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How To Prepare For International Travel
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How To Prepare For International Travel

I was never a Boy Scout but you might confuse me for one because I. Am. On. It. This traveling dad is organized and orderly. I don’t forget anything (except lip balm, every single time, see below). Basically, I have my shit pretty well together. If only I learned how […]

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At Home in La La Land

There were supposed to be more hours to kill in paradise on that Thursday morning. I’d gone Into The Mystic the evening prior, staying up later than advisable if not for the anticipation of a morning spent peacefully under a puffed white duvet until the haze of morning had faded […]

Our Last Road Trip
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Our Last Road Trip

Our Last Road Trip This one was an expensive, drawn-out lesson. It took our two-week, one-way summertime drive from the Carnival Cruise port of Seattle to the driveway of our suburban Philly home to realize what we probably already knew, deep down, but didn’t want to admit. At least the […]

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The Focus and Fun of Cave Kayaking Around the Channel Islands

A snow-capped mountain at dusk. The top deck of a cruise ship at sea. Swimming among sea turtles in Hawaii. Along a wooded path at the local park with your cheery dog. Soaring above Provencal lavender fields in a colorful hot air balloon. Belly down on a massage table along […]

Arjana and Ivan and the Can’t Miss Jazz On The Carnival Legend in Alaska
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Arjana and Ivan and the Can’t Miss Jazz On The Carnival Legend in Alaska

Live jazz music is not the reason one gets themselves to Seattle, pays the extra cash for a balcony room, and cruises up the Inside Passage to Alaska. Hell, not even the succulent filet mignon and creamy sauce béarnaise from the Carnival Legend’s stunning Nouveau Restaurant is why we make […]

Stumbling Into Yellowstone’s Perfect Waterfall Rainbow From Artist Point
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Stumbling Into Yellowstone’s Perfect Waterfall Rainbow From Artist Point

We were never supposed to be there. We were never supposed to see Yellowstone’s perfect waterfall rainbow, and by all rights we shouldn’t have had the privilege since we had no idea such a thing existed. Sometimes you need lady luck to shine down upon you when traveling. Had the […]

The Best Alaska Cruise Excursion For Families
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The Best Alaska Cruise Excursion For Families

There’s a lot of hyperbole on the internet. It’s the very thing driving millions of clicks to websites falsely promising “THE REAL CURE FOR AGING!!” and claiming to answer idiotic hot take questions like, “IS LEBRON THE BEST NBA PLAYER EVER OR A TOTAL FRAUD???” This blog has made its […]

Going Into The Mystic on Nights You Wished Would Never End
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Going Into The Mystic on Nights You Wished Would Never End

The fireplace glows yellow in the corner of the oversized bungalow room, tossing shadows boldly onto whitewashed walls and gently across rich hardwood floorboards, as a future JC Penney model strums an acoustic guitar. I’m on my back atop the virgin white comforter of a ludicriously comfy king bed constructed, I can […]

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