Family Vacation Photos

What You DON’T See in Our Family Vacation Photos

Our family recently took a 2-week road trip through WA, OR, and CA. We visited six state and four national parks, camped under the Redwoods, frolicked in the Pacific Ocean, hiked through breathtaking scenery, and ate and laughed with friends and …

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Dolphins Help Heal a Mother’s Broken Heart

Our family started our year of nomadic living last May, in a little condo across the street from Strand Beach in Dana Point, CA. It was heavenly, truly. I had a profound experience there, which has grown even more significant …

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The Scariest Ride at Universal Orlando

For the record, I enjoy a good theme park ride. Truly. I have proof: Flight of the Hippogriff is a zippy little coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Short, but fun. See? Nothing but smiles. Then there’s The Hulk. Awesome …

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What’s the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Like?

When I tell people we went to Universal Studios in February, the first question everyone asks is, “How was Harry Potter?” (Technically, it’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”—kind of a cumbersome name, if you ask me. I’ll just call …

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15 Thoughts about Disney World

Our family has been staying in Florida all of February as part of our year of nomadic living. We just spent seven days at Disney World, so I thought I’d share some thoughts about the experience. This is by no …

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An Update on Our Nomadic Life

I realize I’ve been a little quiet about our nomadic travels lately. I think I’m mentally and emotionally hibernating. We have just about a week left in Orlando. This jaunt of our trip has really been more of a vacation …

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Ready for Steady

It’s 6:00 am and I am up before everyone, including the sun. This is good. I savor the sound of a silent house, the space to think clearly for a spell. I sit down at the dining table with my …