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Travel has been a passion of mine for decades.  Now, as a mother of two little ones, I’m attempting to prove that parents do not have to give up our traveling ways once we have children. Here you will find accounts of my personal travel experiences – with and without my children – as I balance it all: a non-travel related career, a family, and a travel lifestyle.


72 Hours in the Twin Cities with Kids

How to spend 72 hours in the Twin Cities with kids

With Roseville, Minnesota as our base, we were perfectly positioned to spend an enjoyable 72 hours in the Twin Cities earlier this fall. Following is a day-by-day breakdown of the fun we had, including tips for visiting the Twin Cities with kids. Day 1 – Mall of America / Nickelodeon Universe I made my very first visit […]

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Roseville, Minnesota: Perfectly positioned

Why Roseville, Minnesota should be your base for exploring the Twin Cities

Roseville, Minnesota, is perfectly positioned for visitors to enjoy all that the Twin Cities have to offer. Roseville is only ten minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, giving travelers convenient access to both cities. Roseville was our base for a recent long weekend in the Twin Cities. Our objectives were to visit the Mall of […]

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Hill of Witches | Juodkrantė, Lithuania

Folklore in the forest: The Hill of Witches in Juodkrantė, Lithuania

The Hill of Witches (Raganų Kalnas in Lithuanian) is a public trail system through a forested sand dune just off the main road in Juodkrantė, Lithuania. The forest here is teeming with mystical wood carvings, all representing figures from Lithuanian folklore and pagan traditions. I came across photos of the Hill of Witches as I was doing research for […]

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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa | Galena, Illinois

Midwest family getaway: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois

I’m known to tout the Midwest whenever I get the chance. So many travelers – foreigners and even my fellow Americans – view it solely as “flyover country”. Such a shame as there is a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities in the region. There are also gems: delightful little hamlets that can make you feel […]

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Heber Valley, Utah

How to Combat Nature Deficit Disorder in Heber Valley, Utah

Did you know there’s such a thing as Nature Deficit Disorder? While not a medical condition, it is a very real problem that is plaguing modern families. Children especially are not developing meaningful relationships with nature and the environment. It is leading to behavioral problems and indifference, and its main cause is distraction presented by […]

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