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Relaxing in the Mountains

I am fortunate enough to have a close friend who loves the mountains so much so that she bought a house there just to escape on the weekends. It’s a sweet two bedroom house in Mt. Shasta City. Right off the highway and in town with access to a grocery store, coffee shop, gas station,…

Tango in La Boca.  See the whimsical look on her face?

Tango – The Dance of Love

It is not a trip to Argentina without experiencing Tango. It is the national dance and an amazing experience to watch. Tango originated and was popularized in the lower-class barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevide in the 1890s, packed with European immigrants, primarily Italians. A partner dance, it has influences from European and African culture,…

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Goodbye AfterGlobe

When I started my WordPress blog, I discovered the world of travel bloggers; people who write about their experiences traveling for others to read. One of the first to catch my eye was AfterGlobe, a passionate, well written blog about a couple, Kimmy and Drew, who decided to “give up the American Dream and create…

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Plaza de Mayo

You can not make a trip to Buenos Aires without visiting its center of all major political events in modern history, Plaza de Mayo. Named for the May Revolution of 1810, which led to Argentina’s independence from Spain, the plaza has been a focal point of political life almost since it’s creation. In 1945 a…

So light, my son could use it to launch his sister into a flock of aggressive pigeons...

Joovy Caboose – A Review

It was my trip to Argentina that made me break down and buy that travel double stroller I had been avoiding adding to my increasing collection. We have a City Mini Double that we love, but the truth is that it does not travel well. When faced with the prospect of planes, trains and taxis,…

Our useful Joovy Caboose, bought just a few days before we took off...

Stroller Dilemma – The Decision

So, how’d I solve the stroller dilemma that plagued me before my big trip …. the Joovy Caboose. Confused? Yes, you are right, that wasn’t a choice. In fact, I didn’t even own it. I actually went out and bought a new stroller just for my trip to Argentina. After my post on the stroller…

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Tips For Flying with an Older Lap Child

Flying with a lap child that is 0-6 months seems so easy you wonder why people think its hard. Then you fly with a crawler and you start to see it get harder, but they are still small. Then you hit the walking/toddler stage and the fun really begins. It’s hard to justify the cost…

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What a Year!

Here on the last day of 2013, I finally decided to throw together a quick retrospective of the year. Over the year I’ve been on 9 flights, 2 trips around California, 3 trips to Boston, 3 trips to New Jersey, and 1 fantastic trip to Argentina. I’ve watched my kids go from stroller riding babes…

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Holiday Out With Thomas

My son is a Thomas the Train fanatic. He loves everything Thomas. His interest in trains started around 18 months when he called any toy with wheels he played with a choo-choo. But somewhere around 2.5 he discovered there was a difference between Thomas and all other types of trains. The rest was history. Somewhere…