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Dawn Quyle Landau
Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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Category Archives: summer vacation
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
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
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
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
Posted in Adventure, Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blog, blogs, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Summer, summer vacation, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Writing Tagged #WPLongform, Back when..., Growing up, High School cliques, John Hughes, parenting, summer vacation, Tales from the Motherland 48 Comments
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
Posted in Adventure, Awareness, Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Mothers, Musings, Natural beauty, Nature, Parenting, summer vacation, Teens, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Explorama, Explorama Canopy Walk, Kristen Bell, Lima, Mira Flores, Peru, pink dolphins, San Isidro, Sloths, Tales from the Motherland, the Amazon, travel, vacations, Yagua tribe 4 Comments
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
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
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Beauty, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, summer vacation, travel, Writing Tagged Quechua, weaving 4 Comments
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
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blogging, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, summer vacation, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Family Vacation, Humor, Inca, Peru, Sacred Valley Peru, Summer, Tales from the Motherland, travel 4 Comments
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
Posted in Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, Personal change, summer vacation, Teens, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Cuzco, Dogs, History, Incas, Machu Picchu, personal change, Peru, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Trekking 11 Comments