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Road Trip Across the USA

April 23, 2015

Dennis and I have road tripped from the East Coast to the West Coast, and have lived on both of those coasts AND smack dab in the middle of the Midwest.

Each place is awesome in different ways, but there are absolutely a few “must see” cities. What are those top cities to hit if you are road tripping across the US? I have made a list of four US Road Trips to get your juices flowin’ and hit the road!

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Destinations, Europe, Journal, Sweden

Skara Adventures: Part I

September 3, 2014

Discovering Family Roots

We had the most wonderful day with our relatives on our last day in Sweden. Roland had planned a bunch of activities for us to do as we ventured to Skara, the town where our common relatives had lived, and some are currently still living there!

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Destinations, Europe, Journal, Sweden

The Elements of Stockholm

August 27, 2014

Wow. It has been a whirlwind last four or so days. Sweden is officially one of the most amazing countries in the world. I have so much to write about from our time there, but it has been a crazy last few days, so I will need to get all caught up through a few different posts 🙂

Anyway, on to Stockholm.

Dennis and I spent a day and a half galavanting around Stockholm. It is one of the coolest cities that we have been to on our trip [I hesitate to say that “aloud” though, as we have quickly found out that there is a rivalry between Stockholm and Gothenburg, where my family lives!].

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Destinations, Europe, Journal, Sweden

Fika

August 21, 2014

One interesting [and very humbling] aspect of being on the road this summer has been learning little tidbits of different cultures and languages.

Each place we have visited has unique traditions around food, dress, lifestyle, and so on. We have found that each place has really different traditions around coffee.  For example, in Italy, it was common to order an espresso and stand at the coffee bar while you shoot it back really quick and go on your merry way. That is definitely not the case here in Sweden.

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