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Category: Outdoors

A PHOTO JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN ICELAND

  Iceland is stunning! Iceland is one of those places that seem to be on everyone’s bucket list and for good reason. This Arctic Island is surreal. After traveling to numerous countries and countless cities, Iceland was one of those places that always seemed to be out of reach…

GO EXPLORE: VANCOUVER BC: LYNN CANYON PARK

Whenever our family travels to a new destination, or to a repeated favorite, we try to always venture beyond the usual touristy sites and seek out some fun hiking trails. Often times, we spend a great amount of time exploring museums and gazing at amazing monuments. These are wonderful activities…

VANCOUVER’S GRANVILLE ISLAND – A PHOTO TOUR

Is Vancouver on your bucket list? Prior to the 1990s, Granville Island was a 37-acre industrial wasteland. With the urging of local residents and a few visionaries, Granville Island underwent an urban revitalization into what it is today – a thriving, sustainable redevelopment area. Technically, Granville Island is not actually…

NORMANDY FRANCE: FIVE TOP SITES FOR WWII HISTORY

On June 6th, 1944, American military from the 1st and 29th division stormed Omaha Beach as part of Operation Overlord, otherwise known as D-Day, in hopes of defeating the military might of Nazi Germany. Seventy years later, we are thankful for their success. As a mom, I am so…

ATHENS PANATHENAIC STADIUM

When we think about time, we often think that 100 years is a long time. In Greek history, time is relevant. Take for instance the Panathenaic Stadium; it was originally built in the fourth century BCE to host the Panathenaic Games. The Panathenaic Stadium was rebuilt in the second century…

THE ACROPOLIS – THE SYMBOL OF DEMOCRACY

Most visitors to Athens spend only one day in route to the Greek Islands. I don’t blame them; After all, over 90% of Athens is an urban concrete sprawl with little to entice the tourist dollar. However, Athens has something other destinations don’t have – THE ACROPOLIS! Yes, that…

ALL ROADS DID LEAD TO ROME

Built circa 312 BC, the Appian Way was the largest, widest, and fastest road of its time. And where did it go? Why Rome of course! For hundreds of years, the Appian Way connected two great civilizations via the port of Brindisi, which was the gateway to Greece. Today, the…