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Best Family Vacations, According to Kids

What do kids want when traveling? If you thought that it was  more time with family, then you would be wrong. A recent poll of 50 children, ages 8 to 15, about best family vacations by tour operator Austin-Lehman Adventures, determined that what kids most want from a vacation is to see a new place…

Surfing with Dolphins
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Surfing with Dolphins

Scientists speculate that surfing dolphins are just trying to conserve energy. Regardless, there’s something about catching sight of dolphins in the wild that’s just magical. And to surf alongside a dolphin – incredible. St. Pete Beach Surfing Dolphins on ABC World News ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ with Diane Sawyer reports on the video of surfing…

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The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

The display of cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. peaked early this year, but Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations draw visitors from around the world through the month of April. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as the sight of cherry blossom trees in bloom against the backdrop of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It’s a sight…

Skimboard Sprint, Take Two
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Skimboard Sprint, Take Two

As much as I loved the first version of Skimboard Sprint, there was something slightly off about the photo. But I couldn’t tell what it was until Day 2 of the SITS Girls’ Pin-tastic Pinterest Challenge when I finally noticed that the horizon was askew. Turns out that it’s an easy fix to straighten a…

Skimboard Sprint
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Skimboard Sprint

Do you remember when I boasted that I would be kicking up the travel shots on Albany Kid? Like many good intentions, that didn’t go far. But it’s a new day, a new year even, and this time I have signed on to be a forum lead on the latest SITS Girls’ blog challenge: Pin-tastic…

7 Super Shots: Powerful Travel Photos
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7 Super Shots: Powerful Travel Photos

Travel photos have power. They draw us to distant lands, connecting us with people and places far, far away. And our own travel photos carry the memories of transformative experiences. So when Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators invited me to take part in in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots – where each travel blogger shares their…

How To Make Snow Ice Cream
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How To Make Snow Ice Cream

Now that our yard boasts real honest-to-god snow, it’s time for a classic – snow ice cream. Last year, with a bounty of fresh-fallen snow on hand, my son perfected the most deliciously simple recipe. Snow Ice Cream, Take One Alex was dying to make his own ice cream, but I had been stalling. It’s…

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It’s So Easy to Start Homeschooling

If I had a nickel for every time a parent told me that they wished they could homeschool their child; well, I might be able to buy a soda with it. No, seriously, homeschooling isn’t hard. The difficulty is in contemplating jumping into the unknown. Last spring, when my son and I were well into our…