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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Camping Tips and Top Five Favorite Camping Gear Items

  • August 27, 2018

This week I’m talking about camping gear! My kids absolutely LOVE camping. This summer on our seven week road trip, we camped in four different places. Camping is great and economical way to travel. However, it can be uncomfortable and dirty if you don’t have the right gear. I’ve learned that the key to a good experience (at least for me) is making sure we have the right gear for…

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A Day at the Cabrillo Tidepools in San Diego

  • January 15, 2018

The Cabrillo National Monument at the point of Point Loma in San Diego is a fantastic place to visit for some great history, unbeatable views and easy hiking. In addition to the museum and lighthouse, the area also has one of the best-protected and accessible rocky “intertidal” tidepool areas (which means, the unique ecosystem that lies between the high and low tides) in southern California. They are stunning! We took the…

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