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Let’s give them the world.

Visiting Selandjafoss in Iceland.

This spring, I shocked my body with a swift climate change from sunny, temperate Costa Rica days to the harsh winds and precipitation of Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands.  After two years in the steady sunshine, this venture revealed my wardrobe to be lacking in protective clothing.  Particularly, I would need a jacket.  And not just any jacket would do–I needed a perfect shield from wind and rain, a versatile addition to my wardrobe and very importantly, a jacket so…

View from top of hike in Sortland, Vesterålen, Norway

I’ve been struggling to convey a satisfactory description of our month in the bewildering north of Norway.  There is so much to express.  The snowcapped mountain view from our living room window alone drew fresh wonder from us each morning.  And everything else we saw moved us in the much same way. We had a lovely start, as our kind landlords welcomed us very late in the evening to our toasty warm, extraordinarily cozy home for the month.  This was my first…

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…

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