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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

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Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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FUTURE

She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

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Discover The Newest and Best National Park

So much more than pretty vistas, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is begging you to engage with it! There’s not a single road that winds through the newest National Park so you have to get out, stretch your legs and get inside New River George! Fish in and […]

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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights
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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights

This story is told in partnership with Responsival There were still hours left on the clock but the boxes had been unwrapped and the stockings emptied of their French vanilla lip balms, fireside scented-candles and fresh fruit. They were rehung by the chimney, with less care now but there they […]

Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves
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Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves

Thank you DiversyFund for sponsoring this post. It’s never too early to learn about investing for your future! Since they were wee bundles, too young to make any money at all and too young to understand the value of having it and the anxiety of being without, I have been […]

Discover The Newest and Best National Park
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Discover The Newest and Best National Park

So much more than pretty vistas, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is begging you to engage with it! There’s not a single road that winds through the newest National Park so you have to get out, stretch your legs and get inside New River George! Fish in and […]

What It’s Actually Like Out There — Traveling During COVID
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What It’s Actually Like Out There — Traveling During COVID

Should we have been traveling during COVID? It’s a question I attempt to answer on Fodor’s Travel this week. My wife and I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, to the Hard Rock Punta Cana, and lived to tell the tale. Here’s why we went even though she’s immuno-compromised, what […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Photographer on Your List
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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Photographer on Your List

*I worked with Fracture on this gift guide, for their site. I am not being compensated for this OWTK blog post however. I simply love what they do and the gift guide selections I have hand-picked for you over there* Know a person who’s always taking pictures? Have a budding […]

15 Best National Park Road Trips
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15 Best National Park Road Trips

For my money, Going To The Sun Road that cuts across Glacier National Park is the GOAT best National Park road trip but there are many other National Park road trips to enjoy during the pandemic and after…if we ever fully experience ‘after’. The 15 Best National Park Road Trips […]

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The Best Road Trip Cars for All Kinds of Road Trip Destinations

I’ve piloted a pair of minivans across the width of the country (Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona), a Highlander up and down the Pacific NW and through the woods of Ohio, a Kia Niro on the Blue Ridge Parkway and from Orlando down to Miami for soccer and baseball and brunch […]

Road Trip Destinations: The Outer Banks
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Road Trip Destinations: The Outer Banks

Lighthouses, a national seashore, wild horses on the beach, and massive vacation rental homes: the Outer Banks is one of the best family-friendly road trip destinations on the east coast. The Ultimate Guide to an Outer Banks Road Trip For Reader’s Digest, I wrote a guide to an Outer Banks […]

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