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The Point at Manzanita, OR

During our short stay in Astoria, we took the grand tour with our friends to see as much of the area as we could. Greg and Jenn led the way to all their favorite scenic locations. Their secret plan to make us fall in love with Oregon so that we would move there and live […]

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Merry Christmas from Brazil

Our Brazilian Christmas

Despite spending so much time in Brazil over the last seven years, we had never actually spent a Christmas here until this year. Brian always flew back to Houston to spend the holiday with me, often after a long flight to Scotland to spend the pre-holiday days with his dad. Christmas has been a time […]

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Praia da Ferradurinha in Buzios

Remembering a Day in Buzios

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. Over the next week, I’ll be showing you three different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Nov. 8th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time […]

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Setting Foot on the Isle of May

Half way around the Isle of May we pulled into the little harbor on the North Sea side of the island.   Brian and Tam had held back as long as they could, and finally had their fun by jumping in the water. In February. In the North Sea.   I, however, am not a […]

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The Rocks of St. Mary’s Island

This is why we like to explore outside of the tours, leave the path and find out what’s on the other side.   The lighthouse was beautiful, and while the visitor’s center and the climb to the top are worth doing, the real treat was outside.   Outside is where you find the life.   […]

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Climbing the Lighthouse in Whitley Bay

Now that our time in Scotland is done, and our short trip to Amsterdam is over, we’ll be spending the next several months in the north east of England. It’s a place that neither Brian nor I have spent much time, only a few holiday trips over the years. Now that we have a few […]

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The Dolphins of Spey Bay on the Wild North Sea

During our three day accidental adventure, we followed another brown sign and discovered a great little attraction on Spey Bay. The Scottish Dolphin Center, which sits on a little piece of land right at the mouth of the Spey river. We knew we were driving out to a tiny little village, and as we neared […]

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Running Out of Time in Tillicum Village

We were running out of time. One thing we’re used to after years of a long distance relationship, and living on two continents, is running out of time. This time we were running out of time in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle and the surrounding areas had been so good to us, it was hard think […]

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Packed, mobbed, swarming with bikinis

Brazil – Carnaval in a Small Town

We spend a lot of our time in and around Rio das Ostras in Rio de Janeiro state. It’s a beautiful place with fourteen beaches and misty mountains in the distance. It’s easy to see why it’s a tourist destination, catering mostly to Brazilians from other parts of the country. Most people know all about […]

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Caribbean – A Surprise on Hawksnest Beach, St. John, USVI

What started out as a beautiful day with perfect weather suddenly turned in to a day threatening to blow a tempest. The wind picked up, the rain came down and we got worried. Our perfect morning on the beach was over. Our long nap was over, we were all dressed up and ready to go […]

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Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Brazil – Praia do Forno in Arraial do Cabo

My son didn’t make many requests for the time he spent with us during a recent visit. He wanted to eat good churrasco, see some of our local town, and spend some time at a few good beaches. Good beaches you say? We know just the place. This is Praia do Forno in Arraial do […]

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Bikinis in the sand on Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro – Our First Impressions of Copacabana Beach

The ever famous Copacabana Beach. This trip to Rio de Janeiro was the first time Brian and I traveled together. He had already been here in Brazil for several months and I flew down to meet him. We had a whirlwind weekend in Rio before heading farther up the coast. There were so many things […]

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You'll park somewhere like this near Praia Ferradurinha

Brazil – Praia Ferradurinha in Buzios

Ferradurinha beach in Buzios was the biggest and nicest surprise of the weekend. We followed our friends while they drove us through the crooked streets, only getting lost once, and arrived at this tiny gem of a spot. How to get there: Praia Ferradurinha is a very short walk from Praia Geriba, which is one […]

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