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Rough and Rugged, Rugby is an Emerging Sport in the USA

For the first time in decades, a version of the rugby sport will be played at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite being the world’s most popular sport, Rugby USA has an uphill climb to capture American hearts. Rugby for Women When I first told my parents that […] Read more

Scientific Ireland at Birr Castle Demense

When families vacation in Ireland they often stick to the coastal regions or Dublin for the history, scenery and liveliness of the area.  Few who visit Ireland realize that some of the most important discoveries in our galaxy were made from the grounds of Birr Castle in County Offaly. Science at Birr Castle Demense Birr […] Read more

Pearl River Mart – NYC Shopping At Its Quirkiest

We don’t always shop in SoHo, one of New York City’s most hip and swanky neighborhoods, but when we do, we make sure to stop by Pearl River Mart. Pearl River Mart is not what you’d call upscale, but for pure quirky imported goodness, it has no rival. Pearl River Mart has a wide variety […] Read more

8 Reasons Why Utah Just Might Be the Most Underrated US State

My husband Jacob and I, as permanent tourists who live outside of the States , meet a lot of travelers from other countries. As you might imagine, these folks have dreams of visiting the States, and I like to ask them where they plan on visiting. New York City, Las Vegas, and California are typically […] Read more

10 Best British E-Bike Breaks

Whether it’s the rugged Cornish coastline, mystical moors, winding lanes around picturesque lakes, or breathtaking views at the top of dramatic peaks, Britain has got it all – as long as you have got the legs and lungs to see it! But a great deal of its stunning scenery is simply not accessible to the […] Read more

The Opening of The Hobbit – Reflections on My Unexpected Journey Through New Zealand

The long awaited The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey movie, the first in the trilogy opens tomorrow in theaters.  With all of the buzz around this latest masterpiece by Peter Jackson I’ve been thinking  back to my nearly six week journey to New Zealand in 2000.  At that time New Zealand was already roaring with all […] Read more

Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread creation featured in a magazine.  I do however, every year, […] Read more

A Day Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

My family loves day trips.  We get a chance to break out of routine, escape for the day and usually recharge our batteries. Over Veteran’s Day weekend we took a day trip to Old Sturbridge Village  in Massachusetts.  OSV is a living history museum comprised of over 50 buildings from the period of 1790 through […] Read more

15 Ideas for the Elf on the Shelf

Need some new ideas for the Elf on the Shelf?  The time of year is quickly approaching when the Elf on the Shelf returns from the North Pole to be Santa’s little eyes during the holiday season!  In our house, while we are packing the kids in the car for the Thanksgiving weekend at the […] Read more

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

An emerging new trend in cruising holidays is that of so-called “enrichment cruises”. In addition to the luxury of relaxing, dining and sightseeing expected from a cruise, enrichment cruises offer passengers lectures, demonstrations and classes; often with renowned professionals and experts giving talks or instruction and sometimes even celebrities. Many are now enjoying the opportunity […] Read more

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