Thanksgiving in Spain

Another American exchange student and I were placed in the same town in Spain in the early 90's during a year exchange program. At this point--about three months into the year--our friendship was tentative. But on Thanksgiving, we were united. Compatriots. Two Americans missing Thanksgiving together. It was a regular November Thursday of no major... Continue Reading →

Travel Love/Hate

Currently I am not traveling. I am living my everyday life doing day-to-day things: work, laundry, grocery, email, feed the dog, run kids to activities, visit family. As I reflect on my latest blogs, which are about a trip now many months in the past, I am pondering how to transition back to blogging about... Continue Reading →

Travel Fail Travails

What would you consider a #travelfail? Have you ever had something go amazingly wrong on a trip? What happened and why? I'd love to hear your stories. #travel #oops #wrongway

Five Tips for Overseas Travel with Teens

Tips on traveling with teens #teens #teenagers #travel

Day Trip to Normandy

Because Americans (like my husband) don't blink at a 3.5 hour drive both ways in one day, we decide to "zip" up to Normandy from Paris. We get into our rental car and cruise to the Northwest coast to recall the final days of World War II. My sister-in-law recommended the audio book The Longest... Continue Reading →

Arrival: Barcelona Part 1

Sometimes it takes a little stumbling before we can fly. Our rocky first evening in #Barcelona. #travel #larambla #familyadventure #Spain

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