Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Welcome to Portland


From suitcase to kitchen

Some of the best souvenirs are things that you’ll actually use. I’m not saying I don’t buy good-for-nothing-but-being-pretty type souvenirs. I do. I just think souvenirs that do something make for more active memories. Every time we use these wooden spoons and our new parrilla, we’ll think of Stella–in her insistence on our finding a […]

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Travel Journals from Vickerey

My mom has loved Clairefontaine papers and journals ever since my oldest sister lived in Montclair, NJ (we’re talking 1998-ish) where there is (was?) a small stationery shop that carried the brand. So, to help my parents remember a hiking vacation to Hawaii a couple of Christmases ago, I gifted her one of these travel […]

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Celebrate July 4 – Leave the country!

I found this map online and thought it might be useful if you’re taking advantage of the holiday weekend with some international travel. What I found most interesting is how South America seems to be quite divided. Argentina and Chile match Europe, Colombia and several other countries match North America, and a few countries share […]

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Daytrip to Red Wing, MN

Four hours in the town of Red Wing, Minnesota: population 16,000. Hazardous waste disposal permit required.