Tag Archives: travel

O (it’s just) Canada

I have a new friend–a wickedly smart Canadian with a sharp sense of humor. The other night, over drinks, I told her how much I’ve loved every visit I’ve ever made to Canada, how much more I still need to … 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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A (wo)man, a plan, a canoe…

As you can see from my packing list, I love lists. Bullet points make the world seem logical. For those who feel similarly, hop on over to my friend Rachel’s blog, Hounds in the Kitchen, and check out her menu … Continue reading

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My Dad, who is not a Pirate

This is my dad. He loves jam, tea, and little pastries. He loves A Prairie Home Companion, jokes about Lutherans, and pickle relish. He loves to pretend he doesn’t like cats. He loves rural county fairs, Jerome K. Jerome, and … Continue reading

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Does the World Really Need Another Travel Blog?

Probably not. (crickets) Oh, you’re still here? Well, um…OK. I was brought up with the grand tradition of trip diaries, in fact, on a trip was the only time I ever kept a diary. My mother’s, which she wrote in … Continue reading

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