Life Lessons

Have you heard the myth of "18 summers?"

It's the amount of time you'll hear some parents talk about in relation to raising their kids; as in "We've only got 18 summers with them before they're off on their own" I don't buy it.

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I've been trying not to share this picture with you all day. I wanted to wait until I could tell you the whole story behind it, with the fact and figures it demands. But I can't wait anymore because the experience I had today was so incredible that I want to share it with you now...

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Cameron Turns 10

Life was at its most hectic when he showed up, bursting on the scene like he owned the place and proving with every step that in fact he did.

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The Italian Secret: Look Up

In this day and age, when our attention spans are short and our time for indulgence even shorter, I'm constantly reminded here that walking out of a room without looking up, is to miss a chance to live the moment to its fullest.

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When we were named National Geographic Travelers of the Year in 2012 it was like being handed an Oscar by George Clooney. With this news it feels like George came back and asked to be BFFs.

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We are the same. All of us. Our desires. Our fears. We love our children. We worry for them. We want them safe at all times. And sometimes that desire to protect becomes so overwhelming that we forget that on the other side of the world there is a mother trying to do exactly the same with a completely opposite package of information or access.

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The news is grim. Fear of travel is high. There are bad people out there.
You should still go.

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