Newport, Oregon: The Quirky and Yummy 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 Newport, Oregon: The Quirky and Yummy Cafe Mundo

Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg: Sleeping in the 2nd Most Photographed Site in Heidelberg

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 Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg: Sleeping in the 2nd Most Photographed Site in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Studentenkarzer: Student Prison

Interior of another 'cell' within the Studentenkarzer. Heidelberg 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.... So when I discovered Heidelberg University Studentenkarzer, a … Continue reading Heidelberg Studentenkarzer: Student Prison

Momcation: 21st Century Means You’re Not Really Away

Terasse Duffering Chateau Frontenac Quebec City Canada solo female travel solo mom travel

Momcation in today's connected world makes it really hard to disconnect from home. It takes a purposeful act of will to leave it behind. Momcation Starts off Strong At home, I walk.  I walk almost every day of the week, out my front door, walking at least 7000 steps before coming home and making breakfast. … Continue reading Momcation: 21st Century Means You’re Not Really Away