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Traveling the world with big dreams and little children!

Reine, Norway in Lofoten.

We’ve just spent a gorgeous April in the picturesque north of Norway.  We stayed in Sortland, a peaceful town resting between pristine sound waters and snow capped mountains.  Tumbling within reach of this home base is the archipelago of Lofoten–a tempting location for all wanderers of the world.  On one special day, our family ventured deep into the mysterious chain of islands to witness the reknowned brilliance for ourselves. Pushing through to the last hours of daylight, we absorbed as much of the arctic scenery as possible.  View after view of…

Mountain-Buggy-Nano

Now that we are on a plane at least every month, I am extremely happy to say that I’ve acquired the ideal stroller for a traveling parent, the Mountain Buggy Nano! Check out my video review of our nifty Nano: We are vagabonds, living out of two carry on bags and two kiddie backpacks.  Therefore, we need a lightweight stroller that simplifies travel with kids.  The Nano fits the bill at under 13lbs, while still being a full-size stroller. It…

Girl running on beach in Vik, Iceland.

Frigorific is a fun word, meaning “causing cold” and sounding a lot like terrific.  Over four nights and three sunny days, we got a wonderful taste of what Iceland is all about.  We sampled the fiercely beautiful nature, met some friendly and funny Icelanders, and noticed some really long street names.  It was epic, and it was totally frigorific. We wanted to do Iceland our way, so we declined the pricey bus tours and rented our own vehicle with SADcars.  A quick…

Girl on Playa Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

After two years of exploring in Costa Rica, we decided it was finally time to rest our eyes on the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo.  I suppose we had formerly tossed this destination up on the “someday” list because of the rumored danger of Limón (an area we’d have to pass through) and because of the distance we’d need to travel from our mountains in the Central Valley.  But, this was an adventure we felt was worth taking, and we were beyond rewarded for our…

Horse back riding in Puerto Viejo

Along the southeast edge of Costa Rica, a tropical eden resides.  There are many different versions of “paradise” generously scattered throughout this flourishing Central American country, but the balmy locale of Puerto Viejo really lives up to the exotic wanderer’s dreams.  The thick rainforest, bursting with unique wildlife, essentially pours right onto the smooth coast of the aquamarine Caribbean sea.  See it for your own eyes–better yet, ride along it as I did with my new friend Bruce Walker, of Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures. Bruce is…

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