Meeting in the Middle: Pittsburgh

Last October my dear sister Vanessa turned 25 and it was decided that this was worthy of a little celebration, so I drove west and my female family members drove east, with the exception of my sister-in-law, as she was weeks from her due date.  With all this driving, we met up in Pittsburgh.  My…

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Barcelona, The Vibrant City

If I had to describe Barcelona in one word it would be ‘vibrant.’ Barcelona is a city, not only of history, but of colors. It’s built on the ruins of the original Roman city and was home to gifted artists, including Gaudi and Picasso, who changed its landscape in interesting ways. It’s popularity has waxed…

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Spain, Before Columbus

Spain has been on my list to visit for some time now and last summer we got to spend a whole 5 days there on our sibling Euro Trip. The first time I remembering hearing specifically about southern Spain was in my college sophomore “Spanish Culture & History” class.  Before this class my knowledge of…

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Renaissance and the Beating Sun

So far this week we’ve been through Lake Como, Venice, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and Rome.  Quite a list, to be sure! But we still have one more stop in Italy: Florence. Where we stayed: If you haven’t noticed yet, my qualifications when booking accommodations are a balance between location, price, and comfort.  The airbnb we…

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Europe: FamBamTravels

{Originally posted August 16, 2017 @thethingaboutchange.wordpress.com} The idea for this summer’s travels began last fall.  I’m not exactly sure what the tipping point was… or why exactly we decided to go.  Except that we couldn’t find a good reason not to.  When I called Troy saying I had the idea to take a sibling trip…

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