During our spring trip to Overland Park, Kansas, the kids and I visited Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What I figured would be, maybe, a 2-hour visit turned into a 5-hour adventure. If it wasn't for an unfortunate splinter (in Lucia's finger), we easily could have … [Read more...] about Photo walk through Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
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. … [Read more...] about Folklore in the forest: The Hill of Witches in Juodkrantė, Lithuania
I felt compelled to write the following upon learning that this week's #JAchat topic is Rome. (#JAchat is a weekly Twitter travel chat that I co-host. Read here to learn more.) I've heard other travelers compare picking a favorite place in the world, out of all the towns, … [Read more...] about Dear Rome, I love you.
One trip I don't talk much about here, because it took place well before I became The Working Mom (I was working; just not a mom yet), was my 2005-2006 East Africa adventure. I wrote about it extensively on my original blog; the stories and photos just haven't made their way here … [Read more...] about #TheWeeklyPostcard: Serengeti Sunset
It's been five months since I visited Prague and I'm still trying to figure out how best to describe it in words. "Magical" and "fairy tale" come to mind the most. This city of charming vistas and spectacular panoramas, at times, made me feel as if I was transported to a … [Read more...] about Prague from above: A photo essay