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7 Not-So-Conventional Ways of Traveling Across the Country

July 28, 2014

Everyone is quite familiar with boarding a plane, or driving a car, or perhaps even sailing to their desired destination. But some people may be interested in those other crazy people who make it across the country or ocean in other ways. Ever wonder “How do they do it?” My only answer can be, “They simply […]

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6 Favorite Travel Planning Resources

March 11, 2014

I was asked to share travel planning strategies with a group of sixth graders who are tasked with planning a major trip to Europe as a class project. We use many resources for our travel planning, so Mr. Jones and I discussed which are the simplest, go-to websites that we use for travel planning. We […]

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Photo Friday: Scenic Wonder Viewed From Amtrak’s California Zephyr

August 2, 2013

The scenic views from the Sightseer Lounge on Amtrak’s California Zephyr between Denver, Colorado and Emeryville, California, said to be one of the most scenic train routes in the United States.   What a view!   What a way to enjoy non-stop scenic views of the western United States, while relaxing in the popular domed […]

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Photo Friday: The Colors of Summer

August 17, 2012

School has started and summer is fading fast.  Despite the heat, summer 2012 has offered us many colorful memories.  1. Roller coasters — lots of roller coasters — with our niece Justina in A 10-Year-Old Rates the Rides at Worlds of Fun.   2. Colorful seats in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Take a […]

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