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TrippinTwins:Why We Travel 

Recently a dear family friend of ours lost her cancer battle. It was especially upsetting because she had been diagnosed less than a year ago.  I could write an entire article about the role she played in our life, but suffice it to say she was such a gentle and kind soul who made an… Continue reading TrippinTwins:Why We Travel 

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TrippinTwins: Day 1- Rome with the Parents 

Ever since someone said to us, "Italy is my country and Rome is my city", we had an interest in visiting Rome!  We had been looking for flight deals for close to a year so we could afford to take our parents along to a city they had also dreamed about visiting. After nearly a… Continue reading TrippinTwins: Day 1- Rome with the Parents 

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TrippinTwins: Rome With the Parents: Day 2- A Monday in March

  Morning We left the morning completely open for sleeping.  Our track record of attending morning tours on the first full day: exactly 0.   We don't sleep on planes, so we tend to sleep 12 hours to acclimate to the time change and we assumed our parents would do the same. We didn't end… Continue reading TrippinTwins: Rome With the Parents: Day 2- A Monday in March

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Nantahala White Water Rafting

Labor Day weekend in the US marks the unofficial end of summer and people love to celebrate over the long weekend.  I wanted to go somewhere different and some place not too expensive which meant I didn't want to fly. While browsing Pinterest,  I saw a pin of the Nantahala National Forrest that caught my… Continue reading Nantahala White Water Rafting

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Seattle Center-Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit

On a recent trip to Seattle, we had the opportunity to  visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass. The exhibition opened at the Seattle Center in 2012. A Washington native, Dale Chihuly is a world renowned glass artist with current displays all over the world. We have both been lucky enough to see his works at a… Continue reading Seattle Center-Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit

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TrippinTwins: San Diego RIB Dolphin & Whale Tour 

Everyone has that one thing they must do when they get the chance to visit a certain place.  For us, in San Diego,  we knew it would finally be our chance to, just maybe, see a whale in the open water. We have experienced many dolphin cruises over the years in the Gulf of Mexico… Continue reading TrippinTwins: San Diego RIB Dolphin & Whale Tour 

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Prepare to be Wowed: Space Center Houston

  Growing up in Huntsville, AL, nicknamed the "Rocket City" and having family and friends that work(ed) for NASA, the space program has always been of interest to us. Our schools were named after astronauts and we were always excited when our schools managed to snag one to come speak to us. So, when planning this… Continue reading Prepare to be Wowed: Space Center Houston

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TrippinTwins: Experiencing Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura 

We knew New Year's Eve would be a late night, so we planned a leisurely New Year's Day morning.  We were not super concerned with setting an alarm, figuring we would wake up in time to catch our bus into Old Town for brunch and an afternoon walking tour. Hindsight is 20/20 as they say,… Continue reading TrippinTwins: Experiencing Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura