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  • peach, pits, pit
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    Stumbling Block. Brain Freeze. Re-set. Let’s Go.

      Travelling with children to and from remote places, nothing is easy and the road is filled with challenging stumbling blocks. Welcome to the yearly adventure… It’s a solid two days of traveling for…

    September 7, 2017
  • humour travel

    Goodbye to Buy

    Nobody wants to drag a 25kg bag around Scotland. Unless it’s full of really good whisky. A few reasons to buy less. On my most recent trip to the UK, I bought a leather…

    August 14, 2017
  • culture & community travel

    On Failing Well

    Taking up a new hobby like skiing is not all it’s cracked up to be. How can you turn lemons into lemonade and turn a fail into failing well? My family (including my handsome…

    April 3, 2017
  • travel

    A Nerd Abroad

    Pack early, pack often. You’d think getting obsessive about travel planning would suck the fun out of a holiday, but for some of us, it only enhances it. Last week, I started writing a…

    January 23, 2017
  • Hokkaido, pictorial map, map, art, Omoto Yasushi
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    Hokkaido for the Holidays (or: Rejuvenating Abroad)

    The life force for creativity are new experiences and the easiest way to stay inspired is to get away! Break your routine, cultivate new experiences, explore new cultures, and let yourself be happy, amazed, and relaxed. Pleasantly surprised,…

    January 12, 2017
  • running away
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    The Art of Running Away

    Regular vacationing is beneficial for recharging your creative batteries. The trick is finding the balance between running away for holiday & spending quality time at home.   Approximately ninety percent of the time, I am a…

    September 13, 2016
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    The Art of Staying Put

      Two and a half years ago, almost to the day, my husband and I packed all our belongings into boxes, distributed all our good furniture (code for stuff not bought in Ikea) amongst unwilling…

    September 5, 2016
  • culture & community travel

    Portals, Travel, & Transitions

      Finding Beauty The troubles with travelling & living abroad, and how the mind acts as a portal to help ease the transition. You’re in one place but thinking about the other; simultaneously exploring where you are going to and…

    August 29, 2016