Monthly Archives: August 2010

In Defense of Baby Steps

Apparently, there is a Right Way to travel. We should travel light, seek out authentic experiences, eschew other tourists while looking for the unbeaten path, throw away our guidebooks, and argue about whether we are tourists or travelers.* Most importantly, … Continue reading

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Guest Post at Nerd’s Eye View

Friends, Swing on over to Nerd’s Eye View, where Pam is celebrating a month of guest posts. I’ve written one about Iceland–yes, you might recognize some of it, but stop on by and get to know¬†her wonderful blog anyway. http://www.nerdseyeview.com/blog/2010/08/18/shouting-into-the-wind/Continue reading

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Flying the (Kid-)Friendly Skies

On my first airplane trip, when I was very little, I got a silver pin that looked like pilot’s wings, a coloring book, and a peek inside the cockpit. When I was slightly older, the cockpit was off-limits, but I … Continue reading

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Drinking Like Babies: the Family Hotel Room

As someone who was scared of the dark for as long as I can remember, I loved going to bed on family trips, with the family sleeping together. My sister and I shared a bed, which we didn’t do at … Continue reading

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