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Ronda – Summer in Spain Part 5

  • May 29, 2020

City number five on our journey through Spain was one of my favorites – the ancient city of Ronda! As we planned our trip Dave’s cousin recommended Ronda and I am SO happy that we went! It was one of the most unique and stunning places I have ever been. The view from our AirbnB was by far the coolest view of our trip. Good thing because the interior of…

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Nerja – Summer in Spain Part 4

  • May 26, 2020

The fourth city in our summer in Spain journey was Nerja, a small seaside town on the “Costa del Sol”. Nerja is near the larger city of Malaga. We arrived in the late afternoon and left in the morning, so it was a quick visit. After five days of the heat in the cities, we wanted to take a dip in the Mediterranean. I picked Nerja based on photos I…

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Grenada – Summer in Spain Part 3

  • May 22, 2020

Part three of our Summer in Spain journey brought us out of the Castille region into the Andalusia region of Spain. This area is famous for its rich history (Flamenco, bullfighting (eek), its hot summer weather and cold Sangria (yum). Grenada which some call the “Moorish Jewel” of Spain is a must see. Andalusia is also home to its capital Seville (which I will get to in a later post),…

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Toledo – Summer in Spain Part 2

  • May 21, 2020

Our Spain journey continues! After three days in Madrid, we rented our car and drove a short hour to the historical town of Toledo. One word for Toledo – dreamy. Our one night in Toledo might have been the most memorable of the trip. The city is just an hour from Madrid so it’s an easy stop to make. The relative modernity of Madrid is in stark contrast to Toledo,…

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Madrid – Summer in Spain Part 1

  • May 19, 2020

I recently posted the introduction to our summer in Spain. If you haven’t read it, you might want to start there. Madrid was the first stop on our Spain adventure. We flew from San Diego through Dallas and landed pretty early in the morning. I like arriving in Europe in the morning when possible. It really helps to get on the new timezone and assists with jetlag. The first day…

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A Summer in Spain – Introduction

  • May 18, 2020

When I got the message through HomeExchange (a house swapping site we use) from a family in San Sebastian, Spain asking to do a long summer swap, my first thought was actually “not interested”. Spain wasn’t on my travel bucket list, and honestly, I didn’t know much about it. But then I started looking into the Northern Spanish town in what is called the “Basque country” and became intrigued. Travel…

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Lake Tahoe in the Winter

  • March 18, 2020

My favorite summer playground is equally as wonderful in the winter. We finally got to take our kids to the snow! They have been begging us to take them all year and we were so fortunate to be able to stay at the cabin of my mom’s cousin in West Shore, Lake Tahoe (which is my favorite side of the lake!) We were also so lucky to get up there…

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Road Trip – Sedona, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park

  • March 11, 2020

Last fall we got to see two National Parks, and Sedona (which could be an NP, its so incredible) in one week. This post will look at our weeklong roadtrip to see some of the most iconic sights in America. Why Fall? Going to the Southwest in the Fall is a great option. The weather is generally much cooler, but the days are still long. We went at the end…

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Review of El Capitan Canyon – Glamping by the Beach

  • January 20, 2020
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If you live in California and are looking for a fun, unique “glamping” experience near the beach, El Capitan Canyon is a great family-friendly vacation spot to “Glamp.” For those not familiar with the term – Glamping is enjoying all the benefits of camping (firepits, roasting marshmallows, being outside!) with a more glamorous setting (bathroom inside! Bed! Linens! Heat!) We recently spent three days at El Capitan Canyon and loved…

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2019 – Imagine & Go – Recap of Favorite Travel and Experiences

  • December 11, 2019

How has a year passed so quickly? I admit my blogging this year was definitely not as frequent as the years prior. I am planning to rectify that in 2020. This year started with a flood for us (eeek!) Our kitchen flooded on Christmas Eve and so the first three months of the year we spent renovating our house. You can see how our new IKEA and Semihandmade kitchen turned…

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