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Adventures in Karlovy Vary: Svatý Linhart, Diana, and a Casino Royale

This is a continuation of our adventure in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The girls play on the playground in Diana After lunch and a bit of shopping on our Google Maps guided tour of Karlovy Vary, we headed over to the Grandhotel Pupp for some directions to the Diana Funicular Railway, which turned out to… Continue reading Adventures in Karlovy Vary: Svatý Linhart, Diana, and a Casino Royale

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The Healing Waters of Karlovy Vary

Mill Colonnade It has long been said that drinking the waters from the hot springs of youth will bring life and vigor back to your bones, curing all sorts of ailments. As such, Karlovy Vary has been a popular destination and spa town for past several centuries, with nobility, politicians, and other people of influence… Continue reading The Healing Waters of Karlovy Vary

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Český Krumlov

From the moment we stepped off the bus at the station in Český Krumlov, it felt as though we were stepping into a fairy tale. The sweeping views of a medieval town nestled into rolling hills with the vibrant colors of autumn were like those one could find in a story book. And of course,… Continue reading Český Krumlov

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The International Adventures of Chris the Puppy

Chris the Puppy between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul It has been a busy season of travel lately, more so than I am typically used to. From July 2021 till now, every month has seen a new adventure. From camping in Yosemite to international flights to Prague to take Emily to school… Continue reading The International Adventures of Chris the Puppy

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The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

Sami and her animal friends heading out of town The American holiday travel season is upon us, and it’s looking to be a busy one. According to NPR and other news outlets, travel in the United States has been steadily on the upswing as people are feeling more confident thanks to the Covid19 vaccines, and… Continue reading The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of