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Lying To My Kids About The Dentist and Taking Them To Disney Instead!
I planned one of the biggest surprises of their life. I bought them tickets to go to Disneyland for the weekend of its grand opening.
I Left My Heart In Kerry, Ireland
There’s an old Irish adage that goes: “There are only two kingdoms, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Kerry.” The words appear on a shiny plaque in my grandparent’s guest room. Whenever I see it, I am reminded of the rugged cliffs, salt-laden breeze, emerald fields and ancient, oak forests of southwestern Ireland.
Diary of a Misanthrope
The first time I really questioned my species was underwater. With a nasty cut seeping red blotches into a blue expanse I could feel my heart pumping, my body reacting to all that self-preservation hyped by film, television, and literature. While Homo aquaticus has never been, and isn’t yet a thing, the wilds of underwater have this capacity to make you remember some ancestral sense of vulnerability. It is, after all, not an environment suited to the spongy bags in our chest. But it is a wondrous place, and when afforded the moment to reflect on this, underwater salts the eyes into tears. Tears of both joy and mourning.
My Tips for Traveling with Tiny Humans
What is this life if not a grand adventure? And yes, adventures can be scary. We have to take a leap of faith, get outside of our comfort zone, and take a walk into the unknown to experience one. But all of those things are also what make it worthwhile. They are what makes taking the risk pay off.
Things I Didn’t Know About the Southwest Before Moving Here
Three years ago I decided to drop everything and more or less move to Tucson, Arizona on a whim. After living in the Midwest and Southeast, I decided on checking out the desert for a little while, because why not, right? As someone who works at home, there were a few side projects I really wanted to finish, but distractions in varying forms continually knocked at my door, asking if I could come out and play.
Postcards from Italy
The pandemic ruined the plans I had for this summer. I was supposed to visit Paris, I was waiting for that moment with so much excitement, but I had to cancel. After some initial disappointment, I started planning my vacation in my own country: Italy.
5 Lessons From 3 Months of Travel
We haven't spoken in months. I thought I had nothing to tell you. But, to be honest, I haven't written much of anything. I'm only writing this because I forced myself. I arranged all the conditions to conduce a “creative environment.”
Candace Clicks with Twins
I have wished, at times, that I had been born twins. That way, the part of me that appreciates the conveniences of city living could reside in comfort, while the part of me that strongly prefers rural life could enjoy communing with nature. However, as twins, I would be two individuals, not one. Living apart from my hypothetical twin would separate me from my best friend. Neither of us would derive pleasure from the other's experiences in the other place. After pondering this, I concluded that having a twin wouldn't solve my conundrum of wanting to be in two places at the same time.
Haunted Places to Visit in Tokyo
If you have been watching the Olympics in Japan, Tokyo, you will know that Tokyo is a beautiful city. It is famous for its shopping districts, traditional culture, cheap electronics, and gleaming castles. And their food is delicious. However, when the sun sets down for the evening. The city is alive with paranormal activity.
The Natural Beauty Of Africa
Northern Africa Egypt The Great Pyramids of Giza are what interest tourists the most when they visit Egypt. These amazing structures were constructed 4,500 years ago as a final resting place for Egyptian Pharaohs.
The Seven Sisters, East Sussex
The Seven Sisters are a series of sheer chalk cliffs, up to 500 feet high, on the coast of East Sussex between Newhaven and Eastbourne. Geologically they are part of the South Downs and are now included in the South Downs National Park that was created in 2011.
14 Unusual Things I've Learned About Viking Life While Living in Norway
Back in April of 2020, I came to Norway for what was supposed to be about thirty days. And now, as I write this, it's been 1 year and 3 months.