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Hope for the Future

I am writing another book. I am very concerned, as I am sure many others are, with the status of our world. However, I am worried that we are experiencing a self-fulfilling prophecy. Is the world really as bad as the media reports or do we have a skewed perception that is influencing our decision … Continue reading »

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We are still here!

Hello All! We have been absent for quite some time. Life has a habit of getting in the way. However, we are back! Just to catch everyone up with our lives, here are some of the highlights of the last year: We are finally back in our home port of Port Ludlow, Washington. This is … Continue reading »

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Flying Solo but Not Alone

We leave for Annapolis, Maryland, Saturday! This will be a conflicting emotional trip for us. We bought four tickets to Washington D.C., but only three returning tickets to Seattle. We will leave Aaron behind to embark on his own adventure as a new Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is starting a life apart … Continue reading »

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Liebster Award Winners!!

Liebster Award Winners!! The Wild Smithberrys was nominated by Clay and Kim of Weir’s World for the Liebster Award and we are very honored. With so much competition in the travel blogging world, we are excited to receive some recognition. We have been traveling for the past 6 years and love to share our experience … Continue reading »

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75 Best Real Photos of 2013!

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Summer Reading or How to Prevent Brain Drain

Now that the traditional U.S. school year has ended, we begin the annual balancing act of entertaining our boys while trying to maintain a level of educational learning (or at least preventing the loss of everything they learned during the year). Both boys have at least four weeks of camps planned for the summer, including … Continue reading »

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Familiarities

Being back in the Pacific Northwest is both good and not as good. It is good because it is beautiful (at least this time of year), safe (relatively), and familiar. It is not as good because it is too familiar. Aside from working at the same type of job in the same city we left … Continue reading »

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Medical Systems Abroad

  Hospitals around the world In the United States there seems to be a perpetuated myth that other countries have free health care. Somewhere, some people have it better than us. We want something for nothing too. If they can have it, then why can’t we? The problem with this myth is that it is … Continue reading »

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Safety Abroad

Let’s look at some facts… One of the concerns that many people ask us about as we travel is safety, especially regarding children. Without launching into a pointless political debate, allow me to throw out some startling statistics. The bad: According to a 2013 Washington Post study, “The United States has the highest gun ownership … Continue reading »

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