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Love Letter to Ireland

Is there a place that is so special that it makes your heart sing? For mom that place is Ireland. With each visit, she falls more in love. Every year we try to do a big vacation. As mom is now 91, I leave the decision of where up to her. I want each trip to be...

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Traveling at 91-years-old

Is there an age at which one should stop traveling? According to my mom, the answer is a resounding “no.” Yes, there are adjustments to be made and places that are no longer feasible to visit but none of that will keep her home. Travel isn’t just something that mom...

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Discovering the Magic of Dingle, Ireland

I wanted to share the first travel article I ever wrote. It was about mom and my trip to Dingle, Ireland, and it was the inspiration for this website. Thank you to Pink Pangea for publishing it. The original link on Pink Pangea is here.   Every few years, my mom and I...

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An Accidental Adventure in Carpi, Italy

I like to share mom and my hotel adventures as a little reminder to plant seeds that all will work out—that the unexpected can turn into a cherished adventure. And that sometimes a little wild goose chase results in one of mom’s favorite highlights. It began with yet...

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Castle Howard – A Gem in North Yorkshire, England

One of mom’s favorite things to do on our trips is to visit manors, historic houses, and estates. While planning a recent trip to England, I stumbled across Castle Howard on Twitter. Before I could even get a full sentence out, mom was on board. “Don’t you want to...

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Mom’s Top 5 Travel Moments of 2016

Travel with mom in 2016 ranged from the familiar—visiting friends in England—to the more adventurous. Mom loved our trip last year to Ireland, so this time we decided to explore Northern Ireland. And mom wants to finish off her 80s with a bang, so Iceland was just the...

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The Tale of Mom’s Ferragamo Shoes

It all started with a pair of Ferragamo shoes. My 80-something mom has a bit of a vain streak and this trip was no exception. She had a beautiful outfit picked out for a family event, but our flight was delayed, and we no longer had time to swing by the hotel first to...

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Postcard from Iceland – Reynisfjara Beach

When thinking of beautiful beaches, one often conjures up the image of silken white sand stretching along a backdrop of palm trees. This, indeed, is a gorgeous sight to behold. But one of the most unique and stunning beaches I’ve ever seen is Reynisfjara Beach in...

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What Fun Looks Like at 89

What do you do for fun when you’re 89? Go horseback riding of course! That’s what mom did on our recent trip to Iceland. One might think it’s a risky hobby for a senior citizen, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Getting older has meant that mom’s legs aren’t what...

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Attempting to Photograph the Dark Hedges

Planning a trip takes inspiration and luck. When mom is involved, you get both. Once she came up with the brilliant suggestion to spend a few days in Northern Ireland before Iceland, I knew we had to see the Dark Hedges. I’d seen many photos and would always get drawn...

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Postcard from Iceland – Waterfalls

Today Mom and I saw a couple of stunning waterfalls along the south coast of Iceland. First was Seljalandsfoss, creating a mist that wafted across the colorfully dressed tourists. You can even walk behind the cascading water, but prepare to be drenched. Though it's so...

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