The Grand Canyon Picture You Need

You're tourist. Be a tourist. The cheesy picture you need to take a the Grand Canyon.

Going to the Grand Canyon? Let me give you some advice.   During our big west coast road trip the Grand Canyon was an obvious stop we needed to make. We had been a decade earlier when we only had one toddler.     Since then we had added three boys to our family and […]

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What to do and what NOT to do at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

What to do and what NOT to do at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

If you ever get the opportunity to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, take it! Several years ago we were lucky enough to spend a year in the Monterey Bay area and we frequented the aquarium.   Monterey Bay Aquarium – What to do (and not do)     If you live in Monterey, buy […]

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Top Free Things To Do in Monterey with Kids

Our favorite free things to do in Monterey with kids.

There are so many fun things to do in Monterey. We absolutely love the Monterey Bay area and we were lucky enough to spend a year in this little slice of American heaven. And with three kids under five at the time, you can bet we curated a list of free things to do in […]

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Mundane Mondays – The Thrift Store

unique shopping in india

Mundane Mondays – A new series where I chronicle a very mundane part of daily living that’s slightly (or widely) off center from the American paradigm.   So, technically, I’ve never seen anything officially representing a thrift store during my time in India. All the clothes available are brand new, though likely to be much […]

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Family Camping in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park

Camping in the majestic California redwoods at Jedediah Smith State Park

Camping in the redwoods of California is not something I ever thought I would have the opportunity to do. I had always wanted to see the famous redwood forests but never imagined it would become a reality. So I jumped at the chance to get up close and personal with them when we planned our […]

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Cross Country Road Trip – Georgia to Canada

Our giant family road trip from Georgia to British Columbia, Canada.

In 2012 we took a giant cross country road trip when relocating from Georgia to British Columbia in Canada. These are a collection of posts that I wrote from the road. They are not a guide so much as a journey.     A cross country road trip in one week.   Part 1 – […]

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Chutney – Green, Fast, and Fantastic

Chutney recipe

Chutney is one of the many things I couldn’t believe I hadn’t properly encountered before visiting South Asia.     Green chutney, or coriander chutney, is so easy to make. It doesn’t even count as cooking, it’s that easy. But its definitely something you need in your life. Especially if you’ve mastered making those parathas. […]

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Getting a Haircut in India

Indian Barber Shop

There are quite a few options for getting a haircut within walking distance of where we’re staying in India. Indians are quite punctual in their haircuts, you don’t see a lot of shaggy haired folk. So there are plenty of barbers to go around.   Mundane Mondays – A new series where I chronicle a […]

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Dal Recipe – Red Lentils like Whoa

An authentic Indian dal recipe.

If you’re looking for authentic Indian recipes, one thing that you absolutely need in your arsenal is a good dal recipe.     There are so many, wonderful variations of beans in India. Dal, or lentils, come in a rainbow of colors. Literally, you could easily find a dozen different hues of lentils. I’m pretty […]

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Campbell Valley Park in British Columbia

Campbell Valley Park in British Columbia.

Campbell Valley Park is a small, unassuming space, that perfectly sums up the fairy tale magic of British Colombia.

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