Water On The Go

Being outside means you’re probably moving around, and you need water!  The LifeStraw is a trusted means of getting clean drinking water.  You may have seen the original LifeStraw which is super convenient, but they also make a LifeStraw Water Bottle!  I love the purple one.  I’ve found this helpful if I run out of water on…

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Storage: Backpacks, Coolers, Dry Bags, etc.

Backpacks My husband and I are both big fans of Osprey Bags.  I have a Sirrus 36 which is good for about a two day camping trip – though I’m sure it could go longer depending on your packing.  I just purchased the Daylite in the Ruska Purple that matches (yay!).  It will be perfect…

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Belize: Food and Drink

In my previous post I realized that I really needed more than one post about our trip.  The food! El Pescador has great food.  Breakfast and lunch are offered during set times during the day.  I discovered the fried jacks (or fry jacks) on the breakfast menu, and they are glorious.  I read about them…

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Belize

After our summer of kayaking, I bought a book called “Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die: Kayaking and Rafting Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations.” My husband and I have not been on an actual vacation since we got married in Prague back in 2004.  We have been on weekend trips occasionally, usually to…

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Istanbul

Istanbul is so beautiful!  It is one of my favorite places that I’ve ever visited.  We stayed near Taksim Square, and the first thing I noticed that made me realize Istanbul is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been was that our taxi was inspected underneath with mirrors as we entered the hotel.  We then had to…

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Sawadee Ka!

I just returned from a short trip to Bangkok, Thailand for the APAIE Conference.  The conference was successful.  It is also really great to be able to travel with colleagues who have great vision for the future.  We were able to discuss what and how to improve what we do, and not having the distractions…

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Borscht!

The temperature has finally dropped.  After a summer spent indoors and two bouts with the air conditioner (who won both times), the high is now 80 degrees but the mornings and nights are perfect.  October is my favorite month.  I love Halloween, falling leaves, the crisp air at night, hoodies, pumpkins, and scary movies.  In…

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