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When we sold our house and stuff to travel for a year, we went to Europe. It’s the place we know best after the United States. Then we went back and spent another three months exploring the UK and continental Europe. We’ve even made plans for another two months in winter 2019-20. Suffice to say, we love Europe and it’s so easy to travel there.

Since we spend a month at a time in each location, we get the chance to know our destinations pretty well. We’d love to help you plan your trip.

{Sedona} Palatki and Doe Mountain

Welcome to Palatki Palatki With our auras read, it was time to hit the trail. We started with a short walk at Palatki Heritage Site. Palatki and its sister site, Honanki were the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock country between A.D.1150 – 1300. They were first described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, famous …

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17 reasons kids love Devils Tower

Devils Tower National Monument was stop number two, and our first overnight. We couldn’t have picked a better place. Devils Tower is great for kids and families because… (in no particular order, except the order I took the photos) 1. The Tower is cool. It’s a big igneous intrusion in the beautiful Black Hills. You …

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California: Wildwood

On our first full day at my mom’s, we went for a hike in Wildwood Park. My brother and I have memories of an epic water balloon battle in a fort that used to be at the trailhead. I told the boys all about the fort, only to find it was torn down. It was …

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California: Safari Park

It’s been almost a month since my last confession… I mean, blog post. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything worth posting about, rather, I’ve been doing a lot and not had time to post. Fortunately, Finn woke me up at 4:30 this morning and I can’t fall back asleep. During the last two …

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Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern

Stepping down the wooden staircase a draft of cool air hits one’s face with a refreshing rush. Above ground, Istanbul may be hot and heavy or cold and rainy, but dropping into the Basilica Cistern is like entering the womb. It’s not too hot or too cold, the dim light calms and the swishing sound …

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