Category Archives: summer vacation

Incredible Iceland, Part 2.

If you read part 1 of my amazing trip to Iceland, with my seventeen year old son, Little Man, then you know that we were on a break-neck schedule, and that Iceland was so much more than we ever expected. If … Continue reading

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Incredible Iceland

I am currently traveling in Scandinavia with my 17 year-old son, Little Man. My husband was headed to Bolivia for a climbing trip with my 22 year-old, Middle Man, and I realized we’d have a lot more fun on an … Continue reading

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She Said; She Said… When Bloggers Meet and Hang Out

It wasn’t a total shot in the dark. Meagan at Hot Pink Underwear and I actually met at a writing course nearly two years ago. It was very brief, but we got along in the short time we met. We … Continue reading

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The Summer I Got Head…

Ok, if the title grabbed your attention, because you thought I was going out on a limb and sharing salacious details about myself— Sorry.  Not the “head” you were expecting, but a memorable summer nonetheless. This post is part of … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Tell You In Our Blogs: Peru… The Outtakes.

I’ve been noticing in the Facebook statuses my friends and I post, in many of the blogs I read, that we all tend to show the sunny side of things. We post the happy vacation pictures and the happy status … Continue reading

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Call Me Kristen Bell.

Ok, so I spoiled the whole snake hook in the last post. I thought about dragging it out, but I just didn’t have the heart. Truth is, I expected to see snakes everywhere we went in the Amazon for the … Continue reading

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A is for Amazing Amazon! (S is for Snakes)

When we left off, before a couple of detour posts that called out to be written, our band of adventurers (AKA: my family) were leaving the wedding of our dear friend and guide extraordinaire, Edgard. They hoped to get a … Continue reading

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Weddings and Animal Parts, in Peru

(<– Yes, but can you pronounce it?) Back to Peru folks. We left off finishing in the Sacred Valley. At the end of the day, we headed back to Cuzco, a city I came to really love, where said goodbye … Continue reading

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It’s All Old, In Peru… No?

By the time we finished Machu Picchu it felt like a full vacation. Sitting on the train to the Sacred Valley, to be honest I felt a bit deflated. We all felt badly leaving Edgard behind. It just didn’t feel … Continue reading

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And Finally… We Arrive: Machu Picchu!

After three days of perfect Andean bluebird skies and sunshine, it was unreal when I woke to the sound of rain on the tin roof, that I’d found so charming the night before. Nestled under the cozy alpaca blankets the … Continue reading

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