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I’m constantly trying out new apps, especially free ones, but many tend to be glitchy and disorganized.  Over the past year I’ve been trying to find some travel related apps and one that I came across was the free Duolingo app. Duolingo is a foreign language app that’s actually intended for kids but the owl […]

This past weekend we took a quick day trip to the Imagine Nation Children’s Museum in Bristol, CT.  I had been wanting to check out this place for a while so when a Groupon became available at half the price of regular admission I snatched it up.  Unfortunately due to the bad weather in Connecticut […]

Manu National Park

When Brandon and I were planning our very first international trip to Peru I discovered that our home base, Cusco, was much closer to the Amazon rainforest than I had previously thought.  In fact there are many excursions to the jungle that start from the ancient Andean city.  We were on a strict budget, having […]

Kylemore Abbey review

In the last few days of our 2-week jaunt around Ireland Brandon and I visited the Connemara region in the western part of the country.  One of those days was spent exploring Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park.  That day was one of the highlights of our trip and for good reason. The abbey, walled […]

Chocolate Bar

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend than with chocolate?  Many moons ago, just a few weeks before Stink was born, Brandon and I spent a romantic weekend in Boston.  We stayed in the pet-friendly Nine Zero hotel in the heart of the city, attended a wonderful performance of the Nutcracker and dined […]

Connecticut Kids Fair

2015 was the 11th Annual Connecticut Kids Fair, although I heard that in prior years it was called the Big Y Kids Fair.  It’s held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  I had never heard of this even before but an ad on Facebook said that Daniel Tiger would be there so we decided […]