‘Hygge’ and the Allure of Scandinavia – 6 cities you’ll want to visit

Today I have my dear friend Richelle Z. sharing about her love and knowledge of Scandinavia.  Richelle is from the Midwest (she was my R.A. in college!), but is now living and working in the UK.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.  Thanks so much, Richelle! ____________________________________________________________ The idea of ‘hygge’ has been everywhere these days (Google it- the results will surprise you!). You can read books about this Danish art of living, raise your children in accordance with this philosophy, cook …

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A walking tour of Pittsburgh – with kids

{Bus and Subway is optional} Andrew Carnegie said, “Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.” It only took a foot tour of Pittsburgh with kids in tow to fall in love with the architecture, the cityscape, and the river views.  A city that has survived the rise and fall of steel is one that charmed our young family on our weekend stay. My hope is that I can give you a …

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Australia Day in Sydney

What we did + tips for if you go Ever since returning from my year as an exchange student, I was kicking myself for not attending Australia Day in Sydney!  Australia Day is regarded as a party day for Aussies the same way Americans regard the 4th of July.  Being in Sydney for Australia Day is truly a Bucket List experience. One added benefit of going to Australia Day in Sydney was that for the past few years, the date …

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