An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

Lately I’ve just felt exhausted. Weary. Tired to the very recesses of my soul. My load has been full since we’ve moved, and we’re all still trying to adjust to new schedules, new places, new languages, new cultures, new people. It’s the kind of soul weariness where all you want is some time with your …

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I forgot Groundhog’s Day. Granted, not the most major of holidays to forget. Quite a silly one actually, but the point is, I forgot all about it. For anyone not familiar with this American tradition, Groundhog’s Day is the day when Punxsutawney Phil is jolted out of his winter’s nap for a prediction about the …

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This week, the travel theme at “Where’s my backpack?” is Belonging. As a military family, this is a theme that is on our mind, not only when we travel, but each time we fit the contents of our lives into moving boxes and prepare for life in a new community. One of the top questions in everyone’s mind is, …

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Most summers, home is the place we do laundry between travel adventures. Most summers we sleep in hotels, live out of a suitcase and rarely stock our refrigerator. This summer was different. Over the past four summers, we’ve accumulated a long list of travels. This year, we travelled in the spring, but this summer we …

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Four years ago, we glanced nervously around us as we pushed two trolleys of precariously balanced bags, car seats, and a double umbrella stroller through the doors of the Stuttgart Airport into the great unknown. We had arrived in Germany, two adults, two toddlers, three cats and a dog. We weren’t sure of what awaited …

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