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The Place to Eat in Newport, Oregon:  Cafe Mundo
Oregon / Reviews / USA

The Place to Eat in Newport, Oregon: Cafe Mundo

A series of fortunate (or un- depending on your perspective) events in our quest for places to eat in Newport, Oregon this evening led us to a quirky, healthy, and wonderful surprise in the form of dinner at Cafe Mundo.  And, as a result, it became my must-stop restaurant in town! We wanted to go … Continue reading

Heidelberg’s 2nd Most Photographed Site: Historic Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg
Germany / Heidelberg

Heidelberg’s 2nd Most Photographed Site: Historic Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg

Did you now you can sleep in the 2nd most photographed site in Heidelberg, Germany?   The Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg’s incredible architecture and rich history make this hotel a must-see, and when we found the rates were reasonable and competitive, we were sold. Given the choice when traveling, I love finding historic and … Continue reading

4 Top Oregon Coast Family Activities
Oregon / USA

4 Top Oregon Coast Family Activities

Eclipse 2017 brought us to Oregon, but we didn’t just want to turn around and go home after the 2 minutes of totality! (Though it was amazingly cool and you should check out Katie’s awesome photos in This Post).  So… I did my research and found  activities I knew my family would enjoy, and we … Continue reading

Heidelberg  Studentenkarzer: Student Prison
Germany / Heidelberg

Heidelberg Studentenkarzer: Student Prison

A common attitude among students is the oppressive ‘prison’ that is school, usually accompanied by eye rolling, great tortured sighs and the whine of the persecuted when school and its requirements interfere with entertainment activities.  Not that this ever happens with my teens.  That I homeschool.  Nooooo…. In Heidelberg, Germany, however, the students of Heidelberg … Continue reading

Eclipse 2017 Totality Travel
Oregon / Photo Essays / USA

Eclipse 2017 Totality Travel

Eclipse 2017: Totality Planning Many months ago, Scott had come to me, put some info on Eclipse 2017 in front of me, and asked me to research the best place in the United States to see the whole phenomenon.  So, I got to work.  There were SO many details and questions to sort through.  What … Continue reading

6 Foodie Stops:  St. Roch Quebec City
Canada / Solo Travel

6 Foodie Stops: St. Roch Quebec City

As my front desk friend used my map to show me where to go see the things he was recommending, he circled one big section to the north east, and told me not to go there.  “It’s the poor section.”  He then went on to say no one would bother me, there just wasn’t anything … Continue reading