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Fun & Interesting Things to Do in Mobile Al With Kids (or without) – USA Travel Article

Fun & Interesting Things to Do in Mobile Al With Kids (or without) Mobile is the 4th destination we have visited in Alabama so far, and the more we explore this state the more we enjoy it’s history, culture and people.After spending time in Huntsville for a conference, exploring Montgomery and relaxing at the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach we were excited to see what the city of Mobile had to offer.I’ve always liked port cities, and interestingly back in the 1800s…

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How to Spend 3 Days in Martha’s Vineyard – USA Travel Article

How to Spend 3 Days in Martha’s Vineyard I don’t think there was a movie that negatively affected me more than Jaws. So much so that when Kalyra asked to watch it last summer on a camping trip to Lake Kerr in North Carolina with friends, I vehemently said,“No. That is not a good idea. Trust me, it will ruin your enjoyment of the beach for the rest of your life.”Well she didn’t listen to me and watched it and…

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Interesting Harvard University Tour – Opening my girls eyes up to possibilities – USA Travel Article

Interesting Harvard University Tour – Opening my girls eyes up to possibilities I don’t see my role as a parent to push my children down certain paths, like going to Harvard University or any college.My role is more to open up doors of possibility and help them uncover for themselves which is the right door for them to eventually walk through.It’s why I love to travel with them, and why I continue to do so despite it being so hard.…

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How to Visit Statue of Liberty & Reflecting on Freedom (thanks Lady of Liberty) – USA Travel Article

How to Visit Statue of Liberty & Reflecting on Freedom (thanks Lady of Liberty) Liberty is something that has been a theme of our USA travels lately. It’s not something I had consciously planned.But when you let go of the need to plan and control so much of your life, you’ll find the Universe has a way of guiding you to the experiences it most wants you to have in order to become the best version of yourself.I’m not sure…

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What is it with Bathrooms in the US? (they’re strange) – USA Travel Article

What is it with Bathrooms in the US? (they’re strange) It might seem strange to have a post on bathrooms when visiting a Western country like the USA.But, there are a few things about bathrooms in America to be aware of.When I say bathroom, I mean the place where you actually have a bath, and also the place where you eliminate waste.First rule is to call the area that houses toilets restrooms or bathrooms. Some Americans, particularly in the south,…

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How to Plan Your Dream USA Trip of a Lifetime (in 11 steps) – USA Travel Article

How to Plan Your Dream USA Trip of a Lifetime (in 11 steps) Have you been dreaming about a USA trip? This post is for you!We have visited the United States many times and have lived here for five years. We love travelling in the USA and sharing our expert tips to help others.In this post we’ll help you plan and prepare for your own trip to the USA so that it becomes a reality.America is a huge country with…

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7 Tips for Planning a New England Road Trip in the Fall – USA Travel Article

7 Tips for Planning a New England Road Trip in the Fall If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know we love road trips. And a New England road trip in the fall has always been high on our bucket list.Back home in Australia our trees are mostly evergreens. And since moving to the USA in 2004, we’d never made it further than New York City.That was until, last fall, when we road tripped through Vermont and New…

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How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA – USA Travel Article

How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA I wondered how I’d react when I heard the news.Where would I be? How would it arrive to me? Would it be the yes I longed for? Would I fall to the ground in a heap of tears or leap with joy?When we finally submitted the paperwork for it a week before, my heart panicked.What if it was a no?Even though our chances were high, I couldn’t help…

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The Pain of Leaving One Dream for Another (Our USA road trip begins) – USA Travel Article

The Pain of Leaving One Dream for Another (Our USA road trip begins) Last week was the dreaded pack up and minimize to leave for our RV road trip across the USA. Actually, we’re in a travel trailer, but it’s just easier to keep calling it an RV.We arrived at our campsite in Asheville, North Carolina last night, the first stop on our trip, exhausted.Our campsite in Asheville​​​​​​​I’ve been doing this now for over 20 years as I write a…

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