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Tagged With: Traveling

We arrived in Ireland (eventually)!

Budget family traveling is good for your wallet but bad for your back and sleep. Mish got us a good deal on airline tickets to Ireland, so she booked them. The only problem was that there are no direct flights from San Jose to Dublin, so we were forced to take an indirect route. I … Continue reading »

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Back to Europe we Go!

The Irish hills are calling… The school year is almost over! We have just two more days! Students think that they are the only ones anxious for summer vacation. We are FINALLY heading back across the pond! We are flying into London next week. I remember 12 years ago when we first made the trip … Continue reading »

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In Search of the Best Mocha Latte

God must love us because he gave us the coffee bean.   We Pacific Northwesterners love coffee. After all, Starbucks was founded here in Seattle in 1971. Thanks to our obsession with the delicious brew, there are now 23,000 Starbucks coffeehouses worldwide, with 560 in Washington State! Seattle boasts 142 alone. That is one for … Continue reading »

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Ten Places to Go Before They Disappear

The following is taken from Jacada Travel Huffington Post Travel 08/15/2014 It is a sad reality that some of the world’s most beautiful sights are at risk of disappearing. Some of the world’s natural wonders are under threat from development, mass tourism and environmental change, making it crucial to travel to these places before it’s … Continue reading »

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Family Travel Taking on a Whole New Meaning

Home is Where You Park It? So, my wife, Mishele, has this crazy idea to buy a new RV and move into it full time! This makes family travel take on a whole new meaning. After we visited the Seattle RV Show last week (please see last week’s post), she has been bitten by the … Continue reading »

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The Seattle RV Show

Family Travel on the Open Road! This weekend is the Seattle RV show! Being avid “RV’ers,” we couldn’t wait to go. Summer is coming and we are anxious to get on the open road of family vacation (see our Oregon adventure or our Olympic Peninsula adventure) . We are on our third RV and thinking of … Continue reading »

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Whistler – Skiing and Much More

I am very sorry to our readers. I unintentionally took the month of November off. However, I am back with renewed vigor to post more about our travels, education, and global issues. November was a hard month. My new job as School Director for an international center in Seattle has kept me very busy. I … Continue reading »

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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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Summer Vacation!

Summer is almost here! Although the astronomical summer begins on June 21st with the summer solstice, in most towns across America it begins the day school finally lets out. For us, that will be June 18th. Our boys are counting down to this date with the enthusiasm and excitement of a NASA launch crew awaiting … Continue reading »

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Life is a Journey

This time two years ago, we were preparing to depart Costa Rica and head home to the United States. We were debating on taking another international teaching job in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Valencia, Spain, or Cartagena, Columbia, all great locations. Having choices is a double edged sword. I always am extremely thankful that through our … Continue reading »

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