Sitting Still to Find Out What Moves You

Find inspiration in sitting still from travel writer Pico Iyer in this TED Talk.

Great Places to Stay

Great Places to Stay

Where to stay when traveling is as important to me as the destination itself. I want family friendly lodging, something unique, affordable and fun. I put a lot of research and consideration into finding great places to stay… read all about my favorites.

Highlights of Travel and Travails

Highlights over Casares Castle Ruins in Spain

My highlights from the past two years of blogging about our travels and travails. From one year abroad living in Spain to life on the laundry line and what your clothes say about you, these posts capture the essence of traveling, exploring, and trying new things.

Carnival of Cities

Public Art in San Francisco by Kirsten Alana

Join me on an around the world tour with a Carnival of Cities. Top travel bloggers share their favorite places and attractions from various cities, from public art in San Francisco to viking ships in Norway.

How to Navigate the Visa Process

Visa and Passport

Knowing these typical requirements and the time and money involved before you determine your destination and decide when to leave can be very helpful. Read on, and be prepared.

Kid-Friendly City Hotels

Riad Maison Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Look for rooms with nooks and crannies so you and the kids can have your own space. Our daughters have relaxed and played in walk-in closets, bathrooms and the extra deep space created between windows and curtains.

Time Off Clock Time

Clock Time

This was what our year in Spain meant to me. Time with my daughters, time with my husband. Time off the clock. We were hesitating to call our year abroad a sabbatical, as my husband would still be working some, and I intended to commit to my writing, but the idea of sabbath time, or at least more flexible time, sounded appealing.

Where to Live in Spain?

Where to Live in Spain?

Once we decided to move our family to Spain for a year, we then had the fun and difficult task of figuring out where! With four towns in the Malaga and Valencia areas on our short list, we rented houses in each for several weeks, planning to use the summer months to determine which we liked best. Come see where we chose!

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