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Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Over our nearly twenty years of travel as a family, Flagstaff, Arizona has become a place we frequent, either as a stop on our road tripping adventures or as a vacation of its own. Located along Interstate 40 and U.S. 89, Flagstaff is in relatively close proximity to two national parks. The South Rim of… Continue reading Flagstaff Area National Monuments

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Welcome to London

A view of Trafalgar Square and Canada House London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an… Continue reading Welcome to London

Camping, coffee, Dessert, dinner, Europe and the United Kingdom, Hiking, Historical sites, history, national parks, Style, Travel, Vacation

The New Forest National Park

Wintering trees The United Kingdom is home to 15 designated National Parks, areas of natural beauty and historic or cultural significance. Ten of these are located within England and include famous areas such as the Lake District, the North York Moors, and the Peak District. The other five are outside of England, with two in… Continue reading The New Forest National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Just two weeks ago from time of writing, the girls and I were up in Yosemite while the boys were on their Sierra backpacking trip. It was the first visit for Sami and a second for Emily and myself. We spent two days at the park, and while a beautiful time, it wasn't nearly enough… Continue reading Yosemite National Park

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Disney 2K17: EPCOT and the Not-So-Hidden Mickey

The view from the World Showcase Greetings from beautiful Pasadena, where I write not from a cute coffee shop, but from a jury assembly room. The great thing about this is that I can continue with the fourth post in my Disney 2K17 Vacay series in relative quiet, though without a macchiato. Today's focus is… Continue reading Disney 2K17: EPCOT and the Not-So-Hidden Mickey