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El Malpais, New Mexico


One of our favorite stops in New Mexico is El Malpais National Monument. Conveniently situated off of Interstate 40, El Mal is surrounded by tribal lands and the Cibola National Forest. It’s a great place to pause in the drive between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. The National Park Service has a free guide to the history and culture of the El…

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Slow Travel with Children


Many people are hesitant to travel with children at all, much less undertake slow travel with children. I confess that with my grown children I attempted to undertake a slow travel lifestyle, but chickened out after 6 months. It wasn’t the cost, which was far less than what it was costing us to live in California. Nor was it the…

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Location Independence – What is it?


There is a phrase being bandied about these days, especially on travel blogs: location independence. But what is location independence, exactly? I submit that that depends entirely upon you. What is location independence to you? First, let me back up. The idea of location independence is a combination of freedom to live or travel anywhere independent of the source of…

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Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Our trip to Florida was much too rushed, but we thoroughly enjoyed our day at Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The rides: Hogsmeade – The Hogwarts express sits just inside the gates, awaiting passengers to be ferried between Hogsmeade and Diagon¬†Alley (requires a separate ticket or park-to-park admission. We felt the park-to-park admission was worth it…

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